A birth doula is a woman who helps another woman labor.
Sharon is a certified birth doula from Long Island Doula Association (LIDA) since November 2019. Sharon has provided birth doula support at Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, New York. She continues to provide private doula services in Nassau County, Eastern Queens and Western Suffolk County. As an acupuncturist, Sharon can provide acupressure points to help decrease labor pains, decrease anxiety, lower blood pressure, decrease nausea and increase Mom’s birth experience. In addition, Sharon provides services for preparing and inducing labor.
A doula provides the following:
Physical movements to help with labor and
Helps advocate for Mom and Dad’s wishes for a great labor.
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“Sharon assisted me with the successful natural birth of my second daughter in September 2019. She collaborated well with my midwife to help me achieve my goal of having a drug free natural water birth. Although, I was not able to have a water birth due to complications during my pregnancy and during delivery, I am very grateful I was able to have a drug free natural delivery. During my labor she helped soothe contraction pain by pressing acupressure points in my sacrum which was very effective for me. She was also patient, comforting and reassuring throughout the entire birthing process. After my daughter’s birth Sharon gave me an acupuncture session and a packet of herbs for postpartum healing. She was also very resourceful with providing me lactation consultant recommendations and information when I struggled to help my daughter nurse exclusively. I was please with Sharon’s care and would use her again if I’m blessed with another pregnancy in the future.” Kerry C.