Her company, warmth, compassion, lack of judgement, and overall presence was so deeply appreciated.
Bianca provided anything needed and was more intuitive than my husband (of no insult to him) to get me a refreshment, snack, cold compress, or talk to me while my husband took rest during my epidural.
Bianca was very reassuring and confirming to me through the whole delivery process
Any concerns I had she was very resourceful for me throughout my pregnancy and went above and beyond what I expected, it helped put me at ease. Her knowledge of both the homeopathic approach and the medical/hospital was very supporting for me.
Bianca will find you a resource or a contact in her network who can help
Bianca is dedicated, compassionate, and non-judgmental. Bianca truly does go above and beyond.
She worked so well with the nurses and midwives
I appreciated her calm demeanor even in the roughest hours. She was truly a wonderful part of our birthing team
She gave honest & positive opinions
I highly recommend Bianca if you are looking to have a natural birth or just someone to coach you through each stage of your labor with warmth and never any judgements.
Bianca had a reassuring and experienced perspective on what was normal in my process and labor progression
Bianca has a calm presence offering both guidance and practical support as an extra set of hands, and allowing my husband to really just focus on me.
A Midwife is a medically trained professional that normally has a degree in nursing (CNM) or professional midwifery (CPM), though some take a more traditional route of apprenticeships. Midwives have a holistic approach to the birth atmosphere and respect it for the normal physiological process that it is. Midwives are trained in medical assessment and procedures such as vital signs, fetal wellbeing, internal checks..etc. Midwives are in charge of safe medical outcomes for mother and baby.
Doulas are NON medical. Doulas solely focus on how to improve the wellbeing of mothers before, during and after labor. Doulas are a constant comfort and resource for mothers and families. Doulas are in charge of supporting and nurturing the general wellbeing of mothers.
Doulas provide unbiased support, education and resources. Doulas are trained in support specific to the childbearing situation such as birth and postpartum. Doulas know the importance of flow and establishing a birth ritual and have knowledge to the variety of options available during the birth process. Having a doula relieves stress from the other units of support (partner/friend/family) and allows them to focus on other aspects of mothers needs. A doula provides an extra hand and tends to external stressors so a birth team can function to its fullest.
NO! A major role of a Doula is to fit in and support all kinds of birth environments regardless of location. Personally I have found the need for a doula to be more useful in the hospital setting where consistency is not a given. In a homebirth you are surrounded by your own space, smells and comforts. In the hospital a doula can help create a comfortable space and keep you connected to the moment in a busy environment. This does not mean doulas are not useful in the homebirth environment where an extra trained hand is always welcome.