Doula Services

When to hire a doula?

 

It is best to start looking for a doula around your 4-7th month of pregnancy.  This will give you lots of time to find a doula thats right for you and have a couple prenatal visits to build a trusting relationship.

 

 FULL DOULA PACKAGE - 

    Two-three prenatal visits where we will go over your birth plan, talk about the birth, practice comfort                        

    measures and labor positions, discuss postpartum issues and address any concerns you may have
    Twenty four hour phone availability throughout your pregnancy and postpartum period
    Continuous support for you and your partner during your labor for as long as needed.
    One-three hours of support during your recovery
    Breastfeeding assistance
    

Two postpartum visits where we can discuss breastfeeding and any questions you may have


The total investment for my service is $1000, Twins $1250

The fees are to be paid as follows:
1. 50% as a non-refundable retainer fee, due when you hire me as your Doula.
2. The final balance is due before your scheduled due date and can be made in scheduled payments.


LABOR and BIRTH ONLY PACKAGE - 


Meet and greet before labor starts to discuss your birthing plan. Phone support, p - resent during active labor, birth and one hour after.


Total Investment - $400, Twins $600


Paid in full at contract signing



Postpartum Services


What is a Postpartum Doula? Want to support new families?


Postpartum Doulas are a trained professional that provides physical, emotional, and spiritual, support and guidance to a new mother and the rest of the family.   The Postpartum Doulas is a reference point, assistant and resource for the family in the postpartum period. In addition, the Postpartum Doula will also provide breastfeeding support, light household chores, nurture and advice where the family has questions about newborn care and support other members of the family.


Working with the parents the Postpartum Doula can assist in making the transition to parenthood and a successful breastfeeding and family relationships easier. The Postpartum Doula does not take over infant care, but supports and assists the family in learning about newborn, self and family care. They work to empower parents and family members in feeling secure in their care skills. We teach our Postpartum Doulas the most advanced support techniques and equip them with the best family skills. Becoming a Postpartum Doula online, or through distance learning means you can learn at your own pace, and work with local families.


A Postpartum Doula will not make or give medical advice, or perform any medical procedures. They do offer education and support and assists the family in finding answers and resources. Postpartum Doulas should work well with children, be patient, non-judgmental, communicate well, and knowledgeable about newborn care and breastfeeding.
Postpartum Doulas are helpful for all types of mothers and all types of birth experiences and can also be used by adoptive families or families of multiples. Become a Postpartum Doula and work in a career you will love.

The subsequent statements are some of the advantages gained by the use of postpartum doulas:

Increased chance of breastfeeding successfully.


Increased earlier between the infant and birthing person, and the whole family unit.
Less chance of infant dehydration and hospitalization with health difficulties due to educated care.


A reduced amount of maternal postpartum depression and shorter duration and easier for mother to cope with it if it occurs.


Less maternal exhaustion, frustration, trepidation and anxiety during early weeks.


Reduction in unnecessary calls to pediatricians.


The Partner can get back to work sooner with less anxiety.


The Partner can get back to work sooner with less anxiety.


More of an understanding of newborn emotional and physical needs and behavior.


More care choices, tools for dealing with relations and others.


​What a Postpartum Doula will do for you.

​Postpartum Doulas will:

Provide non-biased emotional, physical, and informational support during the postpartum period
Encourage the family to seek care that reflects their values and needs
Models and teaches effective communication
Encourage informed decision making
Support the physical and emotional healing of the mother
Provide information on care options and resources for the mother and newborn
Support and assists with infant feeding
Educate the family on newborn care and characteristics
Provide support to the new mother’s partner and/or family
Assist with household organization
Refer to healthcare professionals when support requires clinical assessment, a need for prescription, or medical diagnosis


What a Postpartum Doula doesn't do.

 Postpartum Doulas do not:

Diagnose medical conditions
Interpret medical diagnoses or clinical results
Prescribe or administer treatment of medical conditions
Perform clinical procedures
Take over complete care of the infant
Transport any family members
Stay alone with babies or other children
“Sleep train” babies



Postpartum Doula packages 


$25 an hour, $30 an hour for twins


$800 - 40 hrs  (does not include overnight)


$1000 - 40 hrs twins (dose not include overnight) 


3 nights 10pm-6am $550,  twins $750




I believe every woman deserves a Doula, feel free to contact me to discuss payment options.

I accept cash or check however, if you prefer to pay with a credit card arrangements can be made.