Birth Doula Services

– Support Throughout Pregnancy, Labor & Postpartum –

Prenatal –

  • All services begin with a complimentary consultation.  This gives us a chance to meet up, get to know one another a bit, and discuss your vision for your upcoming birth. This initial meeting can take place in the comfort of your own home or at your favorite coffee shop or other location in the Charlottesville area.
  • At least two prenatal meetings in which we will discuss your ideal birth, how your pregnancy is progressing, and how we can work together to prepare for your positive birth experience.  We will discuss your preferences in birth options and comfort measures as well as your preferences for newborn and postpartum care.  In these meetings I am also happy to review your birth plan with you.  I like to provide families with books and articles to help them find the information they need to confidently make decisions.
  • Unlimited phone and email support throughout your pregnancy.

Labor & Birth –

  • On call for labor support two weeks prior to your estimated due date until the birth of your baby.
  • Continuous emotional, physical, and informational support for you and your partner throughout your labor.  Assisting with comfort measures, breathing, positioning, massage, and other relaxation techniques.
  • Present for at least 1-2 hours after your birth to help establish bonding with your newest family member and ensure a successful start to breastfeeding.

Postpartum –

  • At least one postpartum visit where we can discuss your birth and any questions or issues you may be having.  At this visit I also love to provide families with a written birth story and photographs of their birth if they so choose.
  • I’m also available by phone and email for the first six weeks after your birth should any questions or issues arise in that time.

Additional Visits –

  • I would love to set up an additional meeting to help you draft your birth plan or to help you and your partner practice different comfort measures and relaxation techniques.  It is my goal to help you be as prepared as possible so that you can enter into your birth with confidence.

Pricing –

  • Birth Services:  $850
  • Birth Services with 20 hours Postpartum Care:  $1350
  • Birth Services with 40 hours Postpartum Care:  $1750

To read about some of the benefits of hiring a doula, check out this article on my blog:  7 Reasons You Should Hire a Doula

*I feel passionately that every family should have the support they desire, and I’m more than happy to work with you and help you afford a doula.