"She believed she could, so she did!"
My role as a Birth Doula is to provide consistent and compassionate support to you and your birth partner prenatally, during your birth, and postpartum. I provide encouragement, education, advocacy, as well as emotional and physical support. I will always be on your side and honor your birth wishes.
Birth Doula Package
~ A complimentary meeting to get to know each other and see if we are a good fit!
~ Two Prenatal Visits. In our first visit, we will cover what is important to you for your birth. We will review your birth preferences together and I will provide any information you need to make informed choices that fit your values. Our second visit is all about comfort! We will practice comfort measures, discuss and sample essential oil options, and I'll show you some great techniques to help your little one get into a great position for birth. There is always flexibility in our visits to answer your questions, and get to know each other.
~ Your Birth. I will support you via phone/text in early labor, providing suggestions for comfort if needed. I can join you once you move into active labor, or anytime you or your partner feel the need for more support. Once I am with you I can provide emotional and physical support, encourage position changes, use techniques to help baby into an optimal position for birth, remind you of any deviations from your birth plan, and more. I will stay with you for a few hours after baby's arrival to ensure everyone is settled and to help with baby's first nursing.
~ One or Two Postpartum Visits to answer newborn questions and concerns, help with baby wearing, and to talk about your birth. I also provide a copy of the notes taken during your birth. Lactation support is included in these visits - including assessment of latch, feeding concerns, suck and tongue/lip tie assessments, and referrals if necessary. Any additional lactation visits are given a deep discount.
~ Once hired I will be available to you by phone and email 24/7 through the entire journey, as well as for breastfeeding questions postpartum.
~ I will provide a receipt that can be submitted for reimbursement from flex spending, and is coded for insurance submission. While most insurance providers do not cover Doula care, some clients have received partial reimbursement.
~Birth clients receive a discount on Lactation Visits, Breastfeeding Classes, HypnoBirthing Classes, and Placenta Encapsulation.
Why Choose Gentle Mother?
- DONA-trained Birth Doula
- HypnoBirthing Certified Educator
- Hypnobabies-trained Birth Doula
- Spinning Babies trained (optimal fetal positioning)
- Advanced training in aromatherapy for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum (certification summer 2015)
- Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, with 11 years providing prenatal and infant nutrition education
- International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
- Caring, empathetic support from a mother of three
Doula Fee: $900.00
I take limited Birth Doula clients, so my schedule fills quickly - please check my availability. If it appears I am not available, I would still love to hear from you - If you feel like I am the right Doula for you I may be able to make it work!