Understanding and Compassionate Support
I view pregnancy and birth as part of a spectrum of reproductive experiences, which also includes fertility, pregnancy prevention, miscarriage, pregnancy release, surrogacy, and adoption. During these and other lived transitions, individuals need their Circle to surround them.
As a full-spectrum doula, I extend the doula model of care to all of the choices and outcomes across this spectrum. This means that I provide educational, informational, physical and emotional support to all people for all reproductive choices and experiences, including abortion/pregnancy release. These services can include:
Answer questions and offer community resources
Give one-on-one support during certain parts of your abortion/pregnancy release or throughout the entire experience
Offer emotional support and help process the experience
Help with physical relaxation and stress relief techniques
Be there for aftercare
Provide spiritual and religious support
Give nutritional and herbal remedy information
Advocate for their unique experience with medical staff
Help partners/family/friends/support people with the experience
Refer to other support services, including medical, mental health, social and cultural services
For more information about my work as a full-spectrum doula, please contact me.