What does this doula do?
As a doula, I am here to provide emotional and physical support to you throughout pregnancy, labor, and afterwards. 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. We will decide if I am the best fit for you and your family. If further consultation is desired, lets schedule a zoom call or meet for coffee.
Lets doula this!
You hired your doula! What next?
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, discover how your support systems can get involved. We will talk expectations, desires, and reality. 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 at a decided point in the labor progression. I will be there providing emotional support, encouragement, comfort measures, helping with partner involvement, advocating for you, and documenting the timeline of your day.
I will remain with you after birth for up to two 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 within the first two weeks after baby is born. We will check in and see how you, baby, and family are doing. We will process through your birth story and answer questions. I want to make sure you and your family are aware of the resources you may need going forward.
$500 - 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