A Cord of Three Strands

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12)

Rates and Services

I am now a fully certified Childbirth Educator and Doula. My rate at this time is $500. a birth.

This inludes the following Services:

 

Prenatal Meetings
~ At least 2 prenatal meetings ~First consultation meeting to review services and contract, with no obligation
~Second meeting, once contracted, to learn more about each other and how to uniquely serve you.                                                                                            
~Support for your desired birth experience
~Provide information & resources specific to your pregnancy and birth goals
~Birth Plan consultation

24 Hour On-Call Availability
~From your 38th week to delivery
~Available by phone during the day and by e-mail for routine questions
~Call any time 24 hours a day when you think you are in labor
~Available at any hour to meet you once you are in labor and need me

Support Throughout Labor and Birth
~Provide support in early labor, in the setting of your choosing (home, birth center, hospital, etc.)
~for activities or positions to help labor progress
~Help to decide when to go to the hospital/birth center
~Help with breathing and relaxation techniques
~Massage, counterpressure and acupressure for relaxation
~Suggest labor positions and comfort measures
~Lots of encouragement and reassurance
~Support and direction (if needed) for the woman's partner
~Encourage nutrition and fluids in early labor (for both you and your partner)
~Help for partner to be of best support to birthing mother
~Help the environment be one in which the woman feels secure and confident
~Provide information or explanation of medical and birth options during labor
~Work cooperatively with the health care team
~Take pictures or videos if desired, on my digital or your camera(s)
~Assist with establishing initial breastfeeding

Postpartum Visit
It is the mother's choice whether to have this visit or not. This is just a followup visit to discuss the birth, and to see the baby!