Doula Services:

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BIRTH DOULA SERVICES: 

$1500 (+Tax)

"Overall, women who received continuous support were more likely to have spontaneous vaginal births and less likely to have any pain medication, epidurals, negative feelings about childbirth, vacuum or forceps-assisted births, and C-sections. In addition, their labors were shorter by about 40 minutes and their babies were less likely to have low Apgar scores at birth." Doulas. are. amazing! As your birth doula, I'll provide:

  • Two prenatal meetings to establish expectations, create a birth plan, and more
  • Round the clock text and email support prior to your birth
  • In-person birth support at your home during early labor
  • Continuous support throughout your labor and delivery up to two hours postpartum
  • A few photos during your labor, delivery, and postpartum hours
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Up to two postpartum meetings depending on your need. I'll help you with: writing out your birth story, establishing feeding, physical and emotional recovery from birth, improving mother–baby bonding and infant soothing, and basic newborn care. See "POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES".

A $500 deposit is required to reserve your spot on my calendar.

BED REST/Home Help SERVICES:

$350 (+tax)

Postpartum: Four three-hour home visits in the first two+ weeks after baby's birth

Antepartum: Four three-hour home visits in the weeks before baby's birth

Practical, physical, and emotional support during bed rest including:

  • Chores
  • Baby minding
  • Kid wrangling
  • Meal prep
  • Errands
  • Pet care

$350 to be paid in full to reserve your spot on my calendar. $20/additional hour - discounted with purchase of package. Antepartum services can roll over into your postpartum time.

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Sibling DOULA SERVICES:

$1250 (+tax)

Including your kids in your birth plan is an amazing way for them to begin their relationship with their new sibling. When they attend their sibling's birth, older siblings feel like they are a part of the process while feeling less jealousy and more autonomy. Most hospitals, birth centers, and home birth midwives request that you have a support person there for your child if you plan on having them at your birth. As a sibling doula, I'll provide:

  • A three hour in-home date night session to read books, watch a short movie, look at some of my birth photos, and get to know your kiddo to help prepare for your birth and new family member while you take the evening for yourself (if you want!).  
  • Continuous emotional support for your kiddo(s) during labor + delivery
  • Child-friendly explanations of your labor + delivery
  • The ability for you and your birth partner/support person to focus on your labor without having to worry about your kiddo(s)
  • As a birth doula, I can also take over for your birth partner/support person if they want to take turns with your kiddo(s)
  • A few photos during your labor, delivery, and postpartum hours
  • A one hour postpartum follow up with your kiddo(s) to work on the transition to big sibling-hood.

Babysitting: If you don't plan to have your child/children at your birth, I can instead stay at your home with them during your labor + delivery for $500 + $15/hour after 6 hours. Includes pre- and post-delivery session with your kiddo(s).

A $500 deposit is required to reserve your spot on my calendar.

If you opt to only use my services pre- and post-delivery, I charge $30/hr. Four hour minimum to be paid up front. Pay per hour after first four hours. 

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    POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES:

    $50/hr (taxes apply)

    "A postpartum doula provides evidenced based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother–baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care. A postpartum doula is there to help a new family in those first days and weeks after bringing home a new baby. Research shows that moms, dads and babies have an easier time with this transition if a good support team is in place." As your postpartum doula, I will:

    • Assist with diapering, feeding, and bathing
    • Provide methods to soothe and calm baby
    • Establish gentle sleep rhythms for baby 
    • Help you learn to recognize baby's cues
    • Provide guidance with swaddling and baby wearing 
    • Provide lactation support to ensure optimal breastfeeding
    • Provide emotional and physical support
    • Help with baby so you can focus on self-care
    • Assist with nursery management: restocking, organizing, registry suggestions
    • Help with basic household tasks
    • Help pets and siblings adjust
    • Facilitate childcare search
    • Answer questions and provide resources, both local and online

    Three hour minimum to be paid up front. Pay per hour after first three hours.

     

    A LA CARTE:

    (taxes apply)

    • Additional prenatal meeting: $50
    • Additional postpartum meeting: $50
    • MealTrain setup: $25
       

      INTERESTED IN DOULA SERVICES + A BIRTH STORY SESSION? CHECK OUT MY BUNDLES PAGE!