Full Spectrum Doula

A Full-Spectrum Doula (FSD) offers physical, emotional, and informational support to people throughout their lives, whether or not they are pregnant.

A FSD can meet up with anyone who has a cervix, no matter how they self-identify.

Full-Spectrum Doulas are also trained to support individuals and families through all pregnancy outcomes, including abortion, miscarriage, and adoption.

Maritday is trained as a Full-Spectrum Doula.

Full-Spectrum Doulas help people who are…

  • Trying to get pregnant.
  • Avoiding pregnancy.
  • Wanting to see their cervix/vulva/vagina.
  • Concerned about STDs.
  • Newly pregnant and overwhelmed.
  • Having trouble reaching orgasm.
  • Curious about anatomy.
  • Dissatisfied or confused with current birth control choices.
  • Want to learn more “natural/holistic” approaches to self-care.
  • Looking for ways to cope with menstruation.
  • Thinking their genitals might be abnormal.
  • Rethinking their sexual orientation or gender.
  • Confused about payment/insurance options for pelvic health.
Consultations with a full-spectrum doula can include any of the following topics:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Anatomy of Pleasure and Orgasm
  • Self-Care
  • Internal and External Self-Examination
  • Menstruation and Ovulation
  • Preconception Health and Planning
  • Fertility Awareness Methods
  • Pregnancy Prevention
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Miscarriage Support
  • Abortion Doula Services
  • Aphrodisiacs
  • Adoption Support
  • Herbal Remedies
  • LGBTQI-Specific Care
  • Advocacy

Thank you Welcome Home Doula Service for explaining so eloquently what a Full Spectrum Doula is and does!

“Childbirth education empowers one to make informed choices in health care, to assume responsibility for their health, and to trust their inner wisdom”. – Lamaze International

What Do You Learn?
• Skills, tools and tips for coping with labor pain
• How the birth environment can enhance or detract from your ability to cope
• The factors that can make pain seem less intense and more manageable
• How to manage fear, stress and anxiety for childbirth and parenting challenges
• How to talk to your health care providers to get the answers you need to make great decisions
• When medical tools and procedures enhances health and when they do not
• How to effectively use pain medications for maximum satisfaction and effectiveness
• The role your baby plays during labor
• Facilitating your baby’s rotations into the optimal position for labor and birth
• Healthy pregnancy exercises and nutrition decisions
• Skills for postpartum communication and harmony with your partner
• Skills for breastfeeding
• Skills for newborn care

and that is only the beginning!