Full Birth Doula Services

Support Throughout Pregnancy, Labor & Postpartum

**NOTE: In light of current local policies and recommendations regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), virtual doula support is now available! Consultations, prenatal & postpartum visits, labor support, babywearing consultations and the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class are also available virtually.**

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.
  • Three 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.  We will also work together to make plans & preparations for your postpartum time once you are home with your little one. I like to provide families with books and articles to help them find the information they need to confidently make decisions.
  • As an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, my birth clients receive complimentary access to the EBB Parent Portal, which includes comprehensive PDF and video libraries full of the most up-to-date information for expecting families.
  • 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 –

  • Two postpartum visits where we can discuss your birth and any questions or issues you may be having. These visits offer us a chance to make sure your transition to home with your baby is going as smoothly as possible and allow me to provide you and your family with referrals to other resources in the community that may be helpful for you in the early weeks with your little one.
  • 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:  $900
  • Birth Services with 20 hours Postpartum Care:  $1400
  • Birth Services with 40 hours Postpartum Care:  $1800
  • Additional Visits: $40 per one-hour visit

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.