doula phoenix

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Imagine a society where birth stories are stories of peaceful and gentle beginnings. Imagine that these stories speak of almost pleasureable intensity, of empowering and sacred journeys, of strong and proud women becoming mothers who are conscious and awake through their power, courage, strength, endurance and vulnerability…wherever they choose to give birth: in the hospital, in a birthing center, in their living room, in an operating room, or in a birth tub in their bedroom.

About Me

My name is Theresa (Terri) Pardun


  • I have worked in the medical field for over 30 years.
  • I am a licensed PA-C, RN, and Certified Doula. I'm currently working on my N.D. in natural medicine. I am current in BLS, CPR, ACLS, and PALS Life support.
  • I have always had a passion for pregnancy and childbirth, and enjoyed delivering several babies.  I am always amazed at how natural  childbirth can be if we just stop letting health care providers and Doctors that are late for their tee times determine when and how we labor. I'm here to help find what works best for you and your baby through prenatal, childbirth or postpartum. 
  • My goal is to offer an empowering experience while strengthening your foundation and offering concrete health information with simple, enjoyable, spiritual, and emotional support.

Why a Doula?

Here are some medically documented reasons to hire a Doula or midwife 

50% reduction in C-sections

25% shorter labor

60% less epidural request

40% reduction in Pitocin use

30% less request for pain relief

40% reduction in forceps delivery

Doulas deliver support | TheRecord.com https://www.therecord.com/living-story/7203325-doulas-deliver-support/#.WSQHVz560tE.twitter

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/doula-benefits_n_5730720.html?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004 via @HuffPostParents

What I offer

Prenatal plus Birth Doula  

Free In-person consultation, 3-4 prenatal visits, plus more if time permits. I will help you write your birth plan and goals. Since I am a licensed medical professional I will be available to all providers who support you. Reachable 24/7 by phone email or skype from hire date. Continuous & unlimited labor support. While laboring, I will use many techniques, such as cold packs, heating pad, compresses, foot rubs, back rubs, rolling pin technique, rebozo,  knee press, counter pressure on the lower back, aquatherapy,  music, aromatherapy using essential oils, prayer, walks, eye pillow,  birth ball, focal points, rubbing pressure points, double hip squeeze, knotted sheet pull (to aid progression) and many more. Most doulas charge more for home births. I do not. 


*Pay per visit or hourly rates available

* Plus a special gift for mommy

*This is just a generalized quote.Things can be added to suit your comfort level 

*Placenta Encapsulation is a $200 fee $100 to Doula clients


Photography and Belly Casting

Available upon request.

Water birth

We offer birthing tubs for the mom that wants to experience water birth. Aside from pain reduction, water birth offers other benefits that are equally appealing. Episiotomies and tearing can be avoided, as the water softens the tissues surrounding the perineum, making them more pliable and able to stretch. And labor itself could be shortened - this is being seen over and over again as more women choose water birth. You would still be able to labor as you liked, in any position you choose, with the added benefit of some laboring positions being easier in the water. Squatting on land is a demanding stretch; in water, with gravity diminished, it comes easy and naturally.

Massage pressure points and comfort

While laboring, I will use many techniques, such as cold packs, heating pads, compresses, foot rubs, back rubs, rolling pin technique, rebozo,  knee press, counter pressure on the lower back, aquatherapy,  music, aromatherapy using essential oils, prayer, walks, eye pillow,  birth ball, focal points, rubbing pressure points, double hip squeeze, knotted sheet pull (to aid progression) and more.

I ALSO OFFER TENS UNITS

Pressure Points to Induce Labor : Labor and Childbirth ...   www.justmommies.com/.../pressure-points-to-induce-labor 

Great Websites

https://www.babycenter.com/baby

WebMD Baby: Newborn and Baby Care, Feeding and Development   www.webmd.com/parenting/baby

Peace, Strength, and Dignity

“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”  -Barbara Katz Rothman

Postpartum Care

I offer postpartum care if you have any questions or concerns with breastfeeding or other postpartum issues.

Well versed in many cultures and religions

Working Together

My main goal is to support you and your partner in the birth you desire-whatever and wherever that is for you. My driving values are informed consent, evidence based care and strong relationships with like minded providers. I support your supporters and never wish to take your partners place.

Feel free to contact me 24-7 I work all over Arizona

cell # 623 332-7626

terripardun@gmail.com


Because I Care

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