Wichita Family Birth Support offers exceptional service with compassionate care. We provide personalized support and guidance to mothers and families to help them make informed decisions, gain confidence in the birth process, and to know that they aren’t alone in childbirth. Fathers are included in this process and are encouraged to nurture and assist the mother as they feel comfortable. Our role is to provide professional guidance and assistance to encourage a loving and safe birthing environment.
What does a doula do?
provides evidence-based information on common procedures and interventions so that you can make informed decisions about your care
stays by your side continually during labor to help make you comfortable and relaxed
encourages you and your birth partner to work together for the best possible outcome
holds your hand, breathes with you, provides physical support and reminds you that you can do it
suggests relaxation techniques, optimal positions for the most efficient labor progress, and helps with non-medical pain management
provides additional support for the father or birth partner throughout labor & delivery
helps you learn to advocate for yourself and your desires
assists with initial breastfeeding (if desired) and helps with care of the mother and the newborn shortly after birth
What do they not do?
perform medical procedures
give medical advice
make decisions for you
take over the role of the father
Because doulas are trained and knowledgeable of the childbirth process, they are able to provide expert care for the mother and help her to advocate for herself and her wishes.
Doulas are helpful in whatever setting the mother wishes for her birth - hospital births, homebirths, water births, or births at a birth center and they work with a variety of birth plans. In fact, your plan is our plan!
Retainer due at contract signing. Rates are subject to change. Please do not let fees get in the way of having the support you need. Payment plans can be discussed for those experiencing financial hardships. Gift certificates make a great shower gift ~ Let your friends & family know about this option.