Birth Doula Care

WHAT IS A DOU·LA?

A Doula is someone who is trained in emotional and physical support for late-pregnancy, childbirth as well as early-postpartum for both the pregnant person and their partner.

I offer a comprehensive birth doula services package to both you and your partner. My goal is to help facilitate a lasting bond between parents and baby.

WHAT THIS INCLUDES:

  • (1) “Meet & Greet” interview – up to 60 minutes, to go over my services.
  • (1-2) Prenatal appointments where we’ll go over your preferences, create a birth plan, discuss various comfort and coping techniques that work for you, as well as talk about any questions or concerns you may have.
  • (1) Reliable “back-up” doula incase of unforeseen circumstances (i.e. sick, family emergency, attending another labor)
  • 24/7 on call support starting three weeks prior to your due date.
  • Continuous emotional and physical support during the entirety of your labor for both you and your partner.
  • (2) Postpartum visits within your home to help support you in your families new transition. This includes early breastfeeding/chestfeeding help, a safe space to process emotions and feelings regarding your birth experience, connection to local resources upon request as well as anything else to increase comfort.
  • Unlimited access to my lending library of books and videos

COMFORT MEASURES

I have trained extensively on several different comfort measures and labor progress methods to be able to offer you the best care possible. I find that I am able to tailor my care to your specific needs; whether you prefer a more direct, hands on approach or a grounding, hand-off and gentle birth. Listed below are a few of the comfort measures, coping strategies and tools that I offer as apart of my doula care:

  • TENS Unit
  • Rebozo
  • “Journey through the Pelvis”: positions/movements to optimize pelvic space for labor & birth
  • Soothing Touch including light touch, massage, counter pressure, etc.
  • Mind-Body Connection such as affirmations & hypnobirthing support

$800-$1200 SLIDING SCALE FEE
a $250 deposit to secure your date is required at time of hire
*If you find yourself wanting a Doula, but you find my fee is unmanageable, please still reach out.

Note: I am contracted through Swedish Hospital’s Birth Doula Program. If you are birthing at either Swedish First Hill, Swedish Ballard or Swedish Edmonds my fee is a flat rate of $800.