I have been working as a doula since 1999 and have attended hundreds of births. I truly love my job, I’ve often joked that I have the best job in the world – but with the worst hours! The joy I find in my job far outweighs any lack of sleep.
My doula services include:
- 2 prenatal visits, including one with my backup if desired.
- 24 hour on-call from 3 weeks before your due date until you deliver.
- Attendance throughout your birth and immediate postpartum
- Postpartum visit.
I am more than happy to meet with you for a free, no obligation interview to get a feel for each other and see if we are a good fit. I think it is very important to choose a doula that you feel very comfortable with to invite to your birth. At the interview, which lasts about 30 minutes, we can talk more in depth about my services and how they can work for you, and you’ll have the opportunity to have all your questions about me and my services answered.
I work with a few different doulas as backup and you can be confident you’ll have a great doula at your birth. That said, in the 18 years I have been a doula, I have only needed to use backup three times, so the odds are very much that I will be the one there for you!
My doula services are $1200. A $500 deposit reserves your spot on my calendar and covers your prenatal visits. The remainder is due at 37 weeks, when I go on call for your birth. If you prefer, the balance can be paid in regular payments through your pregnancy.