Preparing for the Birth Day:
Once you've reached out to me by phone or email, we'll plan a time to meet in person, to discuss any prior births, your pregnancy, and your upcoming birth. I'll answer your questions about the doula's role and my experience. Then we''ll decide of we're a good match.
Once I'm hired, we'll schedule one or two pre-natal visits to get more into the nitty gritty: stages of labor, comfort techniques, potential interventions, breast or bottle feeding, and your post-partum plans for rest, food, and TLC.
Next, we wait. I'll be "on-call" from 38-42 weeks, and 100% available to address questions that inevitably arise as your mind, body, and soul shift into mama mode.
My Birth Doula Fees:
$1800 includes 1-2 visits prenatally (in addition to the free initial in-person interview), phone calls & e-mails galore, labor & delivery support beginning to end (plus 1-2 hours after birth), and 1-2 post-partum visits. Couples who opt for my complete 8-9 hour birth education package pay an additional $300 (totaling $2100).
Half the fee is due by our first meeting, and the second half is due by 6-weeks post-partum. The additional $300 is due at the first meeting for clients doing the entire birth education package. Flexible payments plans and sliding scale fees are available - I believe anyone who wants doula support deserves it! Please ask.