*As of March 2020, due to the declaration of a national health emergency and the California stay-at-home order, I have moved entirely to virtual interviews and support services for hospital birthers for the forseeable future. Please see my Virtual Support page for more information and updates.
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, the process of labor, hospital protocol and procedures (if applicable), how we can work together to achieve your goals, review comfort techniques during labor, plans for postpartum recovery, and any questions or concerns you may have.
Additional meetings (if requested) such as a one on one 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 an amazing back up doula in the 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 partner during labor and birth (though I will happily offer information/advice/techniques for them to utilize!)
Please contact me regarding fees.**
50% is due when you retain my services and this will secure your due date.
The remainder is due by our final prenatal or 36/37 weeks unless other arrangements are made
**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