Doula Philosophy

This is an interesting page, right?  What is Doula Philosophy?

Birth is the beginning of something wonderful and beautiful!  And, my philosophy on birth is that it is a normal, natural process that your body was perfectly designed to experience.  My role as your Doula is to support and encourage you to have the best birth experience possible ... one that satisfies you as a woman and a new mother! I cannot guarantee the birth outcome, but I can guarantee you my complete presence and dedication with expertise and support for you and your partner emotionally, physically and with knowledge.

I will support you and your partner with information during pregnancy and birth, so that you can feel empowered to make the best choices for yourself and your family!   

I will physically support you with massage, position changes, visualization, breathing techniques and a myriad of other tools - including food and drink - so that you find the best comfort during labor and birth.  

Last, but certainly not least, I will provide emotional support.  Gently helping you go through this amazing journey of birth and delivery.

I'm not a replacement for your partner ... I am in addition to your partner.   And, I'm able to help your partner  stay fresh by affording them the opportunity to rest and stay nourished during this time so they are at their best for you.

I am ever present ... filling the tub, blowing up the birth ball, heating up something for you to eat ... filling your water ... listening and comforting ...  it’s all about the presence. 

Once we have secured our relationship, your calls are welcome from that day forward during those months, weeks, and days leading up to your birth.  My cell phone is never far from me, including the night hours, and I'm happy to answer any questions that you have.  I am not a medical professional, so I will refer those things out of my scope of practice to your MidWife/OB.  As labor begins, I'm happy to meet you wherever you decide you need me - at home or the hospital - or anywhere else you need me.  Very often, moms choose to labor at home as long as possible, in an environment that is comfortable and peaceful for them. It’s great to have a Doula present with you when things start to get more challenging, serving as an emotional, informational, and physical support person.

Let me know if you're ready to chat.

Marjorie "Mama" Baer
CD(DONA)
845-505-6997
Marjorie@MamaBearDoulaServices.net