My birth fee is $2000 and this includes the following :
A complementary interview where we can get to know each other and find out if I we are a good fit for each other.
One prenatal birth preparation session in your home where you, your partner and I will talk about your desires for your birth and how I may best help you achieve those. We will go over your birth plan, talk about comfort measures, what to expect at home and at your birthing place and the variances of labor.
For first time parents, a complementary newborn care session in your home where we will talk all things baby. We talk about the first few hours and days after your baby is born, standard hospital procedures, early breastfeeding, how to bathe, soothe and change your baby and more. This is your chance to ask any questions you may have about life with newborns.
A complementary download of the online Spinning Babies Parent Class which teaches you exercises you can do during pregnancy to balance the hips and prepare your body for an optimal birth.
Monthly walks around Greenlake (seasonal) during which you can ask questions, get to know me better and also build community with other expecting couples. Join me as often as you like from when you hire me right through until your baby is in college!
Phone and email support throughout your pregnancy and the first few months of your baby's life.
Support in early labor. Initially this will be via telephone and when you or your partner feel more support is needed I will join you at your home
Support throughout labor both at home and at your birth place. Every labor is different as are every laboring person's needs. Support may include physical comfort measures (massage, meditation, counter pressure, helping you to remain in the moment, etc), supporting your partner in how best to help you, helping you interpret what is going on should medical interventions be desired or necessary.
Support in the first hour or two after you baby is born. I will help you with the first breastfeed and stay until you are comfortable and ready for some family time.
One postpartum visit to your home during the first 4 weeks of your baby's life during which I can answer any questions you have about the newborn period, breastfeeding and life with your newborn(s)
For even more details, here is the 'What it Means When You Hire Me As Your Doula' document that I leave with clients.