Our philosophy here at Elysian Doula Services is that every birthing person and family deserve an Amazing Birth Experience. As a member of your birth team, we will provide you with the resources and support you desire, to have YOUR BEST BIRTH.
Whether you are a surrogate or the intended parent(s), having the support of a doula specializing in surrogacy helps to truly embrace the beauty that is a surrogacy birth.
During the Birth of the Intended Parent's baby, the Surrogacy Birth Doula provides physical and emotions support for the laboring surrogate, as well as emotional support for the intended parent(s).
All Surrogacy Birth Doula packages are custom. Please use our contact page to inquire about our services or feel free to contact the doula directly. We will work as a team to find the perfect setup to fit the needs of both the Surrogate and the Intended Parents.
Why hire a Surrogacy Birth Doula?
Having the support of a Surrogacy Birth Doula during labor has proven to:
Reduce length of labor by 25%
Reduce the use of artificial Oxytocin (Pitocin) by 40%
Reduce the need for pain medication by 9%-30%
Increase the positive feelings of the birth experience for the Intended Parents and Surrogate
Decrease in postpartum depression for the Surrogate
For the Intended Parent(s):
A Surrogacy Postpartum Doula provides evidence-based information on things such as infant feeding, and emotional recovery from birth, family bonding with baby, infant soothing and basic newborn care. A Postpartum Doula typically helps a new family in the first few days and weeks after bringing baby home. This includes things like helping the parent(s) feel more confident in their roles, sharing education on family adjustments and tending to the unique needs of the new family. She can also help with things such as light housekeeping, light lunches, and assisting in dinner preparation.
For the Surrogate:
The Surrogacy Postpartum Doula will aid in the adjustment after the birth of the surrogate baby. She will focus on your physical and emotional needs. During this time she will also help with the basic needs of your household, providing meals for yourself and family and helping with your children while you rest and have time for self-care.