HANA GRACE LEHMANN CD(DONA)
Hana, originally from the Black Hills of South Dakota, moved to the northeast to attend Swarthmore College where her passion for birth, wholistic health, and social justice blossomed. She is a DONA certified birth and postpartum doula who works with Well Born Baby Doulas and is a certified yoga instructor through Maha Yoga in Philadelphia. She teaches childbirth education classes at Lifecycle Womancare and Hatch - a Sanctuary for Motherhood. In 2013, she trained with a nurse at Lifecycle Womancare (formerly known as The Birth Center in Bryn Mawr) to encapsulate placenta in order to offer the benefits to her clients. In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and family (especially her hubby, Wes), playing cello, backpacking, and traveling.
3050 Tulip St
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Serving the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Southeastern PA, Northern DE, and Southern NJ
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Love Notes from Clients
Hana is amazing! Her support, awareness, and wisdom, helped me have and create a beautiful birthing experience. Of all the many supportive people I had on my birth team, Hana was the one person who was absolutely irreplaceable. She guided me with such understanding and grace and I could 100% rely and trust her through hours of labor with no pain medication. Thank you, Hana.
If you are thinking about hiring a doula, I strongly suggest you hire Hana. She supported me through both of my sons' births. My first son was a very lengthy induction at 42 weeks with pitocin, pain meds, and an epidural. Hana was by my and my husband's side through the whole scary process. She was a constant support, providing me with information, encouragement, positivity, and hands-on pain management. After 30 hours of labor, I finally got to the pushing stage and I didn't think I could go on. I focused only on Hana's voice and was able to push my son out into the world. I credit Hana's support for my birth not ending in a C-section.
While I didn't get the natural birth I wanted the first time around, I was physically in a good position to have a natural birth for my second son. This time around Hana guided us through a totally different experience, helping me achieve the birth I had always imagined. When active labor came on and I was ready to cave into medication, she helped me manage the pain and set small goals for myself. Despite a very painful request by the doctors for me to fight the urge to push for the last two hours of my labor, Hana helped me stay in the moment and conquer one contraction at a time. Having a natural birth helped my baby to be more alert (which made for frequent feedings, helping my milk supply) and made such a difference in my physical healing process postpartum. I was feeling fabulous after two weeks, whereas with my first, it took months.
When you hire Hana, you are truly getting the best there is. No matter what your birth choices are, she will support and encourage you until you achieve them!
I don't even know how to put into words how working with Hana as our doula was one of the best decisions in choosing who to support us during our daughters birth. I had to have a c-section and the support and care that we received from Hana helped us tremendously get through such a scary and unsure time. She also has such a calming presence which was exactly what we needed. The postpartum help and guidance has also been so helpful and informative! I can't recommend her enough!
Doulas "mother the mother" and help their clients navigate the season of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional, and educational support. Their support takes a myriad of forms - from providing physical comfort measures to advocating for your best birth - your doula is there for you!
What about the stats? In 2017, Bohren et al. published an updated version of the Cochrane review which assessed the impact of continuous, one-on-one support during childbirth. According to the study, birthing people experienced:
- 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin*
- 28% decrease in the risk of Cesarean*
- 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth*
- 9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
- 14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery
- 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience*
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The basics of the benefits of placenta encapsulation are...
- Prevention and management of "baby blues,” emotional mood swings, and more severe forms of postpartum depression
- Management of anemia post-birth.
- Increase in breastmilk production.
- Provision of vitamins unique to your body filled with beneficial hormones, chemicals, irons, and proteins.
BABY BLUES? POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION?
"Approximately 70-80% of all new mothers experience some negative feelings or mood swings after the birth of their child... Approximately 15% of new mothers will experience what is classified as postpartum depression...
The exact cause of the “baby blues” is unknown at this time. It is thought to be related to the hormone changes that occur during pregnancy and again after a baby is born. These hormonal changes may produce chemical changes in the brain that result in depression.
Also, the amount of adjustment that comes after the birth of a baby, along with sleep disturbance, disruption of “routine”, and emotions from the childbirth experience itself can all contribute to how a new mom feels." - AMERICAN PREGNANCY ASSOC.