Our Services 

BIRTH DOULA SERVICES:

  • Assistance with birth preparations ( Your birth plan) 

  • 2-3 Prenatal sessions

  • Exercises, positions, comfort techniques, stages of labor

  • Avaliable to you by phone or email

  • Continuous support during labor and delivery

  • Immediate postpartum support

  • Baby's first feeding support

  • Continued Breastfeeding support

  • Educate fathers on what they can do to help

  • ...and much more!

POSTPARTUM DOULAS SERVICES: 

  • ​Baby soothing techniques 

  • Offers breastfeeding or bottle feeding support 

  • Explains normal newborn behavior

  • Assist with the baby’s laundry

  • Light house work

  • Preparing simple nourishing meals

  • Help the entire family adjust and settle in

  • Creating a new daily routine that works for you

  • Care of newborn while mom rests or bonds with other children

  • Educate fathers on what they can do to help

  • Overnight care so you can sleep

  • ...and much more!

WE SUPPORT ALL BIRTHS:

  • Vaginal and Cesarean Births

  • Home, Hospital and The Birthing Center Delivery

  • Labor and Pushing Positioning

  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

  • Water Birth

BENEFITS OF HAVING A DOULA:
  • 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin*

  • 28% decrease in the risk of C-section*

  • 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth*

  • 9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief

  • 14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery

  • 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience*

* https://www.cochrane.org/CD003766/PREG_continuous-support-women-during-childbirth

 

* https://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/

*https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3647727/

 

BREASTFEEDING:

  • Lower risk of SIDS, Sudden infant death syndrome

  • Suckling can have physical and emotional benefits

  • Some studies suggest that breastfeeding may reduce the risk for certain allergic diseases, asthma, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

  • Increased likelihood of bonding with your baby

RESOURCE LINKS

WHATS IN BREAST MILK?:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3586783/

 

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES:

  • Increase your confidence in your ability to give birth.

  • Provide you and your partner with valuable information to mentally and emotionally prepare you for birth.

  • Breast and bottle feeding support.

  • Healthy lifestyle habits

  • The process of labor

  • Stages of Labor

  • Expectations and your bodies events of late pregnancy

  • Signs of labor

  • And much more!

 

* Register today for one of the childbirth education classes taught by Shannon Johns, and other https://blog.chsbuffalo.org/childbirth-classes/Catholic Health Prenatal Educators. *

LINKS

Reiki Healing:

Molly McDermott

Certified Reiki Master 

Reiki is  the “Universal life force energy.”  It originated in Japan in the 1920s as an alternative medicine. Currently in the United States, it is utilized for healing and relaxation. It is believed to release blocked energy to promote a healthy well-being.  Reiki involves passing energy through the hands of the Reiki practitioner to the client where it is most needed. 

45 minute session - $60

60 minute session- $75

Tracey MccConnell

Certified Reiki Healer

During early pregnancy as well as post pregnancy, Reiki can reduce many common discomforts such as nausea and exhaustion as well as ease stress and promote relaxation. Throughout pregnancy Reiki can ease and relieve both physical and emotional discomforts, anxiety and help calm fears. 

Relieved of some of the physical and emotional discomforts the expectant mom will sleep more soundly, feeling positive and relaxed. Reiki can also help strengthen the energetic and emotional connection between mother and baby. Babies sense the calmness and peace created by Reiki and are naturally in tune with the loving energy that flows through their mothers.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

INFANT AND ADULT SLEEP SUPPORT:

MIDWIFERY CARE:

OBGYN CARE:

223 Grant St. Buffalo, NY 14213 / 716-909-0074 / Shannon@calmingnaturedoula.com

Business Hours:

Mon - Wed: 9am - 5pm

Thur-Friday: 9am-6pm

Saturday: 10am-2pm

Sunday: Closed

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