Yes. A doula is there as an unbiased support person. My primary motivation is to ensure that this pivotal moment occurs as you have imagined it!
Education- Knowledge is power, am I right? I want to give you the emPOWERment of knowledge throughout this transformative process. I have attended Bastyr University’s DONA Certified training with Penny Simpkin, a renound leader in the doula & birth community. I truly believe the education provided to me through Kim James and Laurie Levy has been exceptional. One of my biggest takeaways was informed consent. It is your body, your choice, and I’m here to make sure you are informed and heard, sister!
I primarily serve in the Wenatchee area. I’m willing to provide services to other areas at an additional rate. Rate depends on distance which will be charged at an hourly rate plus mileage.
Sessions can be provided via teleconference or in person consultation – free of charge!
I do not bill directly to insurance. Check with your provider to see if having a doula is a service they cover. I will provide a receipt upon payment in full. You may then submit a claim for reimbursement.
Yes! I always like to have a meeting before you decide. We will be working very intimately and I want to ensure you are comfortable with the decision you have made.
During prenatal meetings we will curate a birth plan and work on goal and intention setting pre birth. Post natal meetings will consist primarily of wellness check on you and baby. I also provide a meal at each one, with light house keeping and any other duties you would like. All meetings are about an hour each.
Your birth plan is a custom outline on your personal preferences on the execution of your labor and post labor care. For example; medicated/ non medicated, cesarian, vaginal, delayed cord clamping, baby placement post birth, bottle feed or breast feed, etc. As a team we will create a plan and talk about alternative outcomes. The plan is intended to be followed so that your values are not compromised but there is always room for adjustment- you are the one in control!
Rest assured that I will make every effort to be with you through the labor and birth. However, unforeseen circumstances do arise so I will have a backup doula on standby, if needed.
I’m available via phone and email leading up to labor. Please keep in mind that some family events or other engagements may not make me readily available but I will make sure to disclose that information when relevant.
I work with midwives as well as physicians.