LABOR

DOULA PACKAGE

POSTPARTUM

DOULA PACKAGE

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 Complimentary Consultation

 

 

About a half an hour of hanging out in the space of your choice or virtually 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.

About 10 hours of prenatal visits done your way.

 

We can split this time however you’d like (typically done in 5 visits).   If you have a relevant partner and they can make it, bring them! I will be available for additional prenatal meetings and check in's. My goal is to build a relationship that allows us to feel comfortable and safe prior to delivery.

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

Visit 1

  • Check in

  • Birth vision

  • Nutrition

  • Identify your personal labor preferences

  • Explore natural coping styles

Visit 2

  • Check in

  • Childbirth education including physiological side of things and stages of labor

  • Start to write down birth preferences

  • What is "normal"

  • Induction conversation

  • Welcome partner's concerns and worries about providing support

  • Provide insight for partners 

Visit 3

  • Continue childbirth education including common interventions and induction method

  • 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

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

  • Packing for the hospital

 

Visit 4

 

  • Hands on coping exercises

  • Optimal fetal positioning

  • Teach and practice coping techniques for each stage of labor

Visit 5

Your baby is almost here!

  • Lactation

  • Newborn expectations

  • Postpartum healing

  • Postpartum nutrition

  • Postpartum planning

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 at your 37th week of pregnancy until baby is born.

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 at least 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 and baby feeding

 

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.

 

$2,000 - $2,500

  

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 4 hours, between 7am-9pm.

Night support is available occasionally. Minimum 8 hours between the hours of 9pm-6am.

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.

Packages & Pricing

Daytime support (7am-9pm):

Single baby: $40/hr

Twins: $45/hr

 

Overnight support (10pm-6am):

Single baby: $50/hr 

Twins: $55/hr

It's understandable to not really know how much support you may need.

 

Here are some options of packages based on what seems to be the most useful for my past clients.

 

Signing up for a package will save you money. I will be as flexible as I can with scheduling!

 

First month home package

10, 4 hour shifts within the first month of life

$1,500

Settling in during the first 3 months

30, 4 hour shifts within the first 3 months of life

$4,600

We can also customize a package to fit your needs!

I will be a continuous resources for you during out contracted time together.

For non-urgent care, I commit to answering

any emails/texts or calls within

24 hours of date sent

unless otherwise discussed.

Sliding scale pricing & payment plans are available as needed.

 

Please inquire!

Film Photography

Memories your special day in a unique and artistic format

For an additional fee of $250, I shoot one role of black and white film during pregnancy, the birthing process, the first few days/weeks home or whatever part of the journey you wish to document.

This includes:

 

  • 20-36 black and white prints in 4x6 or 3.5x5 format

  • Digital versions of the photos

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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