Antepartum Doula Support in the Triangle
There's a myth out there that pregnancy is all smiles and cute maternity dresses. The pregnancy glow makes your skin clear, your hair thick, and your nails strong. You only gain the right amount of weight, and your from the back you barely (if at all) look pregnant.
I hate to burst the bubble, but that's not always true.
Part of bursting that bubble is also showing the flip side of pregnancy. Not only might you throw up for the first 12 (or 40) weeks of your pregnancy, some pregnancies are considered high risk. While some high risk pregnancies just mean a few more trips to the providers office, some also mean bed rest, not carrying any weight, limited movement and other near impossible expectations.
Now, enter the antepartum doulas to help!
Much like we have our birth doulas and our postpartum doulas, we are excited to now offer antepartum (ante-: before, -partum: birth) doula services!
Our antepartum doulas travel to your home in Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh and surrounding areas to support you as needed while you are pregnant! This support can be in whatever way you need: emotional support, help with meal planning and prep, light housework, helping with older children, and even coming with you to appointments to be another set of ears to be sure no important information is missed!
So you are probably wondering how exactly does an antepartum doula differ from a birth doula and a postpartum doula?
They are similar in a doula provides nonjudgmental support to pregnant and newly postpartum individuals and their families, but the difference is where the main focus of our support is directed. For our birth doula clients, they can expect the 24/7 access prior to birth with two pre natal appointments and continuous birth support. Our postpartum doula clients are getting our support at their home, in blocks of time, after the baby is born.
The antepartum doula support still has the 24/7 support and team of doulas all of our clients expect, but also the blocks of uninterrupted face to face support while still pregnant. Much like our postpartum clients, we have packages available so that you know you will receive exactly the right amount of interaction with our compassionate and certified birth doulas. Plus, you get knowledgable birth experts and professional postpartum experts in your home to help you prepare for what is to come.
Want to know the best part? Because of our agency model of care, we have availability immediately! We cannot wait to show you how our completely support is exactly what you need and deserve during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period! Give us a call today.