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 are $1000. 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.
Postpartum Doula services begin at $25 an hour, with a minimum package of 8 hours.
A postpartum doula can be a critical part of your postpartum plan and adjustment. This support is highly personalized, with each family’s needs being specifically addressed. These services could include meal preparation and light cooking, light cleaning and home care, emotional support, breastfeeding or formula feeding information and support, infant care, other child care, pet care, running errands, and more.
Jessica has specialized training in mental and emotional health support, and co-leads a Perinatal Mental Health support group. Postpartum Doula services can be an excellent way to prevent or manage any postpartum issues that arise. Jessica has also worked with La Leche League for over two years, and lends this knowledge to parents choosing any feeding option. Breastfeeding can be very difficult, but having the right information and support can make a huge difference. Choosing combination feeding or formula feeding can also be a difficult choice, but having emotional support to make the best choice for your family can make the experience a wonderful and empowering one.