Highlights
Hello from Bonnie,
Welcome Hope that you find this site helpful. Please contact me if you if you have any questions regarding homeopathics, labor, pregnancy or other info. Preferrably by phone (313) 538-7222.
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Business of Birthing
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Contact Info
Bonnie Miller
Preferably by phone: (313) 538-7222 or
Cell: (313) 590-1283

Email:
bonniedoula@gmail.com
Servicing Southeastern Michigan

Overview

Early Pregnancy Education
Usually done over the phone with first point of contact and re-emphasized at prenatal classes: nutrition, positioning & exercise, holistic measures - all of which aid in the preventive measures against:

  • Pre-clampsia / Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH)
  • Breach or Posterior positioned babies
  • Malnutrition of mother and baby (intrauterine growth retardation)
And promotional advantages for:
  • Encouraging better health and well being for women and their unborn child
  • Providing options in regard to caregivers, places to birth, childbirth education, etc.

Prenatal Classes
2 classes approximately 6 hours total at your home or mine. Usually done 3-4 weeks prior due date.

Phone Availability

  • 24/7 for client questions and answers
  • Updates on prenatal visits with your caregiver

Meeting You
At your chosen birth place when in active labor. This may be determined via phone, or a brief visit to your home or mine.

Labor and Birth Support
I will provide support to you through your labor and birth by using: different comfort measures, positioning, massage, aromatherapy, pressure points and counter pressures. As well as activities to aide in the baby's rotation into and through the birth canal. I will also work with your support team of loved ones, nurses, and doctors/midwives to help achieve your birthing preferences and goals.

Supporting your Method of Infant Feeding

  • Breastfeeding: Helping you and your infant to get latched on in different feeding positions.
  • Nutritional advice for nursing mothers
  • Providing an atmosphere to promote bonding of the new family
  • Bottle feeding, if chosen.

Additional Support:

  • Staying for about an hour to an hour and a half after your birth to provide assistance with breastfeeding
  • I also take pictures if you'd like - Precious Memories!
  • Home visit within the first week after the birth. And, of course, I encourage any phone calls prior to or after the home visit to help you with the transition i.e., breastfeeding support, sore nipples, constipation, perineal pain, depression, and preventing jaundice.

* If labor support and care last more than 10 hours at the hospital, financial adjustments will need to be considered.

**Every situation is unique and would require further discussion.

Monitrice Support and/or at Home Services
Laboring/care at home. Examples of such care might include:

  • Labor support and comfort measures, monitoring: mom's vital signs, baby's heart rate, and cervical changes at home until going to the hospital/birthing center
  • Suggesting and discussing ways to starting labor at home
  • Evaluating a mom's progress when she chooses to stay at home without continuous labor support



AquaDoula Tub Rental

Rental prices are $250 which includes your own personal disposable tub liner. I request you pickup (2-3 weeks before due date) and drop off (within a week after birth) the tub at my house. Cleaning and draining the hoses and rest of equipment is imperative before you fold it up and return it. Instructions will be included. There is also a "pillow" that can be filled up with water (it won't float). You can rest your head, kneel or sit on it for extra comfort.

 


Doula Services are available for the following locations:

Counties
Macomb · Oakland · Schoolcraft · St. Clair · Washtenaw · Wayne

Cities
Ann Arbor · Bloomfield Township · Canton Township · Chesterfield Township · Clinton Township · Dearborn · Dearborn Heights · Detroit · Eastpointe · Farmington Hills · Lincoln Park · Livonia · Macomb Township · Novi · Redford · Rochester Hills · Roseville · Royal Oak · St. Clair Shores · Southfield · Sterling Heights · Taylor · Troy · Warren · Waterford Township · West Bloomfield · Westland · Ypsilanti Township