I have been a Doula for over 6 years and 491 births attended so far. I am also DONA Certified(DONA International).
I will work with any hospital birth. I work well with health care providers and feel that I walk that fine line between respecting the hospital staff and their regulations and yet still help my mamas have the birth of their dreams. With a little hard work, patience and showing respect we can achieve the birth you desire….while still in a hospital setting! I have wonderful recommendations for both OB providers and natural friendly hospitals in the valley.
I also attend any birth center birth. When delivering in the right birth center the experience is amazing! A doula is still a vital part of your experience and I love working with mamas who are delivering in a birth center.
I will attend any home birth with you and your midwife. Working together with your midwife at a home birth is truly an amazing experience where my attention is on keeping mommy comfortable, calm, rested and relaxed. I can help with other tasks from preparing food and drinks for you and your partner to helping with other children if necessary and assist with cleanup after the birth. What a great benefit to having a doula present at a home birth!
My standard fee is $950. At the time of hiring, I require a retainer fee of $475 with the balance due at our 35 week prenatal appointment. Included in my package is the initial meeting, a prenatal appointment between 35-36 weeks, ongoing support throughout your pregnancy including resources and recommendations for anything that you may be needing, continuous doula support during labor and birth, photography during labor and delivery and those first few hours after birth which includes a printed copy of the edited photos and also the digital copies of the photos, a postpartum visit and a written birth story of all the details of your birth and discounted rates on Placenta Encapsulation!