Birth Doula Services


Congratulations!

 Birth Doula

You are expecting a new bundle of joy!

Pregnancy and childbirth is a miraculous time, but navigating pregnancy and preparing for childbirth can be uncertain, challenging and even intimidating! As your doula, our service is here to help guide and navigate you through the many unknowns to ensure you have a happy, positive birth experience. Our desire is to connect with you and your partner during pregnancy, discussing your concerns and sharing in your excitement.

We are professionally trained to support any birth, such as; water births, home births, unmedicated or medicated hospital births, inductions and cesareans. Our goal is to support and guide you through your choices, whatever they may be.

Birth Doula Packages

Essential Birth Package:

What you can expect from your Nurtured Foundation’s Essential Birth Doula Service:

  • A professional, knowledgeable doula and a back-up. No worries about getting a back-up doula you’ve never met in the event one is needed.
  • Phone and email support during business hours from 9-5p from contract signing to birth.
  • A doula who is on-call 24/7 for your birth from the moment you sign your contract.
  • One prenatal visit so you can get to know your doula, discuss your birth preferences, and address any questions or concerns.
  • A backup doula who will attend one prenatal visit, so you have an opportunity to meet them in person in the event they are needed.
  • A customized birth plan made with your doula.
  • Continuous labor support from the start of active labor until you are settled in and holding your new baby. There is never a limit of hours of support, nor extra fees for a longer labor.
  • Immediate postpartum support following the birth to help initiate breastfeeding and offer support.
  • Physical and emotional support during labor to increase comfort (massage, breathing, encouragement) and suggestions for optimal positioning.
  • A doula who has additional breastfeeding training by an IBCLC.
  • Guidance and support for your partner to help them best support you during labor. We wish for them to have a happy, positive experience too!
  • A postpartum home visit, if requested, to see how you are adjusting in the postpartum period within the first 10 days.
  • Doulas who have regular continuing education.
  • Professionally trained doulas who work as a team with your birth professionals!

Premium Birth Doula Package:

What you can expect from your Nurtured Foundation’s Premium Birth Doula Service:

  • A professional, knowledgeable doula and a back-up. No worries about getting a back-up doula you’ve never met in the event one is needed.
  • Phone and email support 24/7 from contract signing to birth.
  • A doula who is on-call 24/7 for your birth from the moment you sign your contract.
  • Two prenatal visit so you can get to know your doula, discuss your birth preferences and address any questions or concerns.
  • A backup doula who will attend one prenatal visit, so you have an opportunity to meet them in person in the event they are needed.
  • A customized birth plan made with your doula.
  • Continuous labor support from the start of active labor until you are settled in and holding your new baby. There is never a limit of hours of support, nor extra fees for a longer labor.
  • Immediate postpartum support following the birth to help initiate breastfeeding and offer support.
  • Physical and emotional support during labor to increase comfort (massage, breathing, encouragement) and suggestions for optimal positioning.
  • A doula who has additional breastfeeding training by an IBCLC.
  • Guidance and support for your partner to help them best support you during labor. We wish for them to have a happy, positive experience too!
  • A postpartum home visit, if requested, to see how you are adjusting in the postpartum period within the first 10 days.
  • Doulas who have regular continuing education.
  • Professionally trained doulas who work as a team with your birth professionals!
  • One Hour In-home Prenatal Massage by our LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist)
  • One In-home Lactation Visit by our IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) to assist you in your transition home.
    • Included in this visit is an assessment of mom and baby, weight check, education, how to bottle-feed a breastfed baby, assistance with latch/engorgement/milk supply as well as many tips & tricks.

We value individual needs. Want to customize your Birth Doula Service Package?

You can add additional services below for 10%-20% off our regular prices to either birth doula package:

  • In-home lactation visit
  • 60 minute in-home prenatal massage
  • “Fresh 48” photo shoot to any birth doula package

*A non-refundable retainer is due at the signing of the contract. Payment arrangements are available.

 

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“Thank you Ashley for a wonderful first birth experience!  My husband and I appreciated your professional and nurturing approach through the entire process.  You helped me manage the physical and mental aspects of labor and delivery, as well as pre-post-natal care as a first time mom.  I highly recommend your services!” -Sapna K

Joelle was wonderful during my entire labor and delivery. I had a long and eventful experience, something I will never forget. Joelle was there for every stage encouraging and supporting me. Her knowledge and support helped make my son’s birth an amazing day to remember. I had some bumps along the way, but Joelle was there holding my hand and graciously giving me all the encouragement I needed to have the birth I planned for. I highly recommend Joelle, she is wonderful to work with!”–Nicole P.

“My husband and I both agree that hiring Ashley as our doula was the best choice we made in preparing for the birth of our son. She offered so much support to each of us through our time together…Her nurturing energy radiates a passion for childbirth and motherhood. When the time comes for us to welcome another child I would hire her again in a heartbeat.” -Melyssa B