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 birthing options with non-judgmental support.
Birth Doula services range between $1500-$2000. This support includes two thorough in-home prenatal consultations, providing information, connecting you to resources, discussing your birth plan and preferences, and providing emotional support. Jessica will also be available via text or email for any questions you have throughout your pregnancy.
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, 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