It is an honor to accompany women and families through the beautiful adventure of pregnancy, birth and beyond. A Birth Doula is a trained professional who offers physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth.
Studies have shown that when Doulas attend births labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and able to breastfeed more easily.
A Doula stays with the mother throughout labor and a few hours after the baby is born to assist with breastfeeding, until the new family feels supported and is ready to rest. She offers information to assist the mother in decision making. She facilitates communication between the mother, her partner and the medical care provider.
A Doula understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor. She recognizes that birth is a key experience that the mother will remember for the rest of her life.
A Birth Doula offers physical comfort including massage, Craniosacral, position suggestions, movement, relaxation and awareness techniques and reminders to rest and stay nourished and well hydrated.
A Birth Doula Package includes a Free 30 minute introductory call, typically over the phone, and at least 2 Prenatal visits, 24 Hour availability starting 2 weeks before your due date until birth and 2 Postpartum visits.
The Introductory call is to feel out if we are a good fit and discuss what type of birth experience you would like and how I can support you. We will introduce ourselves and discuss your experience of pregnancy. If it feels like a good fit we will make an appointment to meet in person and discuss in more detail how I can support you during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I would like to help you have a nourished and supported experience! For more information about the benefits of Doulas check out the DONA International website at www.Dona.org
RATES: The Birth Doula Package Costs: $500 Typically a deposit of $250 is paid at the initial meeting and the rest is paid before 36 weeks.