graymatter doula Profile
Post Pregnancy Support
Suddenly you are home with a new baby, with a new body, and a new routine. Now what? Other cultures around the world deeply value the postpartum period for new parents. Many people in New York are without this support system built in - with out family close by or a community that can cater to your needs. That might be the norm for our culture, but lack of proper support shouldn’t be the norm!
I support mothers’ throughout their pregnancy and labor by providing information and hands on support regarding birth processes, position changes, comfort measures, breathing techniques, visualization, mindfulness practices, massage, and encouragement.
What does this look like?
- On call 24/7 from 35 weeks on
- 2 in person prenatals
- Birth keeping onsite support
- 2 postpartum visits
Laboring at Home: How to optimize early labor
Set up a time to talk with Hannah about what it looks like to begin labor at home, and when to know when to go to your place of birth (hospital, birth center etc).
We will cover:
-managing labor contractions
- comfort positions using items already in your house
-how to know when to go to the hospital
- what your partner or support team can do
-last minute items for your to-go bag
-how to read and trust your body and baby