WE HELP YOU STACK THE DECK IN YOUR FAVOR,
PLAY THE CARDS IN YOUR HAND & INTEGRATE AFTERWARDS
Our first meeting together is an exploratory conversation where we get to know each other and determine the right fit. It’s an informal interview; no obligations attached. Once we commit to working together, the following two meetings are designed to get to know you in more depth, help you feel prepared and confident as you approach birthing, help you understand your options, and develop strategies for coping. The goal of our doula relationships is to help you navigate birth in a way that centers you as agent and narrator of your experience.
LABOR: Putting it all into action
We officially go on-call for you at 38 weeks (though arrangements can be made if your circumstance creates likelihood for an early baby). We join you in labor when you are ready for more support. If you are birthing at a hospital or birth center, we can help you determine when to make that transition. We are with you through the duration of your labor and in the first hours after birth. Our support spans the physical, emotional, and informational realms. We are non-medical providers who can help you navigate the medical components.
POSTPARTUM: Taking our hands away slowly
To help you process your birth and integrate as a family, we see you twice after your baby is born. In our visits we reflect and process your birth together, offer breastfeeding support, newborn care information, postpartum mood reference, and help you transition well. As it is often a source of concern for new families, we put a lot of attention to supporting your newborn feeding relationship and goals. Our team is particularly well trained in breastfeeding support.We help you connect to community and additional resources as you move through the early weeks.
Our fees are not a set number, but rather a sliding scale. This allows us to serve a diversity of clients with various budgets and circumstances. You determine your final payment on the scale (after birth--which allows time for planning and budgeting), and you don’t need to know what that will be ahead of time. Within our team, we offer a wide range of price options. Our Junior, Senior, and Lead doulas each work with a different scale range. So get in touch! We’d love to discuss and help you find what best meets your needs and circumstances.
Reach out to us anytime (Phone and email), as much as you like. The more you share with us, the more we can offer you. One size doesn't fit all: sometimes additional meetings are helpful. This is a collaborative relationship. Let us know if something else would better suit your needs.