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
CAPPA Trained Childbirth Educator
Women's Choice Perinatal Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Infant & Child CPR & First Aid Certification
Breastfeeding Basics Training
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.