Packages and Rates
Birth Doula Service Packages
I am accepting a limited number of doula clients for October, November and early December due dates. Set up an interview now as I anticipate booking up fast.
To view a full list of all package options and reduced rates visit our Kindred Hearts packages page. Extra services and pricing listed there.
o We meet and you get an opportunity to learn how I work and who I am before committing to my services.
o Includes 1 private prenatal class to discuss history, desires and expectations. Also includes time to work on formulating or reviewing birth plan as well as relaxation and comfort techniques. (Visit time typically 2 hours). You will have access to my lending library. Includes full labor support and immediate postpartum and breastfeeding support as well as availability via phone and email during pregnancy. I will also call you about 1-2 weeks postpartum to discuss your birth and see how you and baby are doing.
Add on packages (to be coupled with the Basic Package to create an experience perfect for your financial and emotional needs. You may chose 1 or 2 additional packages to add on to the Basic Package)
o In this visit we review the birth plan, discuss local resources and options, go over my doula bag and go through some comfort techniques that I commonly use as aids during labor.
o In this visit we do several relaxation exercises and massage so I can learn more about how you enjoy being comforted as well as teach your partner how to do these things so he can will be more comfortable supporting you during birth as well. We also test out any essential oils you’re interested in. I also teach your partner how to use a rebozo as both a pregnancy and labor support tool.
o In this visit I come to your home 1-2 weeks post-partum (or at a date of your choosing) and we discuss your birth, address any infant care or breastfeeding concerns you may have (I am not a lactation consultant but do have some lactation training. My main job is basic education, positioning, latch and minor issues or referrals if issues are more complicated) and I give you a written synopsis of your birth and a onesie. If you have any concerns or frustrations at this time I will help you find support needed.
2 Doula Meet and Greet
1 Private prenatal class
Access to 2 lending libraries
2 Doula labor and birth support
Birth photography (unlimited photos, editing of all good shots, CD and all rights to images)
Comfort Care Package which includes a Kindred Hearts persona Rebozo, Padscicles, and an herbal bath to promote comfort and healing
Immediate breastfeeding help
10% discount to students of OCE and Kara's Bradley Classes
10% discount for military families
*Why hire two doulas? In addition to being birth doulas, Kara and Jessie are both certified childbirth educators and have attended over 100 births combined. They provide support to you, your partner and each other while keeping a calm and peaceful environment. Having two doulas present allows more services to be offered without sacrificing your support. You have the knowledge of two individuals who have attended different trainings and each have relationships with different providers and staff to pull from. You have double the knowledge and support during your birthing time.
Both doulas also specialize in making the experience amazing for both parents. There is added attention on making sure the partner is empowered to empower the birthing mother. This baby is both of yous and the birth should feel that way too!
Payment: a $200.00 non-refundable deposit is due at contract signing to retain your due date. $300.00 is due at your first prenatal visit and any remaining fees are due before 38 weeks gestation. Forms of payment accepted include cash, check or paypal (additional paypal fees apply). In the event of financial hardships I may work on a sliding scale or for service trade. Please don't let financial inability cause you not to contact me if you feel I am the right doula for you! I am willing to work around this as much as possible if we are a good fit.)
5Childbirth Education Course Pricing:
- Group series- $285
I offer group series 2 times a year, schedule depending. This class is open to the public for enrollment.
**My next series won't start until 2017. In the mean time feel free to learn more about the Bradley(R) Method on my Class website or visit Bradleybirth.com for a list of other local instructors.**