Birth Doula

The Birth Doula

The support of a Birth Doula has a tremendous positive impact on the labor process. My purpose is to help expecting mothers have a safe, memorable and empowering birthing experience. As a Birth DoulaI am professionally trained in childbirth and provide emotional, physical, spiritual and educational support to expecting and laboring people. I wholeheartedly support you and your wishes through your labor experience so that you can walk away from your childbirth feeling empowered, confident and nurtured. 

I am a Part of Your Birth Journey

No matter what kind of birth you intend to have; home birth, non-medicated hospital birth, medicated hospital birth, VBAC or c-section, I am dedicated to being by your side throughout the entirety of your birth experience. Your care provider will handle all of your medical needs while I focus on you (and even your spouse!) and on providing you with emotional, physical, spiritual and educational support as you birth your baby the way you envisioned.

As your Birth Doulas, I provide you with...

Educational Guidance

As you navigate your pregnancy, I am here to answer any questions you may have. Whether it be throughout pregnancy, leading up to your birth, as labor begins, during labor, or after birth, I am available to you at any time via email, text or phone for support and guidance. 

Labor Pain Management

As professionally trained birth doulas, I am versed and practiced in various pain relieving comfort measures. I will help get you as comfortable as possible using our knowledge and skills regarding breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, massage, acupressure, and various laboring and birthing positions.

Dedicated Labor Support

Throughout your labor and delivery, I will be in constant and close proximity to you and will be providing you with vigilant support. Your care provider and nurses will be checking in and monitoring you, as well as other patients. While you are laboring, you will be my only focus and I am dedicated to supporting you entirely. 

Calm, Objective, Informative Advice

As situations and needs for decision making arise, I will be beside you to help you navigate your choices. I will provide you with objective, fact based information that will help guide you towards the decisions that are right for you, your birth and your family. I will help facilitate conversations between you and your care provider should needs for more information arise, and will make sure that you feel comfortable, informed and confident. 

A positive birth experience starts in pregnancy. As soon as you hire me as your doula, I am available to you at all times to answer your questions, address your concerns, and identify possible solutions when challenges arise.

Doula Support Statistics
  • Labor doulas are statistically proven to improve outcomes:

  • 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin*

  • 28% decrease in the risk of C-section*

  • 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*

Your labor support will include a doula that is available 24/7 from the time your contract is signed. Upon signing a contract, support investments will include:

Everything but the birth
Investment $375

  • Everything in Basic Package EXCEPT the birth and massages

Basic Package

Investment $680

  • free consult before hiring me as your doula to meet and get to know each other.

  • Unlimited– 24/7 email/text/face-time and phone call support from your doula.

  • Two prenatal visits - here we’ll go over your thoughts and desires for your birth, different laboring positions, pain coping strategies, how you see my role in your birth, and anything else! These visits usually last 1-2 hours. (Three visits in certain scenarios.) 

  • Postpartum support immediately following birth for 1-3 hours after delivery to get you and your new baby settled in.

  • I am on call 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your estimated due date.

  • One 90-minute prenatal massage therapy treatment.

  • Continuous support- physical, emotional, and informational to you and your partner for the duration of your labor and birth -I will help you to hold and move towards the vision you’ve created for your baby’s birth during labor and delivery. I will join you either at your home or at the hospital, whichever you prefer and stay with you through delivery and 1-2 hours after.

  • Initial breastfeeding/bottle-feeding support immediately after birth to help your baby. I will help you obtain a proper latch and encourage an establishment of breastfeeding and/or bottle-feeding.

  • Access to my Lending Library

  • One 60-minute postpartum massage therapy treatment.

  • At least one postpartum follow-up visit within the first couple of weeks with baby / 1-2 hour visit to discuss your birth and your recovery and answer any questions or concerns. We will keep touch via phone the first few days before scheduling the appointment. (I can do laundry, I can watch baby and any other kiddos while you shower/sleep/take some alone time, I’ll wash your dishes, I’ll sit with you and listen)

Deluxe Package

Investment $850

  • Everything in Basic Package

  • One 90-minute prenatal massage therapy treatment.

  • Photography during labor and birth (if you want it – I’m not a professional!)

  • One 60-minute postpartum massage therapy treatment.

  • (A total of four massage therapy sessions – two prenatal & two postpartum)

Premium Package

Investment $1020

  • Everything in Deluxe Package

  • One 90-Minute Prenatal massage therapy treatment.

  • One 60-minute postpartum massage therapy treatment.

  • (A total of six massage therapy sessions – three prenatal & three postpartum)

Additional Services

  • Extra in-person prenatal visit- $50/hour (max 2hrs)

  • Extra in-person postpartum visit- $50/hour (max 2hrs)

  • Extra 90 minute prenatal massage sessions - $95

  • Extra 60 minute postpartum massage sessions - $65

  • Birth Plan Counseling- $35/hour

 

Do's & Don'ts of Doula Services

YOUR DOULA DOES

  • Support you giving birth, your way.

  • Provide emotional support to you and your partner.

  • Treat you respectfully and professionally at all times.

  • Provide you resources and information from evidence based sources, at your request.

  • Make myself available to you and your partner for emotional and educational support during your pregnancy.

  • Commit to being available during your labor from the time you request my presence, until your baby is born and you are recovering.

YOUR DOULA DOES NOT

  • Perform any clinical tasks. My role as a doula is to provide physical, educational and emotional support during your pregnancy and birth journey.

  • Speak to the staff on your behalf. I always seek to work alongside of your medical support team to give you the best birthing experience possible. I cannot speak on your behalf but will happily include them in any discussion we are having with you and/or your partner and encourage you to communicate your needs to your medical team.

  • Carry any biases or expectations to your birth Every birth experience belongs to the individual giving birth. I support and respect your birth decisions without judgment.

 

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