Rachelle MartinArlington, Mansfield, Fort Worth, TexasAbout Me
I am a mother of three beautiful kids, all of whom had very different births, which I feels allows me to be truly understanding in many different situations. I love working with expecting moms. This time of life is unique and wonderful. I strive to really listen to your desires and hopes, so I can help you have your dream birth. Doula Services Offered
After having established a relationship through the interview, we would meet to discuss the details and dersires of your birth at a Birth Plan Visit. I will also give you a booklet prepared by Birth Boot Camp that has lots of information about having a health pregnancy, exercises for you and your spouse, tips for labor, and caring for a newborn. I am available to call or message if you have questions or concerns. I can provide good resources and referrals if needed. And if it’s anything out of my scope, I will refer you to your care provider.
I am on-call two week prior and post your expected due date. I meet you during your birth when you are in active labor and need the extra support; and I will remain with you throughout your labor. I remain available after to provide help with breastfeeding if needed.
The type of support I offer during labor ranges from: encouraging different positions to labor in hoping to help baby be in the optimal position and progress labor; providing comfort measures to help alleviate some pain; supporting your husband by helping him know how to help you; and facilitating positive communication with the nurses and everyone on your birth team to make sure we are all on the same page.
During the post-partum visit, I make sure you and baby are doing well and to see if there is any other way I can help or resources I can provide.
At the delivery and post-partum visit, I provided assistance with breastfeeding: helping the baby latch, helping with positioning, and answering questions. I am not a certified lactation consultant, so if you have a question I cannot answer, I will find the answer or point you in the direction of someone who can. Doula Availability
I am currently available in January, March, and April of 2020 and can't wait to hear from you!