Birth Doula

My goal is to come alongside you and offer information, guidance, and encouragement to achieve the birth experience you desire.   

I don’t empower you. Because everything you need is already

within you.

I BELIEVE  in you!

    1. Preparation

  • Complimentary consultation at your home or coffee shop for a chance to meet in person 
  • 2 prenatal visits to get to know each other better. We’ll discuss your visions for labor and birth, I’ll answer your questions about labor, delivery, breastfeeding, infant care, or postpartum care and support
  • Assistance in creating of your birth preferences or plan
  • We discuss and practice relaxation techniques such as breathing, massage, position changes that provide comfort during labor
  • Availability via text or email throughout your pregnancy to discuss any questions you have
  • 24/7 on-call support 2 weeks before and after your estimated due date
  • Provide references 

    2. Support during labor & childbirth

  • Stay with you and support you continuously from the time you determine you need my presence during labor at your home, the hospital, birthing center until your baby is born
  • Help make sure your healthcare providers are following your birth plan and listening to you
  • Provide physical support throughout your labor and birth such as relaxation and breathing techniques, assistance with laboring positions and techniques to help labor progress, massage and counter pressure
  • Provide emotional reassurance, encouragement, and information to you and your partner
  • Guide and encourage your husband/partner as they support you
  • Run errands so your partner can stay with you, making sure you do not labor alone
  • Stay with you following the birth, provide initial help with feeding/breastfeeding and any continued support during your first hours postpartum. 

You are BEAUTIFUL, you are WISE, you are STRONG!

     3. Postpartum support

  • Remain with you until after the birth and recovery begins
  • Breastfeeding support and guidance
  • 1 postpartum home-visit in the first week following birth to discuss your experience, provide you with any additional newborn baby guidance, and receive any feedback you may have about my support as a doula
  • Continue unlimited phone and email support throughout your postpartum period.  If you would like additional home visits I am also available for postpartum doula services, where I can help with new parent self-care directions, emotional support, infant soothing techniques and newborn care, babywearing and cloth diaper assistance, and referrals to available community resources if needed. 

Studies have shown that women who have the continuous support – like that of a doula – with them during labor, and birth experienced:

An overall reduction of 28% in cesarean deliveries;
A reduction in the length of labor;
A 31% reduction in the use of Pitocin (a drug used to induce labor);
A 12% increase in the likelihood of spontaneous vaginal birth, that is, birth without assistance of forceps or vacuum;
A 9% reduction in the use of pain medications;
A 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*

* Hodnett ED, Gates S, Hofmeyr G, Sakala C. Continuous support for women during childbirth. 
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD003766. 
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003766.pub5

Basic Birth Doula Package 

$900

  • Free initial consultation 
  • Two prenatal visits
  • Help with creation a birth plan, or birth preferences
  • Community referrals and resources to assist you in pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and newborn care
  • Availability via hone, text, and e-mail support throughout your pregnancy and 4th trimester 
  • 24 hour on-call availability starting two weeks prior to the estimated due date
  • Continuous labor support in your home, hospital, or birth center 
  • Postpartum support for the first hours following the birth
  • Assistance with breastfeeding
  • Photos during labor and delivery, if needed
  • One postpartum visit to assess, help with breastfeeding,  give referrals, and process your family's birth

Add ones:

Complimentary 60 min prenatal yoga class at your home

Basic placenta encapsulation package for $200

 

Booking fee is half ($450) due upon contract signing

I accept either cash, checks or Venmo payments for my services 

I also offer payment plans or barter of services. Feel free to contact me! Each family deserve support

I would love to meet with you! 
Please send me a little information about yourself and I will contact you so we can chat and set up a time to meet.