BIRTHING DOULA PACKAGE
From the moment you hire me, I will be available for correspondence via text, phone call, and emails.
Along with the above services, this package includes:
2 prenatal appointments, 1-2 hours each
At these appointments we will get to know each other, learn the physiology of labor, discuss available options for childbirth, learn about common medical interventions, discuss your birthing goals, practice comfort techniques for labor, and make a birth plan.
Accompaniment to one meeting with your caregiver
I will be on-call, ready to go, and within 30 minutes of your birthing place from 38-40 weeks.
Early labor support at home if desired & appropriate
Continuous support through active labor, and 1-2 hours immediately after birth, at your desired birthplace
1 postpartum visit, usually 1-2 hours long.
At this follow-up visit we will review your birth experience, make sure the transition to home is going well, and discuss appropriate referrals to any community services that you may need.
$100 non-refundable deposit, the remainder is due by 38 weeks
If you hired me at 16 weeks, this is less than $30/month!
Please contact me for a free consultation if you would like to discuss payment plans or different payment arrangements. Bartering is a welcome option.
Postpartum services are scheduled in advance and charged at an hourly rate.
During our consultation meeting, I will get a better feel for the services that you will want and tailor them to meet the needs of your family.
The most commonly requested services are:
Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding & comforting
Help with the emotional or physical recovery after birth
Light housekeeping while you rest
Cooking & meal planning
Daytime support: $20/hour
Overnight support: $30/hour, with a minimum of 4 hours per visit.
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BIRTH PLANNING 101
While birth is innately unpredictable, education and discussion helps to ensure that your experience will be individual and empowering.
During a two hour in-person or virtual meeting, I will walk you through the maze of options and choices available to you during labor, delivery, and postpartum. There are no stupid questions, as my goal is to calm your fears and give you confidence as you prepare for your big day. We will discuss routine hospital procedures, childbirth 101, and make alternative plans in case of an emergency, such as a c-section.
Outlining your birth preferences clearly and concisely is helpful for discussions with your care provider, as well as helping your nursing staff best understand and support you during your labor and delivery. After all, you will be a little busy! Most importantly, my goal is to help you gain knowledge and confidence for your birthing experience.
As a professional Doula, I pride myself in providing you and your partner with care, understanding, information and support throughout pregnancy, during labor, and after the birthing process. Our first meeting will help me tailor my packages to fit your needs, as every pregnancy and family is different. To schedule an initial consultation, or to learn more about my practice, please contact me.