I Am A Birth Doula
I attend births at home, birthing centers, hospitals, and cesarean births. When you make decisions based on fear or a lack of understanding I remind you about your vision for your birth and the importance of using your heart and evidence that supports physiologic birth. When you have trouble talking to your provider I practice communication skills with you (and your husband or partner) and how to ask good questions. It’s important that we work together as a team with you in the lead role.
What makes me unique?
I have over 20 years of experience in maternal and child health ranging from administrative to working directly with mothers and families. This gives me the advantage of knowing birth from different angles and perspectives based on experience, training, and being on the ground as a birth worker.
I founded Just Us Women Productions, a well-being advocacy company, which gives me the flexibility of controlling my schedule and being available and accessible to my clients.
Over the years I have educated and supported hundreds of childbearing women the role of Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator, certified birth and postpartum doula, breastfeeding educator, and well-being advocate. Continuing education is a priority. I regularly attend workshops, trainings, webinars, and read professional articles and books. I am very active in the birth community at a local and national level and I am a mentor and resource to aspiring birth workers.
Description of Services
- Free initial consultation
- Discovery session during the prenatal intake to create your labor and birth action plan
- Your pregnancy and birth are supported from the date of hire up to 6 weeks postpartum
- Inclusion of our support person, dad, or partner
It is my professional recommendation that my doula clients attend a childbirth class. Doula work and childbirth education are two related but separate roles. The doula supports the education a mother will get from a comprehensive childbirth preparation series. You can hire me for private classes.
- Breastfeeding support immediately after the birth.
- Support in transitioning from birth to postpartum recovery.
Postpartum Doula Services
Are you a new mom? Do you feel anxiety or nervousness about parenting? What would you say if someone offered you support transitioning into motherhood? My services include completing daily tasks so that you can bond with your baby as a family and build an early attachment.
- coaching around eating healthy to help with postpartum recovery
- breastfeeding and newborn baby care support
- simple household tasks handled
- baby’s laundry
- referrals to services outside of my scope of services
- Infant massage instruction available for an extra fee.
When you choose to hire me as your doula you invest in your vision for your pregnancy, labor, and birth. Your investment of $997 for my doula services includes a payment plan option. Your investment for my postpartum doula services is $35 per hour with a 2-hour minimum. All services need a deposit with your signed contract to confirm me as your doula. A limited number of reduced fee community scholarships are available each year. Download a Community Scholarship Application.
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