With the Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair rapidly approaching we will be sharing blog posts on our participating sponsors, vendors and nonprofits. You will find out more about these amazing businesses and what they offer to our community. They will be sharing their services, advice, what challenges face our community as well as upcoming events they will be having. Make sure to check out our virtual program and resource guide ahead of the event so you can plan for what you want to see! Childcare is available as well for use during speaker panels. If you preregister for the speakers or childcare you will earn extra raffle tickets-just email us and you will receive tickets at the door! We hope to see you at the Resource Fair!
Monumental Beginnings Doula Services
1. Tell us about your business/non profit and how it benefits local families?
I provide birth & postpartum doula services for growing families.
This means I provide:
-in-home prenatal education
-holistic care for families seeking a less invasive birth
-hand-picked resources based on your needs as a family
-on-call 24/7 attention within 2 weeks of anticipated due date
-physical presence in early labor lasting until delivery of baby
-In-Home Postpartum Care modified to suit the needs of each family. -Education for Safe Sleeping, Baby Wearing, Bathing, Feeding & Swaddling
-Screening for Postpartum Mood Disorders
-Overnight Baby Coverage
-Light Cleaning, Cooking & Errands
Doula involvement in childbirth has been shown to decrease the demand for medical pain relief, risk of c-section, and postpartum depression. The support of a doula benefits the entire family by reducing a women's time in labor, increasing confidence as a new parent and providing emotional support in an overwhelmingly medicalized field of childbirth.
2. Where is it located?
Located in Falmouth; serving families throughout Cape Cod, Boston area, South Shore, North Shore & Rhode Island
3. What is your favorite part about our community?
I love the loyalty of families and their commitment to including others.
4. How else do you get involved with the community?
I am the Vice President of BNI Sand Dollars in Falmouth, and I also work at Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar in Woods Hole during summer. I provide childcare to many local families and you may see me at the Cape Cod Children's Museum, Woods Hole Aquarium, or any local playground with children in tow.
5. What are the biggest challenges facing parents in our community?
Feeling isolated! The cold weather can make it hard find ways to keep kids busy. Events like the Parent Resource Fair are an amazing way to get out of the house, explore something new and find out what exists for families right in our own back yard.
6. What is your favorite memory or story over the years involving you and your business?
The first birth I attended as a doula, was quickly followed by my second! The babies arrived within 48 hours of each other, which was a whirlwind and made me feel very experienced!
7. What advice would you give parents and care givers in our community?
Trust your instincts!!! You are the expert on your child, and your intuition is incredibly valuable.
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