Services

I serve the Salem and surrounding areas.* I offer a standard birth support package and tailored postpartum support to my clients. I also have specialized support packages available as stand-alone offerings or as an add-on to the standard package at a discounted rate.

Standard Birth & Labor Support Package

I offer this package at a steeply discounted rate while I am a student doula working to complete my certification. As I gain experience, my rates will incrementally increase. My rates will be as follows for due dates in the following months*:

September – December 2021: $300
January – March 2022: $450

*These fees are subject to change, though I will honor the rate secured for your due date upon my hire. Once I reach certification, I will assume a standard birth doula rate consistent with other rates in our local area.

At this time, due to certain restrictions surrounding COVID-19, I am only accepting home birth or birth center clients.

All potential clients receive a free consultation during which we get to know each other and discuss your basic desires for labor support. If you choose to hire me, you will receive the following services:

  • 2 prenatal visits after the initial interview where we discuss…
    • Pregnancy details
    • Write birth plan
    • Family situation and support
    • Desires for birth
    • Pain medication preference scale and coping techniques
    • Your expectations for me
  • Phone, text, and email support from time of hire until 6 weeks postpartum
  • On-call 24/7 from 38-42 weeks until labor begins
  • Continual support during labor and after for up to 3 hours
  • 2 postpartum visits that may include…
    • Lactation support (if desired)
    • Discussion of birth experience (if desired)
    • Check in on overall emotional well-being
  • $50 deposit upon time of hire
  • Remainder due at 38 weeks

Additional Offerings

Sibling Doula Service – $300

I’m pleased to offer a sibling doula service to your family. Clients who hire me for this service are hiring support specifically for their children during the birth of their sibling. This package is intended for families who intend to have their child/children nearby/participating/observing during the birth of their sibling. This is especially intended for families who are planning to give birth at home or at a birth center. Having your child present at your birth can be a beautiful and moving experience. I believe this experience for children helps to promote birth as a normal part of life.

All potential clients receive a free consultation during which I meet you and your child/children, we get to know each other, and discuss your basic desires for my role with your children at your birth. If you choose to hire me, you will receive the following services:

  • 2 prenatal meetings where we discuss…
    • Your preferences on the involvement of your children in your birth
    • Overview of birth/labor for children
    • Get to know your children and their favorite ways to pass the time
    • Logistics of your household
    • Family situation and other support
  • Phone, text, and email support from time of hire until 6 weeks postpartum
    • We continue to communicate about your family’s plans for birth
    • I provide support and conversation about transitioning to having a new sibling in the home
    • You may send me your children’s questions about birth
  • On-call 24/7 from 38-42 weeks until labor begins
  • Continual support for your children during labor and after for up to 3 hours
    • I’m available if they wake up in the night while you labor
    • I support and attend to their needs (feeding, washing, entertainment) so you can focus on labor
    • I help get everyone settled after birth and continue caretaking so you can rest and bond with baby.
  • 2 postpartum visits that may include…
    • Lactation support (if desired)
    • Discussion birth experience (if desired)
    • Check in on overall emotional well-being
    • Spend time with your children while you nap or bond with baby
    • Help with household tasks
  • $50 deposit upon time of hire to secure your due date
  • Remainder of $250 due at 38 weeks
Postpartum Support – average $25/hr

I offer a free consultation for anyone exploring postpartum support. If you choose to hire me, I will come for postpartum home visits where I will provide a variety of services depending on your needs. Each home visit will be between 2-3 hours. Support may include:

  • Assistance with breastfeeding, if desired
  • Household tasks
  • Meal prep
  • Childcare
  • Errands
  • Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newborn care
  • Cloth diapering support

I can provide a listening ear for you. The postpartum time can be isolating, but I want to provide you with an environment where you can feel at ease with someone who knows what this stage is like and will support and listen in a non-judgmental safe space to whatever is on your mind. I am available for support via phone call, text, and email for up to 6 weeks postpartum, regardless of the in-person support package you choose. We can discuss any questions or concerns you have about yourself and your baby and I can provide you with referrals and resources if necessary.

There are 3 postpartum support packages available. Each package includes one prenatal visit where we will discuss your plans and desires for the postpartum period.

One week of postpartum support – $300. Includes 5 days of postpartum support.

Two weeks of postpartum support – $475. Includes 5 days the first week, and 3 days the second week.

Four weeks of postpartum support – $800. Includes 5 days the first week, and 3 days each week in the second through fourth weeks.

Babywearing Consultation – $20 as add-on, $30 as stand-alone

I have been wearing my own babies for over 2 years. I can help you do fit checks with your carrier, teach you how to safely use several kinds of carriers, and give you one-on-one time for questions about how to use your carrier. I specialize in woven wraps. Includes one hour meeting in which we can do any of the following:

  • Basic instruction on how to use a carrier or wrap
  • Intermediate instruction for back carries (not recommended for first time babywearers)
  • Basic safety instruction
  • Overview of different kinds of carriers
  • Several basic ways to use a woven wrap
  • Fit check for ergonomic carry for both baby and caregiver
  • Tips and tricks
  • Time for Q&A

*Please note: I serve the Salem and surrounding areas. Outside a 30 mile radius from Salem, I charge a travel fee of $0.50/mi for a maximum of a 50 mile radius. (e.g. a client meeting 40 miles from Salem is 10 miles over the 30 mile radius. A round trip is 20 miles over the radius. Travel fee = $10 for that meeting)

%d bloggers like this: