Birth Support

Whether you choose to birth at home, a birth center or in a hospital, you deserve warm, empathetic, and attuned support from someone who is as committed to your positive birth experience as you are.  

Each birth package includes: 

  • A complimentary initial consultation and 2 prenatal sessions to aid in your preparation for birth and postpartum planning. 
  • Continuous labor support at your home and/or the hospital or birthing center.  
  • Comfort care following the birth of your baby and a follow up postpartum visit in your home. 
  • Phone, email and text support, from when your contract is signed until 4 weeks postpartum.
  • I only book two birth clients per calendar month so that I can focus more fully on your needs and ensure availability.


Let's schedule your complimentary consultation.

 

Birth packages:

Basic Birth: $1200 (I am happy to offer a sliding scale rate, please inquire if you need some flexibility with making doula support a reality.)

Birth Plus 24: Basic birth package and 24 hours of daytime postpartum support at a special rate: $1800

 

Postpartum Support

With postpartum doula support, you get practical, hands-on help and emotional support while you recover from birth and adjust to your life with a new baby; always with total respect and support for your parenting choices, whatever those may be. 

  • Help with newborn care while you and your baby learn each other's unique communication style, and rhythms.
  • Feeding and sleep support.
  • Meal and snack preparation. 
  • I do dishes and baby laundry.
  • I only work with two postpartum families each month, to maximize my availability and your convenience, and to more fully focus on your unique family and needs. 

 

$30-$35 HR

Contact me to schedule a free consultation! A la carte scheduling is available, as well as special package rates. 

On-Call Childcare and nanny Services

If you work from home, or if you are freelancing, you might not need a full time nanny.  Once you're established as my client, you just give me a call when things get busy, until work slows down again and you don't need me. Even if I'm not with them every day, I'm fully committed to your child's emotional and physical well being and to providing them with consistently gentle, child-centered care when we're together. I  respect your parenting choices and routines and work with you to best serve your child's unique developmental stage and needs. 

  • Flexible scheduling and no weekly minimum for hours. If you need me one day, two days, half a day or no days in a given week, that's fine! 
  • On-call support. If your schedule is a little up in the air but you think you might need childcare, you can usually book my day (or part of my day) ahead of time for a small retainer. If you need me, the time is yours, and the retainer is applied to my hourly rate for that day.  
  • A daily email diary of what your child has been doing while in my care, with pictures.

hourly rate: $18/hr (special rates for advance scheduling and monthly blocks)

on-call retainer: $25 per 4 hour block

Emotional support - what that really means

Feeling like you are being listened to and feeling validated are really important aspects of your birth and postpartum experience. Evidence shows that birthing people who felt like their choices were heard and respected report more feelings of satisfaction and fulfillment around their birth experience. A birth and postpartum doula can listen, validate your experience and your feelings, help you research your options for care, help you make an informed choice, do the legwork to find you the best local resources to meet your needs, and provide you with a sounding board when you just need to talk something out.  

When you book me as your doula, I'm available to you for this support via phone or text any time. Outside of our regularly scheduled prenatals, we can also meet up in person any time if you feel like you just need a little extra one on one. 

I'm currently accepting new clients for nanny services, as well as birth and postpartum doula services. Please fill out the form below and I'll be in touch within 24 hours with more information.