Birth Doula Support

You want to greet labor with knowledge, connection, and trust while feeling supported and safe. As your doula team, we help you with conscious birth preparation and serve as your mentors and coaches as you prepare for the amazing journey ahead.

 
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BIrth Doula Support At-A-Glance

  • 2 Prenatal Home Visits

  • Unlimited Email Support Providing Holistic Pregnancy Counseling and Resources Throughout Your Pregnancy Until 6 Weeks Postpartum

  • 24/7 On Call Starting at 38 Weeks

  • Help Writing Birth Plan

  • Continuous Support Throughout Your Birth In Home, Hospital or Birth Center

  • Digital Copy of Client-Only eBooks

  • Access to Our Extensive Lending Library

  • Photography of the Birth (If You Wish)

  • Present 1-2 Hours After Your Birth to Assist with Breastfeeding

  • Postpartum Visit at Your Request

In-Home prenatal MEETINGs

Prenatal 1: We discuss your priorities and hopes for your birth process, we work through your deepest fears and reservations, and help you begin to visualize and consciously prepare for your ideal birth. We also discuss the importance of good body mechanics and positioning, and we practice several exercises that bring balance to your body to help ease pregnancy discomfort and prepare your body for an easier labor. If breastfeeding your baby is your desire then at the closing of your first prenatal, Dara will guide you through a biological feed and teach you how to set up your "Breastfeeding Nest" to prepare you to journey through the first two weeks in the most intuitive and comfortable way for both mother and newborn. 

Prenatal 2: We meet around 36 weeks as you are getting closer to your birth to discuss and role play what birth looks like. The goal of this meeting is help you feel confident that you know how and when to contact us in labor, to process what labor looks like and how you and your partner can best move through early labor together, and help you become familiar with how we will provide you support during labor, birth and the immediate postpartum period. We also go over what is left on your to-do list, spend time going over various logistics, and practice a number of comfort measures and positioning techniques around your house together. At the end of this meeting, you will feel as ready as possible to give birth, knowing how to access all of the support and resources available to you.

Additional Prenatal Meeting ($250): One extra 90 minute visit that is especially helpful for those with anxiety or fear, those preparing to birth twins or any special circumstance you would like extra support around. Also, if you hire us early in your pregnancy and want to meet to talk about ways to improve your experience of pregnancy, birth and parenting, this visit is for you! Dara and Joy will schedule this meeting at any point in your pregnancy. This also applies for “team meetings” proposed by homebirth midwives.

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client portal

Once hired, all clients get access to our Client Portal, a fantastic tool for us to be able to keep all of our communication, forms, eBooks/info sheets, and appointments listed in one place. When you log in, what you see is YOURS and only you and your doulas can see what’s there.

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BIRTH SUPPORT

We are on-call 24 hours a day starting at 38 weeks until after your birth. Once you are in labor and needing support, we will accompany you in shifts so that you always have a rested doula by your side and to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience.

Throughout labor, we draw on our knowledge, experience and intuition to provide a wide range of care from emotional support and holding space, to helping facilitate labor progress by making suggestions for positions, relaxation, visualization, shower/bath and movement.  

We provide hands-on support and tricks from our doula bag including: massage, counter pressure, hot and cold therapy, aromatherapy and rebozo. All while ensuring that the expecting partner has the main support role, with us assisting and helping as needed and desired. 

We provide reassurance and perspective to both you and your partner/family, provide accurate and up-to-date information regarding your current birth options, and ensure that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your care. 

Together we will create the best birth experience possible.

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RESOURCES and COMMUNITY REFERRALS

All clients have access to our client-only eBooks, each full of great tips and things to consider as you prepare for for birth and beyond.

We provide unlimited email support throughout your pregnancy and until 6 weeks postpartum. Besides counseling and support, we are able to help connect you with your dream team of holistic maternity care providers such as midwives, OB’s, chiropractors, acupuncturists, pelvic floor therapists, bodyworkers, and all other types of practitioners. Ask us for us referrals!

We also have an extensive Lending Library available, which includes books on health & wellness, yoga, birth preparation, comfort measures, breastfeeding, and postpartum care.

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Contact us and we will send out some potential dates and times to meet for a:

complimentary CONSULTATION

We will meet for 30 minutes to go over any initial questions you may have, discuss what you are looking for in your labor support, go into greater detail about our practice and approach, and explore how we can best meet your needs.

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