Services

Birth Doula Support



A Birth Doula offers continuous support to laboring mothers and their partners, anywhere that may be! They suggest physical comfort measures, provide emotional support and encouragement, as well as enhance communication between the mother and medical professionals. Doulas are mindful of helping a partner become involved in the birth to the extent that they feel comfortable. They cheer on their laboring clients and have wisdom that comes from experience to help everyone keep perspective.

The Birth Package includes:

  • One home visit to create & go over a birth wishes and "comfort for childbirth" review

  • 24 hour phone/email access to Linda for questions and concerns during your "due window"

  • Continuous physical and emotional support from early labor through the birth of your baby, including many comfort techniques

  • One postpartum visit to discuss the birth, offer breastfeding support, provide appropriate referrals and admire your baby!

  • 3 Month Postpartum Email Support

  • Access to lending library and materials 

 

$2000 

Postpartum Doula Support



 Postpartum Doulas are people who love to support families taking their  “first steps” together. They are trained to support, encourage and help families meet the challenges of their transition with confidence. 

 

These services are customizable and can include:

 

Physical Comfort 

  • Help Mother to care for her postpartum body

  • Support Mother with breastfeeding

  • Allow Mom to rest, shower and nurture herself

  • Help Mom eat properly and drink plenty of fluids

Emotional support for the new Family

  • Listen and help process the birth story

  • Validate the normal adjustment process

  • Support Mother through a time of emotional vulnerability

  • Support Father through his transition to his new role

  • Provide community resources as needed

  • Provide non-judgmental support and companionship

  • Make appropriate referrals when necessary

Infant care

  • Demonstrate infant care techniques such as diapering, bathing, and swaddling

  • Teach and demonstrate Infant soothing and coping techniques 

  • Help parents to develop their own style of nurturing and bonding with baby

  • Providing infant care so parents can get some rest.

Household assistance

  • Prepare light meals and snacks for the new mother and family

  • Nursery and feeding station organization

  • Baby laundry

  • Change sheets for mother’s and baby's bed

  • Run errands and do food shopping

  • Light household duties such as dishes

 

$50-60/Hour of Postpartum Care.

* additional travel fees outside of Sonoma County

*I believe everyone should be able to have a doula!
Please inquire about sliding scale pricing and payment plans.