Birth Doula Services

 

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

Includes:

  • In-person prenatal support & birth preparation

  • Phone/text/email support through pregnancy and early postpartum

  • Physical, emotional, and informational support throughout labor & birth

  • Follow-up 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 & cesarean birth planning

  • Phone/text/email support through pregnancy and early postpartum

  • On call in case labor begins before scheduled birth

  • Meeting you at the hospital on the day of your baby’s birth

  • Attendance in the OR and/or recovery if possible

  • Minimum 6-8 hours of early 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 before or during 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

  • Birth planning & preparation for families who are not hiring a doula

  • Adapting to a mid-pregnancy change in plans, such as a move, a need to schedule an induction or cesarean birth, or a new diagnosis of parent or baby

Fee: $65 for initial consultation; $45/hour for any subsequent sessions


Private Childbirth Education

 

Customized one-on-one 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: $45/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: $45/hour, minimum one hour

I am 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 for more information about any of these offerings.