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

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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

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Packages

 

 

Package #1-Birth                                   $900

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              $1250

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              $1600

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

  • In-person support is provided at an hourly rate of $30/hour.

  • In-person home visits must be a minimum of 4 hours per visit.

  • Initial contract must be a minimum of 16 hours.

  • Postpartum support packages include a prenatal postpartum planning session, as well as reasonable phone, text and email support from contract signing through 6 weeks postpartum or whenever the contracted hours are complete.

  • I am happy to put together a package to meet the unique needs of you and your family. 

Virtual postpartum support can be provided at the same hourly rate when circumstances warrant or clients prefer. Although it does not include the same hands-on support, it can be equally valuable especially during those early days and weeks postpartum. Hourly and contract minimums do not apply to virtual support.

Please call or email me with any additional questions, or to set up a complimentary "meet & greet" to discuss your postpartum needs.

BIRTH and/or POSTPARTUM DOULA

SERVICES MAKE A GREAT GIFT

FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

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My Service Area

 Milwaukee and surrounding communities in Southeast Wisconsin