Services & Experience

I have been certified through toLabor since 2001 to attend women in childbirth. Doulas provide practical suggestions during labor to help mothers relax, including touch and massage, emotional support, variations in position and other labor support techniques. Doulas also help partners to better understand the process and how they can help the laboring woman. I help to reinforce women's trust in their bodies ability to give birth. The root of my inspiration are the couples I work with. I love getting to know them and building a great relationship that carries over to the birth. A woman's pregnancy, birth and meeting her new baby are experiences she will remember for the rest of her life. I see the excitement in their eyes as they continue to learn every month and prepare to have the best birth for themselves and their baby. I also love the hands on work during the birth and seeing the couple work together to become a family. The strength I see is really amazing and I love helping women feel supported and cared for during this transformative time. This is an exciting time in a couple's life and I am so honored to be a part of it!

In researched studies, doula care has been shown to provide:

  • 50% fewer cesareans
  • 25% reduction in the length of labor
  • 30% less use of pain medication
  • 40% less use of the drug Pitocin
  • 50% fewer epidurals needed
  • Higher breastfeeding rates, initially and long term
  • Greater maternal satisfaction
  • Lower rates of postpartum depression
Birth Services provided:

  • Free, initial consultation to go over my services and decide if we are a good fit
  • 16 years of labor support and childbirth education experience
  • Understanding your options for birth~ physical and emotional preparation  
  • Processing a previous birth
  • Lending Library and community resource and referral list
  • Prenatal and Postpartum reading packets
  • Two prenatal meetings to discuss your pregnancy, wishes for your birth and postpartum preparation
  • Unlimited phone and email support from date of hire through postpartum period (and beyond)
  • On-call availability from 38-42 weeks
  • Continuous labor support in your home, hospital or birth center (or a combination)
  • Use of aromatherapy, massage, acupressure and optimal fetal positioning techniques during labor
  • Birth photography, if desired
  • Immediate postpartum support for 1-2 hours post birth, including assistance with breastfeeding
  • A phone call check-in once home from hospital or birth center
  • A postpartum visit on day 4 or 5 postpartum to discuss the birth, your recovery and answer newborn questions
  • Breastfeeding support, information, and referral
  • A trusted guide for pregnancy, birth and postpartum

Doula Packages:

Hospital Doula Support ~

two prenatal visits, labor and birth support and one postpartum visit

$900- three payments of $300, paid as follows

  • $300 due at hire (securing your spot)
  • $300 due at the 35th week prenatal visit (securing my on-call status)
  • $300 due at the postpartum visit after your birth

Birth Center Doula Support ~

one prenatal visit, labor and birth support and one postpartum visit

$600- three payments of $200, paid as follows

  • $200 due at hire (securing your spot)
  • $200 due at the 34th week prenatal visit (securing my on-call status)
  • $200 due at the postpartum visit after your birth

Homebirth Doula Support ~

one prenatal visit, labor and birth support and one postpartum visit

$600- three payments of $200, paid as follows

  • $200 due at hire (securing your spot)
  • $200 due at the 34th week prenatal visit (securing my on-call status)
  • $200 dueat the postpartum visit after your birth

*If these options do not work for your family, I am happy to discuss different payment arrangements. I can also provide an invoice after services have been rendered for FHAs or insurance reimbursement 

*I love repeat clients! I always offer a discount when working with returning clients