Alamo Area Birth Doula

Your Support During Labor

My Philosophy

My customers' needs are of the utmost importance. I am first and foremost committed to assisting the San Antonio, Texas birthing mother in having the type of birth she envisions, and I am blessed when given the opportunity to earn her trust and provide her the best service possible.

I will:  

  • Provide individual childbirth preparation to clients
  • Include 2 prenatal visits
  • Provide continuous birth support and Doula care
  • Make suggestions for pain management techniques
  • Work to maintain calm atmosphere during birthing time
  • Provide assistance with or referrals for breastfeeding before and after birth
  • Include one postpartum visit
  • Provide references upon request
  • Have a backup Doula in case of emergency

I am a Member of:

  • Doulas of North America (DONA) International
  • (Certified Birth Doula(DONA))
  • American Pregnancy Association
  • Hypnobabies - (Certified Hypno-Doula)
  • San Antonio Birth Doulas (SABD)

I have completed:

  • The DONA certified Birth Doula training requirements
  • (Am a DONA Certified Birth Doula - to verify my status:
  • go to www.DONA.org)
  • The CAPPA certified Labor Doula training requirements
  • A Hypnobabies Doula Certification Course - to verify my status, go to http://www.hypnobabies.com.
  • LaLeche League Classes
  • The Bradley Method Childbirth Classes
  • DONA approved TENS training
  • Your Birth Experience (YBE) Educator Course
  • Spinning Babies Support Course
  • Have Birthed 4 children, in 4 different countries with no pain medication; I had 3 medical doctors and 1 midwife, the first was a pitocin induction at 42 weeks. 

I am a United States Air Force retiree, received my Bachelor's

degree from Wayland Baptist University, am a mother of four and grandmother of 19.

I have been supporting and assisting moms with the birthing process for 15 + years (before and after learning what a Doula is). I am a member of the San Antonio Birth Doulas, which is a non-profit organization providing free birth support for teens, single moms, military and low-income women, and others needing support during their pregnancy, birthing time and postpartum support. 

Recommended Reading:

Books

  • Natural Birth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon
  • Ina May's Guide to Child Birth by Ina Gaskin
  • Womanly Art of Breast feeding by LaLeche League
  • Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvy Karp
  • Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg
  • The Vaccine Book by Dr. Sears
  • Baby on the Way by Dr. Sears (for big brother or sister)
  • Mindful Birthing
  • Supernatural Childbirth

Helpful Websites:                

 UPCOMING SAN ANTONIO BIRTH DOULA TRAINING/Childbirth Education/Lactation training/Babywearing/Cloth Diaper Assistance/Belly Binding:

Contact Suzanne De Leon @ 210-222-0988 or [email protected] 

Ecclesiastes 2:24-25

A woman can do nothing better than to eat and

drink and find satisfaction in her work. This too,

I see, is from the hand of God,

for without Him, who can eat or find enjoyment?