“Hey, I know I’m due in a few weeks and I’m sure the answer is no, but do you have availability to take me on as a client?”
We often get last minute calls from people desiring doula services so it’s never a surprise and we are happy to help. We’ve even been hired during early labor!
I totally lost track of time
We get it! Pregnancy moves faster than lightening for most people. It’s as if you blink and those visits go from monthly to weekly and BAM before you know it, you’re close to or at your due date. The mind can play so crazy tricks on you with thinking you can call next week or get things settled in just a bit. If time got away from you, don’t let that deter you from having the support you desired when you thought about hiring a doula in early pregnancy!
I thought we would be fine without doula support
Maybe you’ve read all of the books and attended all of the classes and just felt really prepared. When it came right down to it though, your partner is feeling a bit unsure. I mean, let’s really think about it. In the past, partners were given a cigar and told to head home and await the news there. Now, they are expected to not only be present, but also to care for you physically, emotionally, and educationally while also maintaining unbiased care and support. That’s tough for anyone to handle, but especially a loved one who is 110% invested in you as a person and the child your about to bring into your lives! Talk about pressure!
Last minute freak out
Ack! pack the bags, clean the house, finish the nursery, get on those daycare waitlists, find a nanny, pick out the carseat, and find someone to watch the pets for labor. Sound familiar? Those last minute freak outs are extremely common and having a doula on speed dial can be the sanity you never knew you needed. Being able to reach out and feel the comfort and support from an expert can ease nerves, calm worries, and help you look forward to the big birthday celebration!
The Birth Haven team is dedicated to helping you have the most positive birth experience possible and we want you to know it’s never too late to bring on a doula to your birth or postpartum team. We’re here to help make your experience the best it possibly can be. We want you to have positive and memorable experiences as you venture into this new adventure of parenthood for the first or fifth time! Give us a call!