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Birth Doula Support

It is your right to be thoroughly informed and fully supported while preparing for and journeying through your birthing time. I would LOVE to help you and your family experience this! A doula's knowledgeable and soothing presence can support a safe and loving passage for you, your baby, and your partner.

 

What do you see when you envision your birthing time? I would be honored to

support your vision.

Creating a warm and soothing environment, acupressure, massage, and positioning suggestions to support a smooth birth are just a few ways that doula care can help you have a positive and memorable birth experience. A partners role, however active or not they hope to be, is fully respected and supported by a doula. I will leave space or support you to confidently tend to your birthing partner in whatever way feels best for you both as a team.

I offer a free 1-hour consultation for those who are exploring doula care and want to learn more.

​Birth doula services include support every step of the way:

 

During Pregnancy.

  • Continuous text,call, & zoom support during your pregnancy

  •  2-3 prenatal meetings. During these meetings:

    • we can discuss your hopes for your birthing time and your birth preferences.

    •  If you would like, I can help you to create a birth preferences document.

    • we can practice positioning and comfort measures that you may wish to use during your birthing time.

    • I can answer any questions or curiosities that might be on your mind.

    • We can go over the basic physiology of the birthing process and the stages of labor/birth.

During Your Birthing Time. (in person or virtual)

  • Text, zoom, and phone support during early labor.

  • Support during early active labor at your home.

  • Support during active labor at your place of birth.

  • Care during the first 1-2 hours after your birth.

  • Photography using your device, if desired.

When you are home

  • A postpartum visit in your home. During this time we can review and reflect about your birth experience and discuss how the transition to life with your new baby has been.

                               Birth Doula Care Fee: Sliding Scale $850-$1,250

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payment plans available.

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Postpartum Belly Binding Service

✥ included when you reserve 20 or more hours of Postpartum Doula Care

 

✥ Book 1 initial session for $60 ($40 per  follow up session)

  • Overview of proper body mechanics for postpartum.

  • Gentle abdominal rub and bone holds (optional and subject to variance based on your healing needs)

  • Belly binding application (the binding is yours to keep and can be re-used 2 more times)

  • During the session you will be shown how to apply the belly binding yourself so that this practice can become part of your self care, if desired.

✥ Wonderful to support healing after both vaginal and cesarean births.

Postpartum Doula Support

Having in-home support while you rest, recover and fall in love with your little one is immensely valuable. A plan for at least 2 weeks of deep rest after you give birth is a loving and practical way to invest in the immediate and long-term health of yourself and of your family.

How can I support you and your family after your baby arrives?:

  • Non-judgmental listening and support

  • Support with infant care (diapering, bathing, soothing)

  • Housework (help with tidying, laundry, dishes etc)

  • In-home food preparation

  • Baby feeding and pumping support

  • Caring for older siblings and/or your infant,

        allowing you some time for yourself

  • Basic infant massage practice

  • Connect you with local wellness resources

  • Home and nursery organization

 

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                        

  • Shopping and errands

  • Pet care (walking and feeding)

  • Screening for postpartum mood disorders

  • Discuss/practice baby carrying and soothing techniques

  • Basic herbal supports (steams, teas, sitz baths etc)

  • Anything that makes your life with your new little one easier and makes you more comfortable! If it is outside my scope, I'll let you know. I'm here to help and my support is tailored to your needs!

Hourly Postpartum Care Fees:

                                                  

                                    

•Week day $25/hour (Monday -Friday 9:00am-5:00pm)

 •Evening-overnight-sunrise & weekends $35/hour (5:00pm-9:00am)

   

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Sibling Doula Support

Are you planning to have your child(ren) present for your labor, or curious about how that could be a reality? A sibling doula provides the older sibling(s) with informational support as to what to expect during labor and birth, and accompanies them during the birthing time, providing emotional and practical support. A sibling doula has the knowledge and sensitivity to explore the unfolding of birth with your child as their natural curiosities or worries arise. Art projects and activities can be used to facilitate your child's experience and self expression during this time. A sibling doula also provides the practical support of tending to your child's basic needs (food, nap, etc.).

  • Up to 4 prenatal meetings in your home (1 hr each). This serves as a time to meet your child(ren) and prepare them for what to expect during birth. We will discuss how to best support each individual child.

  • In-home support of your child during early active labor if desired

  • Support for your child(ren) at the place of birth during active labor

  • care during the first 1-2 hours after your birth.

  • An hour long postpartum visit in your home to discuss the birth with your family and go over any questions that arise for you or your child(ren).

*I will not provide transportation to children or any family members.

A Toddler and a Baby

Sibling doula services are not available at this time.  Sibling-centered childbirth educations is available to siblings who could benefit from education that is accessible in ASL. 

Sibling Doula Fee: $700 base (+ $300 per additional child)