Meet Patrice Frilot

I am a woman who believes in the power that we posses as women, the ability we have to manifest the life we desire and the strength to overcome trials and tribulations. I also believe that we are compassionate, loving, sensitive and caring beings. I trust your decisions regarding your body, your birth, and how you choose to care for your newborn. I am here to support you on this journey. 

Prior to becoming a Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, I was a Middle School educator and Instructional Facilitator. The same qualities that enabled me to succeed in the classroom and with the teachers I coached, are the same ones that position me to support my clients; the way they need, the way they desire.

My goal as your Doula is to provide customized support, education, resources, coaching, and nurturing for you whether you are focused on delivery or your transition to life with your newborn. It is my mission to increase positive birth outcomes by increasing confidence, decreasing discomfort, and minimizing interventions. I also aim to lessen the probability of postpartum mood disorders and promote healthy postpartum recovery.

I specialize in:

  • helping clients delivery naturally

  • supporting clients recover from both planned and emergency cesareans

  • supporting single-parents with birth & postpartum support

  • helping nursing mothers prepare for their return back to work

  • offering sibling support & newborn care

My Trainings includes:

  • CAPPA Certified Labor Doula

  • CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula

  • PAIL Training

  • Infant & Child CPR & First Aid Certification

  • Breastfeeding Basics Training

Education:

Master of Arts in Teaching, University of NC Charlotte

Bachelor's of Arts, University of NC Charlotte

Doula Scope of Practice

As YOUR Doula, I will NOT.....

Perform clinical tasks

Doulas are not clinical professionals, therefore, it is not within my scope of practice to perform any clinical task or make clinical diagnosis. I do not provide medical advice, diagnose medical conditions, or perform clinical procedures. I also do not administer nor prescribe medications or treatments for either mom or baby.

Project my own beliefs onto your experience

As a doula, I will not project my birthing/parenting style or beliefs on you. I approach each client with an open mind as they make the choices they believe are best suited for their baby, and their family.

Take over complete care of infant

I am present to support the mom and family as they maneuver through the changes associated with a newborn. This includes assisting with care of the newborn as I support the family but not as a nanny or babysitter. I will provide referrals to trusted babysitters, nannies, or childcare providers as needed.

Patrice Frilot

The Birth Affect, LLC

The Birth Affect, LLC , Charlotte, NC 28215

Phone (980)939-9715

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