What is a Doula
Doulas are non-medical birth workers. I provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support before, during, and immediately after birth. I work with women to educate and empower them to advocate for themselves.
When should I hire a Doula
You can hire a doula at any point during your pregnancy, but most mamas start interviewing doulas around 35ish weeks. We like to be hired a few weeks earlier than that. Plus, it's good to hire a doula sooner than later to ensure availability. We often get booked up several months in advance.
How will hiring you affect my partner’s role during the birth?
Our roles, as doulas, is to make sure your partner shines and we make sure they feel supported as well. There may be moments where your partner is unsure of what is happening or need to step away for few minutes. We will fill the gap during those moments, but we will always be mindful and make sure they are involved as much as you want them to be or they want to be. We can also help to protect your sacred place. Meaning if family/friends become a distraction to your progress, at your request we may ask them to step away.
Can I buy a gift card or purchase your services as a baby shower gift?
Yes! A gift card is a perfect gift for an expecting mom. Our gift cards may be used toward birth and/or postpartum support. Please contact us to inquire about this and include the baby’s due date.
Do you charge a fee to travel?
We support the following cities without a travel fee:
We support the following cities with a $50 travel fee:
Other cities within Texas will include a $50/hr. travel fee. Google Maps is used to calculate travel time between Clarity Doula Services's location and client's location
In-home Massage guidelines
You'll need an open area free of items on the floor. A minimum space of 9' by 9' is suggested. While we love pets, they may want or need a lot of attention, especially when there is a new person in the home. If your pet is enthusiastic you may want to keep them in a different room during the session. Minimizing the distractions can be helpful. Setting up in a quiet room away from playing children, the TV, and other activities may help you to relax.
Warm showers prior to your therapist arriving can help you start relaxing muscles and warming them up for the session. Heat is a great tool to use to get the most out of your time on the table and for maintenance in between sessions. Remember that your therapist will be coming 10 to 15 minutes prior to your start time to set up so plan enough time beforehand for your shower so you don’t have to rush to the door.
Still have questions?
No worries, just give us a call. We would love to answer any questions or concerns you may have.