What is a Doula?

A doula is an experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth for expecting and new parents. Studies have text shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. 2butterfly-divider

Birth Doula Services

  • Free in-person interview
  • One in person meetings and unlimited support (emails, phone calls) throughout pregnancy.
  • Assistance with birth planning (Birth Preferences)
  • Bed-rest support
  • On call 24 hours a day 2 weeks before and after your Estimated Due Date.
  • Continuous labor support at your chosen birth place (hospital, home or birthing center), from the time you contact me until an hour or two after your baby is born.
  • Calm, focused, experienced, and friendly constant presence.
  • Non-medical support (physical, emotional and informational)
  • Supportive to both the mother and her partner. Help the partner become involved in the birth to the extent he/she feels comfortable.
  • TENS unit for labor (rental option and training available)
  • Support natural and medicated births
  • Breastfeeding assistance and support
  • Assisting with photos or video if you choose.
  • Postpartum phone contacts and/or in person visit.
  • Breastfeeding assistance
  • Non-medical surgical recovery care at home for mom.
  • Service fee: Baltimore $1,150 – Annapolis and DC area $1,300

Experience with parents using: Bradley Method, Birthing from Within, Lamaze International, Hypnobirthing, Hypnobabies, Blissborn, Sophrology and… their own instinct!

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Newborn Care Specialist Services (Greater Baltimore only)

  • First six weeks of life
  • Professionally trained postpartum doula that supports and empowers new parents while they enjoy the first weeks and months with their baby. Services are personalized to meet the needs of each family.
  • Knowledgeable support with newborns
  • Breastfeeding assistance
  • Tips for soothing crying babies
  • Non-medical surgical recovery care at home for mom
  • Multiples, adoption, surrogacy and special needs
  • Light housekeeping
  • Errand running and shopping
  • Simple meal preparation
  • Informational support
  • Compassionate understanding for pregnancy and postpartum hormonal shifts
  • Nursery set up
  • Organizational suggestions
  • Phone and email support
  • Postpartum doula fee: $30 hour – Long time support package is available

 

Flexible spending account eligible expense

Gift certificates available for baby shower

Special discount for repeat clients

Proudly serving Baltimore, MD – Central Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania