Before your baby is born I want to spend time getting to know each mommy and her birth partner. I offer a free consultation for us to chat and get to know each other. After you decide to hire me I am on call for you any time you have a question or concern or weird feeling that you can't explain. Also I will meet with you twice to discuss your ideal birth and ways to achieve those goals. I want to chat with you about your birth plan and help inform you of the decisions to be made before the birth day arrives. I want to "know" you and I strive to spend at least 2 hours at each appointment so that I truly know you as a mom and what your wishes are for your new baby. If at the end of the 2 prenatal appointments I'm not confident that I know your birth wishes I will recommend another appointment for no extra charge.
Once you believe you are having signs of labor please call me even if you aren't sure of what you are feeling. I want to prepare myself and my family for leaving to come support you. If you want to labor at home before heading to the hospital/birth center I will come to your home. If you want to head to your birth location I will follow you/meet you there in my car. I will stay with you giving hands on support throughout your labor and birth. I bring a bag of items to create a peaceful and relaxing environment along with items to help you throughout labor. By this point I know you and you know me and we can work together along with your birth partner to welcome your new baby into the world.
After your sweet new baby is in your arms and you are both tucked into bed safe and healthy I will take my leave. This is normally 2-3 hours after the birth. I like to stay to make sure mom has a meal to eat and that she has gotten out of bed once. I am also very experienced with breastfeeding so I like to offer support on helping baby latch.
I make a postnatal home visit after mom and baby are home. We can discuss your birth experience and any questions or concerns you have. This meeting is for me to really just love on the mom and baby and make sure things are going good for them both. I am on call for any questions or concerns you have until baby is 3 months old.
My total doula fee is $750. I require a $450 nonrefundable deposit and then the other remaining balance is due no later than the 37th week of pregnancy. I send weekly PayPal invoices and reminders until the fee is paid in full. I can make a payment plan just for you if you ask. I will also accept cash payment. The complete balance MUST be paid before I arrive at your birth.
I offer a 10% discount to all military.
I offer a 20% discount to all previous clients.