As Doulas, we like to start a relationship months in advance of delivery day, helping Moms prepare for her ideal birth experience and birth plan. Our Doulas are happy to practice in all birth settings including homes, birth centers and hospitals. We serve as emotional and physical support for the laboring person, their partner and family. Doulas can also act as an informal liasion, providing educational resources between a midwife or doctor and the family members in the event critical decisions must be made. A good doulas job is to be completely non-bias in the birthing choices of the mother and the family. With this, it is also a doula's role to provide evidence-based resources for the mother as requested so that she can make her own educated decisions. You should never feel pressured or demoralized by your doula or anyone because of your birthing choices.
ATOM doula does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, etc. Although we work with and advocate for all people we have a particularly soft spot for moms of color. Black women in the United States experience unacceptably poor maternal health outcomes, including disproportionately high rates of death related to pregnancy or childbirth. Both societal and health system factors contribute to high rates of poor health outcomes and maternal mortality for black women, who are more likely to experience barriers to obtaining quality care and often face racial bias. Black women are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than white women discrimination throughout their lives. For so long people of color believed that doula care was a privilege reserved for wealthy, white people capable of paying for the resource. Doulas have been part of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum recovery for women of all backgrounds, but specifically women of color, for centuries. It is easy for their grass-roots efforts to get lost in the tragic statistics and stories, but doulas are doing community-based work in cities to give babies and mothers a better chance of survival.
Prenatal visits are encouraged during the developmental stages of your baby. We take the time to address your physical and emotional needs to ensure that your prenatal experience is one that you'll enjoy. Services during your visit will include education, comfort measures, designing your birth plan, newborn prep, lactation counseling, etc.
We will be by your side through your labor and birth, offering continuous support with breathing, relaxation techniques and comfort measures, whether it's in the hospital, in a birth centre, or at your home.
We specialize in high risk pregnancies, VBAC's, Sexual Abuse/Trauma, and more.
Embracing the whole and not just the parts to offer you the support you need to birth as you choose. ATOM Doula offers non-judgmental support throughout your reproductive health choices. Our doulas are trained to offer culturally humble care and resources to affirm you through your healthcare. We can attend appointments and offer aftercare as necessary in home.
To ensure that you receive the best possible care for you and your newborn baby, our team will stay in close contact with you after your birth to provide support, education, assist with breastfeeding, and answer any questions you may have. All of these services can be provided to you in the comfort of your home. Our goal is to stay connected with you for a healthy development.
There are many variations in the support provided by full spectrum doulas as there are people in the world. No matter what type of support is needed we will provide it without judgement, with respect, compassion and love.
We provide support to people during the full spectrum of pregnancy – from birth to postpartum to abortion to miscarriage to adoption. Our doulas are trained to provide continuous, one-on-one care, as well as information, physical support, and emotional support to birthing persons and their partners.
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