How It Works

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Services

I offer one free, no obligation consultation to see if we are a good fit. We can talk over the phone and/or meet at a location of your choice.

Should you decide that I am the Doula for you, you will receive the following:

2 prenatal visits to discuss: your birth vision, preferences, various procedures used in labor, inductions, hospital protocol (if applicable), how we can work together to achieve your goals, any questions and concerns, and to review comfort techniques during labor

Additional meetings (if requested) such as a one on one with mama or a visit with you to your midwife/OB appointment

Unlimited phone, text, and email contact before baby arrives

Assistance in creating your birth preferences

Access to my lending library

I will be on call for you 24/7 beginning 2 weeks before your guesstimated due date and continuing until your baby’s birth day

Phone/text support during early labor

Continuous labor support at home and/or hospital/birthing center, preferably close to onset of active labor but sooner if desired/needed

Reassurance of a back up doula in the rare case that it becomes necessary

Attendance at cesarean birth if needed/chosen and approved by medical staff

Emotional, physical, and informational support before, during, and after birth

Postpartum follow up via phone/text/email for any questions or concerns and any needed referrals

One postpartum visit within the first 1-4 weeks (at the client’s request and convenience) to discuss the birth,  address any concerns, receive feedback, give referrals as needed, and of course admire your baby

*If you have any other special requests please feel free to let me know!

 

What I DON’T Do:

I do NOT perform any clinical tasks such as blood pressure, vaginal exams, or fetal heart tones

I will NOT make any decisions for you

I will NOT speak to medical personnel on your behalf

I will NOT interfere with dad/partner during labor and birth (though I will happily offer information/advice/techniques for them to utilize!)

 

Fees

Please contact me regarding fees.**

1/2 is due when you retain my services and this will secure your due date.

The remainder is due by our final prenatal or 37 weeks unless discussed previously

**I truly believe in your right to birth your baby the way you want to and I want to help you. Please do not let cost be your only reason for not hiring a Doula. Payment plans or sliding scales may be available. If I cannot serve you I will do my best to help you find a doula who can.

 

“Birth is not only about making babies.  Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”

– Barbara Katz Rothman, Birth Sociologist and Author

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