Birth Doula Package
I will meet with you and your support partner twice during your pregnancy. During these meetings we will discuss your pregnancy, birth preferences, strategies for labor, ways partners can encourage, a postpartum plan, and any concerns you may have. I also make myself available to you by phone or email 24/7.
Beginning two weeks before your expected due date, I am officially on call for your labor. This means that I do not travel outside of the Portland area and my phone is on and ready to be answered at all times. As you begin to progress into labor we will arrange for me to meet you and your partner at your home or the birthing center/hospital. I can suggest certain techniques such as massage, repositioning, and other comfort measures to keep you comfortable and focused. I will stay the entire duration of labor and for as long as you need me after.
After your birth, I will also make a home visit in the postpartum period. During this visit we can discuss your perspective on how your birth went, address any breastfeeding concerns, and refer you to any community resources if needed. Extra postpartum hours are available for an additional fee.