Marisa Faas

Marisa Faas

Welcome to Labor of Love Doula Services

Pre-natal, birth and postpartum support for families of Upper Bucks and surrounding counties.

Welcome to Labor of Love Doula Services

Pre-natal, birth and postpartum support for families of Upper Bucks and surrounding counties.

Doula Services

What is a Doula?

A doula is a trained labor professional who works with a laboring mother and her partner offering continuous informational, physical and emotional support.  Studies have shown that having a doula present at birth helps to decrease the rate of cesarean, the length of labor, the need for Pitocin, and requests for an epidural, while also reducing stress and anxiety during labor.

Non-medical techniques utilized to provide comfort and pain relief will include:

  • Massage and counterpressure
  • Birth ball exercises and positioning
  • Use of Rebozo
  • Cold and hot packs
  • Focused relaxation and guided breathing
  • Verbal affirmations


*Click here to read Evidence Based Research on the benefits of having a doula.


What is a Doula?

A doula is a trained labor professional who works with a laboring mother and her partner offering continuous informational, physical and emotional support.  Studies have shown that having a doula present at birth helps to decrease the rate of cesarean, the length of labor, the need for Pitocin, and requests for an epidural, while also reducing stress and anxiety during labor.

Non-medical techniques utilized to provide comfort and pain relief will include:

  • Massage and counterpressure
  • Birth ball exercises and positioning
  • Use of Rebozo
  • Cold and hot packs
  • Focused relaxation and guided breathing
  • Verbal affirmations


*Click here to read Evidence Based Research on the benefits of having a doula.


My Story

My name is Marisa Faas and I live in Upper Bucks County with my husband and two daughters. I have completed training and am now working towards certification through DONA International.  Becoming a doula is something I had been giving serious thought to for several years after spending a great deal of time reading and listening to the birth experiences of other women.  It wasn't until the birth of my second daughter that I really began to revisit and question my first birth experience.  My only concern at that time was the health of my baby and having made it through what I had envisioned would be a wonderful labor and birth, but which in reality had been the opposite.  Through doing birth work as a doula, it is my goal to inform, empower and support you.  I am honored to be invited along on this transformative journey.        

My Story

My name is Marisa Faas and I live in Upper Bucks County with my husband and two daughters. I have completed training and am now working towards certification through DONA International.  Becoming a doula is something I had been giving serious thought to for several years after spending a great deal of time reading and listening to the birth experiences of other women.  It wasn't until the birth of my second daughter that I really began to revisit and question my first birth experience.  My only concern at that time was the health of my baby and having made it through what I had envisioned would be a wonderful labor and birth, but which in reality had been the opposite.  Through doing birth work as a doula, it is my goal to inform, empower and support you.  I am honored to be invited along on this transformative journey.        

Labor Services

Labor of Love Doula Package includes:

  • 1-2 prenatal visits in your home
  • Birth plan assistance
  • Unlimited phone and email support throughout pregnancy from date of hire.
  • Informational support throughout pregnancy including access to my lending library of books.
  • 24/7 on call availability from 38 to 42 weeks.
  • I will join you at your home, birth center, or hospital and remain with you through active labor and birth up until about one hour postpartum.
  • One post-partum visit one to two weeks after birth.

Package prices range from $600-$800


Labor Services

Labor of Love Doula Package includes:

  • 1-2 prenatal visits in your home
  • Birth plan assistance
  • Unlimited phone and email support throughout pregnancy from date of hire.
  • Informational support throughout pregnancy including access to my lending library of books.
  • 24/7 on call availability from 38 to 42 weeks.
  • I will join you at your home, birth center, or hospital and remain with you through active labor and birth up until about one hour postpartum.
  • One post-partum visit one to two weeks after birth.

Package prices range from $600-$800


Why hire a doula?

Check out this great video highlighting the benefits of having a doula at your birth.

Lending Library

  • Birthing From Within: An Extraordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England
  • The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin
  • Caring For Infants With Respect by Magda Gerber
  • Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth by Grantly Dick-Read
  • The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by Heng Ou
  • Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block
  • Your Self-Confident Baby by Magda Gerber
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International

Contact

I look forward to hearing from you!