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My training and experience as both a

Childbirth and Postpartum Doula

has prepared me to provide

support and guidance

throughout your pregnancy, birth

and postpartum journey.

 

As your Birth Doula, I provide informational, physical,

and emotional support to help you navigate the life-changing experience of having a baby.

 

The choice is yours, and my basic birth package may be the best option for you, but I strongly encourage you to consider one of my packages that includes both childbirth and postpartum support.

 

 

 

 

 

The support and guidance that I offer prenatally and during the often neglected "Fourth Trimester" can be

just as important as my presence on the big day. 

The value of a doula's presence for birth is well-documented.

Benefits can include: shorter labors, fewer medical interventions and complications, and overall increased satisfaction with the birth experience.

 

Cultures around the world, other countries and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists also recognize that "the weeks following birth are a critical period for a woman and her infant, setting the stage for long-term health and well-being", and that ongoing postpartum care plays an important role to "optimize the health of women

and infants".  *ACOG Committee Opinion 736, May 2018

 

A postpartum doula can contribute to a smoother transition for new parents, & siblings, increased breastfeeding success & satisfaction, improved postpartum mental health, and enhanced confidence for new parents.

 

My in-home postpartum support meets the unique needs of your family and helps smooth the transition to parenthood.

 

It varies from family-to-family and day-to-day, but it can include:

  • emotional & physical self-care for mother,

  • guidance regarding all aspects of baby care and feeding,

  • breastfeeding or bottle-feeding support,

  • new baby-related household organization,

  • light food preparation 

  • laundry, grocery shopping, tidying

  • assisting family members’ adjustment to new baby

  • resources and referrals

Please contact me to set up a complimentary meeting to learn more about the services I provide, scheduling, & fees. This will also be an opportunity to see if I will be a good fit for you and your family

Packages

 

 

Package #1-Birth                                   $800

This is my basic childbirth preparation and support package which includes:

  • A complimentary initial consultation

  • 1-2 Prenatal visits which can include: informational & emotional support, guidance in developing a birth plan, preparation for labor and birth, breastfeeding education if desired and postpartum planning.

  • Phone/text/email support starting at contract signing and continuing through 6 weeks postpartum.

  • On-call availability 24/7 for labor support starting at 38 weeks

  • Continuous labor support up until 2 hours after delivery

 

Birth & Postpartum Packages              

 

Package # 2 -Honor & Nurture              $1150

In recognition of the fact that you have just grown and birthed a human being, this package includes everything in Package #1-Birth plus 12 hours of in-person postpartum support during the first few weeks postpartum. This support can provide:

  • Mothering the new mother to enhance her comfort and facilitate recovery

  • Enhanced opportunity to recuperate and focus on bonding with your new baby

  • In-person lactation support, if desired, as you navigate the early days of breastfeeding

  • Emotional support and reassurance for the entire family as you begin to adjust to the presence of a new baby

 

Package #3-Transition & Thrive              $1500

Includes everything provided in Package #1 and #2 plus an additional 12 hours of in-person postpartum support (24 hours total), as well as phone/text and email support that extends until 12 weeks postpartum. This package allows for:

  • Support to extend past the initial weeks postpartum

  • More in-depth guidance to help you navigate new challenges as they arise

  • More opportunity to address specific questions regarding newborn care

  • More practical household support, and a more tranquil postpartum household

  • The time and support to help you develop longer-term strategies for finding confidence and balance in your new role as parents.

 

While this package is especially beneficial for first-time parents and those with limited local family and community support, any family will flourish with this extra dose of TLC.

 

A La Carte Postpartum Support

$30 per hour 

Dates and times to be mutually agreed upon

(additional fees may apply for extra mileage, siblings or multiples)

 

Scheduled when you need it most and tailored to meet your specific needs anytime during the “Fourth Trimester”. The support can focus on lactation support for breastfeeding challenges, building confidence in your infant care skills, practical and emotional support as you or your partner return to work, or other support and guidance you may need during this important time of transition.

 

A la carte support can be added on to any existing contract or form the basis of a freestanding support contract and can include time allocated for postpartum planning sessions that would ideally occur prenatally. 

A La Carte Prenatal Planning Consultations

$30 per hour    2 Hour minimum per session

 

These sessions can be structured to meet your specific needs. Whether you are looking for an evidence-based overview of the labor & childbirth process including help evaluating your options and preparing a birth plan, breastfeeding education to get you off to the best start possible, or in-depth planning for the "Fourth Trimester"-help sifting through the mountains of "advice" coming at you from all directions-what to buy, where should baby sleep, what items should you have on hand to help in your recovery...and so much more.

BIRTH and/or POSTPARTUM DOULA

SERVICES MAKE A GREAT GIFT

FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

My Service Area

 Milwaukee and surrounding communities in Southeast Wisconsin