** New York Doula has moved to Baltimore. We are only taking clients in the Baltimore/DC Area. 

What is a Doula?

Historically, women have assisted women in the birth process.

A doula is an experienced labor companion that offers emotional, physical and psychological support to a laboring mother. She offers emotional support by using the prenatal visits to help work through any fears or past trauma the mother may be anxious about. She provides physical comfort through massage, rebozo techniques, heat/cold compresses and hydrotherapy. She provides psychological support by creating an environment that is judgmental and stress free. She is there to advocate on the mother’s behalf and ensure her birth experience is as close to her birth plan as possible.

Studies confirm that a doula’s presence decrease labor pain, labor length and generally results in a happier healthier baby and mother.

What services do you provide as a Doula?

Meet & Greet: Explanation of services and get to know your doula

Initial Prenatal Visit: approximately 2 hours

  • Logistics & Intake
  • Ideal Birth
  • Birth Preferences
  • Fear Release/Assessment (HypnoBirthing Model) part 1
  • Provider Assessment
  • Birth Art Exercise
  • Birth Bag Discussion

Second Prenatal Visit: 2-3 hours

  • Fear Release/Assessment (HypnoBirthing Model) part 2
  • Finalize Birth Plan
  • Birth Breathing
  • Birth Positions
  • Demonstration of Comfort Measures
  • Baby Mapping (Spinning Babies Model)
  • Birth Dancing

Birth & Labor Support

  • On-going email and phone support from the moment of hire; 24/7 email and phone support 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after guess date
  • Will meet you at your home or birth location
  • Help decide when to leave for the hospital
  • Light touch, oil, aromatherapy and counter pressure massage
  • Help with comfortable labor positions
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Assistance with visualizations and breathing techniques
  • Hot and cold compresses
  • Rebozo Techniques
  • Accupressure
  • Emotional and verbal encouragement
  • Hypnobirthing techniques
  • Provide you with information for use in decision making
  • Homeopathics
  • Aromatherapy
  • Assist birth partner in participating and relaxing
  • Assistance with latching

 

Post-Partum Home Visit

  • Health/Mental Assessment
  • Lactation Assistance
  • Informal Baby Caring Discussion

Extras:

  • Placenta Package: Placenta Encapsulation, Umbilical Cord Keepsake, Placenta Art, Placenta Tincture (free delivery and pick up for doula clients)
  • Birth Ball
  • Additional Pre or Post Partum Visits
  • Birth Parties: Various options. Invite your friends to make birth art/jewelery to wear at your birth.

 

Payment: We accept cash or check. Half is due at time of initial visit, half at Delivery.

 

What are your fees?

Fees Range from $950 to $1500 depending on the level of service. Please contact me at 347-663-1113 for exact pricing.

 

How Do You Accept Payment?

We accept cash or check. Half is due as a deposit upon hiring, the other half is due upon delivery.