Alamo Area Birth Doula - Your Support During Labor
My Philosophy
 
My customers' needs are of the utmost importance. I am first and foremost committed to assisting the San Antonio, Texas birthing mother in having the type of birth she envisions, and I am blessed when given the opportunity to earn her trust and provide her the best service possible.
 
I will:  
  • Provide individual childbirth preparation to clients
  • Include 2 prenatal visits 
  • Provide continuous birth support and Doula care 
  • Make suggestions for pain management techniques
  • Work to maintain calm atmosphere during birthing time
  • Provide assistance with or references for breastfeeding before and after birth
  • Include one postpartum visit
  • Provide references upon request
  • Have a backup Doula in case of emergency
 
I am a Member of:
 
  • Doulas of North America (DONA) International
  • (Certified Birth Doula(DONA))
  • American Pregnancy Association
  • LaLeche League
  • Childbirth & Postpartum Professionals Assoc (CAPPA)
  • Hypnobabies - (Certified Hypno-Doula)
  • Operation Special Delivery
  • Viva Doulas of San Antonio
 
 
 
I have completed:
 
  • The DONA certified Birth Doula training requirements 
  (Am a DONA Certified Birth Doula - to verify my status:
   go to www.DONA.org)
  • The CAPPA certified Labor Doula training requirements
  • A Hypnobabies Doula Certification Course - to verify my status, go to http://www.hypnobabies.com.
  • LaLeche League Classes
  • The Bradley Method Childbirth Classes
  • DONA approved TENS training
  • Your Birth Experience (YBE)  Educator Course
  • Have Birthed 4 children, in 4 different countries with no pain medication; I had 3 medical doctors and 1 midwife, the first was a pitocin induction at 42 weeks. 
 
 
I am a United States Air Force retiree, received my Bachelor's
degree from Wayland Baptist University, am a mother of four and grandmother of 18.
I have been supporting and assisting moms with the birthing process for 15 + years (before and after learning what a Doula is).  I am a member of the San Antonio Birth Doulas, which is a non-profit organization providing birth support for teens and low-income women, during their pregnancy, birthing time and postpartum support. 

                                                                                
Recommended Reading:
 
Books
            
  • Natural Birth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon
  • Ina May's Guide to Child Birth by Ina Gaskin
  • Womanly Art of Breast feeding by LaLeche League 
  • Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvy Karp
  • Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg                      
  • The Vaccine Book by Dr. Sears
  • Baby on the Way by Dr. Sears (for big brother or sister)
 
Helpful Links: 
 


 UPCOMING SAN ANTONIO BIRTH DOULA TRAINING:

Contact Suzanne De Leon @ 210-222-0988 or doulas@ccaosa.org. 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                             Ecclesiastes 2:24-25
                 A woman can do nothing better than to eat and
                          drink and find satisfaction in her work. This too,
                                   I see, is from the hand of God,
                         for without Him, who can eat or find enjoyment?
 
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