I can’t thank [our doula] enough for helping our family welcome our daughter. She helped me and my husband through a fast-moving labor, and helped us get to the hospital just in the nick of time. She was excellent when it came to using massage techniques to relieve my pain during contractions.
On-Call Labor Childcare
Not sure who will support your older child while you give birth? Birthways on-call labor childcare can help.
Whether you are planning for your older child to attend the birth, or if you need a loving caregiver to care for the big brother or sister at home, a Birthways doula can help.
Our doulas are trained and experienced with the care of older siblings, and the unique joys and challenges of becoming an older sibling.
Your doula can be on-call for you 24/7 as your due date approaches, so you don’t need to worry about making last-minute arrangements for childcare. With our guidance if needed, you can tell us exactly when you need our on-call to begin, how long the doula will stay with your child, and how to coordinate with other friends and family if you want to combine your support sources.
We can arrange for “get-to-know you” play sessions so your older child will feel comfortable with the doula when the big day arrives.
We also offer refresher childbirth education classes.