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Answers to some commonly asked questions. Please contact me if you have any additional questions!

Do doulas 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 a doula 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 Program. Learn more about the program here!

Are you taking on any private clients for childbirth education?

Currently, I am only teaching patients of OMG. 

When should I take your class?

You can take A to Z as early as 24 weeks but most take the class while in their 3rd trimester, ideally before 37 weeks. 

Should my partner also attend the class?

Yes! We go over ways that the partner can be helpful to you through labor and delivery. 

What does the cost of the class include?

The cost includes a spot for you and your labor support person, class handouts, and a 30 minute birth plan call after the class. 

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