Covid 19 information regarding services: I have several options to meet your birth support needs and personal safety choices during Covid 19. Our first free consultation can be done via video chat, phone call, or socially distanced in an outdoor setting. Prenatal meetings can be done entirely by video chat, a combination of video and in person, or in person with additional precautions in place. Birth support, while I still highly recommend it be done in person, is currently be offered in the form of live video support as well. Please reach out to me to discuss the best fit for your support during covid!
I offer a range of packages to meet you individual birthing needs. Please click the options below to view the full package details!
All packages include:
*One free consultation. This first can be done by video chat, phone call, or in person (typically in your home or a nearby coffee shop/cafe.) This is a casual meeting to get to know each other, briefly discuss your birthing desires, and ask questions to find if we are a good match for working together.
*Prenatal visits, each lasting typically around 2 hours. (number of visits and topics covered vary by package). During these visits we may discuss birth plans, comfort measures, relaxation techniques, labor positions, labor preparation and postpartum preparation, partner support, breastfeeding, as well as anything else clients and partners wish to talk about. **During covid I am offering options for virtual prenatals, combo virtual and in person, or in person with extra safety measures in place.
*Phone, email, and text support throughout your pregnancy.
*Use of my ever growing lending library of books pertaining to pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, postpartum, infant care, new fathers/parents, childbirth class, and partner(s) support.
*On call for you 24/7 from 38 weeks of pregnancy through birth.
*Active labor support in home and/or hospital until 1-2 hours after birth. **During Covid I continue to offer in person labor support, and I am also offering virtual support options during labor.
*If desired I can assist in photographing the labor when my efforts are not needed elsewhere at the moment. I am not a birth photographer and this is optional, but I am willing to take some extra photographs during labor.
*One postpartum visit (different then postpartum doula services) to see how you are doing, how baby and family are doing, help process the birth experience, answer questions and provide information as needed. **In person or virtual during covid
*Additional prenatal or postpartum visits can be added for a hourly fee.
* If you book both a birth package and placenta package I will take care of all handling and transportation of the placenta after birth. If you book one of the packages that offer a placenta discount you will also receive $50 off the package price!
*Doula clients also receive a discount on birth pool and TENS unit rentals!
*If you think you cannot afford doula services* I feel every person who wants a doula should have access to one. If cost is a barrier please contact me. I offer payment plans and take a limited number of low/reduced fee clients. Priority for reduced rate services will go to single & teen parents. Thank you to my full fee clients, without whom I would be unable to to provide this service!
The area I currently serve includes but is not limited to: the Russian River area, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Monte Rio, Guerneville, Windsor, Healdsburg, Forestville, Cazadero, Occidental, Jenner, Rio Nido, Camp Meeker, Duncan Mills, Novato, San Rafael, Sonoma, and their surrounding areas. Some locations may be subject to a additional mileage charge.
I proudly support all family structures and gender identities.
*Certified perinatal coach
*The Bradley Method
*Birth center births
*High risk pregnancy
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