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HOW I DOULA

YOU WILL BE KNOWN. I believe HEAVILY in intuition. It is only you who knows what is best for you and your baby. It is you who knows in your gut what kind of birth you desire, and I will serve you in that choice. It is my doula philosophy that the better we get to know each other, the better I can serve you.

PARTNER SUPPORT. One of my biggest goals is to coach your partner in comfort measures and support, both prenatally and in the midst of the big day! I want your partner to be the hero. My favorite tool is Oxytocin (the love drug), and I will do the grunt work so that they can give you as much of their emotional attention as possible.

ADVOCACY. I provide you with the evidence-based information you’re asking for, encourage you to ask specific questions to your care provider, and support you when you make your choice. It is my greatest desire for you to feel empowered to call your own shots and guide your birth experience. In times where decisions need to be made, I will remind you of this information and that you are the boss of your birth experience. It is my belief that with the information we can work through together, you will always know that you were in control.

WE’RE GOING TO LAUGH. I believe wholeheartedly in the power of oxytocin and endorphins for a positive birth experience. We will laugh together, cry together, vent together. I will use my intuition and mirror your mood in every stage of the process so that you can feel comforted and loved.

A DOULA IS FOR EVERYONE. No matter what your birth plan entails, whether that be unmedicated, medicated, induction, caesarean; a doula is right for you. There are comfort measures that are used in every birth and other comfort measures that are unique to every choice. You will to be heard and cared for in every circumstance. I serve all peoples regardless of age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or marital status or any other legally recognized protected group.

YOUR BIRTH EXPERIENCE IS UNIQUE. And it is of utmost importance to me! Let's make sure your plans and preferences are on paper, but that ultimately it is you feeling heard and respected, comforted and tended to that will result in a positive birth story for you. Plans can change and preferences can be squashed but you WILL be loved and supported along the way.

HANDS ON. I stay active during your labor. Comfort measures are our best friend, and I am trained in various techniques so that we can keep you as comfortable as possible while things progress. I'm always going to be on the lookout for something in the moment that can support you. 

EVIDENCE-BASED. I have access to many resources and will provide you with research for every little thing that can arise in birth. With this info, you can make your own empowered choice.

 

 

BIRTH PACKAGES 

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ESSENTIAL BIRTH DOULA

INTERVIEW CONSULATION
You interview and ask questions to see if we are a good fit for each other.

TWO PRENATAL VISITS
I want to know everything about you - what relaxes you, what you’re afraid of, how you want your birth to unfold. We will get your birth plan on paper for you and your care provider, discuss expectations and comfort measures, and get to know one another so that in the big moments, you are the most comfortable being supported by me.

UNLIMITED DAYTIME PHONE SUPPORT//SOME IN-PERSON
From the time you hire me, I’m at your service! 

ON-CALL FOR 2 WEEKS BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR DUE DATE
If it is outside of this time frame, I will do everything in my power to be there.

WITH YOU FOR DURATION OF ACTIVE LABOR
I meet you at home or the hospital when you are ready for support. There is no time limit. During this time I will provide compassionate and practical care while helping you achieve the birth you desire.

BACK-UP DOULA
Life happens and that is why I have immersed myself in a community of incredible doulas who will be my backup should the need arise. You will be supported by a doula no matter what.

POST-BIRTH
I will remain with you and your new family after the birth until we all feel it is the right time for me to go.

POSTPARTUM VISIT(S)
Birth processing, me helping you with whatever you need, giggling! I will visit when you are ready, and come back if needed. 

PHOTOGRAPHY
Doula first and photos second, but it is an extra passion of mine to be able to provide families with photo and video documentation of their birth story.

$1000

 

 
 

ESSENTIAL
plus PLACENTA

The Essential Birth Doula with a discounted add-on of my placenta encapsulation services.

$1125

 

ESSENTIAL
plus POSTPARTUM FOOD

The Essential Birth Doula and four hour meal making session in your home (five days of home-cooked whole food) after your baby is born. Please email for more info as our food section is currently under construction.

$1350 - includes groceries

 
 

À La Carte

BIRTH PLANNING : $250

Three Hour Virtual or In-Person Meeting where we go over your birth preferences, talk about care providers and hospital policies, discuss clear expectations for the birth room, and write your birth plan. We will also talk about comfort measures and your postpartum days. You can ask me anything and I will help you find the answer. This meeting is both of my two prenatal meetings for Essential Doula, rolled into one. Unsure or don’t have the budget for a doula? This is your option.

PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION: $200

We can meet virtually to discuss your placenta plan. Within two hours of your baby being born, I collect your placenta on ice and begin the placenta encapsulation process. I practice the Raw Method: The placenta is cut up into small pieces, dehydrated at 165 degrees for 13 hours, ground into a fine powder and encapsulated. Within two days you will receive 100+ pills depending on how large your placenta is.

Always seek the advice of your physician or midwife with any questions you have regarding a medical condition or diagnosis.