No matter where you are in your journey, we can help.

Unbiased, agenda-free support for your family's choices.

 

Before 

Congratulations!  We can provide antepartum support for clients on bed rest, registry consultation, or nursery organization.  What an exciting time for your family!  Let us help with the planning!

During 

Birth doula services include a customized plan for support.  Services include a birth plan consultation, childbirth education, prenatal session(s), and unbiased support for labor and birth. Contact us for a complimentary consultation!  

After

You’ve read all the books, talked to your friends and family, and prepared a beautiful nursery…..now what?  Postpartum support is designed to help you transition to life with your new little bundle.  Customized plans are available and include light housekeeping, meal prep, running errands, newborn care, lactation support.  Let’s get you off to the best possible start!

What is a doula?

 

“The word ‘doula’ comes from the ancient Greek meaning ‘a woman who serves’ and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during, and after birth. Studies have shown that when doulas attend births, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily” (DONA International). 

A Birth Doula

·Understands the physiology of birth and the emotions of a laboring woman

·Assists the woman in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth (Birth Plan Consultation)

·Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint, as well as helping the woman get the information she needs to make informed decisions

· Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner and her clinical care providers

·Provides support for the partner to facilitate his involvement in the birth process.

A Postpartum Doula

·Offers education, companionship and nonjudgmental support during the postpartum fourth trimester

·Assists with newborn care, transitioning older siblings to the new family dynamics, meal preparation and light household tidying

· Offers evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents

·Offers referrals to trusted professionals and additional support resources

 

 

How Can We Help?

 

We are excited to get to know you! Think back over the most memorable day in your life so far?  It is likely your wedding day.  It took a team of experts to help bring your vision to life.  Between the wedding planner, the caterer, the photographer, and your DJ, they helped create a magical day for you and your guests.  Let Tiny Tusks Doula help you plan for a day you will never forget!  

 

 

Babies are what we do

 

Your Tiny Tusks Doula is Giovanna Otavalo, who has been working with families for over 15 years in various capacities.  Entrust your precious journey to a professional!  With a background in Early Childhood Education, a wealth of experience with families of all backgrounds, and a passion for supporting a family’s unique needs, let us partner to enhance this special time!

From incorporating yoga positions to provide you with comfort during your pregnancy, to recommending essential oils to ease nausea during labor, to teaching you infant massage techniques to comfort a fussy baby; our goal is to empower you with the tools needed for a smooth and comfortable transition for your whole family!