What is a Doula?
The word 'doula' comes from an Ancient Greek word meaning "a woman who serves," and is now used to describe a modern profession. A doula is trained and experienced in childbirth and helps to provide guidance, evidence-based information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth.
What Does A Doula Do?
- Provides information and helps to sort through options regarding birth preferences.
- Provides emotional and physical support.
- Helps facilitate clear communication.
- Uses comfort measures and techniques including touch, relaxation + movement during labor.
- Provides support for the birth partner.
What a Doula Does NOT Do
- Doulas are NOT medical professionals, they are not there to treat or diagnose any medical condition.
- They do not perform any clinical or medical tasks.
- They do not deliver your baby.
- They do not take over the role of your husband or partner.
Cassandra is a labor support doula serving the Lake Norman area of Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a grateful + proud wife to Tom and loving + patience mama to Diana Grace. Cassandra has had both a natural childbirth, as well as a c-section. She stepped into the prenatal space when she suffered from the loss during her first pregnancy. Cassandra looks forward to serving you throughout your pregnancy journey.
Labor Support + Birth Doula
Registered Yoga Teacher + Certified in Prenatal
Childbirth Educator with 'Beyond the Bump'
Trained in Reiki Level 2
Labor Support Services
- Immediate postpartum support to help with initiating breastfeeding and bonding.
- One postpartum visit during your first two weeks home to help you transition into parenthood. We will debrief your birth experience and discuss any questions you have.
- Access to my library of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and newborn resources.
- Continued text message support postpartum.
- Support during your pregnancy as you prepare for birth and parenting. Assistance in the creation of a birth planning document, discussing your preferences and needs.
- On-call 24/7 for your labor and birth from the moment you hire me until your baby is born. I have an extensive team of experienced doulas for back-up, so your birth is always covered.
- Continuous active labor support at your home or hospital or birth center.
Private Childbirth Classes
Covering topics including; stages of labor, comfort measure and practices, laboring at home,
positions during birth, essential oils during labor and so much more!
Partners are HIGHLY encouraged to attend and participate.
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Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Mooresville, Troutman, Statesville and other surrounding areas.