Bottom Line Up Front: I support medicated, un-medicated, planned and spontaneous deliveries. I have no preference when it comes to the delivery of your baby. I am here to help you write your birth story.
Postpartum Doula services - $400.
Deposit of $100 due at first pre-baby visit.
The remaining fee is $300 (after deposit) must be paid by the second post delivery visit.
You are more than welcome to do payment plans, or pay in full, whichever you desire, just let me know.
Bartering services are available, please ask for more clarity. (Examples: electrical work, massage therapy, house cleaning services)
I absolutely believe everyone should have a doula, if they want regardless of their financial situation. So do not be afraid to talk to me about your financial situation, I am happy to work something out with you.
Postpartum Doula Services Explained In-Depth
Services include but are not limed to the following:
Two (6) Pre baby visits
talking to get to know each other and your expectations for postpartum help
labor and delivery pain relief techniques, hands on techniques at every visit, pushing positions, pain cream samples, demonstration of how to properly "put your feet up", massage techniques to help reduce swelling, "stomp-stomp-squat", why bouncy balls and tennis balls are your friends, and many other topics
what to expect in labor and deliver
how to pick a pediatrician because you have options while pregnant beyond "pediatrician on call"
Unlimited phone/text/email support from the moment you hire me
Support at your home or hospital/birth center once labor begins and 2hrs after delivery
Breastfeeding/ formula/pumping help after delivery
Up to four (4) post-delivery visits
breastfeeding help at home
use of nursing pillows at home, I bring a new style of nursing pillow at each visit so you can make an informed decision before you spend your hard earned money to buy and keep one
help with new baby
how to survive sleep deprivation
"happiest baby on the block" techniques
formula feeding and how to not overfeed your baby
"closing the bones" ceremony
What makes my doula service different?
My doula services are unlike any other. I want the expecting mommy or couple to feel as comfortable, confident, and trusting in themselves and myself as much as possible. Therefore I do more pre and post baby visits. During our pre baby visits we go over childbirth, newborn, and breastfeeding topics; we also get to know each other. We talk about any and all hopes, wishes, and fears you may have. We talk about your pain tolerance and what you expect your partner's role to be during labor and delivery. I have found most couples don't talk about what the delivering person expects the partner to do during labor, the laboring persons largely believes the partner "just knows what I will want". In most cases that's not how it goes. it's incredibly difficult for the partner to see the pregnant person in pain and not know how or remember how to help. Least of all what to ask the hospital staff for to help the laboring person .
I do more visits, so we can talk about all those things. Numerous studies have shown couples feel more confident, in control and have a smoother labor/delivery when they have constant labor support from a person they trust and feel familiar with. When I am hired as your doula I am there for only you (I only take one client per month). I keep your goals, safety and interest at the foremost of my mind. I am not there to rush you along at home or in the hospital. I am there to support you and your partner physically and mentally. THAT is why I am a doula! My clients hire me because of the "why" I do this, not "what" I do.