Services and Fees

Before Labor…

I will meet with you and your partner several times before labor, as well as communicate by phone and email, in order to become acquainted; to explore and discuss priorities and any fears or concerns; to discuss and help you develop your birth plan; to learn how we might work best together. I also want to know your own best ways of coping with pain and fatigue and perhaps practice breathing, positions, and visualization.

I usually wish to go with you for at least one  or two care provider visits, preferably towards the end of your pregnancy. This gives me additional information so that I might best serve you.

During Labor…

I prefer that you call me when you think you are in labor, even if you do not yet need me. I can answer questions and make suggestions over the phone. We will decide if I should come right then or wait for further change. I usually need approximately one hour to get to you from the time you ask me to come. We will also decide where to meet – at your home, the hospital, or the birth center. Except for extraordinary circumstances, I will remain with you throughout labor and birth. If there is a limitation on the number of people who may be present, it is to be assumed that I will always be present, continuously offering physical, emotional, and informational support.

After Labor…

I usually will remain with you for one or two hours after birth; until you are comfortable and/or your family is ready for time together. I am also trained to assist with initial breastfeeding.

I am always available the next couple of days to answer questions about the birth or your baby. I would then like to get together about a week after you return home to see how you and your baby are doing, to deliver a special letter and CD to your baby, to review the birth, and to get feedback from you about my role.

References are available upon request.

My fee…

$900  (Returning Mamas receive discount.)

One half of fee is for a deposit to reserve the appropriate time around your estimated due date.

The balance is due at my last home visit, usually one to two weeks after birth.

There is an additional fee of $100 for waterbirth pool and all supplies.

There is an additional fee of $90 for Childbirth Education at your convenience in the comfort of your home.

Please, do not let finances deter you from using a doula. I believe strongly in DONA’s vision statement…

”A doula for every woman who wants one.”