My current fee pays for all of my time spent with and on the preparation for your child’s birth, my experience, and services offered. It is also a reflection of over 1600 hrs of experience that I have spent serving and supporting women before, during, and after pregnancy.
Services include the following:
Birth Package Services
Includes prenatal meetings, labor, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding support. Email, phone, and text support through your birth and postpartum period. As well as birth photos if you would like. This is included with this package.
*Prenatal Support: I prefer to meet at least twice before labor begins. This allows us time to discuss your birth wishes, how I can support you, coping with labor, helping to write a birth plan (if needed), etc. I will also help you prepare ahead of time for your postpartum recovery. It’s important to think about this before the time arrives.
*Labor and Delivery Support: I arrive to your designated birthing place whenever you are ready for me. I will offer information support during this process. I will also help with position changes, relaxation techniques, massage, acupressure and of course support your partner. If services requested, I will stay anywhere from 1 to 2 hours after delivery to help with breastfeeding.
*Postpartum Support: I will offer up to 2 weeks of postpartum support via text or phone. Will plan to see you one time postpartum after you have arrived home from your delivery location. Will assist with recovery, newborn care, and community resources that may be of help. I will also present you with your birth timeline and photos at your postpartum visit.
** I will take approximately 10-20 photos during labor (tastefully done) and baby’s first moments, as I can. This is included in your package and these will be given to you on a USB during your postpartum visit.
* Please note that should you deliver outside of a 50 mile radius there will be an increase in fee to accommodate travel time.
Birth & Extended Postpartum Package
Includes everything with the birth doula package (for details, see the birth services tab), as well as 8 postpartum hours, which includes postpartum support, baby care, and how to assimilate to bringing baby home. The 8 extra hours are to be used within the first 8 weeks post-delivery and will be split into two sets of 4 hour increments.
Extra Postpartum Support
For those who need the following:
- First time parents
- Any and all parents
- Other children at home
- Needing extra help with breastfeeding, parenting, soothing techniques and more
- 4 hour postpartum visit – $100 (daytime only)
- “Extra hands” postpartum shift / 5 hrs from 6-11pm (or 5-10pm) – $130
- 10 hour overnight support – $280
- * any travel time over an hour will incur a $15 gas/travel fee
Contact me for my current availability:
Call or Text 417-942-8974
or visit my Contact page for more ways to get in touch
** Please ask me if you have any questions or if you would like to talk about a flexible payment plan **
A doula is “a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period. Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.”