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what exactly is a doula?

SUPPORTER- Doulas are trained, experienced professionals that provide continuous physical, emotional, & informational support for parents. Full spectrum doulas, like myself, can provide support before, during and after pregnancy from including up to year postpartum. We focus primarily on our client’s overall wellness and birth preferences

 

EDUCATOR- Many people go into parenthood with very little education around pregnancy, childbirth & parenting. Doulas can offer plenty of beneficial information to help parents feel better equipped for the journey, empowered to make informed decisions.

ADVOCATE- Doulas play a huge role in making sure families feel heard and seen in whichever setting they choose to give birth. We often act as communicators or mediators between medical staff and our clients to ensure holistic & comprehensive care. Some doulas also advocate on a larger scale for maternal health policies and equitable access to doula support through Medicaid. 

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 services

birth doula
 

Birth support will vary based on the client's needs. Here are some examples of the supports I provide:

  • Create a detailed birth preference plan

  • Assist with exercise & nutrition habits

  • Practice various labor comfort methods

  • Labor & Delivery support

  • Continuous communication

  • and more!

total fee: $1200

includes ongoing support, 2 prenatal visits & 1 postpartum visits

childbirth education​

Childbirth Educators provide professional sources of information, with skills to support for parents as they prepare for pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenthood. Here are some of the topics covered in my courses:

  • Comfort & Pain Management

  • Inductions & Interventions

  • Physiology of Labor

  • The 4th Trimester

  • Infant Feeding

  • Partner Support

  • and more!

total fee: $150

flexible scheduling, 6 weeks

1 hour long virtual sessions

resources​

There are so many accessible and affordable resources for mothers and babies that exist but may be hard to find. As a doula, I often connect with many other community birth workers, programs and providers that may benefit my clients. I also work for Philadelphia's Maternity Care Coalition where we provide free education, resources & supplies to families. 

postpartum doula

Postpartum doulas focus on the transition, healing & recovery after the labor process. This time is critical to baby & parents and can be mentally, emotionally & physically exhausting. Here are some of the examples of postpartum support:

  • Newborn care

  • Feeding & sleeping assistance

  • Light housekeeping

  • Perinatal Mood And Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) Screenings

  • and more!

hourly rate: $45/hr (daytime) 

                         $300/8hrs (overnight)

***NEW SERVICE***
placenta encapsulation
The placenta has been part of postpartum rituals for hundreds of years. While placenta preparation has become more public over the last 10-years, it certainly isn't new! Many people who consume their placenta report the following benefits:
  • stable mood
  • increased energy
  • healthy milk supply
  • reduced postpartum hair loss/quicker regrowth
  • and more!

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