Services - Offering In-Person Support
(and Virtual Support as needed)

Free Remote Consultation

Now, more than ever, birthing couples NEED doulas! I'm sure you're curious what your options might be, given the ever changing hospital policies. The reality is hospital guidance changes rapidly and without much warning. Since I'm part of a larger birth worker community, I often know things before my clients as far as hospitals changing their "visitor" policies.

 

In this first consultation, I will talk you though both the in-person and remote models of support. Both work beautifully and I can easily flow with changing policies as they unfold. We will also chat through all of your questions about how I can best support you with the latest evidence-based information and help you navigate the system so you can make informed decisions.

 

My goal is to hold your hand and walk with you so you can feel confident during this incredible experience. 

Standard Doula Services include:  $1,350

2-3 Prenatal Visits

Labor Support

Breastfeeding Support

1 Postpartum Visit

Unlimited Text, Phone and Email support

Hypno Support for clients that are using Hypnosis 

**On-Call starting at 38 weeks to whenever the baby is born.

As a Doula, I  Do Not:
Sacramento Birth Doula

Perform any clinical tasks

Make decisions for you 

Speak to the staff on your behalf

Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience

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2-3 Prenatal Visits

These visits help me understand your needs. One of the things I love the most about being a doula is understanding the unique needs of each couple I work with. No laboring mama is the same so part of my job is to understand how best to support both you and your partner. In the prenatal visits, I will do a lot of listening to both you and your partner so I will have a strong understanding of your birth plan and support needs. My focus is not just the laboring mama but the partner as well. In many ways, we work in tandem. The partner knows and loves the mama like no other. I know and trust the birth process. Together, we're an amazing team.

I will also hear about what you've learned in your reading, studying and birth classes and fill in any gaps that you want more clarity on. We'll chat about what's pumping you up and what's freaking you out and most importantly, we'll work through as many of the fears as possible. Finally, we'll chat about pain management and go over some positions and techniques.

During labor 

As your Doula, I know your ideal birth preferences and I will help you navigate the system according to your wishes. I will also help you stay open, understand your options and feel empowered as you experience many unknown, twists and turns. My number one goal is to support you and your partner. That's truly the bottom line. Support looks different for everyone so what I do shifts along with the birth. 

Baby’s first feeding Support 

I stand by you as figure out the delicate dance that is the first feeding. It should be calm and beautiful..... And in most cases, I stand back and remind you to be patient and to trust yourself, your body and your baby. Sometimes, the new parent needs a little extra support from someone who understands the process. The first hour after birth is such a special time so we will work together to make sure you have the support you need. 

Postpartum follow-up visit 

This will be after you arrive home and will be scheduled whenever you and your partner feel ready. I will help you process and remember the labor and birth (one of my favorite things ever!!!) and I'll check on nursing and your overall well being. I'll offer tips and suggestions if you need them and again, remind you that you're doing everything right.