As your doula, I will meet with you and anyone else from your birth team between 4 and 6 times during your pregnancy. This time is to allow for us to develop a relationship and to thoroughly discuss your options and specific wishes for your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
I am here to help you throughout your pregnancy with nutrition, exercises to benefit your changing body, and to aid in handling the multitude of new (or perhaps familiar if this is not baby number one) experiences that you will no doubt encounter on this journey. I will provide a safe and judgement-free space for you to discuss any concerns, difficulties, or uncertainties that you may be experiencing. I will also provide you with resources and options to aid you in issues that are outside of my scope. If you like, we will develop a birth plan to share with your care provider to be sure that we are all on the same page about your wishes. In addition, I can be informative or reassuring for birth partners, helping them prepare to help you!
I will be on call for your birth, and will be with you for your labor as much or as little as you wish. The appropriate time for your doula to join you is not the same for each family- it looks a little different for every birth. Throughout our meetings, we will devise a plan that fits your specific needs!
After delivery I will stay with you for 1to 3 hours. During this time, I can assist with replenishing nourishment, baby bonding and breastfeeding, and getting you settled in and as comfortable as possible to recover and enjoy your baby.
Into your postpartum time we will meet 1 to 3 more times as needed. I will provide assistance for you with your basic postpartum needs, breastfeeding, as well as knowledge and additional resources to aid in your transition. These meetings can also be a great time to process or discuss your birth experience.
After that final meeting, it is a joy to keep communication open for questions, concerns, stories and pictures!
I am deeply honored to be a part your birth experience!
Roles of your Consciously Born Doula:
-To provide you with phone, text and email support throughout your pregnancy
-To educate you on the process of childbirth, to fill in any gaps and answer any questions you may have
-To provide you with appropriate material based on your needs and conditions
-To suggest various techniques and services to make your pregnancy more enjoyable
-To work with you regarding any fears or concerns you may have
-To assist you with feeling comfortable with discussing your wishes with your care provider
-To help your partner feel comfortable with assisting you during labor
-To be a familiar & trusted face during your childbirth experience
-To provide information regarding choices that you have for your health care, both in pregnancy and labor
-To FULLY SUPPORT the wishes that you have and decisions that you make throughout your care
-To comfort you when you need it most and allow you space when it is appropriate
-To suggest different comfort techniques, positions, and tools that may help you in your labor
-To see that you and your family receives necessary rest and nutrition during labor
-To smile, be open, supportive, and provide 100% positive energy for you and your family
The price for this service ranges from $1000 to $1200, and may include travel expenses if you are beyond 30 minutes from Little Rock.
I will meet with you once before delivery to discuss your concerns and possible needs for your postpartum care. I will develop a plan with you to make your transition as easy as possible and help keep that plan in place once your baby arrives.
Roles of your Consciously Born Postpartum Doula:
-To provide you with phone, text, and email support during your postpartum care
-To help you plan for your immediate postpartum experience, if birth doula isn't present
-To help you plan for your postpartum care once home from the hospital
-To come into your home and serve you based on your schedule and needs
-To assist you with breastfeeding your newborn
-To care for your newborn, allowing you to shower and sleep
-To tend to light housework activities, i.e. laundry, cleaning, and cooking
-To help with care for older siblings
Our price for these services varies depending on your needs. Packages start at $450 for 12 hours of daytime care and unlimited phone, text, and email and includes one prenatal meeting. Overnight care increases the price by $10 an hour (8pm-8am). If less care is needed we are $25 hourly. If more care is desired, please speak with doula individually for pricing.