Hartford-Springfield Doula Services

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Certified Doula Services

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

This is undoubtedly a very exciting time in your life
and you want the best possible birthing experience.

Expertise Best Doulas in Hartford Certification
3rd year on top 9 doula list

     What is a Doula? The word doula comes from the Greek word meaning "maidservant." A doula is a professional woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during and just after childbirth. A doula stays by the laboring woman's side throughout the entire labor, assisting the woman and her partner in carrying out their birth plan.    
I am Laura Pastula, a certified birth doula with Doulas of North America (DONA). I work for the pregnant woman (and their partner), and therefore can attend your birth where ever you choose.  I have had vigorous training in childbirth and am a mother myself. I've also been trained in hypno-birthing, use of rebozos, spinning babies, aromatherapy, acupressure and take pride in continually updating my skills. I am also a reiki practitioner and easily incorporate the healing energy of reiki into my doula practice at the request of my clients.  All of these things help me to be a better assistant and advocate for birthing women.

My goal as a birth doula is to assist you in having the most satisfying birth experience, as you define it! One couple had this to say, "Thank you so much for all of your help and support throughout such an important, magical experience in our life." Please contact me if you would like to find out more about birth doulas and how they can help you during your magical time.

Sulpture by artist Irenee Duriez

This sculpture is by Irenée Duriez, a Belgian artist. I find it a captivating work of art, portraying the beauty and light in all pregnant women.

Some of the hospitals I've worked in include:

   Baby Jake
  • Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT.
  • St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT.
  • Manchester Famly Birth Center, Manchester, CT.
  • Mercy Family Life Center
    Springfield, MA.
  • New Britain General Hospital,
    New Britain, CT.

Birth Doula Pricing:
$1,100 - $1,300 Per Birth with discounts for repeat clients

Practicing in Springfield, MA, Hartford and Tolland Counties

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Discover the Healing Powers of Reiki

Click here to read an article on a provoking study performed by UConn researcher Gloria Gronowicz, a Columbia University doctoral graduate on the powers of Therapeutic Touch.
As reported by Hilary Waldman of The Hartford Courant.

Reiki Pricing:
$65 Per Hour or $35 Half Hour.
Please contact me for package pricing, group sessions and travel appointments.

Laura Pastula
East Windsor, CT
Reiki Practitioner
Trained in Hypno-Birthing
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(860) 712-5834

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