OFFERINGS

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Prenatal Consultations

Offered In-Person
Offered Virtually

Congratulations on your pregnancy! At MDE we strive to provide full spectrum support to families through their entire parenthood journey - starting with pregnancy. How are you feeling about this pregnancy? Do you have a million questions and no idea where to start? Maybe you’re getting mixed information when you search Google? Or just feel overwhelmed by the amount of information out there?

Prenatal consultations are conducted by our perinatal support specialist (and mom too!), Julia, and last about two hours. The consultation will be designed just for you, allowing you time to ask any questions you may have, discuss your care provider options (OB, midwife, etc.) or visions you have for your birth. You can also discuss ways to make your pregnancy more enjoyable, if a labor doula is a good option for you, the different pregnancy exams/tests available to you, or even share about how tough pregnancy has been for you - or how excited you are - we are here for it all.

Labor Doula Support

Offered In-Person
Offered Virtually

MDE offers experienced labor doulas to support you in bringing your baby into this world, whichever way you choose. Whether you opt for a medicated birth, non-medicated birth, midwife and homebirth, or OB and hospital birth, our labor doulas are extensively trained to provide you (and your birth partner!) the physical and emotional support you need throughout the entire birth process.

During the weeks leading up to your baby’s birth, your doula will meet with you, in-home, to help educate you and your partner on the birth process and what to expect during the birth of your baby. Your doula will also help you to create a ‘birth preferences plan,’ sharing the many different options you have when birthing your baby. They will be on-call for two weeks prior to your birth, making sure to be by your side within 1-2 hours once you are in labor. Your doula will remain by your side until 1-2 hours following the birth of your baby to help you with the initial postpartum transition and baby’s first latch.

Comprehensive Childbirth Education Course

Offered Virtually

In birth, knowledge is power. While the birth of your baby may feel scary (and exciting too!), equipping yourself and your partner with extensive knowledge on the physiological process of birth and educating yourselves on the different road bumps that can occur during your labor, will leave you feeling confident and ready to bring your baby into the world. Our course educator will also cover different medical interventions that could come your way, how to approach medical decisions during your birth, and will share non-medical and medical coping options available to you. Our 4 session course will provide you with the skills, confidence and peace of mind needed to have the successful childbirth experience you deserve. To review our course syllabus and learn more about our course educator, please visit our Courses + Workshops page.