postpartum

Nurturing You 

Supporting Women through Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum

                                                                                 Welcome and Congratulations!

 

Visiting this page means you are planning for a baby or you have already given birth and you are looking for the right support! 

 

The birth of your baby should be a day that you look back on and remember feeling strong, safe and supported. Amber is open to all birth plans (medicated or unmedicated) and is happy to support you at any of the local hospitals, birth centers, or in home births. Amber provides evidence-based information so that you go into labor, birth, breastfeeding and postpartum feeling informed and ready.

 

Amber's priority as a postpartum doula is you, the birth parent. Meeting your needs so that you can meet the needs of your growing family is the priority. Looking out for you while you step over the threshold into motherhood (whether for the first time or the fourth) is a service that she is honored and humbled to provide. 

Amber Brook is independent, self-employed and is working for YOU!

What is a Doula?

 The word ‘doula’ — pronounced ‘doo-la’ — is a Greek word meaning ‘woman servant or caregiver’. 

 

 A trained professional Birth and/or Postpartum Doula is one who provides continuous physical, emotional and evidence-based information support to a mother before, during and after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. Learn more about what a Doula is here.

  Benefits of having a Doula?

                                 Birth​

  • Emotional Support

  • Physical Support

  • Partner Support

  • Evidenced-Based Information 

             Research has proven:

  • Less likely to need Pitocin
  • Less likely to have a cesarean birth
  • Less likely to use any pain medication
  • More likely to rate their childbirth experience positively

                          Postpartum 

  • Emotional Support

  • Practical Support

  • Partner and Sibling Support

  • Evidenced-Based Information

            Research has proven:

  • Help reduce postpartum mood disorders

  • Improve breastfeeding success

As a Doula, I do NOT...
  • Make decisions for you

  • Speak on your behalf 

  • Perform any medical tasks

  • Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience

  • Provide medical care or diagnosis

"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it." Dr. John H. Kennel, DONA International Founder
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