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A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a family before, during, and after childbirth. Jessica believes all families deserve support during birth, and supports all families and all birthing options with non-judgmental support. Jessica specializes in the intersection of trauma and birth.  But what does that mean? Many people have previous traumatic experiences throughout their lives, and these can strongly affect the emotional and even physiologic process of birth.  Fear changes our actual cells, but with the support of a knowledgeable professional, we can bring so much calm and healing to those tender spaces. Jessica believes it is a critical skill for doulas to know and understand the larger framework of social factors, know possible triggers, use a trauma informed model, and have real tools to support clients not just “survive,” but Thrive and Heal during their birthing process and as they enter parenthood. Jessica works with her clients to begin that healing during pregnancy, at the birth itself, and into postpartum.

Birth Doula services range between $1000-$2000. Packages include thorough in-home prenatal consultations, childbirth education, connecting you to resources, discussing your birth plan(s) and preferences, and providing emotional support. Jessica will also be available via text or email for any questions you have throughout your pregnancy.

Jessica has a very specialized prenatal session tailored to include four different birth plans.  First, we need a solid Plan A! Let’s dream and plan for that ideal birth! That Plan A is simply more likely to happen if we identify it and plan for it. It is also important to have a Plan B (induction), Plan C (cesarean), and an Emotional Birth Plan.  It is always better to have some backup plan and info just in case baby has alternative plans for their entry to the world, and that Emotional Birth Plan is arguably the most important piece of it all. Jessica will also cover a Postpartum Plan at the final prenatal visit.

When labor begins, Jessica will join you at your place of birth (home, hospital, or birth center), and remain with you throughout your entire birth. This includes assistance with comfort measures, emotional support for you and your family, positioning work for getting baby in that sweet spot for a smooth labor, and the comfort of being supported by a professional with years of knowledge and experience working in the birthing world.

Birth doula support comes to a close with a postpartum visit and follow-up, to help ease families into the postpartum period. See our Postpartum Doula tab for more information on continued services.

There are many statistical impacts of having a doula attend your birth. These include:

  • Decrease cesarean rates
  • Decrease need for pain medications
  • Decrease duration of labor
  • Decrease use of pitocin
  • Decrease risk of babies spending time in the NICU
  • Increase satisfaction in your birth experience

 

3rd Trimester Birth Package

Ideal for clients hiring later in pregnancy, or those who've birthed previously
$1,000
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  • The 3rd Trimester Birth Package is ideal for clients connecting with Jessica for the first time at a later point in pregnancy, or for multips (folks who’ve birthed previously). This includes:
  • A video chat or coffee meetup to interview each other and learn if your family is a good match for Jessica’s services and vice versa
  • One full two-hour prenatal in the final month of pregnancy. This visit includes birth plans, baby positioning techniques, and emotional support.
  • On call phone, text, and email support beginning at 36 weeks
  • Full labor doula support throughout your birth
  • One full two-hour postpartum doula visit within the first two weeks after birth
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Pregnancy and Birth Package

Ideal for first time parents who are committed to building a foundation for a powerful and beautiful birthing experience
$1,500
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  • The Pregnancy and Birth Package is designed for clients who are very interested in doula support, and are committed to engaging with a skilled professional to build a foundation of knowledge, tools, and healing in preparation for their birth.
  • This package includes:
  • A video chat or coffee meetup to interview each other and learn if your family is a good match for Jessica’s services
  • Two full two-hour prenatal visits, generally scheduled with one in the second trimester, and one in the third trimester (scheduling may be flexible). These visits will include childbirth ed, birth plans, baby positioning techniques, and emotional support.
  • On call phone, text, and email support for the entire duration of the pregnancy
  • Full labor doula support throughout your birth
  • One full two-hour postpartum doula visit within the first two weeks after birth
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Healing through Birth Package

This special package is for doula clients who want to do deep healing work throughout the birthing process
$2,000
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  • The Healing through Birth Package is reserved for clients who are seeking amazing doula support, and are also seeking deeper level healing work throughout their pregnancy and birth process. Jessica has found that when she is able to spend more time with clients, and they are also willing to learn and put into practice multiple healing modalities, not only are their births absolutely ecstatic and exuberant, but the healing that happens follows them into every area of their lives. Through working with the nervous system and doing somatic work and meditation, Jessica guides her clients through birth preparation by enabling actual deep healing.  The birth is then just the beginning!
  • This package includes:
  • A video chat or coffee meetup to interview each other and learn if your family is a good match for Jessica’s services and vice versa
  • Three full two-hour prenatal visits. These will include childbirth ed, birth planning, baby positioning work, and intentional healing work.
  • On call phone, text, and email support for the entire duration of the pregnancy
  • Full labor doula support throughout your birth
  • One full two-hour postpartum doula visit within the first two weeks after birth
  • Additional postpartum visits may be added a la carte
  • Jessica is only able to accommodate a limited number of clients at this level, and there are some additional application process steps, so please connect as soon into your pregnancy as possible!
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Standalone Birth Plan Consultation

$100
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  • For those who don’t necessarily want a full birth doula package, but would love some pregnancy support and help creating a truly comprehensive birth plan, you can now book a two hour appointment for $100. During this appointment, we will discuss your pregnancy, any previous births, and go over two different birth plans (one for all of the medical details, and one to provide an emotional birth support plan). Appointments will take place in Frederick, MD.
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