Birth Support It is an honor to accompany families through the incredible adventure of pregnancy, birth, and beyond. A Birth Doula is a trained professional who offers physical, emotional, and informational support before, during, and after birth. She understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs during labor. She recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember for the rest of her life. Studies have shown that when Doulas attend births labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and able to breastfeed more easily.
As a Birth Doula I stay with you throughout labor and a few hours after baby is born. I can offer information to assist in decision making and help facilitate communication between you, your support team, and the medical care providers. I can offer physical comfort and relaxation techniques including massage, Craniosacral, working with the breath, positional suggestions, meditation and mindfulness practice, and Sensory Awareness. Reminders to rest, stay nourished, and well hydrated are important on this powerful journey. I am also trained to help with breastfeeding support.
A Birth Doula Package includes a Free 30 minute introductory call, usually 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. In the Introductory call we will discuss what type of birth experience you would like and how I can support you. We will introduce ourselves and discuss experiences with pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. If it feels like a good fit we will make an appointment to meet in person and discuss in more detail how I can best accompany you on this new life adventure.
For more information about the benefits of Doulas check out the DONA International website at www.Dona.org
RATES: The Birth Doula Package Costs: $1200 A deposit of $300 is paid at the initial meeting and the rest is paid before 36 weeks. I am happy to work out a payment plan that works for you and can be flexible about pricing. It is important to me that this work is accessible.