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Serving Detroit (Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, and Livingston Counties)

and all surrounding cities: Allen Park, Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Belleville, Berkley, Birmingham,

Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Canton, Chelsea, Chesterfield Township, Clarkston, Commerce, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Eastpointe, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Franklin, Fowlerville, Garden City, Grosse Pointe, Hamtramck, Howell, Huntington Woods, Keego Harbor, Lake Orion, Lathrup Village, Livonia, Madison Heights, Milford, Mount Clemens, New Boston, Northville, Novi, Plymouth, Redford, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, St. Clair Shores, Salem, South Lyon, Southfield, Troy, Waterford, Westland, West Bloomfield, Wixom, Wyandotte, Ypsilanti and more!

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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 my own 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, judgement-free birth experience.

  • On call from contract signing

  • Birth plan preparation

  • Continuous labor support

  • Remain with you approximately 2 hours postpartum

  • Breastfeeding education and support

  • Infant care and education

  • Assistance with labor/birth photography (if desired)

 

Lactation 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 the 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 Classes

The class content includes:

  • Normal labor, birth, and 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 in labor

  • Information about medical procedures and Cesarean support

  • VBAC support (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)

  • Breastfeeding basics

  • Healthy lifestyle and nutrition

Group and private classes available upon request. 


Newborn Care Classes

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

Group and private classes available upon request.

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 first grandchild!

 

Placenta Encapsulation

Education and services available upon request.

 

Fees

A general listing of fees is available, please call or email to request. Birth Packages start at $1,100. Classes start at $75 per expectant person and support. Some health savings plans allow for doula services; please review your personal plan.