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Birth Doula Services

I believe that birth is a miraculous, sacred event.  I also believe that everyone deserves to experience it feeling in control, respected and heard.   As your doula I will support you during pregnancy by helping you gather the resources you need to make informed choices regarding your options for birth and the care you receive surrounding the birth.  During your birth I will provide continuous physical and emotional support to help ensure a safe, satisfying and empowering experience. Below are descriptions of the birth doula packages I offer so that you can find just the right fit for your family.

Here is a list of some (but certainly not all) of the ways a doula can support you during labor:

  • Soothing touch (counter-pressure, massage, etc.)

  • Verbal encouragement and praise

  • Helping create a relaxing birthing environment

  • Applying warm and cold cloths

  • Providing food, drinks, ice chips, etc.

  • Taking pictures/video

  • Continuous presence and company when you want it

  • Help writing out your birth preferences

  • Helping you and your partner research and make decisions that are right for your family, using evidence-based information

  • Helping you voice your needs and desires to providers

  • Help explaining medical procedures and make choices as they arise in labor

  • Reassuring and helping your partner understand what's going on throughout the different stages of labor

  • Assistance with immediate skin-to-skin and breastfeeding

  • Providing lists of local resources (lactation, mental health, nutrition, childcare, etc.)

  • Better birth outcome! (Statistics show that with the continuous support of a doula, instances of cesarean birth, epidural use and pitocin use are all dramatically decreased, while overall satisfaction with the birth experience is INCREASED!)

Standard Birth Package:

  • 1 in-person consultation (FREE OF CHARGE)

  • 2 prenatal visits

  • Help writing your birth plan

  • 24/7 availability via phone, text, and email (including on-call period starting at 38 weeks)

  • Birth support

  • 1-2 postpartum visits

  • Access to my extensive list of local resources (lactation, mental health, birth classes, pediatricians, chiropractors, etc.)

FEE:  $1200

Birth Only Package:

  • 1 phone consultation (FREE OF CHARGE)

  • 1 prenatal visits

  • 24/7 availability via phone, text, and email (including on-call period starting at 38 weeks)

  • Birth support

  • Access to my extensive list of local resources (lactation, mental health, birth classes, pediatricians, chiropractors, etc.)

FEE:  $900

Prenatal Consultation Only:

  • 1 phone consultation (FREE OF CHARGE)

  • 1 meeting to write your birth plan, review labor support techniques for your partner and answer questions about hospital policies where you plan to deliver

  • 24/7 availability via phone, text, and email

  • Access to my extensive list of local resources (lactation, mental health, birth classes, pediatricians, chiropractors, etc.)

FEE:  $250

Birth Photography Only:

  • 1 phone or in-person consultation (FREE OF CHARGE)

  • 1 meeting to discuss your preferences for specific pictures and video you want, as well as when it would be best for me to join you on birthing day

  • 24/7 availability via phone, text, and email (including on-call period starting at 38 weeks)

  • Access to my extensive list of local resources (lactation, mental health, birth classes, pediatricians, chiropractors, etc.)

FEE:  $600