What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common types of jobs I do for my clients:
Birthing Doula-I work directly with mother to be/partner
preparing them/educating them on comfort measures to use during labor and birth, empowering them to ask questions, educating them on the risks/benefits of medical interventions, provide extremely important assurance to the mother to be that what she is feeling and how she is handling contractions are all natural, she is doing well & to help her stay focused, help mother to be/partner regarding how to work together as a team through labor/birthing of baby. I will also help with writing their birth preference and breastfeeding if needed.
Postpartum Doula- Help new family adjust to one another, educate/help with breastfeeding if necessary, help with light household chores so new mother may rest, prepare meals, childcare, errands if needed. Basically help new mother with whatever questions/concerns she may have & with her family/household.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
My advice for someone looking to hire a provider like me would be: Don't hire someone strictly by what she charges, but choose someone you feel comfortable with, someone whom shares your beliefs in childbirth and someone you can trust as this provider will be working with you at your most intimate.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I would like my clients to know I am a certified Birthing doula and a Postpartum doula, now working on my recertification of both birthing/postpartum doula. I am certified in Infant/Adult CPR and First Aid.CPR and First Aid. I DO NOT TAKE MORE THAN TWO (2) BIRTHING CLIENTS PER MONTH.
How honored I feel each and every time I'm chosen to become their doula, to participate in the actual birthing and to become an actual part of their family for however long I am needed.