Private & Prenatal Yoga Teacher and Doula in Los Angeles

Nurturing Joyous Life

Emily Herakovich: Private & Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and Ayurvedic Consultant in Los Angeles

Doula Support

A doula is an experienced professional who provides physical, emotional and informational support to the mother and partner before, during and after birth. In labor, studies show that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications and less need for pain medications. In postpartum, studies show that when doulas are in the home baby transitions are easier, parental satisfaction improves and the risk of postpartum mood disorder decreases. 
 
A Doula:

  • Recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life
  • Understands the physiology and emotional needs in labor and postpartum
  • Provides emotional support and physical comfort measures
  • Empowers parents to get information and make informed decisions
  • Assists in preparing for and carrying out plans for birth and postpartum
  • Offers an objective viewpoint and evidence based information
  • Facilitates communication within the support team
  • Perceives her role as nurturing and protecting the memory of the experience
  • Allows the woman's partner to participate at his/her comfort level

Emily offers a variety of doula support services: 

Birth Doula

Birth doula support includes three prenatal visits, attendance of labor and birth, one postpartum visit and unlimited phone and email support.

Doula Lite

Labor Support Workshop coupled with phone support throughout labor.

Postpartum Doula

In-home doula support post delivery with flexible scheduling. Babysitting services are also available for certain circumstances.

Labor Support Workshop for Partners

Three-hour workshop dedicated to preparing birth partners and moms-to-be for labor. Topics include fetal position, labor positioning, massage, and relaxation techniques. Private or semi-private.

Postpartum Support Workshop for Partners

Three-hour workshop to prepare parents-to-be for the postpartum period. Topics include physical recovery, meal planning, parent relationship, newborn care and transition to parenthood. Private or semi-private.

Infant Massage

In-home private infant massage classes to learn strokes, benefits and baby care. Private or semi-private classes are available.

Childbirth Education

In-home, private, customized childbirth education classes.

Contact Emily for more information on rates and options and read testimonials here!