What I do:
As your doula, I will be available for any questions or concerns that you may have via phone or email. We will have 1-2 prenatal visits, more if needed. This does not include our initial consult. During these visits we will discuss the desires you have for this birth, how I can support you in birth, and go over labor positions, comfort techniques and pushing positions, as a pre-labor rehearsal.
Birth Doula Fees:
My current fee for birth doula services are $850, with a non-refundable $200 retainer fee due when contract is signed, the remaining balance is due by your 37th week of pregnancy. My fee covers the average amount of time spent with clients before, during birth and after birth. I believe all women deserve a doula during pregnancy and childbirth, so payment plans or bartering may be set up if needed. I offer a $75 discount for repeat doula clients. I also offer discounts for combining doula services & Birth Boot Camp classes. This can either be done as a private class & doula services, or a group class & doula services.
Please don't hesitate to let me know if there is something special that you require from me, so I can help you achieve the birth experience you desire.
What I expect from you:
I require that all doula clients take an out of hospital childbirth education class. It does not have to be Birth Boot Camp, any out of hospital class will be fine.
I am not a medical professional, I can not do vaginal exams, make medical decisions for you, or prescribe medication to you, etc. I will refer you to your care provider for all medical scenarios.