• Bertha

    The Essential Doula llc.

     

     

     

     

  • WHAT IS A DOULA

    I have so many folks ask me, "what is a doula? I've never heard of it!". The name “Doula” is a Greek word that means “Woman’s Servant.” Doulas are trained professionals that assist women before, during and after childbirth.

    Studies have shown mothers using doulas benefit from:

    • Shorter labor with fewer complications
    • Reduced need for interventions
    • Decreased C-section rates
    • Reduced stress and anxiety in mother and/or partner

    Each Doula works very differently. We come from different places and training's and so what I offer to my clients may be different than what someone else is offering to their clients. I can only specifically speak about what I offer. Hiring me as your doula means you are hiring a professional who is there just for you.

     

    I am a Certified Professional​ Doula with Stillbirthday and a Certified Placenta Encapsulator with Brilliant Birth Acadamy. ​I am independent and self-employed. I work for you, not your caregiver or hospital. I am only a text or call away and am here for any/all questions or concerns and give you evidence-based information

    Clientele is limited, allowing me to offer the best service to your family.

     

    It's important to note what I DO NOT DO.

    I am not a medical professional and do not perform clinical tasks such as vaginal exams or fetal heart monitoring

    and do not give medical advice or diagnose conditions.

    I don't make decisions for my client nor do I take over the role of the partner!

    I also do not change shifts.

    So what is it like to have me in the birthing room?

    I am there just for you and your partner. Do you like the idea of having someone wipe your sweaty brows, dim the lights, get warm blankets, brush your hair, show your partner way to support, hush beeping machines, offer soothing words, encourage, answer questions, calm your fears, normalize the birth process, show all the ways to use a birth and peanut ball, squeeze hips, apply counter-pressure to your back, I do all this and so much more.

    A little about me...

    • I took my training to became a Professional Doula in Jan 2018 and became a Certified Birth Doula in Feb 2019. Education is important to me & I'm continually training to receive more education.
    •  In 2019 I took my training and received my certification to be a Professional Placenta Encapsulator with Brilliant Birth Acadamy.
    • I have taken 2 Birth Doula training's, Spinning Babies workshop, Rebozo workshop, Evidence-Based Birth training, and so many online courses! I love learning!
    • I'm married to the love of my life and we have been blessed with 1 daughter and 2 sons. 
    • We are a homeschooling family.
    • I'm lost without a to-do list!
    • Essential oils are a huge part of our lives and our first line of defense for all needs. They are our natural medicine, and if you are open to using them, they are amazing! 
    • I believe birth is a natural process 
    • I am flexible, easy-going, calm, and non-judgmental. 
    • Coffee...I LOVE it...give me all the coffee!
    • I have attended a variety of births.... VBACs,  Epidurals, Natural births, Cesarean births, Water-births, High-risk births, Home Births,  Induced births, IVF, Clients over 40,  Single parents & Teen parents.
    What's the next step?

    The first step is to set up an appointment for a FREE initial consultation, this can be in person or over the phone. When you decide to hire me, a doula/client contract is signed, and your place is reserved in my calendar.

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    Contact me at yoderbertha@yahoo.com or 478-952-2886

     

    I Accept the Following:

    -Cash

    -Credit cards

    -Gift Certificates are also available​

     

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