Phoenix Private & Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Doula, Childbirth Educator

Nurturing Joyous Life

Emily Carden: Private & Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, AZ

Doula Support

A doula is an experienced professional who provides physical, emotional and informational support to the mother and partner before, during and after birth. In labor, studies show that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications and less need for pain medications. In postpartum, studies show that when doulas are in the home baby transitions are easier, parental satisfaction improves and the risk of postpartum mood disorder decreases. 
A Doula:

  • Recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life

  • Understands the physiology and emotional needs in labor and postpartum

  • Provides emotional support and physical comfort measures

  • Empowers parents to get information and make informed decisions

  • Assists in preparing for and carrying out plans for birth and postpartum

  • Offers an objective viewpoint and evidence based information

  • Facilitates communication within the support team

  • Perceives her role as nurturing and protecting the memory of the experience

  • Allows the woman's partner to participate at his/her comfort level

Emily offers a variety of doula support services: 

Birth Doula

Birth doula support includes three prenatal visits, attendance of labor and birth, one postpartum visit and unlimited phone and email support.

Postpartum Doula

In-home doula support post delivery with flexible scheduling. 

Childbirth Education

Classes designed to gear parents-to-be with accurate and up-to-date information on childbirth and the postpartum period. Classes are offered in private and public settings.

Labor Support Workshop for Partners

Workshops dedicated to preparing birth partners and moms-to-be for labor. Topics include fetal position, labor positioning, massage, and relaxation techniques. 

Postpartum Support Workshop for Partners

Workshops to prepare parents-to-be for the postpartum period. Topics include physical recovery, meal planning, parent relationship, newborn care and transition to parenthood. 

Infant Massage

Infant massage classes to learn strokes, benefits and baby care. Private or semi-private classes are available.

Contact Emily for more information on rates and options and read testimonials here!