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What is a Doula?

A Doula is non medical personnel, who supports a birthing person during pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. Doulas are professionals, trained in nonclinical, physical, emotional and informational support, with the goal of ensuring their client's concerns and questions are addressed and respected. Doulas do not make decisions for, they instead educate you on your options so you're empowered to make your own informed decisions for yourself and baby.

What are the benefits of having a Doula?

​Studies show that having a doula provides these benefits and more:

  • Reduces length of labor

  • Reduces risk for a cesarean delivery

  • Decreases need for analgesics

  • ​Fewer Reports of dissatisfaction with the experience of birth

  • Babies show higher APGAR scores at 1 and 5 minutes

  • ​Reduces preterm births by 22%

  • ​Lowers overall acquired medical costs associated with labor and delivery

How would a Doula support me?

Once we agree to work with each other, I am here to help you navigate your pregnancy, explore pregnancy and birth options, help with creating your birth plan and answer any questions that you and/or your partner might have about the pregnancy and birth of your baby. As your doula, prenatal care will be customized, and you may request assistance with body awareness for optimal fetal positioning, continued healthy choices in pregnancy, comfort and relaxation techniques for labor, essential oil for use in labor, and breathing rehearsal for labor and pushing. During the birth of your baby, I will be by your side at all times. I will answer your questions and work with you doctors to ensure your birth plan is honored. As your doula, I will encourage you and your partner, provide peace of mind and assist you with positioning and breathing methods for greater comfort. I will be your voice, your advocate, and your ally.

Birth Package 1
$900

1 prenatal interview

Unlimited phone and email support

Network of resources and referrals

Birth planning session

1 in home comfort measures session

Unlimited labor and birth support

2-3 hours of postpartum care

1 in home postpartum visit

Birth Package 2
$1300

1 prenatal interview

Unlimited phone and email support

Network of resources and referrals

Birth planning session

1 in home comfort measures session

Unlimited labor and birth support

2-3 hours of. postpartum care

2  in home postpartum visits

2 prenatal meetings (can be meet and greet with your provider)

In home Childbirth Education class

9 prenatal chiropractic adjustments

Birth Package 3
$1800

1 prenatal interview

Unlimited phone and email support

Network of resources and referrals

Birth planning session

1 in home comfort measures session

Unlimited labor and birth support

2-3 hours of postpartum care

2 in home postpartum visits

3 prenatal meetings (can be meet and greet with your provider)

In home Childbirth Education class

2 hour New Parent or Infant Feeding class (offered by Project H.A.P.P.Y.)

Pregnancy wellness  plan

Birth bag  (Pregnancy, Labor and/or Postpartum goodies)

3 homemade herbal bath bags

15 prenatal chiropractic adjustments

We offer different birth doula packages to meet your needs and budget before the birth of your baby. Each of our packages can be customized based on your preferences. For the prenatal sessions included in each package, we can discuss location, whether it's your home or my office. We offer simple payment plans and accept HSA through your employer benefits. A $100 deposit is due at contract signing to secure your spot on our calendar, and remaining balance paid by 36 weeks. If you'd like to schedule a meeting or phone call with me, please fill out the contact form below. 

 

I look forward to joining you on your birth journey!