What does this doula do?
I am here to provide emotional and physical support to you throughout pregnancy, birth, and after. I strive to educate you with evidence-based information, empower you to self-advocate, provide you with resources, connect you and your partner, and support you through decisions you make. The process is below:
Lets talk over the phone and get to know one another. I can tell you about what I do and you can tell me how to support you.
Lets doula this!
When you hire me
I will be available to you via phone or email. I want to hear about pregnancy and visits with your provider.
We will schedule prenatal visits where we go over your birth plan, discuss the process of labor, comfort measures, and discover how your support systems can get involved. I adjust our meetings to the needs of you and your family.
Continuous support during labor. I am on call for you +/- 2 weeks around your due date. I will meet you at home or the hospital. I will be there providing emotional support, comfort measures and positioning. I help your partner feel confident getting involved and advocating with you. I keep track of the timeline of your day.
I will remain with you after birth for up to 2 hours. I will assist with initial breastfeeding or bottle feeding and bonding. I will help you settle in and after that I will leave to let you and your new family spend time together.
We will meet soon after baby is born to check in and see how you, baby, and family are doing. We will process through your birth story and answer questions. I also make sure you have access to the resources you may need going forward.
$500 total - this includes the above described prenatal visits (up to 3), continuing labor support, and postpartum visits (up to 2).
$250 non-refundable deposit due upon signing agreement. The rest is due four weeks prior to due date.
*We can do a payment plan.
Payments can be made via:
If finances are keeping you from having a doula, lets talk. I would be happy to discuss alternatives.
Maybe the full birth doula package isn't for you. If I offer a service that you desire but you do not need the full birth doula package, reach out.
We can figure something out that works best for you!
As a doula, I do not:
Make decisions for you or speak for you.
Perform any clinical tasks. This is outside of my scope of practice.
Replace your medical professional or midwife.
Project any of my beliefs about decisions onto your experience. I am here for you, not for me.
As a doula I do:
Often ask you to run your decisions, medical questions, and aspirations by your provider.
Empower you to speak for yourself.
Educate you with unbias evidence-based information.
Support you in the decisions you make.
My back up doula:
In the event that I am unable to attend your birth, we call in my back up doula to attend.
Graceful Arrivals, LLC