birth doula package
My focus is on supporting pregnant people who strongly desire a non-medicated, non-interventionist birth. I strongly recommend taking Rachel Yellin’s Childbirth Education & Birth Techniques Series. I do not go to CPMC California Street.
In 2018, I joined forces with two incredible doulas, Britt Fohrman and Lauren Miller. Together, we have over 40 years of birth support experience. We work in unison with the philosophy and techniques learned in Rachel Yellin’s HypnoCentered childbirth education series.
My Birth Doula Package:
3 prenatal meetings (one meeting with each of us, lasting 90 minutes each).
24/7 on-call availability from your 37th week until the birth of your baby.
labor support from the time you request our presence until 1-2 hours after your baby is born. Longer if needed.
1 postpartum visit.
Monthly Mammas Circles, where our pregnant clients relax, sing, stretch, connect and listen to positive birth stories.
First Prenatal Meeting: Much of this meeting is dedicated to diving deep with you to uncover your strengths and the character-building experiences you can draw upon for inspiration to support your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey. We will help you illuminate the places where there’s potential for healing, growth and transformation. Some logistical topics include refining your diet and supplements; perineal preparation; boundaries with work and family; and improving your sleep.
Second Prenatal Meeting: During this meeting, we will create a postpartum plan, ensuring that both parents feel secure in their objective to simply rest, eat, and bond with baby for the first two weeks postpartum. We will discuss the range of what to expect during this time, including supporting the birth parent's healing, breastfeeding basics, sleeping, comforting, and the emotional and identity shifts both parents experience. We'll identify where challenges specific to you may arise and make every effort to supply you with the appropriate tools and resources so that you can thrive as a new family.
Third Prenatal Meeting: The goal of this meeting is leave you feeling confident that you know how and when to contact us in labor, and become more familiar with how we will provide you support during labor, birth and the immediate postpartum period. We will go over what's left on your "to do list", review your birth preferences sheet, go over signs of early labor and practice labor positions around your house. We’ll also discuss your deepest hopes and dreams for the birth, as well as any fears or concerns that may be coming up. At the end of this meeting, you will feel as ready as possible to give birth, knowing how to access all of the support and resources available to you.
Postpartum Visit: The doula who attended your birth will visit you usually within the first week of the postpartum, but there is no expiration date. We will review your birth story and check in to see how your postpartum plan is playing out. We’ll offer referrals or support.