Your Consciously Born Doula will meet with you and your partner (or anyone else who plans to be a part of your birth) between 4 and 6 times. This allows you to develop a good relationship and to thoroughly discuss your wishes for your experience.
Your doula will help you throughout your pregnancy with nutrition, exercises to benefit your pregnant body and various routine tests that takes place during your pregnancy. With the help of your doula you will develop a birth plan before you go into labor and discuss sharing it with your doctor to ensure that everyone is on the same page before delivery. While a birth plan is not concrete, it is a great tool to see your desires on paper and easily communicate them to your care provider.
Your doula will be with you for your labor and delivery as much or as little as you wish. The appropriate time for her to join you is not the same for each family. Throughout your meetings, you will devise a plan that suits your specific needs.
After delivery your doula will stay with you for up to 3 hours to assist with replenishing you with nourishments, baby bonding and breastfeeding, and discuss your incredible experience if desired.
Into your postpartum time you will see your doula up to 3 more times. Assistance is provided for you with your basic postpartum needs, breastfeeding, and anything else to aid in your transition.
After that final meeting, our job is never over. We enjoy keeping communication open for questions, concerns, stories and pictures.
"We are honored to be a part of your life experience and you are stuck with us."
While you will work with the doula of your choice, in an extreme situation where she is unable to attend your birth the other Consciously Born doula will step in to assist you. You will receive the continuity of care as we are very like minded individuals and hold the same values when serving our families. We encourage you to call the backup doula at any point in your pregnancy for a good conversation and meet her if desired. It is important to us that you feel comfortable with potential care you are to receive.
Roles of your Consciously Born Doula:
-To provide you with unlimited 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
Our price for this service is $800, but may include traveling expenses if you are beyond an hour from Little Rock. We are open to trades on an individual basis.
As your postpartum doula we will meet with you once before delivery to discuss your concerns and possible needs for your postpartum care. We 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 unlimited 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.