Labor of Love doulas take a holistic approach to supporting and educating families through the incredibly transformative journey of pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood. We believe that nourishing foods and healthy lifestyle practices can serve as the backbone of a healthy family. We provide nutritional counseling specific to pregnancy and postpartum recovery, as well as helping parents implement baby’s first foods. Our nutrition philosophy is rooted in traditionally prepared, nourishing foods and herbal medicine.
We believe that movement and breath are vital to labor. Whether you choose to use pain medications or to have a natural birth, embodiment is key to progress and progress is key to bringing your baby into the world. We will teach you movements that enable your body to allow baby to descend, breathing techniques to keep you calm and focused, and we will work with you to find coping mechanisms that will work for you. Every birth and every body is different, so we work with you to meet your needs, whatever your situation or goals may be.
We strive to hold a non-judgmental, honest, and empowering space for our clients to blossom into the healthy family they are meant to be. Our goal is to bolster the success and well-being of families for years to come.
Pregnancy & Birth Services
We offer several birth packages to suit the needs of all families. All packages include prenatal appointments that teach you practical tools to use during labor, appointments to support you after birth, with options for nutritional counseling to maximize your baby’s development.
Beyond Birth Services
The postpartum period is a sacred time that should be cherished and embraced. How can we hold space for you? We can help with meal preparation, grocery shopping, cleaning your kitchen, supporting the retransformation of your body, and more.
Encapsulation is an easy way for a new mother to regain nutrients from her placenta after birth. This process can be empowering during the sensitive and precious period of adjusting to life with a new baby.
Meet your doulas...
Labor of Love Doulas work in tandem with your family to give you the best possible support. Sharing on-call time throughout the week is a way for us to balance life with our families and to give you the very best of each of us during preparation, labor, and care after your birth. You will get to know both of us throughout your prenatal appointments.
“The process of becoming a parent is a labor of love, from pregnancy, to birth, to making food for a growing child. In this fast-paced culture, and with an abundance of choices to make, we are here to support you through your journey. We will lift you up and make sure you always know how strong you are.”
Alayna and Jordan | Founders
We’ll meet you there…
We have experience working with families giving birth in hospitals, birth centers, and at home in southern Maine. We’re here to advocate for your choices wherever you feel safe giving birth. We will travel within a 45 minute radius of Portland, ME to provide our services.