Birth Doula Care - $1150
Birth is one of the most sacred and challenging experiences of a women's life. We believe mothers need and deserve to be supported as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of pregnancy and birth. We believe birth should infuse the awakening mother with the love and confidence she needs to begin the journey of parenting her new baby. Our goal as your doula is to provide educational, emotional, physical, and advocational support during your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience. What we provide:
24/7 Phone/Text support to answer questions regarding pregnancy, birth, or postpartum planning. Let us be your antepartum encyclopedia!
Maintain a network of community resources so we can provide referrals as needed. Looking for a pediatrician? Chiropractor? Childbirth Education class? We can help you find the right fit for your family in these categories and more.
Help you form a birth plan by teaching you about the routine procedures and experiences involved in childbirth and helping you determine the best choices for your family.
Encourage open communication with your care provider so your birth preferences can be heard and respected to the best of your care provider's ability.
Two Prenatal Visits:
First Visit- Our first prenatal visits are designed to help us build trust and get to know one and other better. Here we will help you formulate a birth plan, talk about the ways we can best support you as your doula, teach you ways to prepare your body and mind for birth, as well as discuss any questions or fears you have regarding pregnancy, birth, and early parenting.
Second Visit- Our second visits, in addition to being an extension of the topics covered in first visit, are all about labor comfort measures. We will teach you and you partner about ways to find comfort as you journey through labor land. We will cover creating a relaxing birth environment, the importance of labor positioning, massage, breathing/visualization techniques, and more. Here, we will also help you create a plan for postpartum wellbeing.
We will be on-call 24/7 from 38-42 weeks of your pregnancy
Provide early labor support via phone/text to help you determine when the right time for us to come to support you is
Help you determine the right time to call your care provider/head to your place of birth
Labor with you in your home for as long as possible as well as in your place of birth
Provide continuous labor support, apart from short breaks to meet personal needs
Support and involve your partner in helping you make your way through labor
Create and strive to maintain a calm and peaceful birth environment
Support you physically using positioning, massage, acupressure, counter pressure, rebozo, visualization/ breathing, and more
Support you informationally in navigating any suggested birth interventions (is it time for analgesia, c-section, etc?) We are here to help you know your options as well as the benefits/risks involved in every choice.
Per your request, we can take photos using your phone or camera to capture your birth story and those first precious moments
We will stay with you for 1-2 hours postpartum until both parents and baby are comfortable. We will support you in establishing breastfeeding.
We provide one postpartum visit (1-2 hours) where we can process your birth experience as well as answer any questions you have about newborn care, breastfeeding, and postpartum adjustment.
*If you need a payment plan, sliding scales or if you'd like to bundle services together for a special rate please contact us. Please don't let finances get in the way of hiring the right doula!