Covid 19 information regarding services: I have several options to meet your birth support needs 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!
Labor/Birth doula services include:
*One free consultation. This first meeting typically takes place in your home or a nearby coffee shop/cafe. **Please note during covid 19 I am offering this consult meeting to be done by phone or video chat. In person is still a option with social distancing/mask wearing in a outdoor space. 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.
* Two prenatal visits, each lasting typically around 2 hours. During these visits we may discuss birth plans, comfort measures, relaxation techniques, labor positions, labor preparation and postpartum preparation, 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.
*Two prenatal visits, each lasting typically around 2 hours. (will vary by client need). During these visits we will discuss birth plans, comfort measures, relaxation techniques, labor positions, labor preparation and postpartum preparation, 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.
Labor Doula Basic Services - $1600
*Labor Doula Plus Placenta Package - If you book both I will take care of all handling and transportation of the placenta after birth. You also will save the $50 pick up fee by combining services!
*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, Healdsberg, Forestville, Cazadero, Occidental, Jenner, Rio Nido, Camp Meeker, Duncan Mills, Novato, San Rafael, Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, and their surrounding areas. Some locations may be subject to a additional mileage charge.
I proudly support all family structures and gender identities.
*The Bradley Method
*Birth center births
*High risk pregnancy
Postpartum Doula Services -
Postpartum support needs can very greatly by each individual family's needs, I will be happy to discuss the specifics of your growing family at the initial meeting or via email or phone. Postpartum doula care takes place in your home during the fourth trimester. As your postpartum doula I can offer information, companionship in a judegment free safe space, and help with baby while you recover from giving birth.
*Free initial meeting.
Postpartum services may include:
*Physical, emotional, and informational support
*Newborn care/feeding/hygiene & support
*New parent care & support
*Breastfeeding/chest feeding support
*Help with infant care to allow parents to rest/shower
*Meal & snack prep
*Older sibling/pet care
*Nighttime diaper changes/feedings/soothing
Daytime fees, 4 hour minimum:
*$35/hour for single baby
*$45/hour for twins
Nighttime fees ( beginning after 7 pm) Minimum overnight shift is 8 hrs:
*$40/hour for single baby
*$50/hour for twins
50% down payment is required at the time of booking. I book a maximum of 3 weeks at a time with a option for you to extend beyond. There is no minimum for the number of days you must book per week.
Value Placenta Pill Package~ $225 un-steamed, $250 steamed
(does not include transportation)
*You/friend/family member drop off & Pick up the placenta/pills
*Transportation kit & instructions
*Pill preparation of your choice (50/50 for additional charge)
*Optional photo of the placenta emailed