I am currently booked for births through Summer. Please check back in the fall about October and November births.
I am currently booked for births through the summer. Please check back soon for births in October and November. Birth Package - $1100-1300 My doula fees are sliding scale so that families can select a price point that fits their financial situation. Families who are able to pay at the higher side of my scale allow me to work with more low-income families, making the positive impact of birth support available to all. Thank you for choosing a price that works for you and your family.
Consultation I will do a complimentary consultation either in your home or other location where we can discuss your needs and what you are looking for in a doula. We will take this time to get to know one another and I will answer any questions that you may have. After the initial consultation, I encourage parents to think about what they are looking for in a doula and determine if I am the best fit. After we decide that we’re a good match, we will move forward with my services.
Once you chose to hire me, we will discuss and sign my Doula Contract. At that time, I ask for half of the doula fee so that I can block off time on my calendar and will no longer be available to other clients.
The remainder of the fee is due at the time of our last prenatal visit. Prenatal Visits I will make two or three home visits to help you develop your Birth Vision (also called a Birth Plan) to answer questions regarding your pregnancy and labor, and to cultivate a trusting relationship with you, your partner(s) and/or anyone else who will be a part of your labor and birth team. In these meetings we will generally discuss your pregnancy and I will provide hands-on training of comfort measures to use during labor as well as techniques that you can begin to practice and use in anticipation of labor and birth. Our last prenatal appointment is dedicated to talking about the fourth trimester and planning for parenthood.
Labor Two weeks prior to your due date I will go “on call.” That means that during this time, I am available to you by phone, email, or text at all times.
Once labor begins I will be able to assist you either by telephone in early stages of labor in your home, birthing center, or hospital. Once I arrive, and you are in active labor, I will remain with you through the duration of your labor and for up to two hours after your birth. For families who are having induction births, we will come up with a plan for support during the first stages of induction and I will join you in the hospital for active labor, birth and two hours postpartum. For families giving birth via cesarean, I will join you at the hospital and if permitted, will join you in the OR for your belly birth. Throughout this time I will provide you continuous support so that your emotional and physical needs are met, and will help facilitate communication between you and the medical team.
Back Up Doula It is my intention and goal to be with you during your entire birthing process, but there are sometimes extenuating circumstances that make this impossible. In this rare circumstance, my back up doula will accompany and support you through your birth.
If possible, my back up doula will join me at one prenatal appointment so that you will be acquainted with her.
Postpartum Visits I will make two final home visits during the first two weeks following your birth. The purpose of these final visits is to talk about your birth experience and to answer questions about nursing (if this is what you chose) and caring for your new baby. During this time I also like to assure that your Postpartum Plan is intact, and to provide resources for PMAD and other postpartum concerns around parenting, new baby care and sleep.
I also like to receive any feedback you might have about my role in your birth process. After the two in-home visits I will check in with you via phone at the end of the Fourth Trimester and again at six months.
Birth and Yoga Package - $1600 Same as above, with the addition of 4/60-minute yoga privates in your home. I will provide props and mats for folks who do not have yoga supplies.
Lending Library Clients have access to my books to during our time together.
*Special Circumstances I believe that every person should have the emotional, physical and psychological support of a doula no matter their financial situation and am happy to volunteer my time to those who are without means. Which for some can include bartering for products and services and payment plan options and reduced fees. Please reach out to me if you'd like to hear more about these options.
Travel Fee - $150 for clients North of Downtown Seattle and South of Lacey.
All Doula Fees and Services are payable in cash, check, Paypal (add additional $15 Paypal service fee), Google Wallet, Zelle and Venmo. Check availability here.