Virtual Education$200Virtual Childbirth Education/ Birth Planning Session
Virtual Support$400Full Birth Support Package (with Virtual Labor Support ONLY)
Full Birth Support$800
What I Offer
What I Do
Contact me to set up your 60 minute (in-person or virtual, your choice) meeting to determine if I am the correct fit for you. Completely free of charge and no pressure to hire me.
Clients can choose to have one or two prenatal visits with me, in which we will get to know each other, collect important information about you and your birth, make Birth Plans together, and make sure you are prepared for labor and know what to expect from your body, your medical providers, and from me. We can include your partner if you would like, if they are going to be present at birth, and make sure they know their role, give tips to support you as the birthing person, etc. 60 minutes each visit, these can be virtual or in-person, at your discretion.
Baby's First Feeding Support
I will stay one to to two hours after the delivery of your child to assist with initiating breastfeeding, bonding, make sure you are connecting with all the other professionals who will be there to support you for the duration of your postpartum care (lactation consultants, postpartum/recovery nursing staff, midwife, etc), and make sure you are stable and ready for rest before I leave.
Currently working with The Ohio Doulas
I have been doing the majority of my work through The Ohio Doulas this year. Same model of doula care, you still get me as your doula, but with a reliable partner as backup in case of emergency, streamlined scheduling of appointments, payment methods, etc. If you would like to book a free Zoom consult, click the button below and select the joint calendar of me and any of my partners:
I accept HSA and FSA payment, as allowed with your plan, and I also have an NPI Number (National Provider Identifier) that I will include on invoices to assist you with getting reimbursed by your insurance for the cost of my services. Amount covered will vary based on which insurance plan you have, but I will provide documentation as needed to assist you when applying for reimbursement through your insurance provider.
Postpartum Follow-up Visit
Included with the Birth Support Package is one 90-minute postpartum visit, conducted during your first week post-delivery, to assist with transition, debrief/process your birth experience, and provide resources you might need in the postpartum period.
Phone & Email Support
Once you are my client with a signed contract, I will give you my personal cell number so you can reach out at any point with questions or concerns throughout your pregnancy and leading up to your birth. Anyone is free to email me at any time and I will respond as soon as I can.
I will join you whenever you feel you need me in labor. I ask that you would call me when you think you are in labor, even if you do not need me just yet, so that we can plan together at which time and place I will join you. I will provide continuous support from the time I join you through the birth of your child, staying up to 2 hours after birth to ensure you are stable and settled. I will provide comfort measures, assist with coping techniques and position changes, give pertinent information to help you understand what is going on and assist you in making your own informed decisions, help keep the birthing space calm and cozy, encourage you verbally, remind/ guide your partner in how best to support you, keep you hydrated, or whatever other physical and emotional support you need from me.
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Because doula work is my passion and I am in this position to serve, I will be donating a portion of my fee for every birth I support to a local organization called Restoring Our Own Through Transformation (ROOTT). This money will be used to make sure Black Women and WOC locally have access to quality doula care, regardless of their ability to afford it. This is a huge piece in combatting the racial inequities in maternal health here in Ohio. Find out more about them HERE:
As a Doula, I Do Not:
Perform any clinical tasks
I am not medically trained or responsible for any medical procedures or tests, including but not limited to: checking for baby’s heart rate, performing cervical exams, blood pressure, or providing any medical advice. I am there for physical and emotional support, your Primary Care Provider and medical staff are responsible for you and your baby’s health and safety.
Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience
It does not matter what I would do or if I would personally make a different choice than you are making. My job is to support you fully, respect your viewpoint, feeling, and experience, and honor your choices, regardless of how different or similar they are to my own.
Make decisions for you
I can provide relevant information to you when faced with a decision, or translate into easier-to-understand terms if necessary, give you questions to ask your provider until you feel ready to make an informed choice on your own. It is not my job to tell you what to do, only support you in whatever you choose.
Speak to the staff on your behalf
I can help prepare you for conversations with medical staff, give you questions to ask, remind you of your birth plan, etc, but I will never speak in your place. My job is to amplify your voice, not to replace it.