Birth Doula

I trained as a birth doula through DONA International at the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University. I am certified as a doula by PALS (Pacific Association of Labor Support), and abide by their code of ethics.

My role as a doula is to support and guide you through the process of pregnancy and birth, to make sure that your birth experience has all the pieces in place to be all that you desire — and that you’re prepared and content with your plan b… c, and d… if it doesn’t. I’m an information-loaded cheerleader, a master facilitator of the making of pros and cons lists, and a birth-and-baby-sherpa, all wrapped in one!

I am passionate about keeping doulas accessible and affordable to all birthing people, and work through Open Arms Perinatal Services to that goal. I am also dedicated to extending the role of the doula past standard conceptions, namely into fertility challenges and female reproductive system health advocacy. I am also knowledgeable about fertility awareness methods of conception and contraception. I work through North Star Doula in the particular context of fertility challenges, supporting through and holding space for the difficult and intense emotions that come with fertility interventions.

A birth doula is a support person as soon as you want him or her to be, from the moment of conception, until the months following the baby’s birth.

 

Packages

Contact me for details. Or request an interview!

  • Before Birth
    – Two prenatal visits (typically at 30 and 36 weeks) to discuss your wishes, worries, thoughts, and feeling about your pregnancy and birth  
    – Ongoing phone, text, and/or email support
  • During Birth
    – I am on-call for your birth from weeks 38-42 (two weeks before and after your due date), with ongoing ability to get to you within 1-2hrs after you contact me
    – A backup doula is covered under the same pricing structure, in case of emergency on my end
  • After Birth
    – Two postpartum follow up visits to make sure your new family’s needs are met, and to debrief and discuss your experience of the birth
$1000

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Ideal for returning clients, or low-risk parents who have already given birth previously.

  • Before Birth
    – One prenatal visit to discuss your wishes, worries, thoughts, and feeling about your pregnancy and birth  
    – Ongoing phone, text, and/or email support
  • During Birth
    – I am on-call for your birth from weeks 38-42 (two weeks before and after your due date), with ongoing ability to get to you within 1-2hrs after you contact me
    – A backup doula is covered under the same pricing structure, in case of emergency on my end
  • After Birth
    – One postpartum follow up visits to make sure your new family’s needs are met, and to debrief and discuss your experience of the birth
$900

 

 

Add-Ons & Extras

 

Harnessing my experience as a mindfulness educator, I offer a 1-hr private class aimed at teaching mindfulness techniques as a coping mechanism, and catered to your goals.

This class is most helpful at least a month prior to your due date, so you have time to practice the concepts.

$70

Photographing your family with your new addition is a lovely way to wrap up our time working together to support your pregnancy and birth experience.

It is a pleasure to offer all doula clients a discount on a family photoshoot (full price $400) once baby is home.

$200