Philadelphia Birth Doulas

SERVICES, RATES AND CLASSES

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Initial free consultation in person or video chat. To schedule a consultation please email me.


*INSURANCE INFORMATION:  It may be possible to pay for birth doula care and childbirth education using your Health Savings Account (HSA) or receive partial reimbursement from your insurance company. Ask for information and check to see if your coverage qualifies.  


BIRTH DOULA. Certified professional doula by your side throughout pregnancy and your birthing. Seven years experience with over 350 birth attended.  I am available to you from the moment we start working together so that you will always have someone by your side when you need it. I am on call 24/7 from from 37 or 38 weeks until you give birth.  I support all birth choices and outcomes. Those who are simply looking for the very best in comprehensive, experienced and personalized doula care.  Extensive prenatal care and a close relationship so that you feel comfortable, confident, prepared and supported throughout pregnancy, birthing and the postpartum period.  Learn your birthing options and the risks/benefits related to your options. Discuss questions to ask your provider during pregnancy and your birthing time.  You and your birth partner will learn a variety of comfort measures, therapeutic relief, relaxation techniques, active birthing movements, and pushing positions. I am in contact with you early in labor and join you when you decide you would like me to, meeting you at your home or birth place. I provide continuous support through your active labor, providing physical comfort, emotional support, and information to assist you in decision-making. As your doula I support both you and your birth partner, the choices you make, offer suggestions, information, assistance, and reassurance. I establish a relationship with the birth team, your providers, and help you communicate with them so that you can have the information you need to make decisions. I remain with you to assist with initial postpartum needs and provide feeding support.  I stay by your side to support you in the first six weeks postpartum.



Birth Doula One $2000

  • Private childbirth education class
  • Comprehensive prenatal, birth & postpartum care
  • Unlimited support from the moment we start working together 
  • On call 8am to 6pm daily and 24/7 from 37 weeks until you give birth
  • Two prenatal appointments
  • One prenatal birth walk
  • Create birth plan/preferences tailored to your desires wishes for birth
  • Weekly consultations by phone from 34 weeks  
  • Continuous birthing day support for mom and partner
  • Aromatherapy options for birthing
  • Photographs  during birthing and/or after baby arrives with your camera
  • One to two hours of support to assist with initial postpartum and feeding  
  • One postpartum home visit within 14 days of birth
  • 6 weeks postpartum support and resources
  • Postpartum belly binding wrap (optional-confirm by 34 weeks)


Suggested for first time parents.  

Co-doula option (work with two doulas) offered at same rate

Birth Doula Two $1800

  • Comprehensive prenatal, birth & postpartum care
  • Unlimited support from the moment we start working together 
  • On call 8am to 6pm daily and 24/7 from 37 weeks until you give birth
  • Two prenatal appointments
  • One prenatal birth walk
  • Create birth plan/preferences tailored to your desires wishes for birth
  • Weekly consultation by phone from 34 weeks  
  • Continuous birthing day support for mom and partner
  • Aromatherapy options for birthing
  • Photographs during and/or after baby arrives with your camera
  • One to two hours of support to assist with initial postpartum and feeding 
  • One postpartum home visit within 14 days of birth
  • 6 weeks postpartum support and resources
  • Postpartum belly binding wrap (optional-confirm by 34 weeks)

Suggested for first time clients who are taking a comprehensive independent childbirth class

 Co-doula option (work with two doulas) offered at same rate

Birth Doula Three $1500

  • Unlimited support from the moment we start working together
  • On call 8am to 6pm daily and 24/7 from 38 weeks until you give birth
  • One prenatal appointment 
  • Continuous birthing day support
  • Photographs during and/or after baby arrives with your camera
  • Aromatherapy options for birthing
  • Initial postpartum and feeding  support
  • One postpartum home visit within 14 days of birth
  • Postpartum support and resources

Suggested for repeat clients or repeat parents

 Co-doula option (work with two doulas) offered at same rate

Birth Doula, Postpartum Prep & First Night Home $3200

  • Unlimited support from the moment we start working together
  • On call 8am to 6pm daily and 24/7 from 37 weeks until you give birth
  • Two prenatal appointments
  • One prenatal birth walk
  • One postpartum prep, recovery & newborn basics appointment 
  • Create birth plan/preferences tailored to your desires wishes for birth
  • Weekly consultation by phone from 34 weeks  
  • Continuous birthing day support 
  • Aromatherapy options for birthing
  • Photographs during birthing and/or after baby arrives should you wish
  • One to two hours of support to assist with initial postpartum and feeding 
  • One postpartum home visit within 14 days of birth
  • 6 weeks postpartum support and resources
  • Postpartum belly binding wrap (optional)
  • One overnight postpartum doula service during the first week home (8 hours overnight care for mom and baby)

SERVICES, RATES, AND CLASSES

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Birthing Day Support $1000

Designed for repeat clients only who have already been around the block a time. two, three or four! For those who appreciate the simplicity of this package, without the prenatal/postpartum appointments while still getting quality information, reassurance and support.

