Women never forget giving birth. And how a woman is treated during this trans-formative experience — whether she feels cared for, nurtured and empowered during birth or directed, coerced and ignored — matters more than whether a mother labors with drugs or without, or whether her baby comes out vaginally or by Cesarean ...section. -Penny Simkin
Doula Services Include:
Free meet & greet via Zoom to see if we are a good match.
Two pre-birth planning consultations to relieve stress and fear.
This provides the opportunity to become familiar and establish our relationship. During our visits we may cover the birth plan, hopes and fears, pain coping techniques, comfort measures, birth positions, newborn care, and more.
100% support from start to finish: via phone/email, in-person during labor.
On call 24/7 for four weeks around your due date.
Support throughout your entire labor and 1-2 hours afterward.
One in person and one virtual postpartum follow up that gets you off to the best possible start. This may include breastfeeding support, emotional support, reviewing the birth, help with adjustments, newborn care.
Birth Photography (not guaranteed since your wellbeing is my first priority)
Access to my extensive library of books and DVD's.
For scheduled Cesarean Births: I will accompany you to the hospital and won't leave until you're successfully nursing. If your baby is in the NICU, I'll ensure that you've seen pictures or video of your new baby and are comfortable and resting. Please check with your hospital, not all hospitals allow support for a scheduled cesarian birth.
Birth Doula Investment: $1800for new doula clients. Repeat clients please contact me for your individual quote! Payment Plans are available for all clients! Including: TENS Unit rental, discount on Placenta Services and Infant Massage Classes. I am happy to take pictures of your birth without additional charge. I will send you a link to your edited pictures to download the pictures onto your device. The quality and number of pictures are not guaranteed since supporting you as your doula is my first priority!
Payment plans as low as $200 monthly may be available! A $100 to $150 long distance fee will apply for clients who live outside Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater area! Antepartum/Postpartum Services for birth doula clients only: $50 hour
Breastfeeding and Lactation Education: PRIVATE Class at your Home 2 hours $100.
Infant Massage Classes 4 Week(in person ) Infant Massage Class: $95 A $10 discount is offered for birth clients.Classes are 1 hours each. 4 Week Virtual Infant Massage Class: $65 Classes are 1 hour each. A $10 discount is offered for birth clients
I am excited to schedule a FREE virtual Meet & Greet with you, so you can get a feeling if I provide the qualities you wish from your doula.