PREGNANCY SUPPORT

Pregnancy Doula
A caretaker FOR PREGNANcy

$35 hourly

For some pregnancy is smooth sailing, but for others it can be a very challenging time. Finding support and help maintinaing the challenges of pregnancy can be hard to find, especially when friends and loved ones are far away or unavailable. A pregnancy doula provides hands on help to promote and maintain health for pregnancy, epecially in early pregnancy when heavy exhaustion, nausea (Hyperemesis), and general fatigue are at their peak. Also applicable to those on bedrest for any number of health reasons, or someone who just needs some extra help.

Breakdown

  • Free Consultation to get to know your specific needs for support, answer any questions, and see if we are a good fit

  • Herbal Support with a basket with handmade herbal products to support and nourish you during pregnancy. 

  • Education and information on all things prenatal care, pregnancy nutrition, birth options, and postpartum. I help direct you to helpful resources, referrals, and recommendations, as well as answer any questions about pregnancy and labor to help you feel the most prepared.

  • Emotional Support during pregnancy and helping you process any fears, excitement, emotions, etc. and offering a listening ear.

  • Unlimited phone support where I answer your questions about pregnancy and birth, offer reassurance, provide referrals, and support you with continuity of care.  

  • Help with Meals and to assist you in preparing foods that will keep you nourished, especially for those dealing with food aversions, nausea, or hyperemesis. Or who are just really tired. 

  • Help with house tasks and other siblings to help take some of the pressure off and allow you time to rest. If you are without supprt or have a partner who is away often, having hands on help nearby helps. 

  • Support with Appointments Help coordinating and scheduling appointments and finding a provider that is right for you. My time with you can be put towards attendance at appointments for support, either alongside a partner/friend/family member or in place of. If restrictions replace attendance I can meet there and wait outside, or video call in. 

  • Access to my Free Resource Library with books on pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, parenthood, etc.

  • Hourly Shifts weekly to check in with you, provide education and emotional support, as well as schedule times to help with meals, running errands, groceries, light housework, other children, etc. These shifts are often spaced out into 2 hour shifts, 1-3 times per week, but are highly dependent on individual needs. 10 hours minimum are required for purchase (3-5 weeks of support).

 Individualized payment plans are available

prenatal (ONLY) Support

$450

Support during pregnancy, as offered in traditional birth doula services, without labor attendance. 2 prenatal visits as well as consistent support from a doula to help navigate birth options, learn about comfort measures and have complete informational and emotional support throughout your pregnancy as you prepare to birth your baby. 

Breakdown

  • Free Consultation to get to know your specific needs for support, answer any questions, and see if we are a good fit!

  • Informational Support on all things prenatal care, birth options, and postpartum. I help by directing you to helpful resources and recommendations and answering any questions about pregnancy and labor to help you feel the most prepared.

  • Emotional Support during pregnancy and helping you process any fears, excitement, overwhelm, etc. and offering a listening ear.

  • 2 Prenatal Visits during pregnancy, lasting between 1-2 hours each, where I get to know you and help you prepare for your birth as well as understand your specific needs and wishes for labor. These visits look like:

    • Discusson of common interventions and knowing your options

    • Basic childbirth education and understanding the birth process

    • Working through your mindset, fears, and anxieties about birth and/or postpartum

    • Learning comfort measures and techniques for labor

    • Planning and preparing for postpartum

  • Unlimited phone support during pregnancy and throughout the first 4 weeks postpartum. I answer common questions, offer reassurance, provide referrals, and support you with continuity of care.  

  • Your copy of the Doula Resource Handbook, a guide written by myself and includes articles from other renowned authors and doulas (used with permission).​

  • A Postpartum Visit a few days after you're adjusted at home, lasting betwen 1-2 hours, where we 

    • Review the birth experience, check in with how you're doing and review your mood​ and basic newborn care

    • Breastfeeding Session, where as a Breastfeeding Counselor, I help with common issues and can refer you to a Lactation Consultant if more help is needed. 

 Individualized payment plans are available