Welcome to Miracles Of Birth Doula Services.
My name is Bobbi Fargo. I am a doula getting my certification through Childbirth International. I am also going to be starting
training for Childbirth Education Classes soon though CBI also.
I live in Pulaski NY for now , I will
be happy to seve expecting parents in Onondaga, Oswego and Jefferson Counties!
Right now my services that are offered are Labor and Postpartum Doula, pregnancy
massage, Belly Casting, Aromatherapy. use of hypnobabies and using a birth ball,Photography.
My biggest belief is that a woman needs to feel
Empowered through out her pregnancy and labor.
A woman figures usually that her labor will go her way and sometimes it doesn't
go as planned at all which leaves a woman feeling vulnerable and that things are out of control with Empowering the mother
There are no right or wrong answers, Each decision becomes what is right for the mother, it takes an assertive approach
to decision making, It involves the caregiver, and its WOMAN CENTERED
(used from Childbirth International
A doula provides:
- explanations of medical procedures
- emotional support
- advice during pregnancy
- exercise and physical suggestions to make pregnancy more comfortable
- help with preparation of a birth plan
- massage and other non-pharmacological pain relief measures
- positioning suggestions during labor and birth
- helps support the partner so that they can love and encourage the laboring woman
- avoid unnecessary interventions
- help with breastfeeding preparation and beginnings,
- written record of the birth/Photos that can be taken by the doula.
- Other things that really will vary from Doula to Doula.
You might be asking yourself many questions, What is a doula? What does a doula do? Do I
need a doula? Perhaps what does a doula charge?? Will a doula take over and leave my partner out??
(from the DONA Website)
The word, "doula," comes from the Greek word for
the most important female slave or servant in an ancient Greek household, the woman who probably helped the lady of the house
through her childbearing. The word has come to refer to "a woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical,
emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during and just after childbirth." (Klaus, Kennell and Klaus, Mothering
According to Mothering the Mother, How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier and Healthier
Birth, by Kennell, Klaus, and Kennell (1993), having a doula can give you a:
* 50% reduction in cesarean rates
* 25% shorter labor
* 60% reduction in epidural requests
* 40% reduction in oxytocin (pitocin) use
* 30% reduction in analgesia use
* 40% reduction in forceps delivery
A doula is not there to take over the clients birth, a doula is there to provide the client and her
partner with extra support. Empowering them with support and extra knowledge of the birth and labor process.
A little bit about Postpartum Doulas:
A Postpartum Doula means to mother the mother. In other words those first few days home after delivery can be hectic
whether its your first birth or your tenth. It becomes hectic for some families. Mothers need to eat and sleep and get their
strength back as having a baby takes alot out of you.
That is where the Postpartum Doula steps in. They can help you out doing many different things
1. They can prepare meals for the mother and or family.
2.They can help the mother watch the baby so she can nap or shower.
3. They can show the other family members/support people, on how to take care of the mother
4. Play with and care for other children in the family.
5. Screen phone calls for the mother so the mother can rest.
6. Wash and do laundry for the baby and mother and other children in the family.
7. Help the mother with day to day feelings, concerns, thoughts the mother may be feeling. Helping the mother to cope,
or to be able to talk out their concerns etc. just to sit there and listen to the mother talk about anything she wants to.
8. Light housekeeping or tidy up any other part of the house the mother may want done.
9. Help the mother hold the baby so that she can spend time with other children or husband/partner.
10. Do errands that the family may need done (something the mother usually has to do)