Doula Services

What is a Doula?

Why do I need a Doula?

What I Provide

My Fees

What is  a Doula?

The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

~ Doulas of North America

Why do I need a Doula?

Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth:

•  tends to result in shorter labors with fewer complications

•  reduces negative feelings about one’s childbirth experience

•  reduces the need for Pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum extraction

•  reduces the requests for pain medication and epidurals, as well as the incidence of cesareans

 

Research shows parents who receive support can:

•  Feel more secure and cared for

•  Are more successful in adapting to new family dynamics

•  Have greater success with breastfeeding

•  Have greater self-confidence

•  Have less postpartum depression

•  Have lower incidence of abuse

What I Provide

•  Unlimited phone calls, texts, and emails during your pregnancy and labor

•  Research for issues or questions you may have during your pregnancy

•  1 – 2 prenatal visits

•  Access to my lending library full of books, periodicals, and DVD’s

•  I’m on call 24/7 two weeks before your birth due date and two weeks after
    (Think of it as a “due month”)

•  Continuous labor support from active labor through birth and the hours
    immediately following your birth however we would be in constant
    communication throughout your entire labor via text, phone, email...

•  A postpartum visit to your home

•  Continuous breastfeeding support throughout the duration of your
    breastfeeding relationship with your baby (even if it's 2 or more years) i.e. I
    have many mothers still in contact with me about their little ones teething,
    weaning, or starting solid foods.

My Fees

My fee for doula service is $1150.

$475 of which is a deposit upon entering into a contractual agreement. I take limited births per month, so this will ensure your space.

The remaining balance is due on your estimated due date.

Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.