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Labor Support 

The long-awaited time has finally arrived. Primal sounds are erupting from your lungs as you progress in labor, likely ones you've never made or even heard before.

With seemingly little warning, the relationship you knew with your former body starts to go through its most radical change to date, your metamorphosis into parenthood.

 

The parent that laid dormant inside of you is coursing through your veins with anticipation, as your uterus contracts and your cervix instinctively dilates to an impressive size. 

You may float away and retreat from reality, or perhaps you will be laser-focused on your goal. 

Questions may be flooding your mind. 

  • Is my baby safe?

  • Is my body performing as it should?

  • What is going on??

When you have questions, they will be answered. If you don't feel that you can go on, your doula will work through obstacles with you. Your doula will surround you in a safe sphere, where although things may seem to be happening quickly, time will literally stand still. 

Your baby emerges from your womb, crying, wet, messy, covered in an unfamiliar waxy coating. They take their first breaths on this earth, transitioning to air from the sweet, amniotic fluid that they safely floated in prenatally. You exhale. You did it!

During your labor, our role as doulas is to surround you with dedicated support and compassion on the terms that you decide on. Rather than feeling frustrated, confused, or powerless, you will feel confident, knowledgeable, and empowered!

Let's be real, we've all heard that birth is beautiful, intense, magical, empowering, surreal...but at WCDoulas we prefer for you to decide what birth is. 

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With WCDoulas we will support you with:

  • An on-call system of two certified and committed doulas to assist you throughout your pregnancy, birth, and early postpartum.

  • Assurance that you will always have a member of your team available for you when it's time for your little one to arrive. 

  • Two prenatal visits with your on-call doula team to first discuss your birth options and express your wishes for your birth plan, and then again to review your expectations for your postpartum period, or "fourth trimester." 

  • 24/7 support via phone and email throughout the remainder of your pregnancy. 

  • Strategies that you can implement to guide you through the range of emotions and physical sensations that accompany giving birth. 

  • An expert sounding board to support you in making educated decisions. 

  • Real time, hands-on support that includes: 

    • Massage for relaxation​

    • Counter-pressure to reduce discomfort

    • Breathing techniques for focus and stress relief

    • Positional changes that assist in labor progression

Congratulations on having the wisdom to know that professional birth support enables better birth! We would love to hear from you. Contact us today and let's talk birth and babies! 

Placenta Encapsulation

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Who knew that ingesting an organ from your own body would become all the rage?

 

While it seems trendy and modern, this practice has been providing a number of benefits to post-birth individuals for millennia. 

Do you desire: 

  • Increased production of the feel-good hormone oxytocin? 

  • A decrease in possible postpartum mood disorders? 

  • Vital nutrients to restore your iron levels after birth? 

  • Improved mood and overall well-being?

  • A boost in energy and milk supply? 

These are just some of the benefits our clients consistently share with us. While placenta encapsulation for the purpose of ingestion is not well researched, the anecdotal evidence reported by those who choose it are astounding. 

WCDoulas ensure the highest efficacy and health standards surrounding the transportation, storage, preparation, and consumption of your placenta via easy-to-consume gel capsules. 

If you are interested in experiencing the plentiful benefits of placenta ingestion through encapsulation, we would love to hear from you. 

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