Birth Doula Services
Birth Doula Services
This investment includes one consultation, two prenatal visits to discuss your plans and hopes for the birth, and attendance at your labor and birth. It also includes one postpartum phone call and one postpartum visit to celebrate your baby, discuss the birth, and talk about any postpartum challenges.
We will meet you and your partner/support person for up to an hour. During this time, we get to know each other, discuss what you are looking for from your doula, and what our services are. We recognize that both your time and ours is valuable so this consultation costs $30. But don't worry – our consultation fee applies toward your final payment when you hire us.
Prebirth Planning Sessions
Our birth doula services includes two prebirth pregnancy planning sessions, up to 1.5 hours each. During these sessions, we discuss your desires and concerns about labor and birth, show you ways to help your baby find the best position for birth, practice labor positions, and assist you in making a birth plan, if you desire.
Labor and birth support
We understand that you cannot always plan when you give birth. That's why we are on call for you 24/7 from 38 weeks until birth. We join you when you desire and stay until 1-2 hours after birth. During your labor and birth, we provide continuous support for you and your family. We provide encouragement, reassurance and perspective. We make suggestions for labor to progress. We help with relaxation and soothe your discomfort with comfort measures such as massage, positioning, heat, and water. If you choose to breastfeed your baby, we can help with that, too.
We call you on the day after your birth to make sure you are all off to a great start. We also join you in your home for a 1-2 hours postpartum visit to celebrate your baby, discuss the birth, and talk about any postpartum challenges. For more extensive postpartum help, consider adding Postpartum Doula Services or buying one of our all-inclusive birth packages!