What You Need to Know
I hope I have already answered all your questions. If there are still some points that need further clarification, check out the list of the most common questions I receive below. Do let me know if you still require more information.
Do you perform any physical examinations?
Doulas by definition are non-medical support so we do not do any exams before or during labor.
How will hiring you affect my partner’s role during the birth?
A doula supports both the laboring person as well as their partner during labor. Instead of diminishing their role, we will encourage and teach your partner on how to best support you through each phase of labor. Most laboring people recall their partner's role much more positively when a doula was present versus when one wasn't. Doulas make partners look good!
What are your interactions with medical staff like?
As an employee of the hospital, my relationships and interactions with all medical staff are professional and courteous. Doulas are a valued part of the birth team at Hinsdale Hospital and you will feel the unified support in the care you receive.
Are you taking on any private clients for birth?
Currently, I am only working with the OMG Doula team and we only take patients of OMG.
Are you taking on any private clients for childbirth education?
Currently, I am only teaching patients of OMG.