Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.

Ina May Gaskin

Packages

Birth Services

Basic

2 prenatal visits to go over your previous birth experiences (if applicable), discuss your vision for your upcoming birth, and practice comfort measures and birthing positions, access to lending library, foot massage at 2nd prenatal, continuous labor and birth support, and 1or 2 postpartum visits.

Investment begins at $750

Combo

Basic + 3 Visits

All of basic Birth Doula Package and either 3 prenatal corrective exercise visits or 3 postnatal corrective exercise visits.

Investment begins at $925

The Works

Basic Doula + 6 Personalized Visits

All of the Basic Birth Doula package plus 6 personalized corrective exercise sessions.

Investment begins at $1200

What do the corrective exercise sessions consist of?

Prenatally: a thorough assessment of the core by assessing 11 different movement patterns, including diaphragmatic breathing.

We will pay special attention to preventing and correcting Diastasis Recti. I follow the Fit For Birth Method which includes: Belly Training, Functional Training, Labor Training or, and Imagery/Flexibility Training. These sessions will last 1hour long.


Postnatally: The primary objective is to immediately rehabilitate from labor and delivery by performing re-connective exercises. These sessions are similar to what we do prenatally Belly Training, Functional Training, SuperMom Training (optional), and Imagery/Flexibility Training. These sessions will last 1hour long.

Postpartum Services

Transitioning from being pregnant to life with a newborn outside the womb does not have to be overwhelming. Having the right support is crucial to adjusting to this new life. A postpartum doula can help in a variety of ways and each visit can be unique depending on the mother’s needs. You do not have to do it all! Your job as a new mother includes recovering, breastfeeding (if choosing that route), resting and bonding with baby.

Services include, but are not limited to, help with self-care recovery, postpartum comfort measures, infant care, parenting information and assistance with learning to feed and take care of your baby, as well as other practical services. These services may last anywhere from a few days to a few months. As a postpartum doula I can assist during the day or night.

Here are a few examples of how I can serve you and make life a little easier when baby comes:
1) Snuggle that baby while I help with light chores around the house (dishes, laundry, etc)
2) Need a nap or a shower, but baby needs attention? No, problem! You go sleep or clean up, and I’ll snuggle baby!
3) Eating well is important as you recover and nurse baby. Allow me to stock up your freezer with frozen meals or cook you lunch/dinner.
4) Need groceries? I’m more than happy to help you get what you need.
5) I share my knowledge as a certified prenatal and postnatal corrective exercise specialist by providing, at the appropriate 6-week mark, exercise guidelines to help you ease back into fitness.

Day time:
30/hr days (3 hour minimum)
$90 for 3-hour bundle
$160 for 6-hour bundle (Can be divided into 2 visits)
$300 for 12-hour bundle (can be divided into 4 visits)

Nighttime:
40/hr (6 hour minimum) for anything between 10pm and 7am. (Only available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights).

Postpartum Care makes an excellent baby shower gift. Please contact me for more info.

Additional Services

*Additional corrective exercise/personal training sessions $60/hr

*2-3 Hour Childbirth education Class$100
*Childbirth Education plus comfort measures Class $175

Let's talk about which package will fit your family

Frequently Asked Questions

Does a doula replace my husband?

I do not replace anyone. I am another member of your birth team and help support everyone in their own role at birth. Most father’s or partners are quite grateful for the added support.

Can a doula help if I get an epidural?

I will help with relaxation techniques before you get the epidural and can show you epidural friendly positions as you labor. Using a peanut ball with an epidural is helpful in keeping the pelvis open, which is similar to sitting on a birth ball. 

How will I be able to deal with the discomfort of childbirth?

The sensations of childbirth are unlike anything you will ever experience, but you can do hard things! During labor, I will remind you of the comfort measures we discussed in our 2nd prenatal and we will use them and rotate through all the tools (breathing exercises, forms of distraction, and massage) to help you feel as comfortable as possible.

How can I afford your services?

Doula care is definitely worth the cost, but that doesn’t mean everyone can afford it in one lump sum. So, how will you pay for a doula?  Here are some ways you can afford one: Add doula services to your baby registry, use Flex spending, health savings accounts or cafeteria plans, set up a payment plan with Kjell, (which she offers anyway, but can be broken up even more), use your tax refund, sell things you don’t use, and barter your goods or services for part of the cost.