BIRTH DOULA SERVICES


Your guide for a positive birth experience.

Doulas provide hands-on support in many ways, nurturing parents emotionally and physically. This can include educating the birthing family about their options, providing non-medical comfort measures such as hip squeezes, or cold washcloths on the forehead, advocating for labor and nursing positions, and encouraging skin-to-skin contact following birth, the "golden hour." 

At Lakeshore Doulas, we empower birthing people to make informed choices in order to achieve their birth goals and help establish a successful postpartum family.


What is included in the birth doula package?

Price: $900

Personalized Pregnancy Support

 

  • Unlimited contact by phone/text or email

  • Evidence-based informational guidance on all things pregnancy, labor/birth, and beyond

  • Referrals to local pregnancy resources and childbirth education

  • VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) support for those planning to VBAC

  • Birth plan preparation

  • Access to my lending library of pregnancy, lactation, and postpartum-related books

One Prenatal Visit

  • Discuss your birth preferences

  • Teach you and your partner non-medical comfort measures to perform during early and active labor

  • Answer any questions regarding the childbirth process

  • Go over breast pump set-up if desired

  • Birth bag preparation for your birthing location

Labor Support

  • Continuous emotional and physical labor support for you and your partner

  • Perform non-medical comfort measures to encourage labor progression 

  • Work with your partner, providing breaks for a nap, snack, bathroom, etc.

  • Provide immediate postpartum support 1-2 hours after birth 

  • Take photos of your new family if requested

One Postpartum Visit

  • 1-2 weeks after birth

  • Reflect on your birth experience

  • Provide referrals to local resources to help you and your family adjust to the "4th trimester"