Birth Doula

 

I am trained, certified, and regulated through DONA International. My passion is helping families find the strength and wisdom within themselves through their births.  I teach and guide partners prior to and during labor so that they can participate at their comfort level. This helps to make the birth experience a satisfying one for both parents. I have supported over 100 births in the last 8 years. I will unconditionally support any options that you wish to utilize. 

 

In addition to my DONA certification I have attended additional training or received certifications in:

  • Rebozo Technique (Gena Kirby Method)

  • Breastfeeding Counselor Support (The Elizabeth Project)

  • Newborn Loss

  • Acupressure for Birth, Pregnancy, and Postpartum (ToLabor)

  • Maternal-Child Health Specialist (The JJ Way)

  • Cultural Competency (Mercy In Action)

  • When Survivors Give Birth (Penny Simpkin)

  • Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (PBI)

  • HypnoBirthing

  • HypnoMothering

  • Hypnotherapy (NATH)

  • Birth Photography (Birth Becomes Her)

  • Reiki (Usui)

 

Births are carefully planned with no overlapping birth months.  This allows me to give your family and your birth the attention that it deserves. If I am not available to support you I would be very happy to assist you with finding a doula that is available and has the specifications that you desire.

 

Doula support includes:

  • Labor support from the time that you request it until about 1-2 hours after birth

  • Photography beginning immediately after baby's arrival, or as possible during labor.  24 images will be delivered as prints and a minimum of 24 high resolution .JPEG images will be delivered on a  USB during the second postpartum visit

  • Two postpartum visits lasting about one hour. Typically one on day 3-4 and one around 2-3 weeks. This is not the same as postpartum doula support.

  • A comparably trained and experienced back-up doula in the extremely unlikely event that I am not available to support your birth 

  • Unlimited phone and email support from the time of hire until 3 months postpartum

  • CHOOSE ONE 

  1.  Private HypnoBirthing classes (5 class series) plus one additional prenatal meeting​*

  2. Group Hypnobirthing classes (5 class series) plus 4 additional prenatal meetings*

  • Placenta Encapsulation can be added for an additional $270 or substituted for photography.

*Prenatal meetings are customized and can include hypnosis, acupressure, reiki​, birth rehearsal, planning       sessions - anything that the family prefers to feel absolutely confident and prepared.

Exchange: $1800 (previous and current clients enjoy a discount)

 

 
 

Full Price $1800

 

 

 

Retainer $900

 

 

 

Balance $900

 

 

 

Monthly $300

Payment Options

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