How I Serve You
We will meet at least once (preferably twice) before your labor and birth. During our visit(s) we will discuss your hopes, plans, and goals for your labor, birth, and postpartum period. We will review your birth preferences, previous birth experiences, coping mechanisms, fears, and any questions or concerns. I will help create a birth plan if desired.
I will answer questions and make suggestions over the phone or by text/email anytime support is needed. I have resources (e.g. articles, books, referrals, etc.) at my disposal and can offer suggestions or materials that may be of use to you. I encourage you to check in with me following appointments with your care provider.
Call me when you think you are in labor, even if you do not yet need me; I can answer questions or make suggestions over the phone. We will decide if I should come immediately or await further change. I will provide early labor support as requested and I will remain with you once active labor has begun until one to two hours after the baby is born. I am trained in the use of TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) for the relief of pain in labor. A signed consent from your care provider is required prior to use. I will photograph labor, birth and/or recovery if desired, as time and circumstances permit. I will contact you every day after your baby is born until I see you at our first postpartum visit, which typically occurs three days post-birth. I will answer questions, assist with breastfeeding, discuss your birth, admire your baby, and draw on my resources for any other needs you may have. At the second postpartum I can also offer birth processing and guide you through creating a labyrinth of your birth. I am available to you for one year postpartum to provide emotional and practical parenting support by phone or text/email as requested.
For my services as described: $1,200 - $1,500.
A $500 retainer fee is collected upon hiring me as your doula. The final fee amount will be determined by you and may be based on time I spent with you, level of service provided, degree of satisfaction and ability to pay.