Birth Doula Services
A BIRTH DOULA is a woman trained and experienced in childbirth, who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a woman during labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum.
I passionately believe that all mothers deserve a doula; someone who will listen to them, provide non-judgmental support and advocacy, someone who respects you as a mother and whose role it is to be in service to you and your family. A healthy and supported mother is the foundation of a healthy family and a healthy society!
I began my doula practice in 2001, and I have been fascinated by the power of women and birth since I was a child. I have been certified by DONA and have studied at the Seattle Midwifery School, Birthing From Within teacher trainings, and have worked with Big Belly Services in Seattle. I now offer my services to the beautiful pregnant women in the San Juan Islands.
We will meet at least twice to discuss your plans for the birth, to customize my services to your specific needs, and to assist you with preparations for the birth of your baby.
Continuous Labor Support
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I will be with you continuously from early labor until a few hours after the birth. During labor, I can provide any of the following:
Emotional support and reassurance
Physical comfort measures (including massage)
Information about ways to enhance the labor process
Committed advocacy of your unique needs and wishes
Care which is complementary to both your caregiver’s role and your partner’s role
I will visit you and your family a few days after the birth to discuss your birth experience, newborn care and feeding, postpartum self care, and to help coordinate your support network.
Birth services: $1,200
I am happy to find a payment plan that works for your family if need be.
After interviewing and deciding to hire me as your doula, I ask a retainer fee of $300, due at the time of hire. The remaining balance is due at our final postpartum visit.
Placenta Encapsulation: $150
Most mammals consume their placentas after birth and humans have also done so for ages. Their are numerous benefits to ingesting the placenta.
~increased milk production
~ decrease of incidence or severity of postpartum depression
~hormonal and energetic rebalancing
~Improvement of overall postpartum recovery