the whats and the hows?
How much is an initial consultation?
The initial consultation is free of course! If you are in my area I'd like to set up a "tea party" for us to meet by your 6th month of pregnancy if possible. If you aren't in the area we could have a video consultation to see if i'm the doula you've been looking for! These will last up to an hour.
What are the benefits of having a doula?
There are so many but here are a few.. the resources that doulas provide, assistance with planning so you can make informed decisions, confidence and empowerment throughout your birth.. no matter what! Here is an infograph of more doula benefits for you to save and share.
I really want my partner to be apart of my pregnancy and birth. What is the father's role when you have a doula?
The father is sometimes forgotten during birth and I always ensure to include him. I even request his presence at each meeting so that he can learn the tips and info that I share. I do my best to focus on natural pain relief that will include your partner's support if he is present.
Do you have other payment options? Insurance coverage? Gift Certificates?
I always remind mamas to find out if a doula and a breast pump are covered by their insurance company. Medicaid covers doulas in Florida now so, they may cover doulas in your State too! I will provide an invoice for you to submit to your insurance company. Gift certificates are available too! So tell your family, friends, and add that to your registry!
How can you guarantee that my birth will not conflict with another birth?
After your initial consultation and paying 50% of your investment your spot on the calendar is reserved. For now, i focus on to 2 in-person births per month so first come first served. BUT don't fret, i have virtual doula options you may be interested in here.
Do you have a question that is not listed here? Please visit my contact page and fill out the form!
Did you know? Doula-assisted mothers were four times less likely to have a low birth weight (LBW) baby, two times less likely to experience a birth complication involving themselves or their baby, and significantly more likely to initiate breastfeeding.
*Gruber KJ, Cupito SH, Dobson CF. Impact of doulas on healthy birth outcomes. J Perinat Educ. 2013;22(1):49–58. doi:10.1891/1058-1243.22.1.49