The doula relationship is a high touch, intimate relationship between a family and a trained birth support worker. While I primarily serve families in the postpartum period, I offer
- mother wound healing
- birth preference planning
- integrative nutrition health coaching (lifestyle and nutrition guidance)
- non-medical professional support as a full-spectrum doula (conception, pregnancy, labor, postpartum, miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth)
- breathwork and movement exercises for relaxation and to improve the pelvic floor
- therapeutic massage
- childbirth education
- postpartum nest planning
- and more!
These are services that can be offered throughout the entire childbearing year as a package or a la carte. The type of support varies, based on your existing level of support, availability, and desired outcome. I will fill in as needed to provide comprehensive continuity of care throughout your pregnancy and during the fourth trimester (the first three months after giving birth).
Within these roles, I want to make sure that you and your family are eating well, engaged in regular physical activity, making time for your creative and spiritual expression, that communication between you and your partner fosters intimacy and connection, and that we're all working together to create as peaceful and supportive an environment as possible for everyone so that you can have the experience that closely matches your desires for a healthy and happy birth and postpartum.
I will help you make informed choices throughout the course of your pregnancy and postpartum, refer you to additional support services and resources, and help you establish a high level of self-care, which includes setting boundaries for a strong and healthy family dynamic.
While I believe that everyone who wants it should have equal access to comprehensive motherbaby care, which includes physical and emotional support throughout the childbearing years, I understand that it is not financially accessible to many. I offer a sliding scale that ensures equal access, regardless of your financial situation. This works via a mutual understanding and engaged participation on your end in determining the level that you will contribute.
If you're ready to discuss working with me and find out if we're a good fit, give me a call at 670-8983 and we'll schedule an initial consultation.To determine your level of investment, please complete this form, and then click here to view the fee schedule. From there, you will determine the fee that makes the most sense for you economically and ecologically. I will never ask you to share the form with me, nor will I ask you to prove that the investment you've chosen aligns with your monthly income.
Your investment also includes one years' membership to my private, online mothercircle.
I work with 2 to 4 clients a month to ensure adequate spacing of birth dates and to prevent burnout. For labor support, a 20% deposit is required to hold your date, with the balance due before or at the time of birth. Postpartum packages are to be paid in full by the first postpartum visit.
Holistic Postpartum Planning
Your postpartum needs will be unique to your birth experience and level of existing support. We'll work together before you give birth to identify your support partners as well as additional care to help you recover from labor and transition to life with a newborn.
Be sure to review my holistic postpartum planning guide, as this is the roadmap I use to help plan my client's postpartum period.
Give me a call at 670-8983 to schedule a time to meet and talk story. We'll spend an hour discussing your vision for your postpartum. If we decide to work together, we'll progress with next steps.