Birth Doula Services

Doulas are trained to provide physical support, emotional care and information during this time. Doulas help to facilitate communication between you, your partner and the medical staff. Her presence helps a laboring person feel safe and confident throughout labor, delivery and the immediate postpartum period.

Doulas help with birth preparation teaching comfort measures, relaxation, breathing, massage, pain coping tools and positioning which allows the birthing partner to actively support with more confidence.

Mother & Baby doing skin to skin

In 2017, Bohren et al.published a Cochrane review on the use of continuous support for women during childbirth. They combined the results of 26 trials that included more than 15,000 people. Labors with the continuous presences of a Doula: 

  • 39 percent less likely to have a cesarean birth

  • 35 percent less likely to have a negative birth experience

  • 15 percent more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth

  • 8% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth 

  • 10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief

  • Shorter labors

​4 virtual prenatal visits 

Email and phone support

 

On-call 24/7 from 38 weeks until your baby is born

 

Continuous labor support at home or virtually.

 

Labor support will be provided until 1-2 hours after birth.

Comfort measures and relaxation techniques exploration and practice

 

Assistance with initial feeding 

 

Birth Plan Coaching

Postpartum Plan Coaching

1-2 postpartum follow up visits

$1500

Virtual support

1 virtual visit per month from hire until 36 weeks

Weekly virtual support sessions from 36 weeks until birth

Virtual support of labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum

Weekly video chat support sessions for the first 3 weeks postpartum

Comfort measures and relaxation techniques exploration and practice

Birth Plan Coaching

Postpartum Planning

birth Plan coaching

3 virtual prenatal visits

Review your health, birth history, and desires for your current birth

Review questions to ask your provider 

Review hospital procedures/protocol 

Discuss possible interventions 

Review positions beneficial for labor progression

Comfort Measures demonstration

 

Advise on how to advocate for rights

 Customized birth plan 

$300

Birth Support

42 Births attended

Sliding scale is available to families who have financial hardship. Please contact me for further information.
Repeat clients receive a 20% discount.

"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it." -John H. Kennel, MD