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:
One hour free meet & greet to see if we are a good match.
Pre-birth planning consultations to relieve stress and fear: two 2-3 hour sessions
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.
Postpartum follow up that gets you off to the best possible start: two 90 minute visits.
This may include breastfeeding support, emotional support, reviewing the birth, help with adjustments, newborn care.
Access to my extensive library of books and DVD's.
Benkung Belly Bindingto ease your post-birth recovery and help you to heal as quickly and as well as possible. Includes one binding session and loan of my binding warp for up to 6 weeks.
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.
Birth Doula Fee is currently $1100 - $1200 on a sliding scale (including: Birth Photography,TENS Unit rental, Benkung Belly Binding with wrap loan, discount on Placenta Services and Infant Massage Classes). A $50 discount is offered for repeat clients Payment plans as low as $100 monthly may be available! A $100 long distance fee will apply for clients who live outside Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater area! Antepartum/ Postpartum Services : $30/hour A 10% discount is offered for birth doula clients.
Breastfeeding and Lactation Education: PRIVATE Class at your Home 1.5 hours $60. Breastfeeding Consultation: $60 flat rate per visit.
4 weekInfant Massage Class: $85. A $10 discount is offered for birth clients.Classes are 1.5 hours each. Private 4 week class: $180. Classes are 1 hour each.
I am exited to schedule a FREE Meet & Greet with you, so you can get a feeling if I provide the qualities you wish from your doula. Please feel free to call me also on weekends and evenings! Contact me today!