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Childbirth Classes and Birth Doula Services

Anjum asked me to post this for all those expectant families:

I am a certified birth and post-partum doula and childbirth preparation educator.

Childbirth Education Classes
I offer private (in-your-home), childbirth preparation education classes. Classes are usually 8 hours each, broken up into two, four hour classes.  The classes cover the following:

  • Nutrition, exercise, posture, and sleeping during pregnancy
  • Preparing for the birth – what to bring, when to go, hospital protocols
  • Stages of labor – what to expect, how to relax, what your partner (and doula) can do for you
  • Comfort measures for labor – breathing techniques, massage, physical positions, acupressure
  • Birthing the baby – how to prepare, relaxation techniques
  • When the baby is born – what to expect, hospital protocols
  • Caring for the baby– breastfeeding, skin care

Each topic is addressed in length, and more importantly, in addition to the topics, we cover any questions you have.  With the private classes, the education is really tailored to your specific plans for your birth.

Birth Doula Services
My doula services include the following:

  • Two prenatal visits to discuss your plan for your birth
  • Constant phone and email availability to answer your questions and offer support
  • 24-hour on-call availability two weeks prior and two weeks post your due date
  • Access to all my books and DVDs about pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care
  • Constant physical, emotional, and informational support for you and your partner throughout labor & birth
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Written account of your birth
  • Two postpartum visits within 4 weeks to visit with you and your baby and to answer any questions you have

Please contact me at 512.496.0659 for more information, or email me at [email protected]

Elicia Michaud

Elicia Michaud

Broker AssociateCLHMS, CNE, SRS, ABR, CRS, e-Pro, PSA