What is a doula?

A Doula is a non-medical assistant trained in prenatal care, childbirth support and postpartum support. Doulas are trained support persons who attend to the emotional and physical needs of laboring women to smooth the labor process. In addition to labor support, Doulas can also provide prenatal and postpartum Support. During the prenatal period a doula can offer prenatal visits. During prenatal visits the doula mentally, and physically prepares the family for childbirth. This is achieved by educating the family and teaching them self-advocacy. A doula may also help the family postpartum by offering a postpartum visit. At this visit the doula helps the family reflect on the birth and answers any questions they may have.

Birth Support

$600

  • One free 30-minute interview

  • Two prenatal visits

  • One postpartum visit within the 1st month of life

  • On call period starts 1 week before the expected due date

  • One on one support during labor

  • I will stay with you up to an hour after birth to help you settle into your new role

  • Phone and email support as needed during pregnancy and immediate postpartum

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Postpartum Support

$20/hour

  • One free 30-minute interview

  • Light housework such as: tidying up, sweeping, vacuuming, etc.

  • Watch infant/children for short periods of time so parents can sleep or shower

  • Informational support

  • A postpartum care package

  • 4 hours shift minimum

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