BIRTH DOULA SUPPORT
CONSULTATION: One (free) meeting before contracts are signed to meet and get to know each other.
PRENATAL: At least one prenatal visit in our office or at your home (approx. 2 -3 hours). We will discuss: health history, labor & delivery preferences, creating a birth preference list, comfort measures you wish to use during labor, goals for labor and bonding, and any other concerns you and your partner have. We can also review the foundations for breastfeeding if you desire and plan for us to support you during initial latch. Basic Doula service includes up to 2 pre-natal meetings at the client's discretion. At the 2nd meeting we can cover basic Comfort Measures - preferably in your home.
LABOR SUPPORT: We provide labor support from the time you call us to attend your labor until after your baby is born (including breastfeeding/feeding help if you like). We use birth balls and peanut balls and can provide comfort measures such as massage, and a variety of positions for labor and delivery. Photography; we are thrilled to take random shots during labor and delivery with your camera/phone, but our priority will be supporting you. There are excellent professional birth photographers in Central Ohio.
POSTPARTUM: We will remain with you 1 to 2 hours after birth. A postpartum visit will be arranged at your convenience, generally 2 days to 2 weeks after your birth. We will review the birth notes and observations made during labor and delivery. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions and review anything you did not understand or are concerned about.
PHONE & WEB SUPPORT: Throughout your pregnancy and after the birth we are available 24/7 for phone and web support. We consider ourselves "on-call" from the day you sign the contract.
BACK-UP DOULA: You will have a back-up Doula available. If Jen AND Linsey AND Hidayah are ill, their children are incredibly ill, or there is an emergency, you will have a trained/certified Doula to attend you. You always have the opportunity to meet with the back-up.
POSTPARTUM DOULA SUPPORT
$35/HR. OR $300 PER NIGHT
A Postpartum Doula serves the woman and her family in the home after Labor from birth up to about 2-3 months of age. We make sure all your needs are met: Safety, Security, Food, Shelter. We do this by enabling the mother to sleep, shower, and rest by caring for you, your child/children, and supporting you in your feeding/ sleep choices. We offer emotional, physical, and logistical support. We will prepare food for your family, and even grocery shop for you if desired. We will do light housekeeping like picking up, vacuuming, dusting, dishes, and laundry. We are an extra, trained, set of eyes to support you through your postpartum period, providing referrals and activities as needed to support the mother, partner, and children's physical and mental health. Additionally, we offer night time support as needed (8 -10 hour shifts) to ease the family in their transition home. Overnight Shifts must be booked well in advance.