Birth Doula Services

I believe all births should be an empowering and positive experience, regardless of outcome. Each woman deserves respect, dignity and love through this profound, life-changing process. My goal is to offer support, care, guidance and advocate for all my clients, and make sure their voice is heard and their beliefs and culture is respected throughout this life changing experience and beyond.

Free Consultation 

During this first meeting we will have an initial chat about what you are looking for in your birth and what I offer as a birth doula. We will also go over what to expect during our time working together. This can take place at your house or we can meet at your favorite coffee shop in town. If you have a partner, I would love for him/her to join us for all our meetings, especially if he/she will be present during labor and birth. 

Standard Package
Fee $1,200 - Includes:

Two Prenatal Visits 

 

During the first prenatal visit we will:

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  • Create and/or discuss your Birth and Postpartum Plan

  • Discuss how you are feeling physically and emotionally and determine your needs

  • Go over relaxation techniques and confidence-building exercises in preparation for labor and birth

  • Talk about what to expect in the days right before and after birth

During the second prenatal visit we will cover (optional):

  • The Fourth Trimester

  • Newborn behaviors, needs and care

  • Transition into parenthood and new family dynamics

Unlimited Phone and Email Support

 

Call, text or write me with any comments, questions or concerns you may have. Starting at 38-weeks, I will be on-call for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week up until the time you give birth to your baby. I am also available to join you at medical appointments for support.

Baby's Grasp
Pregnant Belly

Unlimited Labor Support

 

Once labor starts, I offer unlimited labor support, including early labor if you wish. I will come to either your home or the place you have chosen to give birth and I will remain throughout the birth. I will work to keep you comfortable, informed and supported making sure your birth plan is communicated and followed.

 

During labor, I offer:

  • Massages therapy 

  • Counter pressure techniques for comfort

  • Pain management, relaxation and breathing techniques

  • Different maternal movements and positions to alleviate discomfort, pain or to help baby during the descent, especially in case of prolonged labor

  • Work with your partner and help him/her step into the role of a confident birth partner, if this is part of the plan

  • After your baby is born, I can help with skin-to-skin and breastfeeding/chest-feeding, if you are planning to do so

  • Take pictures for you if you would like

2 Postpartum follow-up visits

 

My goal is to ease your transition into “The Fourth Trimester” by offering  guidance to help you feel confident in your instincts as a new parent. Areas of support:

  • Infant feeding, breast feeding or bottle

  • Newborn care (umbilical cord care, swaddling, bathing, soothing, baby wearing, etc)

  • Sleep

  • Emotional support 

  • Referrals/recommendations to support groups, organizations and professionals.

 

 

Father and Son

Seattle Gentle Beginnings follows CDC guidelines during all services 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html