Articles and Handouts
for new clients working with our doulas
The following documents are in printer-friendly portable document format (pdf). You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print these files. If you don’t have this program, get it for free on Adobe’s official website.
For 1st Prenatal Visit
Please fill out ALL except the Birth Plan Notes before our first prenatal class. The Birth Plan Notes are for you to take notes during our meeting and then use those notes to create your birth plan after the meeting. Please send me your Birth Plan drafts before our next meeting.
For 2nd Prenatal Visit
Please fill these out separately and then share your responses with each other. Any responses that are more than 20% different should be discussed with each other. Please have all handouts printed out before our second prenatal class.
- Reading List
- Avoiding an Episiotomy
- Sample Birth Plan for Birthing Person
- Sample Birth Plan for Baby
- Birth Preferences Tips
- Surfing Through Labor
- Birth Preparedness Checklist
- When to Call Your B*E*S*T Doula
- Perineal Massage
- Signs of Labor
- Timing Your Contractions (also available for your iPhone, Android, laptop or PDA)
- Tips for Partner
- What to Pack for the Hospital
Words From Our Clients
Tracy's knowledge about preparing for birth, the birth process, and preparing for life with a new baby was invaluable. Much of the process is shrouded with mystery and tracy helps remove the mystery and help you feel ready and at ease.
Tracy quickly became a friend. She listened to us and shaped the experience on our wishes and always made us feel confident and comfortable. Her warmth and kindness helped every step of the way. Her conversations with both my mom and our OBGYN were enormously helpful at a scary time.