Birth Doula Services include:

Complimentary Consultation 

Once you're interested in learning more, we'll set up a no-obligation consultation for us to discuss details of doula services and get to know one another a bit.  This is the perfect time for you to ask any and all questions you have about my services, pregnancy, and birth.

24/7 Phone & Email Support 

As soon as our contract is signed, I am on call for you.  I'm here to answer any questions you have related to your pregnancy, upcoming birth, and postpartum preparation.

2 Prenatal Consults

I'll meet with you and your partner for two consults during your pregnancy so that we can discuss your desires, answer your questions, and be as prepared for your birth as possible.

Education 

I have a degree in Education and I'm a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Birth Doula - your education about pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is of utmost importance to me.  I firmly believe competence is confidence, and your experience will be significantly more positive and joyful when you are well prepared.

During Labor 

It is impossible to over-communicate during this time. Again, I am on call for you, so even if you're wondering if this *might* be labor, let's communicate about it!  I'll help you navigate early labor, and I'll begin face-to-face support for you as soon as you ask me to join you. Labor support looks different for every mom, and how I support you is completely personalized to what you need in the moment.  We'll discuss what this may look like during our prenatal consults, and keeping those discussions in mind, I'll support you according to what you need during your labor and delivery.

After Baby is Born 

I'll remain with you for the first 1-3 hours after baby is born.  You'll have support during baby's first feeding(s) as well.

As a Doula, I  Do Not:

Perform any Clinical Tasks

I do not replace the role of your midwife or doctor.  I am, however, a part of your care team and will work alongside your chosen team to provide you with the greatest care.

Make Decisions for You 

I never make decisions for you - I will, however, always support your advocacy so that you have all of the information you need to make the best, most informed decision for yourself and your family.  This is your experience.  As you are educated and informed, you will make the right decision for you and your family, and I will fully support you in your decision.

Postpartum Consult 

We'll have our final consult within two weeks of baby's birth.  This is an important opportunity for you to process your birth story, build a list of postpartum resources, and clarify anything you'd like with me before our contract is complete.

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Danica Buss 

Birth Services

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