  • Unlimited support from the moment we start working together
  • On call 24/7 from 38 weeks until you give birth
  • Continuous birthing day support in person up to 12 hours.
  • Aromatherapy options for birthing
  • Photographs during birthing and/or after baby arrives should you wish
  • Initial postpartum and feeding  support
  • Postpartum support and resources by phone and email

Cesarean Birthing Day Support $1000

Should you and your care provider decide cesarean birth is necessary or best for you, I provide support during the cesarean and immediately after. Physical and emotional support, information on the birth process, help you get acclimated, assist with communication between you and the hospital staff, and prepare your partner to join you in the OR. I join you in the OR, support you during birth, help with your first moments meeting baby or assist your partner with baby.  I join you in the recovery room, help you initiate feeding and bonding, provide information on hospital resources and other resources for new baby care and postpartum care.

  • Unlimited support from the moment we start working together
  • On call 8am to 6pm daily throughout your pregnancy  
  • One prenatal appointment
  • Create birth plan/preferences tailored to your desired wishes 
  • One postpartum home visit within 14 days of birth
  • 6 weeks postpartum support and resources

Prenatal Doula Support $600

Everything But the Birth Doula- This is designed for those looking for additional support during pregnancy only.  Individualized preparation for your family with  prenatal preparation. This is also a great option when couples decide to birth themselves yet feels more comfortable knowing there is someone available to remind them of coping strategies or as a informational support if interventions are suggested. As your birth doula consultant you have on call support from the moment we start working together 8am-6pm daily and 24/7 from 38 weeks until you give birth.  *Please note this does not include doula services to attend your birth.

  • Unlimited support from the moment we work together 
  • On call 24/7 phone/text access from 38 week
  • Two prenatal sessions to create your birth preferences, help you explore options, the roll of your birth partner, practice comfort measures, birthing positions, pushing positions, and preparation for early postpartum
  • Guidance by phone through your early birthing time

Postpartum Doula

Receive the best possible care for you and your newborn baby. Postpartum doulas assist parents with all things related to newborn and family care provided to you in the comfort of your home. My goal is to help you develop a healthy and happy postpartum transition. In addition to infant care and feeding support I offer support such as  

  • Emotional support and guidance
  • Breastfeeding/bottle feeding support
  • Newborn care support including diapering, first bath, swaddling techniques, understanding baby's cues for feeding/sleeping, sleep solutions, baby-wearing
  • Food preparation and light meals
  • Grocery shopping 
  • Light housekeeping and household tasks
  • Mom/baby laundry 
  • Accompaniment to mom and baby appointments, support groups, etc.
  • Referrals as needed


Overnight care available- please inquire for rates

Daytime 8-5pm (minimum 4 hr/day)

Overnight 7pm-6am (minimum 8 hr/night)

12 hours of home care $480

25 hours of home care $1000  

50 hours of home care $1900


Belly Binding $125

Bengkung belly binding is a traditional Malaysian form of wrapping that provides gentle yet firm support for the womb, spine, and abdominal muscles after birth. Binding may help you regain your pre-pregnancy shape faster and speed the healing process by gently assisting your muscles and organs back into place although more important, binding also helps you maintain proper posture while breastfeeding and babywearing, warding off potential backaches. Benefits postpartum recovery and wellness.

Includes wrap. binding service, and binding lesson. Additional bindings available.

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION- all include birth partner

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Hypnobabies 6 Week (18 hours) $450

Childbirth Education One Day $150

Childbirth Education 3 Week Comprehensive (2.5 hours/class) $300

Birth Comfort Measures & Confidence (2 hours):  $55

Postpartum Prep, Recovery & Newborn Basics (2 hours): $55

PRIVATE CLASSES 

  • Hypnobabies 6 Week $900
  • Hypnobabies One Day Home Study Advantage $250
  • Childbirth Education One Day $300
  • Postpartum Prep, Recovery, & Newborn Basics $125