What is High Country Doulas?
We are a FRIENDLY TEAM OF DOULAS who PROVIDE CUSTOMIZED CARE
FOR YOUR UNIQUE JOURNEY
We support YOUR wishes including medicated, non medicated, and/or cesarean birth and work cooperatively alongside your medical team
High Country Doulas was established in 2016 with one goal in mind...to make excellent and professional Doula care more accessible for the community. On the flip-side, we wanted to make it easier for passionate and talented Doulas to do the work they excel in doing in order to make parenting the best it can possibly be for new parents.
Since its establishment, High Country Doulas has served over 100 families in over 8 counties, spreading from Boone, NC, out to Wilkesboro, Lenoir, Elizabethton, Johnson City, Kingsport, and beyond.
The work we do focuses on making the transition into parenthood the best it can possibly be for both parents and their babies. We provide education and support throughout pregnancy. We stand by your side during labor and birth, cheering you on and providing comforting and effective hands-on support. We give encouragement for you and help get your partner involved in the process. After birth, we do what no other professional can...we come to you, in your home and provide you and your baby with hands-on emotional and physical support so that the transition into parenthood is smoother and happier.
Every family is unique. Let us help you discover how High Country Doulas can best support your needs and desires during this epic life event.
At High Country Doulas we offer an array of services that can all be tailored to your specific wants and goals. Call us today to set up a complimentary consultation to learn how High Country Doulas can best support your family.
WHAT IS A DOULA?
A doula is a person trained to support a woman and her family during childbirth and/or the postpartum period.
Having a doula is like having a best friend by your side who knows a LOT about birth and babies. She is a capable and compassionate woman professionally trained to make birth and parenting easier for your family. Doulas give parents peace of mind as well as practical, non-medical support.
DOULA HELP YOU...
Develop a birth plan.
Learn options and alternatives for birth.
Connect with local resources.
Make decisions and ask questions without judgment.
Process unexpected challenges.
Feel confident about birth.
Connect with your partner more.
Maintain a calm environment.
Stay positive and confident.
Use comfort tools, and techniques.
Guide the support team.
Communicate effectively with staff.
Try ideas and recommendations.
Establish early feeding and bonding.
Establish routines and gain confidence.
Recover, recoup, and rest.
Manage housework and cooking.
Get to know your baby.
Learn parenting tools and techniques.
Care for baby(ies) and siblings.
Learn to breast and/or bottle feeding.
...And soooo much more!
Our Services AT A GLANCE
Mom & Baby In-Home Care
HAPPY BEGINNINGS DESERVE GREAT SUPPORT
Our postpartum doulas help moms and their families with the educational, emotional, and physical challenges of early babyhood.
Our postpartum doulas help you thrive as a parent during the earliest months of babyhood. We instill strength in your ability to parent and we provide a skilled set of hands to lessen the load.
Postpartum Doula Benefits:
- Gain confidence and assurance as a new parent
- Get the rest needed to recover after birth
- Learn newborn skills and get help establishing routines with your baby
- Receive guidance for breast/bottle-feeding
- Get more sleep with a part-time, overnight, or live-in doula
- Lower your chances of postpartum depression and get comforting support if you are struggling
- Enjoy parenthood with more help and less stress
- Help with meal preparation & light housekeeping
- GET MORE SLEEP!
High Country Doulas offers night shifts, day shifts, as well as live in (24/7) care to give you the rest and support you need during the challenging newborn phase
BIRTH MATTERs...ESPECIALlY YOURS
At High Country Doulas, our approach to doula care is UNIQUE. From the start, you have access to TWO professional doulas throughout your entire pregnancy. Your doula team is available to you 24/7 from the moment you decide to work with us, and provide you with a guaranteed resource for unbiased and judgment free educational and emotional support throughout your pregnancy and birth.
Our labor doulas help you feel empowered, confident, and affirmed throughout pregnancy and childbirth.
During your complimentary consultation, and again at the prenatal session with your doulas, you will be guided and listened to as you discover what choices feel best for your family during labor and birth.
Our doulas are here to support you in achieving the birth of YOUR dreams. Whether that be “all natural,” epidural, cesarean, etc. we’re here to provide you with clarity, calm, and confidence. Learn what's included in our labor doula service.
PERSONAL AND ENGAGING CLASSES FOR TODAY’S MODERN COUPLE
Long gone are the days of breathing techniques and a “once size fits all’ approach to childbirth.
At High Country Doulas we prepare parents for the journey ahead with openness to different philosophies, choices, and approaches to childbirth.
Our classes are excellent for moms planning natural (medication-free) childbirth, epidurals, or who aren't sure yet.
We keep things light, simple, and fun! Join us for an upcoming group class or schedule a private class in your home.
Postpartum capsules prepared just for you by our in-home Placenta Specialist.
Whether you choose Placenta Encapsulation (PE) for its intended benefits or simply as a way to honor this once-in-a-lifetime experience, our priority is to provide you with this service while upholding the HIGHEST standards of professionalism and safety in the industry.
*BENEFITS OF PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION MAY INCLUDE:
- Replenish depleted iron levels after childbirth
- Balance postpartum hormones & lessen the "baby blues"
- Promote healthy milk production
- Decrease the chance of suffering from postpartum depression
- Increase energy levels
- Promote better sleep
- Reduce postnatal bleeding
*Benefits of ingesting your placenta have not been evaluated by the FDA.
QUALITY AND ASSURANCE
Our PE Specialist are trained by the highest quality certifying organization of it's kind: ProDoula International.
High Country Doulas guarantees that your placenta encapsulation is much more than receiving a box of pills. We ensure a unique and exceptional experience that contributes to a calmer, happier, and healthier postpartum period for your entire family.
SET YOUR FAMILY UP FOR SUCCESS
Let High Country Doulas be your guide as you journey through this exciting yet challenging time. Our packages are designed with your family in mind to help make the process of pregnancy, birth, and babyhood go more smoothly.
Packages range from basic to premium and include a mixture of all of our services, or just a handful. They can also be tailored to meet your family’s exact needs.