Services

Doula

 
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prenatal & postpartum doula services

 Kristina Parks offers birth and postpartum doula services to individuals and families both within her own practice
and with Napa Valley Midwives.

 

 

How it works

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Doulas provide physical and emotional support for clients in labor. There are many tools utilized to provide support in labor including but not limited to: massage, encouraging a change in positions, aromatherapy, breathing techniques. In addition to tools used throughout labor, I serve as an advocate for you in the hospital to reduce the use of unnecessary interventions and co-create a birth plan that works for you and your family. I meet with you three times prenatally to provide education and information regarding labor and birth. I also provide postpartum doula services in which I come to your home and can do daily household chores, cook meals, hold baby while you rest, and provide education.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT: PRENATAL CARE

  • Three prenatal visits

  • Childbirth education

  • Co-creation of a birth plan

WHAT TO EXPECT: the birth

  • Emotional and physical support

  • Home monitoring before going to the hospital or before midwives’ arrival (fetal heart tone assessment, cervical checks if requested)

  • Advocation within the hospital as needed

What to expect: Postpartum

  • Completion of household chores

  • Cooking meals

  • Holding baby as needed

  • Education and information

 

 
 

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