1 initial interviewwhen you will have the opportunity to ask me anything and decide if I'm the right fit for your family. I recommend that you interview 2-3 doulas to find the one who you connect with and with whom you feel safe and supported.
3 prenatal visits (if time allows) where I will learn about your wishes and goals, and discuss strategies to help you feel supported in birth. I will help you draft a birth plan so that you walk into your labor feeling prepared for whatever journey your baby takes you on. I will be a sounding board for all your expectations, fears, and hopes. We will plan how to create your ideal birthing space, with the right people and ambiance to help you relax and open. I will teach you body balancing exercises to prepare your womb for birth. We will explore comfort measures for labor so that you and your partner walk into the experience confidently. We will hatch a plan for your postpartum period, so that you feel prepared and supported for what's to come.
Phone, text, and email support throughout your pregnancy
24/7 on call period at 38 weeks until your birth
Phone and in-person support while you are in labor, before heading to the hospital or birthing center. I will stay with you throughout your labor until you birth your baby.
1-2 hours immediately following birth, which includes assistance with initiating breastfeeding.
1 postpartum visit where I will come to you and offer knowledge and support with breastfeeding and newborn care.
I believe that every woman deserves a doula and am willing to work with you if finances are an issue. I am open to creative financing, trades, and payment plans.