Private childbirth education

birth: the whole shebang!

Recommended for first-time parents.

6-8 hours  

Split up over several days or done all in one day, this class will cover the how, when and why of labor and birth. Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • Creating a list of birth preferences

  • The anatomy of labor and birth

  • Positions for labor and birth

  • Both non-medical and medical pain relief options 

birth review

length varies

Tailored to meet your specific needs and requests, this class is perfect for you if:

  • You’re a mama who has given birth before, but might want to do things differently this time around. I'll tell you all of your options!

  • Your partner or birth support person has questions that you don't quite know how to answer. I can help!

  • You have a new partner for this pregnancy who feels uneasy about how to support you in this crucial time. I’m a doula for partners too!

  • A few years have passed since the last time you were pregnant and you want to know what has changed over time. I've got info for you!

If none of the scenarios listed above apply to you, contact me for a list of specific topics priced out individually.

 

birth basics

2 hours 

A basic overview of all you need to know about birth, this is an abbreviated, accelerated version of my Birth: The Whole Shebang! class. We’ll discuss the following topics and more:

  • The stages of birth

  • Comfort measures

  • The first hour with your newborn baby


birth doula

basic support

  • Birth: The Whole Shebang! class. (If you’ve already taken a childbirth education class, let me know. )

  • 1-2 prenatal visits, 1 hour each.

  • Phone/text/email support.

  • On call 24/7 at 37 weeks (unless medically indicated that Baby will come earlier).

  • 1 postpartum follow-up visit, 1 hour (optional).

premium support

Recommended for first-time parents.

  • Includes everything in Basic package + 15 hours of postpartum support.

deluxe support

Recommended for first-time parents.

  • Includes everything in Premium package + 20 hours of postpartum support.


private prenatal breastfeeding class

2 hours  

In your home or a mutually chosen location, we'll go over the things you need to know to help get your breastfeeding journey off to a great start. A few of the topics we'll cover include:

  • The science behind breastfeeding

  • Various breastfeeding positions

  • Common breastfeeding hurdles

  • Pumping, storing and bottle-feeding


lactation consultation

initial visit | up to 2 hours

follow-up visits | 1 hour each

It is common to have a lot of questions about breastfeeding, using a breast pump, bottle feeding and more once your baby is here. I would love to support you in the comfort of your own home and give you the confidence to know how to best feed your little one.


postpartum care

5 hour minimum - daytime |

First time mamas or seasoned mamas, we all need a little help transitioning to life with a newborn in the home. As a Postpartum Doula I come in and take care of your life so that you don't have to! The goal is for you to rest, heal and bond with your baby as much as possible. I can assist with things such as:

  • Emotional support.

  • Overnight support so you can sleep!

  • Light housework like doing the dishes or the laundry, running errands, meal planning and preparation, etc. You know, all the relatively unimportant things that feel. so. important. when you're not able to get them done yourself!

  • Breastfeeding/Pumping/Bottle feeding/ offering my expertise as a lactation professional.

  • Showing you how to swaddle, how to help with gassiness, give Baby his/her first bath, help you sort through the new gear you've received and more.

  • Giving you tools to help older siblings adjust to the new baby and all of the time you’ll have to spend with the newborn.


*mileage fee added to clients who live 20+ miles from my home