STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT WHEN DOULAS ATTEND BIRTH, LABORS ARE SHORTER WITH FEWER COMPLICATIONS, BABIES ARE OFTEN HEALTHIER AND BREASTFEED MORE EASILY. THE MOTHER HAS A MORE EMPOWERED EXPERIENCE AND IS MORE LIKELY TO HAVE A POSITIVE POSTPARTUM.

support for your unique journey.

The birth of a baby has a lasting impact on the physical health and emotional well-being of a mother. The word doula means ‘a woman who serves’. In short, doulas are trained professionals who provide continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to expectant families, before, during, and after childbirth. Since a doula is not responsible for your medical care, their sole focus is on you and your family – a calming, reassuring, and non-judgmental presence as you bring your baby into this world.

As your doula, my role is to help you feel strong, confident, and supported in any way you choose to birth. I offer individualized services and cater to your own physical and emotional needs throughout pregnancy and labor. I stay with you from the beginning of labor and won’t leave until the baby is born, first latch is established, and you are safely tucked in for a rest. I also offer a postpartum visit which usually takes place within two weeks of the birth. During this visit, we chat over coffee or mother’s tea and discuss self-care, nursing and feeding concerns, and how you’re coping as an expanding family.

Assist you in preparing for your birth

Suggest ways your partner can support you

Help you find evidence-based information

Keep you comfortable during labor and delivery

Create a calm environment for you to labor in

Suggest different pain-coping techniques

Explain medical procedures to you and your partner

Facilitate communication between you & your providers

Provide minor photography and birth details

Help you establish the first latch

Visit you postpartum to debrief about your birth

Support you in breastfeeding and postpartum care

Do NOT provide medical care or advice

Do NOT speak for you

Do NOT do vaginal exams

Do NOT bring a doppler to birth

Do NOT take your temperature or blood pressure

Do NOT take the place of a midwife or doctor

Do NOT take the place of your partner

Do NOT catch babies intentionally

Do NOT assess your newborn

Cannot guarantee any specific outcome

doula support packages

all packages include:

  • 2-3 prenatal visits

  • Access to my lending library

  • Phone, email, and text support

  • Prenatal nutrition & healthy pregnancy support

  • Activities that prepare the mind and soul for labor

  • Coaching on optimal fetal positioning and Spinning Babies

  • Help with creating your birth and postpartum plan

  • Evidence-based, informational guidance every step of the way

  • On-call labor and delivery support from 38-42 weeks

  • Minor photography and birth timeline

  • Backup doula services, if needed

  • One-hour postpartum visit (birth debrief, mom & baby check-in)

 birth package

Includes the above pregnancy & birth support

Discounts available:

$50 off - if you pay in full by the first prenatal

$50 off - if you take a holistic childbirth class

*Ask about my Favorite Providers discount

*Ask about discounted rates for Active Military or Veteran families, teen expecting mothers or Medicaid families

birth & beyond package

Includes everything in the birth package, plus:

  • Postpartum planning session

  • 6 hours postpartum doula services

  • Infant massage lesson

  • Two frozen meals from organic meal service

  • $50 off placenta encapsulation services, plus one free add-on of your choice!

*For birth clients only

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