If you’re an expecting mom, you may be looking for a Phoenix doula to be by your side while you’re giving birth. I, a Scottsdale Newborn Photographer, always recommend that every birthing mom hire a doula. I personally had a doula for the birth of my daughter. In hindsight, I couldn’t imagine NOT having her there to support me. We met multiple times prior to my estimated due date to get to know each other. She learned about my birthing preferences, which were also created with my midwife. It was nice having my doula there to advocate my wishes at such a vulnerable time. She provided comfort and care and helped me make informed decisions for a safe and healthy delivery.
According to DONA International, a nonprofit organization that certifies doulas worldwide, a doula is “a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to their client before, during and shortly after childbirth to help them achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.”
In short, a doula positively impacts the physical and mental outcomes of delivering your baby.
Modern Mama Doula is a large diverse team of doulas and childbirth professionals who offer services for the entire Phoenix Valley. Their services include providing birth doulas, postpartum doulas, placenta encapsulation, and childbirth classes. You can learn more about Modern Mama Doula Services by visiting their website http://www.modernmamadoula.com/
Cherry Blossom Doula Services is “rooted in holistically minded birth philosophies” and began 8 years ago by founder Alyssa Leon. Alyssa and her team offer services guiding you through your entire prenatal, labor & birth, and postpartum care. They provide postpartum healing through placenta encapsulation and ayurvedic practices through in-home and virtual care.
MODABA is a black-owned collective of Village Mothers. Created by Fatima, MODABA provides care, education, and support for moms, dads, and babies. Their services include homebirth support, postpartum care, breastfeeding support, and herbal remedies. You can learn more about what they have to offer by visiting https://momsdadsbabies.com/
Doula Noleen is a mama of four and comes highly recommended through my Google search of Phoenix Doulas. Noleen is DONA certified and provides support for prenatal, laboring, birth, and postpartum stages of your pregnancy. She also offers belly casting services in case you want a unique way to preserve your baby bump!
P.S. Love, Mommy is another black-owned doula service in Phoenix formed by Latissa. Latissa came recommended by a previous client of mine who reached out for newborn photography services as well as many other mamas within the motherhood community. P.S. Love, Mommy is a collective of diverse birth workers who guide you through your prenatal, birth, and postpartum needs. They also offer placenta encapsulation and keepsakes.
If you’re ready to start planning your maternity & newborn photos, please contact me here. I would love to preserve the memories of this special milestone in your life! I service the entire valley including Chandler, Queen Creek, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Goodyear, and beyond.
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