BIRTH DOULA SERVICES {home, birth center & hospital care}

"The whole point of woman-centered birth is the knowledge that a woman is the birth power source. She may need, and deserve, help, but in essence, she always had, currently has, and will have the power."

-- Heather McCue

What is a DOULA? A doula is a trained birth professional who provides continuous, one-on-one care, as well as information, physical support, and emotional support to mothers and their partner throughout the pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum journey.  As a doula, I am committed to offering compassionate, informative and continuous support throughout your pregnancy, labor and birth experience.

birth doula serrvices

Evidence consistently shows that those who received continuous labor and birth support from a doula were:

  • More likely to have spontaneous vaginal births.
  • Less likely to have any pain medication or request epidurals.
  • Less likely to have vacuum or forceps-assisted births.
  • More likely to have shorter labors.
  • Less likely to have a cesarean birth.
  • More likely to have babies with higher Apgar scores at birth as well as statistically better outcomes for mothers and babies.
  • More likely to feel positive about their birth experience.

May you feel empowered, prepared and nourished in each step of your journey.

THE FIRST STEP: Schedule a consult to discuss your vision or just chat over any questions you may have and get to know each other. Below describes the basic and premier packages that can be customized to your own unique needs. PLEASE NOTE: All offerings available on a sliding fee scale for low-income clients.


{ great option for your 2nd or 3rd baby }

  • One complimentary initial consult via phone, Facetime, Skype or in-person.
  • 24 hours on call for your labor and birth between 38 - 42 weeks.
  • Phone, email, video chat, and text message support at any time.
  • 1 prenatal meeting, including assistance writing your birth plan.
  • Continuous support throughout labor, childbirth, and 2-5 hours postpartum.
  • Immediate lactation support.
  • Access to an extensive birth network and my personal library of resources on labor, birth, and breastfeeding.
  • Customize to your unique needs with the extra services listed below


{ perfect for first time parents }

  • Everything included in the basic birth doula package, plus the following:
  • 2 prenatal sessions, including extensive resources for birth and the postpartum period.
  • 1 private prenatal yoga class, optional.
  • Nutritional counseling, including personalized monthly tips, articles and recipes.
  • Postpartum home visit within 2 weeks after birth, plus remote support 3 weeks following.
  • Customize to your unique needs with the extra services listed below


{ customize your package to your needs }

  • Additional Private Prenatal Yoga (Find more info here)
  • Intro to Breastfeeding Class - 45 minute session that will cover basic tips and resources to give you the confidence to start your breastfeeding journey. Easily added on to one of your prenatal visits, if desired.
  • Lactation Counseling - Additional one hour home visit to support and coach you through breastfeeding challenges and questions, while offering tips and relevant support resources.         
  • Birth Listening - The transition into parenthood can be challenging and overwhelming, particularly if the experience of birth has not processed.  The tradition of birth listening allows mothers (and partners) an opportunity to share, be heard and debrief their experiences on their path to connection and healing.     
  • Postpartum Doula Service - The transition can be bumpy at times and that is normal. I can continue to be available to support you with baby care and provide hands-on nutritional and breastfeeding guidance. The goal is to all this precious time to be a stress-free period for healing, snuggling and getting to know your baby.
"I don’t care what kind of birth you have ... a home birth, scheduled cesarean, an epidural hospital birth or if you birth alone in the woods next to a baby deer. I care that you had options, that you were supported in your choices, and that you were respected."

-- January Harsche