Labor Doula
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What is a Doula?

A doula is a trained and experienced labor companion who provides the birthing person emotional support and physical comfort. She assists in gathering information before, during and just after childbirth. She does not replace the birth partner or spouse, but rather empowers and assists as needed. She is not a medical provider, but is experienced in childbirth and stays up to date with evidence-based practices.

Benefits:

  • Significant decrease in the risk of Cesarean (belly birth)

  • Increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth

  • Shorter labor

  • Decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief

  • Decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience

  • Promotes higher self esteem and confidence in the birthing person and birthing partner

  • Creates a more peaceful environment

  • Improved breastfeeding rates

  • Better baby-parent interaction

  • Decreased postpartum depression

  • Greater sense of empowerment

  • Increased ability to make educated decisions about the birth of your child

What to Expect:

  • Ongoing support, communication and consultation during pregnancy, labor, delivery and for the weeks following childbirth 

  • Two prenatal visits to answer questions, discuss birth plans, and role-play labor positions and comfort measures

  • 24 hour on call availability during the four weeks surrounding your baby's estimated birth date

  • Reliable back up Doula services 

  • Physical and emotional support during active labor and childbirth to promote relaxation, relieve tension, and manage pain sensations

  • A grounding, nurturing presence and an extra set of hands

  • An hour or two of immediate postpartum support to increase bonding, assist with breastfeeding, and help the new family settle in

  • One postpartum visit to discuss labor, check in, answer questions and make referrals if need be 

Prices and Packaging

The Intentional Birth Package is $649.

This package includes a minimum of everything listed above. 

*Fees can be split into payments and are to be paid in full by 36 weeks.

*This service may also be provided virtually if need be.

The Empowered Parenting Package is $2,484.

This package includes the entire Intentional Birth Package and 80 hours of the Inspired Beginnings                       Package (to be used within 6 weeks after the birth of your child). 

 

*Bundling saves you $350!

*Fees can be split into payments with $1,189 due by 36 weeks and the additional $1,295 due before the start of the second week of postpartum care.

This is a wonderful gift to place on your registry!