Dona International states:

a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.”

While I do not provide any medical services as a birth doula, I can provide:

  • References to local services, professionals, facilities, classes and support groups
  • Sources to use for finding evidence-based information
  • Assistance in writing and carrying out your birth plan
  • Guidance to determine when you should head to the hospital or birth center
  • Assistance in facilitating communication with clinical care providers
  • Specific techniques and comfort measures to reduce discomfort, provide relaxation and allow the natural birth process to work
  • Assistance with breastfeeding if desired

I am a calm and caring person and have attended and successfully completed the DONA Approved Birth Doula Training and the Birth Education Advocacy Mentorship (BEAM) Program through Mumda. I am certified through both DONA International and Mumda. I am also a certified childbirth educator and have attended Hypnobirthing classes as a doula and a Spinning Babies workshop. I would love to help guide you and your family through this amazing time in your life.

Contact me by email: krleishman@gmail.com or 904-662-6886 (call or text) for more information.

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