If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.Dr. John H. Kennell
What is a doula?
A doula is a birth partner that gives emotional, informational, and physical support during pregnancy and the postpartum periods. Doulas provide continuous in-person support during active labor and delivery, while also making sure that the spouse/partner or attending family members are taking care of themselves. One of the most important roles of a doula is to promote self-advocacy for the birthing person.
Doulas do not: replace or inhibit the presence of a spouse or family member, make decisions for the client, provide clinical or medical care, catch the baby, get in the way of medical staff.
$160 JUST THE CONSULTATION
This includes: an initial phone call to go over your prenatal wants/needs and any questions you may have, one 2-3 hours prenatal meeting covering: your questions, labor and delivery tips, pain management tips, basic nutrition guidance, examples of a postpartum care plan and birth letter, local resource list, etc.
$400 JUST THE BIRTH
This includes: one in-person prenatal consultation visit, on-call text and phone support after 37 weeks, continuous in person labor support from active labor until 2 hours postpartum, postpartum care plan, 2 postpartum visits.
$350 JUST POSTPARTUM
This includes: 3 or 4 postpartum home visits, each lasting up to 2 hours, where we can decide how I can best assist you.
$700 THE WHOLE PACKAGE
This includes: 3 prenatal visits (at least one scheduled during a prenatal appointment with your care provider) lasting at least 2 hours each where we go over your questions, labor and delivery tips, pain management tips, basic nutrition guidance, examples of a postpartum care plan and birth letter, local resource list, etc.; on-call text/phone support from 37 weeks on; continuous, in-person support from active labor/arrival at hospital until a few hours after birth; 3 postpartum visits; nutrition guidance; herbal teas and postpartum rinses.
+$200 – 4 weeks of meal plans and in-home meal prep
+$250 – 3 60-minute in home prenatal/postpartum massages
+$500 – 6 60-minute in-home prenatal/postpartum massages