What is a doula?
The Greek word doula means woman caregiver….We now use the word to describe a trained and experienced labor companion who provides the woman and her husband or partner continuous emotional support, physical comfort and assistance in obtaining information before, during and just after childbirth.
Women who received continuous labor support were less likely to experience:
• Any analgesia/anesthesia, including epidural and opioids
• Birth with vacuum extraction or forceps
• Birth by cesarean
• Dissatisfaction or a negative rating of
Birth Doula Services
We provide customized labor and postpartum doula packages for you! All actual rates for services are discussed prior to, or at the first meeting and are included in our contract for services. Feel free to call or email us with any questions you may have.
We provide a no-obligation initial consultation. Giving birth is an intimate event and we encourage you to meet with a doula from our staff to decide whether our services are right for you. We will come to your home for a complete prenatal consultation and give you the opportunity to discuss your birth plan and desires. You should also use this opportunity to decide if we are a good "fit" for one another. This meeting usually lasts about an hour and turns out to be a "mini" childbirth education class.
Birth Doula Service Package
Our Doula Birth Service package includes 2 prenatal visits. The first visit is the initial consultation and the second visit is devoted to the preparation of the birth plan, questions or concerns and other issues that may arise during your pregnancy.
Your doula is available to you through unlimited telephone support during your pregnancy. Once you go into labor, she will meet you at the site of the birth, for example hospital, home or birth center.
Your doula will remain with you up to 2 hours following the birth. She will assist you with the initiation of breastfeeding and will continue her care with a follow-up visit in your home 1-2 weeks following your birth.
The cost for this service is $750.
Mom’s In-Home Day of relaxation imagine this combination: one on one instruction and support focusing on mom/baby care, plus some good old fashion TLC. Let us give you a taste of the good life with in-home education and pampering.
One of our doulas will spend the day with you discussing baby care, infant massage, breast or bottle feeding, sleeping habits, bathing, diapering, cord care, circumcision care and other basics. Plus special time devoted to mother care including, physical and emotional changes and expectations, dietary needs, massage, aromatherapy and other means of relaxation. This special Day of Relaxation can occur before or after the baby’s birth.
This package includes 4 hours of continuous care and one-on-one instruction for $200.
Postpartum Doula Service
May be purchased hourly, at the rates set forth below:
Postpartum daytime doula services (7am-6pm) are $20 per hour Monday - Friday and $22 per hour on weekends.
Daytime doula services focus primarily on providing comfort measures for the new mother, emotional support for the new family, guidance/assistance in infant care, preparing light snacks/meals, and light household chores.
Postpartum nighttime doula services (6pm-7am) are $23 per hour Monday - Friday and $25 per hour on weekends.
Night time doula care focuses primarily on baby care only, to insure that baby is properly cared for, while the new parents rest.
To insure your trust and peace of mind, all staff are given background checks.
DONA APPROVED BIRTH DOULA WORKSHOP
February 9, 2018 Intro Class 8:00am - 3:00pm
Breastfeeding Course 3:30pm-5:30pm
February, 10-11,2018 9:00am 5:00pm
To attend the above schedule workshop click on the contact us page.