Birth Doula Services
What is a Birth Doula?
Doula, from the Greek word δούλη, is a person who supports a person. A Doula is a nonmedical person who assists a pregnant person before, during, or after childbirth, as well as their partner &/or family by providing information, physical assistance, & emotional support. The provision of continuous support during labour by Doulas (as well as nurses, family, or friends) is associated with improved maternal & fetal health & a variety of other benefits.
Read more on Birth Doulas & Doula FAQS.
What Doulas do:
Research shows that having a Birth Doula present at your birth:
New research published in August 2014 by the American Journal of Managed Care found that having a Doula’s support during childbirth was linked to an almost 60% reduction in the likelihood of giving birth by caesarean section. This figure rises to 80% for non-medically indicated caesarean sections.
What Doulas do NOT do:
Birth Doula Services
This includes 1-2 prenatal home visits (after the interview & hiring), entire labor & birth, & 1-2 Postpartum visits. For more Postpartum visits I charge $25 per visit; 4 extra visits max (for more you would need to hire me as a Postpartum Doula)..
$650 Regular Package
$650 package; $225 non-refundable retainer*
Retainer required when contracting me & the rest is due by your 36th week. Forms located in Client Forms section.
$400 or less Package
$400 or less package; $50+ nonrefundable retainer*
Retainer is calculated depending on Low Income Application & is required when contracting me & the rest is due by your 36th week. For qualifying low-income people only. Application & forms located in Client Forms section.
*The retainer is not only for the work/support I do during your pregnancy (including emails, phone calls, texts, home visits, etc.) but to hold your place in my schedule since if you cancel I very likely won't be able to fill that spot on short notice.
All Client Contracts & Forms can be located in the Client Forms tab on the menu.
I accept payment via cash, checks, credit, debit, money orders, or Paypal. I'm always willing to set up a payment plan, sliding scales, take trades, & barter.