That is great question! It is a common misunderstanding that doulas are only for mothers who want to attempt a non-medicated birth. That is not the case at all. This is your birth and I will support whatever decisions you make for that birth.

In the case of an epidural, there are some things to consider. First of all, an epidural is not usually available the moment you come to the hospital. There will be a window of time where you will need to manage contractions until your care provider or nurse verifies that an epidural will not impede labor progress. After that, it will still take some time to get you prepared and time for the medicine to take effect. I will help you get through the waiting period and keep you focused.

I still offer beginning breastfeeding support and other parts of my package deal. Schedule your free, no-obligations interview with me and I will walk you through all the ways I support birth plans that include an epidural.