All families should have support through labor and birth
Why have a doula?
A doula is a trained labor supporter who provides a birther and their partner with 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 something you will remember all your life, our goal is to help ensure it will be a positive one.
Evidence shows that birthers with continuous 1:1 support are:
Less likely to have a cesarean section
Less likely to use synthetic oxytocin to speed up labor
Less likely to use any pain medication
Less likely to rate their childbirth experience negatively
Birth Doula Package
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 until labor starts
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
Stay with you for 1-2 hours following birth
Help initiating breastfeeding
Available up to 2 weeks for unlimited text and phone support
1 home visit within two weeks after birth to go over any questions or concerns you may have
Review and debrief your birth experience
Assist with basic lactation support
$250 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)
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.