personalized care and support for your birthing experience
As your doula, I am here to provide you information, support, and comfort during pregnancy and birth. During our prenatal(s) we discuss your preferences, desires, fears, and hopes. From there I provide you with evidence-based information as we delve into the process of labor and birth. Most importantly, we find what works for you (and doesn’t!) in terms of emotional and physical support. By the time labor begins, you will feel empowered and confident to bring your baby into the world (with your doula by your side every step of the way).
Depending on the package you choose, you will either have 1 or 2 prenatals with me, with the option to add more if desired. This time is for relationship building, discussing all things labor and birth, and implementing emotional and physical comfort measures.
From the date of hire, I am available for questions and support. I will be on call for your birth beginning at 38 weeks until the birth. Once you need me during labor, I will either meet you at home or the place of birth, and will provide continuous support for up to 24 hours. I always have a backup and you will have a chance to meet them prior to labor.
Depending on the package you chose, you may be seeing me postpartum, within the first 2 weeks after birth. These visits are to discuss/process your birth story, support with feeding and care of baby, and meal prep/light cleaning if desired. Most importantly, checking in on you and baby and making sure you are nourished and cared for.
McKinzey was hands down the best doula we could have dreamed of. She was full of information and support before-hand and was instrumental in the labor process going as smoothly as possible. Her style is super calming and we would recommend her to any new couple looking for someone highly capable with a very chill personality. She has tons of tools she shares – she was always there when we reached out and she was immediately available during the labor process.