My fee for these services is $950.
If finances are an obstacle, please contact me anyway. We may be able to work out a payment plan, barter or I’ll connect you with another doula.
*Repeat families please contact me for a special price.
I provide continuous support to a woman and her partner during pregnancy, birth, and the early weeks of parenting. I passionately support women and their partners whether their goal is to have a natural, intervention-free birth in a home, birth center or hospital setting; a medicated birth; or a planned Surgical birth that is family-centered.
Preparation: As your doula I will help you prepare for your birth and discern your birth preferences. I will point you toward resources to help you answer your questions and achieve the birth you desire. Throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period I will also help you understand basic terminology, procedures and medical practices to aid you in making informed decisions.
Support: During labor I will suggest comfort measures such as position changes and techniques that encourage your baby to be in an optimal position and assist with guided visualizations and breathing. I can provide suggestions and coaching so that your partner can confidently engage in the birth as a loving supporter and participant.
Working With Birth Team Members: My role doesn’t replace the role of a spouse or other support person; rather, it enhances that persons role through guidance, encouragement and reassurance. My presence will help them participate in the ways they are most comfortable. As your doula, I am part of a whole team where each member has a special role to play in supporting you during this season of your life.
What I’m Not: There are a few things a Doula is not. I am not acting as a medical professional, so I do not provide clinical care such as prenatal examinations or assessment of your baby’s health. The support a Doula provides fits together with, but does not replace, the care of your doctor, midwife, or nurses.
I do not make decisions for you, or speak for you. I will support you by providing information and explanations to help you make evidence based informed decisions, but it’s always you who decides what’s best for you and your baby.