Birth Doula Services

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Alamo City Birth works with women and families in San Antonio and surrounding areas in:

  • Hospital Birth
  • Birth Center Birth
  • Home Birth

Types of births we attend:

  • Obstetricians
  • Midwife
  • Cesarean Births
  • Epidural Births
  • Induced Births
  • Natural Births
  • Low risk
  • High risk
  • VBAC
  • Surrogate
  • Multiples


Prenatal Visit

We discuss goals, expectations, fears, birth options, relaxation, comfort measures, positions for labor and birth, interventions, birth plan information, breastfeeding basics and aftercare.

We customize your care based on things that are unique to you and your pregnancy/birth.

Phone (text and voice) and email support is provided from the time you hire me until 6 weeks after your baby is born.


Please note that this prenatal doula visit should not replace a childbirth education class. To view childbirth education class options please visit our Childbirth Education page.




“She made sure I was always informed and encouraged me to do whatever I felt was right for myself and my baby. In person, she taught my husband and I various pain management techniques and assisted with breastfeeding.” –Stephanie



“Valerie was always very prompt to return phone calls and emails. She was very professional and understanding of individual needs. She would spend extra time if needed to explain things further or to make one feel comfortable. Tools and education received were invaluable to the actual birth experience. She would make you feel as if you were her one and only client. Valerie had a calming nature about her that help tremendously during relaxation techniques.” – Christal



“The support we received from Valerie was invaluable. She is remarkably nurturing and informative and always eager to help any way she can. She is truly gifted when it comes to the art and science of being a Doula and my husband and I have a lot of respect for Valerie and her work. We are very thankful she was a part of our pregnancy and birth.” - Kate



Birth

We provide intuitive, respectful, and non-judgmental care to help you achieve your goals.

This may include:

  • Elle TENS unit rental
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Affirmations
  • Physical positioning
  • Spinning babies techniques
  • Yoga positions
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage
  • Counter pressure
  • Acupressure
  • Ensure you and your partner’s needs are met
  • Respect privacy and intimacy with spouse/significant other
  • Unbiased information as labor progresses
  • If unexpected situations arise, I can help explain what is happening while providing calm and reassurance.



Postpartum

We want you to enjoy your first few minutes with your baby. When you no longer need immediate doula support, your doula will step a short distance away to give you private time to explore your new bundle of joy with your loved ones.

When/if you desire your doula will help initiate breastfeeding.

Your doula is happy to take a few photos with your camera if desired.

Your doula will call you within the first 2 days after your birth to check on you.

We will schedule a follow up with a postpartum visit within 10 days after birth.

We encourage you to call/text yur doula if you feel you have questions fromyour immediate pospartum hru 6 weeks postpartum.

Many clients find our additional pospartum doula services a tremendous asset during the first few weeks and months postpartum as the regain their physical, mental, and emotional strength and navigate their new life.



See Postpartum Doula Services for additional in-person postpartum services.