A Doula supports a family during childbirth and beyond. She is trained in different laboring positions, breathing techniques, and general childbirth education, to help the family prepare for and cope through birth and early postpartum. She also supports the family after the birth to get used to their new way of life, by providing helpful resources based on individual needs.
Basic Birth Doula Package $2000
~ On call for questions and mentoring as often as you’d like
~ 2 Prenatal visits: 1.5-2 hours each, one at beginning of service to discuss your wants and needs and one at around 36 weeks to review everything you’ve learned up until this point and practicing skills for birth.
~ Birth Art Session included in one of the prenatal visits
~ Optional 1 Prenatal massage included
~ $10 off any service during your pregnancy and 6 months postpartum (includes gift certificates)
~ On call for your labor and birth
~ 1 Postpartum visit
Hourly Birth Doula Services: $80 per hour
Sometimes parents may only want mentoring, guidance, and a little bit of encouragement as support from a trained professional, and are confident to be mostly alone. I want to be flexible to this need and encourage parents to make the best choices for themselves by providing this service choice. (10 hours minimum, not to exceed price of $2000)
~On Call for your labor and birth
~Prenatal Preparation together is required for me to get to know you and your birth preferences. (2 hours minimum, price taken off deposit at 1/2 hourly rate: $40 p/h)
ALL PRICES ARE NEGOTIABLE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE UPON THE NEEDS AND PRICE RANGE OF MY CLIENTS.
Thinking About Becoming a Doula?
The Doula School for new doulas to develop and learn skills and great advanced doula trainings, for continuing education.
Advantages of having a Doula:
• 50% decrease in cesarean sections
• 25% decrease in length of labor
• 30% decrease in use of forceps
• 40% decrease in use of oxcitocin
• 60% decrease in use of epidurals
• 30% decrease in use of pain
• Improved breastfeeding
• Decreased postpartum depression
• Better mother-infant interaction
*compiled from Mothering the Mother,
by Klaus, Kennell, Klaus