Services

Doula is a Greek word meaning "women’s servant".
 
Women have been serving others in childbirth for many centuries and have proven that support from another woman has a positive impact on the labor process.
 
A doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical, and educational support to someone who is pregnant, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth.
 
The doula’s purpose is to help people have a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience (americanpregnancy.org).

Labor Doula Services - $750

Labor Doula Services includes:
- Two prenatal visits to assess your needs and desires for birth. Define and understand our expectations of one another, and provide you with useful tools for labor and birth.
- Birth plan assistance to help you clarify your preferences for birth and explain the options that are available to you.
- Access to my lending library of books and videos about pregnancy, birth and baby care, to support learning.
- Continuous physical, emotional, and informational support for you and your partner for the duration of labor and birth, to help the you hold and move towards the vision you created for your baby's birth.
- Initial breastfeeding support immediately after birth to help your baby latch on properly and encourage the establishment of breastfeeding
- One postpartum follow-up visit to celebrate the birth of your baby and answer any questions you have during the early postpartum period
- Unlimited phone and e-mail support to answer your questions and offer suggestions and support throughout pregnancy and early labor
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Labor Preparation and Coaching - $300

Labor Preparation and Coaching includes: ​

Two prenatal appointments where I teach you labor management skills, how to interact with your health care providers, coaching partner on how to best offer support during labor, birth and postpartum, newborn care and breastfeeding instruction. ​

Think of this as a personalized, one-on-one birth class.

I also offer a virtual option for $250