Services

Doula Package

General outline of care:


1 or 2 prenatal visits (not including the initial ‘meet me’ visit)


1 session of prenatal Dynamic Body Balancing (DBB) with discounted rates for further sessions


24/7 on-call support starting at 38 weeks until baby arrives


Continuous labor support through the delivery of your baby and up to two hours afterward


Basic breastfeeding information and support


1 postpartum visit to check in and offer referrals as needed


Review of the birth plus a copy of the birth notes


Unlimited phone, email, text, information and research support


Recommendations and referrals for services to support your pregnancy and postpartum


Discounted rates for lactation services, if needed

Doula Package

$1200

If I have assisted you in a previous birth, please ask about my returning client discount

Dynamic Body Balancing / Craniosacral Therapy

Dynamic Body Balancing (DBB) is a gentle form of bodywork using craniosacral therapy (CST) and myofascial unwinding techniques to release tension and create balance in the body.

In pregnancy and childbirth, DBB helps to relax soft tissues, release fascial restrictions, and restore balance to the pregnant pelvis. Consequently, mothers and babies who receive this work experience a more comfortable pregnancy and easier birth experience.

For newborns, DBB can aid with optimal breastfeeding and development by relaxing and reducing tension in the baby’s tongue, jaw, head, neck, and body. Addressing this tension can improve baby’s latch, making breastfeeding easier and more comfortable for both mom and baby. Other benefits for babies include:


a calmer nervous system


deeper breaths


better digestion


better sleep


fewer earaches


relief from reflux


improved milk transfer


better suck pattern after frenectomy (tongue and / or lip tie revision)

Prenatal Body Balancing

First Session (90 min)

$90

Follow up (60 min)

$70

Infant / Child Body Balancing

First Session (40 min)

$50

Follow up (30 min)

$40

Lactation Services

Lactation Counseling

As an ALPP certified lactation counselor, I can assist you in the privacy of your own home with breastfeeding support.

Sessions include but are not limited to:


Assessment of latch and milk transfer


Information for boosting milk supply


Suggestions and help with positions and holds


Instruction in how to use and properly clean your breast pump


Help weaning from nipple shields


Referrals to amazing IBCLCs when appropriate


Unlimited phone and email support

Initial visit

$100

Follow-up visits

$60

Add craniosacral therapy to any lactation visit

$30

Breastfeeding Basics

This 2.5-hour comprehensive breastfeeding class will provide you with the information and confidence you need to get breastfeeding off to a good start. It offers evidence-based teaching on how breastfeeding works, optimal position and latch, getting back to work and much more, in the privacy and comfort of your own home!

2.5-hour breastfeeding basics class

$150

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