Services

Prenatal (Antepartum)

Getting ready for your birth is sometimes difficult, especially if you are faced with complications. We have a passion for women who are experiencing “rest” situations. This was born from Angela's personal journey. In your birth contract, you receive 1 to 2 prenatal visits at your home, and phone consultations as necessary. During the prenatal visits, we discuss your preferences for birth and get to know one another. Feeling comfortable with your birth team is important. Additional prenatal visits and support are available for those who inquire.

Birth

As a doula, it is our goal to attune to what is needed.  In labor that can mean physical comfort measures like hip squeezes, emotional support (including words of affirmation), knowing your options, and so much more. Planned or unplanned Cesarean, epidural, or a natural birth... we are with you.  Your doula is a vital part of your birth team, working with your partner and your care provider to help you have a supported, judgment-free birth experience.

  • On-call from contract signing

  • Birth plan preparation

  • Continuous labor support

  • Remain with you approximately 1 to 2 hours postpartum

  • Breastfeeding education and support

  • Infant care and education

  • Assistance with labor/birth photography (if desired)

 

Lactation Support and Bottle Feeding

You are choosing to have support through what can be the most challenging time on your journey. We understand breastfeeding is a trial and error process. Our goal is to offer grace and support as you try to figure out breastfeeding! Together, we will work out the issues and bring joy and bonding to your breastfeeding journey.  If you decide that pumping or formula is going to be best for your family, please know that there is no judgment. Your sweet baby and your family bond are the most important gifts!

 

Postpartum

A postpartum doula assists families when they have a new baby. Having a baby can be overwhelming. A postpartum doula is trained and educated in many areas including infant feeding, recovery from birth, assisting with bonding, infant soothing techniques, and non-medical newborn care. Postpartum doulas help new families in the precious first days and/or weeks after having a new baby. Research confirms that families with a good support team are more likely to start off encouraged, connected, and ready for this parenting journey.

 

Childbirth Workshops

(Childbirth Your Way)

The class content includes:

  • Normalizing labor, birth, and the early postpartum period

  • Stretches and exercises for late pregnancy

  • Positioning for labor and birth

  • Relaxation and massage techniques

  • Labor support options and the benefits of a doula

  • Communication skills during the labor

  • Information about medical procedures and Cesarean support

  • VBAC support (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)

  • Breastfeeding basics

  • Healthy lifestyle and nutrition


Newborn Care Workshop

The following topics will be covered:

  • Umbilical cord care

  • Circumcision or intact penis

  • Bathing and other care

  • Diapering- cloth and disposable

  • Feeding- breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, and pumping

  • Baby wearing-slings, wraps, and carriers

  • Comfort & soothing-knowing your baby’s cues

  • Sleeping and safety

  • Symptoms of sickness and proper care

Sibling and Babies Workshop

The following topics will be covered:

  • Bathing and other care...where is their place

  • Diapering and how they can assist

  • Feeding-what they can do during this time

  • Comfort & soothing-how siblings can help

  • Sleeping and safety-how to keep the baby safe

  • How to be a helper

  • Feelings about their growing family

This is a very special workshop as Angela steps into your home and encourages your young children as you welcome your newest baby. This workshop may be held prior to birth or just after. During the 60-90 minutes, your child (ren) will talk with Angela about all the positives that come with having a new baby at home and how each older sibling can be a helper. They will draw and discuss how they are feeling about your new baby. Walkthrough how to change diapers and what age-appropriate tasks each child may help with, from making shh shh noises to disposing of the diapers. Parents are always welcome to join in. Ideal for siblings 3 and up. 

Grandparent's Classes

Ready to be a grandparent! This class takes all the knowledge you already have and adds the newest recommendations for today's parents! All those new gadgets and what-nots will be covered. And you will leave confident and ready for your grandchild!

 

Placenta Encapsulation

Education and services are available upon request.

 

Fees

A general listing of fees is available, please email to request. Birth Packages start at $1,500. Private Childbirth Education Workshops start at $300 per couple. Some health savings plans allow for doula services via HSA or FSA accounts, call your insurance provider to inquire.