What Is A Doula?

The name “Doula” is a Greek word that means “Woman’s Servant.”  In childbirth “doula” refers to a professionally trained companion who provides emotional support, comfort measures, informational support, and labor coaching, as desired.  A doula may also serve families during their pregnancy or postpartum period, and assist with breastfeeding encouragement.

 

 



Why Should I Hire A Doula?

Hiring a doula is hiring a professional  who is there just for you.  During your pregnancy, a doula can be a valuable asset in sharing information and resources as you make important parenting decisions.  During labor and birth, a doula helps with continual, knowledgeable support and comfort.  Postpartum, doulas continue to support you and help you make a healthy transition into assuming the full-time care of a newborn.   Studies have shown many mothers using doulas benefit from:

 

  • shorter labor with fewer complications

  • reduced need for interventions (epidural, vacuum extraction, forceps)

  • reduced C-section rates

  • reduced stress and anxiety in mother/partner

  • increased positive feelings about their birth experiences

  • decreased incidence of postpartum depression

  • better success with breastfeeding the newborn

  • stronger relationships with their partners

 

 

 

How Does Hiring You Work?

The first step is to set up an appointment for a FREE initial consultation, where we can meet each other and decide if we are a good fit for one another.  If you decide to hire me, a doula/client contract is signed, and your place is reserved in my calendar.  Please see my Doula Fee And Services page for a complete listing of the various doula support packages that I offer.  If you need more information or wish to set up a FREE no-obligation consultation appointment, contact me at: happyhelperdoula@gmail.com or 256-975-3845.

Where Are You Located?

Are you looking for a good doula in Huntsville, Alabama?  Are you looking for a doula in Madison, Alabama with good ratings?  If you are looking for a Huntsville, Alabama or Madison, Alabama doula, you have come to the right place!  Happy Helper Doula Services is located in Harvest, Alabama near Huntsville, Alabama and Madison, Alabama.  I serve families from Huntsville, Alabama and Madison, Alabama as well as serving families from surrounding Alabama communities such as: Harvest, Monrovia, Athens, Hazel Green, New Hope, Decatur, and Owens Cross Roads.  You can view more about my service area on my DoulaMatch profile.

 

 

 

Where Can I Find Childbirth Education Classes?

As a Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Doula, I am specially trained to support Hypnobabies® families.  Hypnobabies® offers a Self Study Course that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home!  If you feel another course would better meet your needs, please see my facebook list of Huntsville-Area Childbirth Educators.  I'm blessed to live in a community with many wonderful childbirth educators.  If you attend a local childbirth education class, please tell them that Hannah Ellis at Happy Helper Doula Services sent you!

 

 

Will You Help Me Find Another Doula?

I'm blessed to live in a community with many wonderful doulas.  If I'm not available, you are looking for a service I don't offer, or you feel like another doula would be a better fit for you, I'd love to help connect you to another doula!  Please check out my facebook listing of Huntsville-Area Doulas.  I hope you find the perfect doula for you--and please tell them Hannah Ellis at Happy Helper Doula Services sent you their way!