I would love to meet you and your partner at a coffee shop! This helps us get to know each other and discuss if i would be a good fit for your birth team
Unlimited text and email support upon hire
I will offer you trusted resources throughout your journey (childbirth classes, chiropractors, birth photographers, placenta encapsulation etc.)
2 prenatal visits including:
A chance for you to ask any questions
Getting to know each other better so I can best serve you
Helping craft a birth plan
Individualized discussion about your desires and concerns
Non-biased and evidence based education to help you make choices
Education about prenatal excersise
Demonstrating and practicing different comfort techniques
Demonstrating and practicing breathing techniques
Understanding the significance of a baby's position in labor!
Daily exercises to help your baby engage in the optimal position before labor begins
Early labor ideas
Preparing you for postpartum and what life will look like with your little one
A packet of information including resources, snacks for labor, packing lists, postpartum care information, and more!
24 hour on call support starting at 38 weeks
This means I have everything in place to meet you during labor and stay up to 2 hours after your baby is born!
I work with back-up doulas in the rare case I can not attend your birth
Labor support including:
Meeting you at your home (if desired) and providing continuous labor support up until 2 hours after birth
Following your birth plan and using the comfort measures we discussed
Use of my peanut ball and other labor tools
Taking photos for you during labor, birth and after (depending on your preference)
Offering initial breastfeeding support
Written Birth Story:
At each birth, I record key times that events happened
I type this out and we walk through it together at your postpartum visit
You will receive a digital copy after our visit so you can fill in spots I might have missed
This tool is really helpful in processing your birth and fun to look back on
1 Postpartum visit including:
Coming to your home and processing your birth
Supporting early breastfeeding (if that is how you choose to feed your little one!)
Answering questions about babywearing and early home care
Giving referrals for postpartum needs
Rejoicing over your little one!
What I don't offer:
I do not offer any medical advice
I do not go into births ready to "fight your provider"
I do not perform any clinical tasks
I do not deliver the baby
I do not take the role of your partner
I do not attend births without a medical provider present (CPM, CNM, OB, OBGYN, Family Doctor...)
$1000 (payment plans available) * I am able to accept HSA * I truly believe every woman should be able to have a doula. Please don't let cost be a barrier! I enjoy being able to work with a few couples throughout the year at a reduced cost. Contact me to discuss this as an option!