Doula Services

Birth Planning

$100

(In person or virtual) approx 2 hrs

 

Gain the peace of mind of walking through and designing your Birth Plan with a Professional Doula.

 

Whether you need a template to get started, or just want to ask all of the deciding questions with someone who has attended many births, this 2 hour session will empower you to plan the birth you  have always imagined.  Things seldom go 100% as planned in a birth, but having a carefully thought out and printed plan will empower you to make the best choices during labor. We will collaborate on your birth plan and you will receive a beautiful 1-page visual birth plan to present to your providers. 

Childbirth Education Class Evidence Based

Comfort Measures in Labor/Postpartum 

$250 (private in home)

$200 (virtual)

Once class is scheduled, an invoice will be sent automatically. 

This childbirth education class is designed to help both partners build confidence for the big day. You’ll take in lots of relaxation, comfort measures, massage, imagery for labor, as well as communication skills for labor. This workshop combines the best of all the classes and gives you practical tips and education to navigate the labor/birth/postpartum process with confidence.  Learn how to advocate for your birth plan while understanding the unpredictability of labor. 

This class is taught in two sessions of 2-hours each. 

Topics Include: 

  • Fear-Pain-Tension Cycle

  • Stages of labor

  • Physiology of birth

  • Comfort measures for you and your partner during early labor

  • How to achieve optimal positioning of baby for successful laboring

  • Tips for reducing pain

  • Laboring positions and their benefits

  • How to advocate in the medical model

  • What to expect in postpartum

  • Navigating postpartum depression and how to recognize it

 

Breastfeeding Class

$150 (private in home)

 

$125 (virtual)

 

Once class is scheduled, an invoice will be sent automatically. 

Using The Thompson Method created by Joann Thompson out of Australia, this class focuses on allowing baby to work their way through the nine natural stages of breastfeeding beginning at the moment of birth and protecting the Golden Hour after birth. 

This class is approximately 1 1/2 hours.

  • Recognizing the 9 stages

  • How is milk made

  • Proper latch techniques

  • How to achieve a deep latch

  • How and when to pump

  • Is triple feeding necessary? 

  • Troubleshooting when things don't go as planned

 

Birth Doula

$1425

Serving North and Central Alabama in person (may be subject to additional travel fee)

  • Two prenatal visits in your home (approx. 1 1/2 hours each)

  • Design Birth Plan

  • 24/7 phone, text and email support from hire through baby's first 3 months

  • Continuous labor support on labor day through the first 2 hours postpartum 

  • Physical, emotional support, information and advocacy for you and your partner during all aspects of labor/delivery

  • Use of my TENS unit, specifically for labor use 

  • Digital birth photography gallery (approx 75-100 unedited images)

  • Immediate breastfeeding guidance during "golden hour" and postpartum

  • One postpartum visit in your home (during first week)

  • HSA/FSA cards accepted 

  • Repeat client discount available 

Virtual

Birth Doula

$500-1000

(depending on package)

​ With Hospital restrictions in place having a doula is still possible

  • Monthly Zoom calls starting month 5

  • Weekly Zoom calls starting week 36

  • Design Birth Plan

  • 24/7 phone, text and email support from hire through baby's first 3 months

  • Continuous Zoom labor support on labor day through the first hour postpartum or

  • Continuous call/text during labor through first hour postpartum

  • Emotional support, information, direction, comfort measures and  advocacy for you and your partner during all aspects of labor/delivery  

  • Immediate virtual breastfeeding guidance during "golden hour" and postpartum

  • Zoom update calls during first two months scheduled as needed (4 calls max) 

Postpartum Doula

 

$30 hour (4 hr minimum, day)

$35 hour (8 hr minimum, night)

Discounted rates available for Birth Doula clients

Postpartum care is a service that primarily takes care of the new mom and assisting her as her body heals and her and her partner adjust to the newborn season. That can look differently from family to family. For one it may be taking care of baby while mom showers and takes care of herself. For another it may be light household work that helps set the mom up for success for the rest of the day/week. For some it may be preparing light meals and massage for mom as she rests. It also can include instruction on newborn care. Nighttime it can mean taking care of baby so exhausted parents can have a full nights sleep.

  • Meeting to create a plan for support

  • Newborn Specialist to teach or assist in baby care (changing, feedings, bathing, soothing)

  • Emotional and educational support

  • Lactation support 

  • Light house cleaning

  • Light meal prep

  • Laundry

  • Sibling care

  • Grocery pick up

  • Transportation to postnatal and/or pediatrician appointments (Antenatal support only)

  • Packages can be created to suit your support needs and includes discounts

 

Postpartum Rescue

$50 (1 hr) 

 

When you need a one on one with a postpartum expert. Postpartum is hard.  Use this for anything related to postpartum. If you have a medical emergency, call your provider. 

  • breastfeeding issues/troubleshooting

  • recognizing hunger cues

  • vaginal or cesarean care tips or issues (non-medical)

  • questions like "is this normal?"

  • newborn questions

  • breast pumping questions

  • emotional processing

  • Zoom or voice only

Postpartum Rescue button connects directly to email and I will make every effort to schedule this rescue as soon as possible.  

I believe EVERY woman deserves a doula by her side during her pregnancy and birth. Please do not let financial limitations keep you from reaching out. Potential scholarships as funding is available. Payment plans are available.