Birth and Postpartum Maternal Support
Nurturing and Nourishing the New Mother
"If a doula were a drug,
it would be unethical not to use it."
Lea Ann Goettsch
Professional Birth Doula / Mentor
As your mentor Lea Ann supports mothers who are choosing to have their baby at home, the birth center or in the hospital setting.
Lea Ann describes her birth doula 'style' as "mindfulness", "honoring the newborn" and "protecting the golden hour".
Lea Ann trained as a Midwifery Assistant at The Farm with Ina May Gaskin and midwives, and has experience supporting mothers and babies in recovery as well as previous trauma. Lea Ann began supporting women in birth in 1999.
Studies have shown that doula support can reduce the need for pain medications and medical interventions.
I offer three packages.
Payment plans available for doula services.
The Magnolia Package
Professional support from an expert in the field with 19 years experience.
Highly respected by birth and postpartum professionals.
Guidance for partners, fathers and grandparents.
24/7 support during pregnancy after signing contract.
Prenatal visits to build a trusting relationship.
Evidence-based information to help you make informed decisions.
Texting support 24/7 with signed contract.
Support with unexpected emergencies.
Guidance in creating your birth wish list.
Pre-counseling to prepare for birth.
Physical in person support during labor.
Continuous support from active labor to birth.
Comfort measures tailored to your needs during labor.
NO time limits on labor.
Cesarean birth support.
Postpartum meal preparation planning.
Support during the Golden Hour.
Postpartum visit with breastfeeding follow up.
Postpartum visit with newborn care education.
Professional breastfeeding education and support.
Referral to professional resources when needed.
Skype conversations when needed.
You will receive from Newborn Mother Care a complimentary online class at
Evidence Based Birth® Services, along with an extensive library of handouts from
Evidence Based Birth® Services.
Private childbirth and comfort measure class.
Private breastfeeding class.
The Bluebonnet Package
Doula services with above support in Magnolia.
No educational services / classes provided.
The Yellow Rose of Texas Package
Ideal for home birth.
Doula for the day of birth only, with a signed contract.
1 prenatal visit to discuss your birth wishes.
1 postpartum visit to discuss your birth.
The Daisy Package
Cesarean Birth Support
This service is provided for a scheduled cesarean birth.
Postpartum At Your Service
AFTER BIRTH DOULA SUPPORT DURING
YOUR POSTPARTUM HOSPITAL STAY.
Partner not available? Siblings at home and needing care?
I will stay with you overnight during your hospital stay.
As your doula I will share with you my extensive list of professional local and international resources that I have had the pleasure to collaborate with throughout the years.
Payment plans available.