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Pregnant

Birth Doula
Services

Let us support you where you are in your pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey.

To learn more and find out if these services are right for you, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation by emailing us at: doula@thenurturey.com

Why have a doula?

A doula is a trained labor supporter who provides continuous emotional and physical comfort throughout labor and birth. We also help you to prepare for birth by helping you understand your options and giving you tools to prepare your mind and body.  

"If a doula were a drug,
it would be unethical not to use it."

- Dr. John Kennell

Your birth is a memory you will keep all your life, our goal is to help ensure it will be a positive one. 

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What do doula services include? 

Prenatal
  • One free in person, no-obligation consultation to meet each other and discuss services offered

  • Two prenatal meetings.

    • First meeting we will discuss your preferences and desires, create a birth plan (if you desire) or discuss the birth plan you have already written, discuss your postpartum plan, and go over any questions you may have about labor and/or birth.

    • Second meeting we will go over comfort measures for you and your partner to use during labor and birth as well as things that I can do to help you and your partner.

  • Unlimited support through phone, text or email

  • Educational resources and information

  • 24/7 on-call from 37 weeks and on

During labor

  • Continuous physical, emotional, and spiritual support while you are in active labor and through the birth 

  • Capture photos/videos (if you would like) during labor and birth

  •  1-2 hours postpartum care and basic lactation support immediately after birth

Postpartum

  • Available up to 2 weeks for unlimited text and phone support

  • 1-2 home visits within two weeks after birth to go over any questions or concerns you may have

  • Review and debrief your birth experience

  Birth Doula Pricing

In order to offer doula services to everyone who wants them and acknowledge that everyone's financial situation is different while also making this a sustainable career for our doulas, we use the following sliding scale pricing structure for our services: 

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This information was created by Alexis J. Cunningfolk and can be found at: http://www.wortsandcunning.com/blog/sliding-scale

We ask that families self-select which category fits their situation best. 

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Tier 1 - Left Bottle

  • I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic* needs

  • I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs

  • I own my home or property OR I rent a higher-end property

  • I own or lease a car

  • I am employed or do not need to work to meet my needs

  • I have regular access to health care

  • I have access to financial savings

  • I have an expendable** income

  • I can always buy new items

  • I can afford an annual vacation or take time off

Cost: $1,100

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Tier 2 - Middle Bottle

  • I may stress about meeting my basic needs but still regularly achieve them

  • I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs

  • I own or lease a car

  • I am employed

  • I have access to health care

  • I might have access to financial savings

  • I have some expendable income

  • I am able to buy some new items & I thrift others

  • I can take a vacation annually or every few years without financial burden

Cost: $900

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Tier 3 - Right Bottle

  • I frequently stress about meeting basic needs & don’t always achieve them

  • I have debt and it sometimes prohibits me from meeting my basic needs

  • I rent lower-end properties or have unstable housing

  • I do not have a car and/or have limited access to a car but I am not always able to afford gas

  • I am unemployed or underemployed

  • I qualify for government assistance including food stamps & health care

  • I have no access to savings

  • I have no or very limited expendable income

  • I rarely buy new items because I am unable to afford them

  • I cannot afford a vacation or have the ability to take time off without financial burden

Cost: $700

Payment Information

  • $200 deposit due at the time of booking, remainder due by 37 weeks

  • Cash, check, credit card and HSA/FSA cards are accepted (check with your individual plan for qualifications)

  • Payment plans are available 

A note about our service area

We are willing to travel 60 miles (and possibly beyond) for births.  For longer distances, we may request that some or all prenatal and postpartum checks are done virtually or in our office depending on our schedule and availability.

 Info Consult & Birth Planning

Info consults are perfect for anyone who is not planning to hire a doula to be at their birth but is looking to have some one on one time to discuss questions you may have regarding pregnancy, birth or postpartum with a doula! 

 Examples of topics:

  • Effective comfort measures/breathing techniques during labor

  • Offer insight into different hospitals and care providers

  • Inform you of your rights as a patient

  • How to advocate for yourself and navigate difficult conversations

  • Birth/postpartum planning tips and suggestions

  • Exercises and body prep for labor and birth

Cost: $50/hour (1 hour minimum) 

To learn more and find out if these services are right for you, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation by emailing us at: doula@thenurturey.com

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