A free initial visit to meet, get to know each other, and see if it feels like a good fit. Fathers and partners are very much encouraged to attend. We can talk about your goals, and I can answer any questions about what I do.
Several pre-natal visits, one every 4 - 6 weeks or so, depending on your needs and your schedule. At these visits we can discuss your birth plan (or I can help you create one), become familiar with some comfort measures and with each other, and talk about anything else you or your partner might be wondering about. I will also be available by phone or email if you have questions at any time.
24-hour on-call availability beginning 2-3 weeks before your estimated due date.
Continuous support from when labor begins, or when you feel like you need me, until 1-2 hours after the birth.
Qualified back-up arrangements should I be unable to attend your birth due to an emergency.
One or two in-home postnatal visits to talk about your birth story, show each other photos from the birth, offer breastfeeding support if desired, and make sure you are all settling in comfortably.
Please contact me for information about my birth fee. I offer a sliding scale or barter arrangement for mothers or families who desire a doula but for whom payment presents a financial burden.
It is my belief that no woman who wishes to have the support of a doula at her birth should be unable to do so for financial reasons. If payment presents a financial burden for you or your family, please don't hesitate to be in touch to discuss sliding scale and barter options.
"Mothering the mother (and father) starts healthier and happier families." - Birthing From Within