Bloomington, Indiana

mollymendota@gmail.com

812-272-7278


Birth Doula Services

 

Continuous support for labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum period.  

Includes:

  • Prenatal support (minimum of two in-person visits, more as needed)
  • On call 24 hours a day from date of hire
  • Phone/text/email support through pregnancy and early postpartum
  • Attendance at labor & birth beginning whenever you're ready for doula support, through about two hours postpartum
  • Visit at birthplace within 24-48 hours postpartum
  • Home visit within two weeks after birth

Fee: $900 (free initial consultation)


Cesarean Birth Support

 

Birth doula support for planned Cesarean births.  

Includes:

  • Prenatal support (minimum of two in-person visits, more as needed)
  • Phone/text/email support through pregnancy and early postpartum
  • On call from date of hire in case labor begins before scheduled birth
  • Meeting you at the hospital on the day of your birth
  • Attendance in the OR and/or recovery if possible
  • Minimum 6-8 hours of immediate postpartum support
  • Visit at hospital within 24-48 hours postpartum
  • Home visit within two weeks after birth

Fee: $600 (free initial consultation)


Birth Planning

 

Birth planning consultation, available any time but ideal for pre- and early pregnancy.  

Assistance with:

  • Choosing (or changing) your care provider and/or birth location
  • Learning about local childbirth education and birth/postpartum support options
  • Answering your questions about pregnancy and birth

Fee: $50 (approximately 1.5 hours, plus email follow-up)


Childbirth Education

 

Customized private birth preparation classes

Ideal for:

  • Families planning a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)
  • Parents with a history of traumatic birth or other trauma
  • High-risk pregnancy/birth
  • Unique family circumstances
  • Families who desire personalized birth preparation classes

Fee: $25/hour, minimum two hours


Sibling Support

 

Childbirth preparation for siblings who may be present for labor and/or birth, ideal for children 3 and older.

Fee: $30/hour, minimum one hour

Also occasionally available to provide direct support to siblings during birth.  Contact me for more information.


Other Services

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Customized classes and consultations as well as occasional workshops in the Bloomington, Indiana area and elsewhere.  

Topics include:

  • Toddler parenting
  • Labor support skills for friends and family
  • Introduction to birth work
  • Bereavement support and planning for stillbirth or fatal diagnosis
  • Homebirth information
  • Self-care for parents

Contact me or see "upcoming events" on my homepage for more information