Julia Larson

urbanfloradoula@gmail.com

Oakland, California

510.206.7065

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Serving the Bay Area since 2019

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LABOR

DOULA PACKAGE

 Complimentary Consultation

 

 

About an hour of hanging out in the space of your choice to get to know each other and see if we are a good fit for one another.

Once we establish an agreement to work together, we will move forward and plan our next visit.

Prenatal Visits

Before the baby comes...

let's get to know each other better.

6 hours of prenatal visits done your way.

 

We can split this time however you’d like (typically done in 3 visits).  If your partner can make it, bring them!

Here's an outline of some of the topics we'll cover during our prenatal visits.

Visit 1

  • Introduction to what doula's do and do not do

  • What do you want from your doula?

  • What to expect when labor begins

  • Create space to talk about your pregnancy

  • Identify your personal labor preferences

  • What are you fearful of?

 

 

Visit 2

  • Dive deeper into your concerns regarding birth and provide information and insight on relieving some of these stressors

  • Start to write down birth preferences and discuss common interventions

  • What does birth typically look like?

  • Induction?

  • Welcome partner's concerns and worries about providing support

  • Provide insight for partners 

Visit 3

Your baby is almost here!

  • Time to practice positions for labor comfort, optimal fetal positioning, and for the pushing phase

  • I'll provide tips on how to keep your oxytocin ("love hormone") levels high

  • Insight on when to call me and when to call the hospital

  • We'll read over your birth preferences and print copies for the hospital

  • I'll recommend ways to create a comfortable laboring environment at home and at also at the hospital

  • We'll discuss who you'd like to have in the delivery room

  • I'll help you pack for the hospital

 

Although I have prepared a general outline for our visits,  I'm here for you and I'm flexible. We can talk about whatever you'd like during our visits.

 

After our prenatal visits, I will be on call for your labor. This means no matter what time of day you begin labor, I will be there to answer questions and support you. Generally, I join my clients when they are in active labor.

 

I will be on call for you starting 2 weeks before your estimated delivery date and up to 2 weeks after.

I offer continuous care from start to end of labor.

Postpartum Care

After baby is born, I'll accompany you during the transfer to your postpartum room. I also provide 1 Postpartum home visit after the birth.

This visit will be up to 2 hours. 

 

  • I’ll cook a nutritious postpartum meal for you and your family if you’d like

  • We’ll debrief your labor and birth experience

  • How’d you feel then and how do you feel now?

  • We'll focus on creating a nest environment, and I'll help to figure out how relax & rest

  • I'll answer questions about feeding & provide necessary resources/referrals if needed

  • We will discuss baby care

 

 

 

24 hour URGENT phone/email

support from date of contract.

For non-urgent care, I commit to answering

any emails/texts or calls within

24 hours of sent date

unless otherwise discussed.

  

POSTPARTUM

DOULA PACKAGE

Complimentary Consultation

 

About an hour of hanging out in the space of your choice to get to know each other and see if we are a good fit for one another.

Once we establish an agreement to work together, we will move forward and plan our next visit.

Visit 1

 

During our first visit we will create a contracted agreement to work together for an agreed amount of time and schedule daily or weekly visits. 

This is a good time for you to tell me about yourself and discuss what you are looking for in your postpartum care.

We can go over any questions you have thus far & establish my role as your doula.

 

I'll be there to remind you to lay low and move slow during the first weeks to allow your body to heal.

My goal is to offer education, assistance,

meals & both physical & emotional support

during the early postpartum months to

allow you to bond with your infant.

 

I will do my best to relieve the stress

& fear you may be feeling

while you transition into parenthood &

learn to care for your newborn.

Postpartum care is organized differently than labor care.

Once we establish our partnership, we will schedule shifts for the next weeks or months depending on what you are looking for.

I offer day-time care, with each shift being at least 5 hours, between 5am-11pm.

I will also be available by phone and e-mail during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm) during the agreed upon period of employment.

 

Together we will do our best to create a care timeline. I will be as flexible as I can, but scheduling long term allows me to focus on one family at a time.

Here's a list of some of the things I can support you with, but really it's up to you.

  • Lactation education & support

  • Emotional support

  • Common fears

  • Sleep arrangements

  • Help with healing/discomforts

  • Assisting with new baby care

  • Meal preparation

  • Light housekeeping

  • Resources and referrals

  • Small errands

  • Grocery Shopping

 

 

Daily support during each shift will

depend on the priorities discussed

by all parties before beginning services.

Film Photography

Memories your special day in a unique and artistic format

For an additional fee, I shoot one role of black and white film during the pregnancy, birthing process or whatever part of the journey you wish to document.

This includes:

 

  • 20-30 black and white prints in 4x6 or 3.5x5 format

  • Digital versions of the photos

  • A role of negatives for re-printing or larger prints

Photos by Julia Larson shared with the consent of the persons pictured

Julia was a steadfast source of calm and focus. She stayed connected with us and helped problem solve throughout labor and delivery. 

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