Birth Is The Revolution

Are you in the New Orleans area?

Do you reside in the New Orleans metropolitan area?

For Clients in the New Orleans area, in-person pregnancy coaching, and Doula/Montrice services are available. All coaching and doula/montrice services are provided by Nicole Deggins, CNM. We recommend the coaching sessions take place in your home however we are available to meet you where you are most comfortable. In-home coaching sessions usually last longer than a telephone session and provide a more hands on personalized experience.

What is a Doula/Monitrice?
A Doula is a birth companion who is skilled in providing emotional, physical, and informational support during your labor. A Monitrice provides this same support and has additional knowledge/skill that allows her to provide clinical assessments of you and your baby while you labor at home. A monitrice is very helpful if you want to do most of your laboring at home or if you don’t want to go to the hospital until a specific point in your labor progress.

What do I receive as a doula/Monitrice client?
As a Doula/Monitrice client, you will receive prenatal home visits every other week starting as early as 26 weeks and at least one prenatal visit with you and your provider. Monthly home visits can begin as early in your pregnancy as you would like them. Each in home visit will include pregnancy coaching, teaching and prenatal education as needed. We will be on-call for you and your birth 24/7 starting at 38 weeks and will provide full labor doula support once requested in labor.

As a Monitrice, at your request, we can provide cervical checks, assess vital signs and listen to your baby’s heart rate while you labor at home. We will go with you to the hospital or birth center, stay with you throughout your labor and remain with you for a few hours after birth to help as necessary. We will also provide two post partum home visits.

While we are available to receive pregnancy coaching clients with any due date, we accept a VERY LIMITED number of full service Doula/Monitrice clients and book several months in advance. Please contact us using the form below at your earliest to discuss availability around your due date.

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