Birth Support

What’s included?

  • Two prenatal visits, two hours in duration, held in your home

  • Communication via email, text, and phone

  • TENS unit to use in late pregnancy and in labor

  • Your own rebozo for closeness and comfort in pregnancy, labor, and parenting

  • On-call 24/7 starting at 38 weeks (though I am generally available before, and always have backup!)

  • Access to the exclusive Evidence Based Birth® Parent Dashboard ($240 value)

  • Free access to the Natural Breastfeeding Online Course ($147 value)

  • Early labor phone support

  • In-person support (starting whenever you need me) through labor, birth, and immediate postpartum period

  • Follow-up visit in your home

 
 
Photo by Maryam Salassi of  Hi + Hello Photography

Photo by Maryam Salassi of Hi + Hello Photography


What does doula support look like?

Physical Support/Comfort Measures

  • Ideas for comfort in pregnancy

  • Positioning suggestions for comfort and labor progress

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Water therapy

  • Heat/cold therapy

  • TENS Unit

  • Hip squeeze/counter-pressure

  • Massage

  • Acupressure

Emotional Support

  • Encouragement

  • Assessing needs/preferences

  • Working through fears and concerns

  • Normalization of the process

  • Empowering the couple to be able to navigate options

Informational Support

  • Evidence-based information

  • Framework for navigating any proposed procedures, tests, or solutions

  • Guidance for communicating with your medical care providers to get to the information you need to make informed choices

  • Normalization of the process

 
 
Photo by Maryam Salassi of  Hi + Hello Photography

Photo by Maryam Salassi of Hi + Hello Photography

 
Photo by Maryam Salassi of  Hi + Hello Photography

Photo by Maryam Salassi of Hi + Hello Photography

Working with the Partner

I love working with partners! In my experience, the partner is an essential member of the birth team, and is usually the expert on the laboring woman (while the medical providers are there to provide medical safety, and the doula is there to provide knowledge of the birth process and continuous support). I like to give partners the space and time to be involved at the level they are comfortable with in order to really shine as an amazing, capable support person. While the birthing woman is my main concern, I also strive to make sure that partner is nourished and rested in order to best support laboring woman (and then baby!). I find that one of my biggest jobs with partners tends to be reassurance that the events that are occurring are a normal part of the process and their loved ones are coping really well!

Photo by Maryam Salassi of  Hi + Hello Photography

Photo by Maryam Salassi of Hi + Hello Photography


As a doula,  I do NOT

  • Perform clinical tasks, such as taking blood pressure, fetal heart checks, or vaginal exams. I am there to provide non-medical physical comfort and emotional support.

  • Make decisions for you. I will help you obtain the information necessary to make an informed choice. I will also remind you if there is a departure from your birth preferences.

 

Pricing

Birth Support Package: $2500

  • $1250 retainer due when signing contract, which holds space on my calendar

  • $1250 balance due by 37 weeks