Birth Doula Services

“Nuts & Bolts” Birth Doula Services

-A minimum of 2 prenatal meetings
The first is an intake of your history, an assessment of your needs and wishes for your birth (birth plan), and discussion of concerns and questions. It essentially helps me understand my role based on your expectations.
The second is a labor trial. We will practice using the Doula tools including birth balls, massage techniques, aromatherapy, etc. We will discuss all your options, possible outcomes and finalize your birth plan.
We can meet additional times if needed or at your request
This is your birth. I respect and support your decisions for your ideal birth experience:)
-Unlimited phone and internet support.
-Education ( You can pick my brain)
-Continuous labor and delivery support that can begin in your home or when we meet at the hospital. This includes non-medical comfort measures during labor, positions and movements for labor and birth, strategies for coping during difficult labors: including back labor, self-care recovery measures, waterbirthing, assessing, and education of breast feeding technique immediately following birth.
I usually remain with you until breastfeeding is established and you are settled postpartum.
-Patient Advocacy   -Safe Essential Oils use
-Postpartum visit in your home, at your request.
Included are breastfeeding or bottle feeding support and education, newborn and infant care information, personal care information, home organization, sibling adjustment information, assistance with adjusting to new roles, answering questions and addressing any concerns.
Also, it is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on your birth.
Postpartum support that continues through the fourth trimester adds household organizational support: preparing occasional light meals, grocery shopping, light laundry, tidying and dish washing.
I hope you will give me the opportunity to meet with you as it is most important for you to find a doula that you completely trust and are comfortable. Supporting women and their families is my passion. I truly believe birth is an empowering, transforming, and life changing event. Every woman can have a positive birth experience with the right education and support.

Above all else, I am committed and compelled to provide you with the same level of tender loving care I give my own family.  I am accessible via home & cell phone, facebook, twitter, and e-mail. I will do my best to answer all your questions with evidence based information.  Although I lean toward the Midwifery model of care, the Medical Model is what most of you will be required to navigate. I firmly believe that a beautiful, and positive birth experience can be achieved in a hospital setting. I support your choices, which could include a non-medicated birth, use of an epidural, or scheduled cesarean. Your journey begins with open communication with your care provider, knowledge of hospital practices and procedure, constructing a workable Birth Plan, flexibility, and trust in yourself and your body. (of course hiring a Doula:)

It is an honor and privilege to be a part of the day you welcome a new life, healthy, happy, and full of promise.

Additional Services

Individual Sessions $35.00 each
In Home Childbirth Class $130.00 4, 1.5-2 hr Sessions
Photography Sizing and Color Correcting $100.00
Maximum 30 photos
Placenta Encapsulation, Tincture $250.00
Placenta Art $ 75.00
Birth Video $100.00
Keepsake Birth Story $50.00
Relaxation CD $5.00
Electrodes for Use of TENS $15.00
AromaTouch Massage $45.00
Essential Oils – http://mydoterra.com/neartoyoudoula