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Doula care for families in western Massachusetts 

Birth Services 

I take deep satisfaction in providing a grounding presence that allows families to feel cared for and confident.  I believe that everyone has their own unique birthing journey, and I will support your birth choices unconditionally.  I happily welcome families of any background or configuration including LGBTQ+ and single parents.    

Services include:

  • A free consultation to discuss desires for your birth, talk through the care I provide and see if I’m a good fit for you and your family.  

  • 1 to 3 in-home prenatal visits to prepare for your birth, get to know each other and cultivate how I can help you have your most satisfying birth.  In prenatal visits we can:

    • Explore preferences, questions and concerns

    • Work together to create a birth preference plan

    • Plan how I can support your loved ones as they support you

    • Learn about and try movement, positioning and other comfort measures for ease and progression of labor, drawing from doula and yoga techniques

    • Prepare for the postpartum time

    • Talk through the nuts and bolts of labor and its variations

    • Delve into anything else you’d like to -- most importantly, my care is tailored to your unique needs

  • Unlimited phone, text and email supportI welcome questions, and I'm here to supply you with evidence based information and resources.  

  • On call 24 hours a day from 38 weeks to 42 weeks of pregnancy.  

  • Referrals to community resources.

  • Continuous labor supportOnce you're in labor and ready to have me join you, I will provide continuous support until your little one has been born and you’re settling in, usually about 2 hours after birth.  My labor support includes:

    • Physical support, offering positioning and movement options, acupressure and soothing touch, as well as rebozo techniques and hydrotherapy, to promote progression of labor and to provide rest and nourishment.  

    • Emotional support, helping to maintain a birthing space in which you feel confident, respected, comfortable and at ease; offering various coping techniques and reassurance through intense parts of labor, supporting your partner as s/he supports you.  

    • Informational support, Discussing medical options if they arise and supporting you and your partner in seeking objective information from your doctors, midwives or nurses.  

    • Practical support, taking care of background things like grabbing you or your partner a snack, dealing with parking or arranging childcare, so that you and your partner can be fully present in your birthing experience.  

    • Photography, while I’m not a trained photographer, I have lots of experience taking birth photographs, and I offer birth photography at no extra cost!

  • An in-home visit in the first weeks after birth to reflect and provide referrals.

 

$950 birth doula fee.  

Options for partial barter and sliding scale