Three Prenatal Appointments
We will meet in the comfort of your home at around 30 weeks (or immediately at the time of hire if past 30) to discuss your feelings about this pregnancy and put together a comprehensive plan to condition your body for a smoother gentler birth, and a more comfortable late pregnancy. We will meet again around 35 and 37 weeks to create your birth plan, discuss the standard care practices of your birth place, practice positions and comfort measures, and plan my role in your birth. We will also discuss how I will fit into the team of people (doctors, nurses, partners, parents, friends) supporting you as you bring your babe safely earthside! We will set up a postpartum plan of support from your loved ones to ease the transition into motherhood (or motherhood again!). I’m educated in evidence based information finding and I have a wealth of pregnancy and birth related referrals and sources if you have a question that happens to be out of my scope. I’m available for any questions you may have throughout our relationship. My lending library of pregnancy/birth related books and DVDs are at your disposal!
On-call Labor Support
I will join you when you’re ready for me, either in your home or at your birthing place, and I’ll remain with you until your baby is resting comfortably in your arms, you are clean, fed, loved, and ready to stare at that sweet face and bond without interruption.
Two Postpartum Visit
I’ll visit within the first ten days of your baby’s life to listen as you process your birth experience and early days, answer any questions you may have, provide tips for healing and self care if desired, and provide referrals to any new mama services you may benefit from. As with before prenatal support, I’m available by daytime phone for any questions, and of course email anytime.
I will visit again at two months postpartum to check in and make sure you are feeling well supported as this new phase in life really settles in. Parenting truly takes a village and I am honored to be a part of yours.
I want doula care to be available for every person who desires it! I am comfortable with payment plans and partial trades. I offer discounts to returning clients, single parents, students and Medi-Cal recipients. If you desire a doula please reach out to me, I want to help.