Delena completed her DONA birth doula training in June 2016 with birth expert Rae Davies in Jacksonville, Florida. She learned basic doula skills as well as breastfeeding support. Delena served as a volunteer of Bold City Doula Coalition where she offered doula services to poverty stricken families and communities. She was later contracted with Gold Coast Doulas in her hometown, Grand Rapids, MI. Her passion for providing mothers their desired birth experience stems from her passion of women empowerment. She believes in making sure families are well prepared birth and being able to curate their desired birthing experience. Delena not only provides traditional doula services but she also offers mental/spiritual practices as well to prepare families for the arrival of their new addition. She prides herself in helping birthing mothers develop a deep connection in pregnancy and birth. Now serving the Metro Atlanta area, Delena is making a mark on the birthing community.
Birth Doula Services:
A prenatal visit where we will discuss your birth plan, the different techniques I can utilize to assist and comfort you during labor, plans for bottle or breast, postpartum support, and anything else you’d like to talk about.
Labor Support: I will be on call from 38 weeks until birth. I can provide labor support via text, phone call, FaceTime, or Skype, and will attend to you when you are ready for me to be there in person. I will remain with you for a couple of hours after the baby is born to help you get settled, initiate first feeding, and promote bonding. I will leave when you and your family are ready for quiet time.
I will come for a postpartum visit when you are at home. During this visit, we can discuss your birth, talk about how you and baby are doing, and I can even watch the baby while you take some time for self-care.