Megan Gaspar, BA, CYBE, HCHD

Antepartum, Education, Birth, Postpartum, Placenta Specialist

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Megan joins Tulsa Family Doulas specializing in antepartum, birth, and postpartum care.  She is certified and experienced as a Your Birth Experience childbirth education instructor and has received the credentials HCHD as a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula.

After graduating from Northeastern State University with a BA in Geography, she became a certified secondary teacher and worked at the University of Oklahoma at the East Asia Institute, providing professional development for Oklahoma teachers and helping to develop Chinese language and exchange programs.  She became increasingly more interested in birth and postpartum work after having children of her own, and finally decided to make the move to doula work in 2014.  While she is interested in all aspects of pregnancy and birth, she has a real passion for helping new mothers during the postpartum period, a time that she herself has always found challenging.

When Megan is not assisting other families, she stays busy at home with her own children, Ava, Pierce, and Blake, and husband, Scott.  Together, they enjoy camping, going on cruises, spending time with extended family, and going to the movies.  Megan has been a dedicated Jazzerciser for nearly ten years, which helps offset her other favorite activity - cupcake baking!

 

tRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • Your Birth Experience, Certified Instructor, CYBE, 2015
  • Certified Labor Doula, 2015
  • Postpartum doula, 2015
  • CPR and first aid certified, 2015
  • Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula, HCHD, 2016
  • Certified Placenta Specialist, 2016
  • Blood borne pathogens training, 2016
  • Food handlers permit, 2016

Confidence and EXPERIENCE IN BIRTH

  • Natural delivery
  • Hospital birth
  • Epidural and narcotic analgesia
  • Induction
  • High risk
  • Preeclampsia
  • Midwifery care
  • Precipitous labor (very fast)
  • Exercise during pregnancy

CONFIDENCE AND EXPERIENCE IN POSTPARTUM

  • Sibling adjustment
  • Breastfeeding
  • Bottle feeding
  • Pumping
  • Overnight care
  • Jaundice
  • Postpartum depression
  • Babywearing
  • Large Package Contracts

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Antepartum care
  • Baby shower and registry planning
  • Babywearing