HOME VISIT ONE-
An initial free interview to ask questions, gather information, and allow you to decide if a Doula is good for you. Your birth is a very intimate time you will allow a Doula to share, so it is essential that you are comfortable with her. A list of interview questions, other Doulas, and references are provided at your request.
HOME VISIT TWO-
Two & 1/2 hour meeting in which you go over your fears/desires/hopes for your labor and birth with a check sheet provided by your Doula. This tool acts as a communications format between you and your primary care provider and as a navigational tool for your Doula
HOME VISIT THREE-
Two & 1/2 hour meeting called a "DRY RUN". What it is like to labor at home and the hospital. You will practice several pain management techniques and coping skills. You will practice several pushing positions for birthing with and without an epidural. You will go over when to call your Doula and specific signs of labor and its progression.
I will accompany you to visit your healthcare provider to introduce myself and give them information on doulas.
24-HOUR PHONE SUPPORT-
Your Doula is available by phone to check in with after visits to your healthcare provider, should you have questions, or just talk about how you feel. You are to call your doula whenever you feel you might be having signs of labor, so plans can be made.
After the birth of your baby, your doula remains with you to help ensure bonding, and breastfeeding if desired.(usually 2hrs.)
2-3 WEEK FOLLOW UP-
Your Doula writes a Birthday Card addressed to the baby about the birth. This offers an opportunity for closure and discussion of your feelings about your birth.
-If at that time you were happy with the services you received, you may pay the balance of the fee, if not, it is yours to keep.
I never want finances to prohibit anyone who wants a doula from having one. I will barter and offer payment plans if needed. PLEASE CALL ME and we can discuss it.
My postpartum services include, but are not limited to:
*Assisting with breastfeeding
*Assisting with newborn care
*Training on newborn care
*Babysitting older children
*Offering emotional support during those nervous first days with new baby
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