Pricing

Doula services

General outline of care

Included in the care package is the following:

  • 1 or 2 prenatal visits (not including the initial 'meet me' visit)
  • Full time on-call support starting two weeks prior to and after your due date
  • Attendance of the labor and immediately afterward until you are ‘settled’ in. At home, hospital, or birth center 
  • 1 or 2 postpartum visits
  • Review of the birth as is needed, plus a copy of the birth notes
  • Unlimited phone/email/text support/information and research support

Cost

$850

Postpartum services

General outline of care

Included in the care package is the following:

  • Newborn care instructions
  • Breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, and pumping support 
  • Meal preparation 
  • Errands
  • Light housekeeping 
  • Laundry
  • Sibling care 
  • Soothing baby 
  • Care for baby when parents want to shower, nap, or spend time with other children 

* This list is not exhaustive

Cost

$35 per hour, with a minimum of three hours per visit

The specific care I provide is unique to your personal preferences and therefore varies between clients.

What I do

  • Get to know your intentions for labor during our prenatal visits
  • Encourage open dialogue regarding personal hesitations, and urban myths in an effort to create a positive mental attitude towards the act of childbirth
  • Provide well-rounded information about the advantages and disadvantages of medical support and labor procedures
  • Give you full access to my knowledge and experience while you navigate the childbearing journey
  • Help with development of your birth hopes if desired
  • Support you in flowing with the path that your labor and delivery present, reminding you of your wishes
  • Provide basic breastfeeding and postpartum support
  • Support birth partner during labor (take turns supporting mother so partner may eat, sleep, get fresh air, go to bathroom, etc. and provide guidance when desired)
  • Offer non-medical alternatives for pain management (positioning, massage, breathing, thermotherapy, water)
  • Remain with you during the immediate postpartum period, helping you adjust and process the experience
  • Follow up with visits during the postpartum period to provide you with emotional support during those first few weeks, and to see your baby!

What I do not do

  • Clinical tasks of any sort (vaginal exams, blood pressure readings, diagnosis, recommend treatments, interpret charts, etc)
  • Make decisions for you – I will provide you with information, to help you to make informed decisions for yourself, and will support your preferences
  • Speak for you or ask questions on your behalf – We will become familiar with your preferences, for labor and birth, and advocate for you
  • Replace your partner – if you have a partner or birth support person that will be in attendance of the birth, we will work with their comfort levels to reinforce their role in the labor. A doula is not a replacement for the love and history you may have with your partner