labour doula with baby

My aim is to give you the support that you and your family need. The following packages give you some ideas of what I can offer, but anything can be arranged to suit your specific needs.

Possible packages are:

  • LABOUR AND BIRTH PACKAGES
    (each includes postpartum support)

    a baby
    • Basic Support = $800
    • 4 (or 5) visits over pregnancy and postpartum, plus labour and birth
       
      • support through pregnancy (approx. 1-2 visits, 1-2 hrs ea)
      • basic childbirth education, covering topics based on your needs
      • preparation for postpartum, including networking and breastfeeding education
      • being present through labour and birth, from when you call me in early labour to when you are settled in with your new baby
      • postpartum support (approx. 2-3 visits, 2-3 hrs ea)
      • knowledgeable breastfeeding support
      • extensive resource list
      • availability by phone and email
      • handouts, as they apply
      • your written birth story
         
    • Full Support = $975
    • 7 (or 8) visits over preganancy and postpartum, plus labour and birth
       
      • support through pregnancy (approx. 1-3 visits, 1-2 hrs ea)
      • basic childbirth education, covering topics based on your needs
      • preparation for postpartum, including networking and breastfeeding education
      • being present through labour and birth, from when you call me in early labour to when you are settled in with your new baby
      • postpartum support (approx. 4-6 visits, 2-3 hrs ea first three, then 1 1/2-2 hrs ea)
      • knowledgeable breastfeeding support
      • extensive resource list
      • availability by phone and email
      • handouts, as they apply
      • your written birth story
         
    • THE IDEAL, "CHILDBEARING YEAR" PACKAGE
       
      • Pregnancy, Labour, Birth and Postpartum Support (the most support) = $1425
      • One year of support!

        postpartum doula with baby
        • support from early in the pregnancy up to around 3 months postpartum
        • prenatal visits as needed (approx. 4 visits, 1 1/2-2 hours each)
        • basic childbirth education, covering topics based on your needs
        • preparation for postpartum, including networking and breastfeeding education
        • being present through labour and birth, from when you call me in early labour to when you are settled in with your new baby
        • approximately 11 visits postpartum. Possible scenario could look like: the first two or three days postpartum (2-3 hours each day), and then twice/week for the next two weeks, then once/week for the next 2 weeks, then once every two weeks for the next 4 weeks ( 1 1/2-2 hours each after the first three)
        • knowledgeable breastfeeding support
        • extensive resource list
        • availability by phone and email
        • handouts, as they apply
        • your written birth story
           
  • BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT
    • visits in your home, to help with your breastfeeding concerns. Call when you run into difficulties!
    • $35 for the first hour, then $25/hour after that
       
  • CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASSES
    • I can come into your home for a private prenatal class (or you can get a group together; costs would be cheaper). We can cover whatever you specifically need, whether this is your first baby, or subsequent babies. We can also work this into your visits if you have a doula package with me. Can also come in your pregnancy to help you prepare, and then plan for a couple of visits after, too, to help with breastfeeding, baby care etc... (see below)
    • Basic: 3 hr session for $125
      • this includes our session, covering basic childbirth education, breastfeeding and baby care, and your specific concerns, as well as ongoing email contact, should questions arise for you after our session
    • In-depth: two, 3hr sessions for $225
      • this package covers more information than the basic one. This is for couples wishing to cover more aspects of their desired birth plan, as well as get extra help in how to best prepare for baby, and what they need to have on hand. This also leaves more room to have dialogue about specific issues or concerns.
    • Refresher: 2hr session for $85
      • this session is geared towards parents having subsequent babies, just wanting to refresh their knowledge, or go over their specific concerns based on their first birth. This also includes ongoing email contact, should questions arise after our session.
    • Prenatal and Postpartum package $250
      • This package offers a 3hr prenatal class, and then two visits after you have had your baby, to help with any issues, or go over baby care questions, or chat about your birth; whatever might be coming up at that point!
  • SLEEP SUPPORT
    • visits in your home, to help you get the most sleep you can. I can you help you figure out your options, decide what will work best for your family, and help you implement your plan. I can also let you know about the various methods available for you to use.
    • $25/hr
       
  • POSTPARTUM PACKAGES

 

    • including emotional support, breastfeeding counselling, baby care, soothing and wearing, help with postpartum depression, help with high need babies, knowledge of postpartum period, coping aids, sleep support, etc...

       
    • Three visits = $275
       
      • three visits, approx 3+ hours each (about 10 hrs of support)
      • knowledgeable breastfeeding support
      • extensive resource list
      • availability by phone and email
      • handouts, as they apply
         
    • Three months of Care = $800
    • Approximately 13 visits
       
      • support from right after birth, up to about 3 months
      • possible scenario could look like: the first two or three days postpartum (2-3 hours each day), and then twice/week for the next two weeks, then once/week for the next 4 weeks, then once every two weeks for the next 4 weeks (1-2 hours each after the first three)
      • knowledgeable breastfeeding support
      • extensive resource list
      • availability by phone and email
      • handouts, as they apply



         
    • Any amount of time during the postpartum period can be arranged, based on your needs.

    • Longer visits: (~4-5 hours) can be arranged with or without a package
       
    • By the hour: $30 (cheaper to do a package)