If you are looking for amazing an amazing doula in the Orlando area, keep reading! I had the chance to chat with Kathy Bradley from Childbirth Concierge to find out more about her doula services and what moms-to-be can expect! She took the time to answer many frequently asked questions, so take a peek below.
I became a doula to support and empower women and families to have a positive birth experience!
I have been in the maternal health field for over 29 years. I’ve attended well over 500 births! You stop counting after so many! I will go wherever the mother is delivering. I worked at Winnie Palmer for 14 years in the Maternal Health Department and am the Educational Director for The Birth Place, a local birthing center. Childbirth Concierge also has a partnership with Delaney Park OBGYN.
I have been referred to in the Central Florida area as the “Yuppy Doula” for many years! I balance a very natural approach yet respecting the medical side! Majority of the births I attend are in the hospital. I am all about supporting the mom however she needs to birth, whether using an epidural or choosing to labor without one.
Support comes in all different forms. I do what ever it takes to help her feel supported, cared for, respected, heard and empowered.
I learned along time ago that babies arrive when they want and choose who will be there. I personally only take a certain amount of clients per month as I also have a busy Lactation Practice as an IBCLC. IF the client goes into labor early, I am there to support them or call in a back up. Any professional doula should not be in practice unless they have good reliable back up!
Yes, I meet with them beforehand as each client is different. My job is to learn what is important to them, and help them navigate so that they can achieve a great experience, no matter how their baby arrives.
I am on call at 37 weeks gestation. I begin with the client once I join them in active labor and stay for 1-2 hours after baby is born.
Interview a few doulas. What you are hiring is that doulas years of experience, and their ability to articulate it appropriately with you, and during your birth. Always trust your gut, and you should never feel shamed by your doula for choosing how you want to give birth.