Prenatal and labor DOULA SERVICES
 

Having a baby is hard enough.
No woman should be asked to do anything
else while she is having a baby.
She shouldn't have to renegotiate a birth plan,
argue with her care provider about the evidence
supporting her decisions, or advocate for her baby.
She also shouldn't have to comfort her husband,
or reassure her mother or educate her sister.
Everyone around the birthing mother
should attend her like the Queen she is.

- Elizabeth Allemann, MD
 

I am here to support, empower, and nurture
your unique birth journey.


I offer continuous, emotional, informational, and physical support to mothers/birthing persons and their teams. I help create and maintain a space of safety, trust, and care. I help you navigate the intensities and surprises that may arise prenatally, during labor, and just after birth. 
 

what is Included in the labor doula package?

  • Free phone consultation

  • 1 initial free exploration meeting to see if we are a good match

  • 2 prenatal visits (lasting 2+ hours)

  • on call 24/7 (2 weeks before and 2 weeks after due date or until birth)

  • physical presence at your birthing experience from beginning to end

  • 1 postpartum visit within 1 week of delivery

  • continuous phone and email support

  • well-written description and account of birthing journey

  • access to lending library


Free phone consultation (approx. 30 min):

Initial introductions and connection and see if what you are looking for matches what I am able to offer and how we feel speaking with one another.
 

Free initial visit

Get to know you and your family a bit in person as we get a sense for one another. Here I will answer any questions you may have and we will engage with feelings and thoughts surrounding the birth. After this visit, we will both take some time to decide whether we would like to work with one another. 
 

Before birthing experience (2 visits, approx. 2 hrs each):

We will share 2 prenatal visits where I will listen and learn about you as we get to know each other better. Through these visits I am able to learn how I can best support you and the birthing environment. We'll also explore your feelings in regards to birth and learn how to create a birthing experience you trust. During these visits we will also learn and understand the other possibilities that may or may not unfold during birth and how we can navigate some of the unpredictable pieces should they arise. 

We will learn about birth education, breathing techniques, touch, massage, and positions that will assist in easing discomfort during your birthing experience.
We may also explore using guided meditation, sound, voice, yoga, etc. to learn about ourselves and how we may face birth with more awareness and integrity.

Each visit is adjusted to the energy, needs, and curiosity of all persons present.
 

During Birthing Experience:

I will be there holding a safe, calm, and loving space while I support you/partner/team from beginning to end. As birth unfolds, I will intuitively suggest tools to ease discomfort and trust when to move in and out of the space. I fully respect the roles of everyone involved in birth (partner, family, medical staff). I do my very best to enhance and nourish those connections by advocating the art of verbal and non-verbal communication. Once baby is born, I will stay approx. 1-2 hours more to make sure you/baby/partner are well cared for and comfortable.
 

Postpartum Visit: 

Approximately 1 week after the birthing experience, I will come and we will reflect on your birthing experience and how you’ve been feeling thus far with your new baby (emotions, physically, bonding, breastfeeding, diet, rest). My intention for this visit is to make sure you are being well cared for. I’ll also assist with light chores around the home, cook you a wholesome meal, or be with the baby while you nourish yourself. For additional postpartum care, please see my offerings for my postpartum doula services.

 

Please contact me
about pricing for
prenatal and labor doula services

 

*If you think you cannot afford doula services*

I strongly believe that every person who wants a doula should have one. If cost is a barrier please contact me. I offer payment plans and take a limited number of low/reduced fee clients. Priority for reduced rate services will go to single & teen parents. 
Thank you to my full fee clients, without whom I would be unable to provide this service!