Birth Package includes:
Initial interview and consultation (free of charge) to talk with each other and decide if I am the right doula for you.
2-3 prenatal visits to discuss the services that I offer, your options and choices in birth, your anticipated needs and desires for support, and whatever else is on your mind regarding your upcoming birth. These visits generally last 1-1 1/2 hours.
24/7 on-call availability beginning when you hire me as your doula. In the very unlikely event that I am unable to attend your birth, a back-up doula will be available to attend.
Early labor support in your home
Continuous labor support at home, hospital, or birth center
Immediate postpartum care at your place of birth (can include support establishing breastfeeding, bottle feeding support, photography of the first moments with your baby, and getting you settled for your first rest after birth)
1-2 postpartum meetings to process the birth experience, share memories and feelings, and assess the need for further resources
I am always happy to take photographs before, during, and after your birth, and provide you with digital images via email.
My fee for birth doula services is $1200. I accept payment for birth services by cash, check, or credit card.
I can usually accommodate a sliding scale or partial barter/trade for families in need of a lower rate for birth doula services. Please contact me for more information about my services and to inquire about birth doula care.
Postpartum Services offered include:
Breastfeeding support, encouragement, and referrals if further support is needed
Education and information on newborn growth and development, incorporating a new baby into the family, and newborn care
Emotional encouragement and support
Light housework, cooking and meal planning
Caring for newborn and older children
My hourly rate for postpartum doula services is $30, with a sliding scale option down to $25 for families in need. I accept payment for postpartum services by cash, check, or credit card.
If you are interested in overnight doula care, please contact me. This service is available at a rate of $40/hour within 45 minutes of Northampton.
I offer overnight postpartum care to birth doula clients at a reduced rate of $30/hour.