Difference between a Montrice and Doula...
A doula does not perform clinical tasks. A montrice offers clinical judgement, where as a doula is not allowed too. Someone providing monitrice service is a midwife. However, once we go to the hospital then I become the role of the doula. This is a wonderful option for women that would like to be monitored and labor at home, but deliver in the hospital setting.
What does a Montrice do?
I do prenatal visits
We will discuss your goals for labor and birth
We will create a birth plan
We will work on relaxation techniques, comfort positions, and holistic remedies for comfort.
We will discuss the role you would like me to play at your birth.
A basic over view of childbirth, and the postpartum period.
I will help assist you and your partner to make informed decisions.
I will be taking your vital signs, listen to heart tones, palpating baby's position, and upon your request cervical checks (only at term and if requested).
24/7 on call beginning 4 weeks before your EDD, and 4 weeks after your birth.
During Labor I will provide support, help your partner with comfort measures during labor and birth.
You can also rent a tub by request to labor at home in