the whats and the hows?
I want you to feel empowered and confident about everything to do with your birthing experience. Read some frequently asked questions about my business and my services. If you still haven’t found the answer you are looking for, feel free to get in touch with me.
How much is an initial consultation?
The initial consultation is free! We want you to leave the conversation feeling empowered and confident whether you choose to move forward with us or not. We assess your birth support needs and ideal birth experience desires. We also provide you with direction about next steps and answer any questions you may have. These will last up to an hour.
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. The maternity support/baby planning services I provide also focus on the importance of partnership in parenting.
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. If you are not covered, we can discuss payment plans. Gift certificates are available too! So tell your family, friends, and add that to your virtual registry!
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.
How can you guarantee that my birth will not conflict with another birth?
After paying a minimum of 40% of your investment your spot on the calendar is reserved. For now, I focus on to 3 in-person births per month. BUT don't fret, I have virtual doula options you may be interested in or I have a back-up doula to support you through your journey!
"Kyndall is reliable, respectable, humble, very passionate and knowledgeable." ~ Ellen, First Time Mom
Where do you serve families with Birth Doula Support and Birth Photography?
I (Kyndall) serve families everywhere with an additional travel fee but until August 2023 I am only supporting births and documenting births in San Antonio, DFW and surrounding areas in those cities. Gwendy is still providing birth support to families in Tampa, Florida + surrounding areas.
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