BIRTH DOULA PACKAGE
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Family interview & resource meeting
One meeting to discuss your birthing needs, determine goodness of fit, & provide you with resources.
3 prenatal meetings
Prenatal digital support through phone, text, & email
On-call during your 38-42 week of pregnancy
Labor support starting when you feel you need me
Postpartum support for first 1-2 hours after birth with breastfeeding help
1 postpartum meeting
6 weeks of digital postpartum support through phone, text, & email
Keep scrolling for more details on the birth doula package.
BIRTH DOULA PACKAGE BREAKDOWN
We will have 2-3 prenatal meetings after agreeing to service:
The first meeting will be discussing your birth vision, discussing your pregnancy, prenatal labor preparation for an easier labor, and San Diego resources.
The second meeting covers birth positions/ relaxation techniques. We will cover different scenarios such as back-labor and figure out ways you can use your home environment for pre-labor/ early-labor.
The third meeting covers postpartum expectations including coming up with a postpartum plan.
In between Prenatal meetings we will be in contact by digital forms of communication including: phone, text, & email. Some examples of what these communications may entail:
Pregnancy related questions
How you are doing emotionally
How your pregnancy is going
Resources: both local and online
Any discussion of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and newborn care
Guidance for prelabor or early labor if you feel you do not need me physically there yet
Discussion of your labor symptoms
The prenatal meetings allow me to truly know what is important to you and what environment/support will allow your Oxytocin to flow. I will be on-call for 2 weeks prior and after your due date. When you feel you need me physically there I will be there within 2 hours. Support you can expect during labor:
Fostering an intimate and peaceful environment for your senses
Guidance for your birth partner
Ensuring you and your partner are meeting your nourishment, hydration, and rest needs
Supporting in positions and recommending positions to aide in labor
Creating a team environment between you and your caregivers to ensure you feel empowered in your birth experience
Emotional support through the different stages of labor
relaxation and coping techniques such as hip-squeezes, massage, water, heat/ice, counter-pressure, & the use of rebozo
Informational support from me and empowering you to seek information from your caregivers
I will provide you with 3 types of postpartum support:
I will stay with you for 1-2 hours immediately after birth to help you settle and help with breastfeeding if necessary
We will have 1 postpartum meeting where we will discuss the birth, I will connect you to resources, & help with breastfeeding is necessary
I will be available to you for 6 weeks postpartum via digital forms of communication to answer postpartum/baby questions and provide resources
Doula tip: on-going messaging starts at contract. Get the most bang for your buck by booking in your 1st trimester.
Time in between payments will vary based on the time between signing the contract and your estimated due date. All payments must be completed before Ruth goes on-call for your birth at 38 weeks.