As a birth doula I accompany women in labor to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. I am a certified birth doula through DONA. I draw on my professional training, knowledge & experience to provide emotional support, physical comfort and, as needed, communication with staff that you have the information you need to make informed decisions as they arise in labor. I can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, make suggestions for labor progress, and help with relaxation, soothing touch, positioning and other techniques for comfort.
Birth Doula Services Include:
A complimentary "meet & greet" consultation. We'll get know each other, to explore and discuss your priorities and any fears or concerns you may have.
A pre-natal (first visit) appointment to discuss birth plan and to plan how we might best work together.
Continuous communication, 24 hour on-call support either by call, text or e-mail.
At or around 38 weeks appointment to go over any minor details, questions & any concerns. (2nd visit).
Labor & Delivery support and I will remain with you approximately 2 hours after the delivery, until you are comfortable and your family is ready for quiet time together.
A post-partum/follow up phone call with in the first few days to see how you & your baby are doing, to review the birth, & to get feedback from you about my role. At home visit if requested.
A doula never takes the role of the husband or partner!
$500 non-refundable retainer fee due at pre-natal visit (1st visit) $400 remaining due at or around 38 weeks (2nd visit)