In our hurry-up, one-size-fits-all culture, a mother can feel the need to be treated as an individual instead of a number. This is where the Doula comes in.
You child's birth should be treated as the unrepeatable event that it is! My services help do that.
I meet once with the mom and her partner, to see if we will work well together, to see if I can fit your needs.
You can opt for in-home Childbirth Education in a 4-hour to 8-hour format, if you wish.
Then, when you are admitted to the hospital in labor, I come and stay with Mom until she delivers the baby, and for 2 hours after, to assist with the initiation of breastfeeding, if desired.
One 2-hour post-partum visit is scheduled after Mom and baby go home, usually within the first 2 weeks. The purpose is to assist with potential problems, and lend support to the new experience of parenthood.
Initial Doula visit: $50.00 (non-refundable)
Doula Services: $700.00 ($800.00 in Northern Virginia)
Optional In-Home Childbirth Education: $150.00
For the mother who is having her third or subsequent child, the cost of Doula Services goes down to $500.00, ($600.00 in Northern Virginia), all other fees remaining the same.