The Basic birth Doula Package Includes:
This is an opportunity to get to know eachother and discuss your preferences for birth and expectations from my role as your doula.
2 Prenatal visits
These visits take place in the comfort of your own home. The first prenatal visit occurs around the 32nd week of pregnancy; the second around week 37. These visits are designed to dive deep into your desires for your birth, to unpack fears, to demystify anything that may be hindering your confidence. The goal is that by the end of these sessions, you will trust in your ability to birth and make the decisions right for you and your baby, and that I as your doula will have a deep understanding on how best to support you. Some of the topics we may go over are a birth and postpartum plan, comfort measures, medical interventions, breastfeeding, baby/mama essentials, etc.
Unlimited phone and email communication
I will provide unlimited phone/text and email support throughout the pregnancy. No question, inquiry or concern is insignificant. I welcome all communication as that is the best way for us to get to know each other.
Resources and community referrals
A vast amount of holistic maternity care providers are available in our community, ranging from midwives, OB’s, chiropractors, acupuncturists, to pelvic floor therapists and bodyworkers. Feel free to ask for a referral! Also , my extensive lending library will be available to you, including books and articles on health, nutrition, birth preparation, comfort measures, breastfeeding, and postpartum care.
On call 24/7
Starting at about two weeks before your GUESS date, I will be on call 24 hour per day, 7 days a week. Also, there will be arrangements for a backup doula, should I happen to be attending another birth.
Continuous labor support
Once in labor, whenever you voice a desire for my presence, I will arrive to your place of labor/birth . I will support you continuously throughout labor, for as long as it may take. I will draw on my knowledge, experience and intuition to provide physical and emotional support, to hold space, to help facilitate labor progress by making suggestions for positions, movement, breathing and relaxation. I will provide hands on support such as massage, counter pressure, aroma therapy and rebozo, all while ensuring that the expecting partner has the main support role, if applicable and desired. Finally, I will provide reassurance and perspective, provide evidence-based information regarding your current birth options, and ensure that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your care.
Immediate postpartum support
I will be there to support you after birth to help with anything you may need, be it feeding you a nutritious meal, providing information on newborn care, or breastfeeding initiation support. I will leave once you are comfortable and need nothing else but to bond with your new family.
1 Postpartum visit/check in within 36 hours after birth
Based on my experience, this is a critical window in which breastfeeding can become challenging, especially in the hospital environments, due to the bombardment of misinformation provided. This session is breastfeeding focused, and we can use the opportunity to assess the latch, come up with a breastfeeding plan, access evidence-based information, review kangaroo care and newborn behavior.
1 Postpartum visit around 2 weeks after birth
During this visits, we will review your birthing experience and I will support you in any way you may need me, from breastfeeding to newborn care, and more.
Postpartum phone and email communication
After the postpartum visits, I will be available to you by phone and email for as long as you may need me.
The basic birth doula PACKAge Fee: $ 1,775.00
The Upgraded Birth dOULA pACKAGE Includes
All items from the BASIC BIRTH DOULA PACKAGE
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class ($200.00 value)
This is a private 2.5 hour breastfeeding class, taking place at your home, at your time, customized to your needs. For detailed information, please see Additional Services/Add-ons
The Upgraded Birth Doula package Fee: $1925.00