non-refundable deposit to contract birth doula services
$100 non-refundable deposit to contract post-partum doula services
due two weeks prior to Estimated Due Date
plan and Sliding Scale options available
Basic Doula Care
- Free initial interview so we can get to know each other and see if we are a good match. Referrals to other doulas can be provided if we find we are not a match
- Two to three prenatal visits to discuss what you want for your birth and
logistics for the actual birth day
- Access to my lending library of pregnancy and birth books/videos
- Consultation regarding any questions or concerns
- On-call time begins two weeks prior to your estimated due date - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Labor support at home until you are ready to leave for hospital or
support during active labor and birth
post-partum support up to two hours after birth - to help enhance
breastfeeding, bonding and to make certain mom and partner are nourished and have everything they need
- Two post-partum visits (3 to 4 days after birth & two weeks post-partum)
Full Spectrum Doula Care $1100
- All the above services PLUS . . .
- Six week Birthing From Within® class
- Extra Birthing From Within® processes as needed
Post-Partum Doula Care $22/hour
- Non-judgemental support for new parents
- Comfort measures for post-partum healing
- Emotional, educational and physical assistance that helps parents grow into their new roles
- Guidance on new baby care
- Breastfeeding support
- Help with childcare so new parents can shower, nap or eat a meal
- Running errands
- Providing community referrals when needed
Birth Art Sessions
$60 (1.5 hour sessions)
Exploring ideas with an alternative media such as art can reveal details and beliefs that might never be revealed through spoken language alone. These sessions explore the spiritual and emotional aspects of the childbearing year.
Ideally, classes need to be complete by 36 weeks gestation.
Guiding Principles and Assumptions of
Birthing from Within® Classes
From Birthing From Within, pages xii-xiii
- Childbirth is a profound rite of passage, not a medical event. (even when medical care is part of the birth).
- The essence of childbirth preparation is self-discovery, not assimilating obstetric information.
- The purpose of childbirth preparation is to prepare mothers to give birth-in-awareness, not to achieve a specific birth outcome.
- Childbirth preparation is also parent preparation.
- The teacher is 'midwife' to the parents' discovery process, not the expert from whom wisdom flows.
- Parents' individual needs and differences determine class content.
- Active, creative self-expression is critical to childbirth preparation.
- Pregnancy and birth outcome are influenced by a variety of factors, but can't be controlled by planning.
order to help parents mobilize their coping resources, it is important
for childbirth classes to acknowledge that unexpected, unwelcome events
may happen during labor.
deserve support for any birth option which might be right for them
(whether it be drugs, technology, home birth or bottle-feeding).
- Pain and intensity are an inevitable part of labor and birth, yet much can be done to ease suffering.
- Pain coping techniques work best when integrated into daily life, rather than "dusted off" for labor.
- Fathers/partners work best as birth guardians or loving partners, not as coaches; they also need support.
parents, pregnancy, birth and postpartum is a time of continuous
learning and adjustment; holistic support and education should be
available throughout that period.
Servicing Sonoma County in Hospital, Birth Center & Home
Rosa, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Sebastopol, Occidental, Bodega, Graton,
Forestville, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Sonoma, Petaluma, Penngrove,
Guerneville, Windsor, Healdsburg, Cloverdale