Benefits of Hiring

a Birth Doula

A woman who has a doula

with her through labor and birth is:

  • 28% less likely to have a c-section birth
  • 31% less likely to need pitocin to speed up labor
  • 9% less likely to use pain medication​
  • 34% more likely to enjoy her birth


Preparing for Labor

During our postpartum visit 3-5 days after birth, we will talk about your birth experience together, as well as follow up on how breastfeeding and self-care is going for both mother and partner.

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Using the naturally positive human response to touch and gentle body heat, reiki helps relax muscles, release tension, and promote soothing calm and self-healing. Beneficial before, as well as during pregnancy and birth, and for postpartum healing. Safe for men, women and children. All sessions done in-home.​ Contact me to schedule!

The Role of Your

Birth Doula

  • Meets with mother & partner one or more times prior to birth 
  • Familiarizes herself with concerns, needs, and birth preferences
  • Maintains contact through email text or phone providing info, resources & support
  • Assists in labor when invited by mother & partner, stays through the birth
  • Facilitates communication between parents/caregivers
  • Adheres to the parent's preferred birth plan, unless otherwise medically necessary at parents' request
  • During labor, the doula advises on comfort measures
  • Helps facilitate space for breastfeeding within first hour after birth
  • Schedules one follow-up postpartum visit with new parents

NOTE: A non-refundable retainer fee (50%) is due to secure on-call dates, the rest due after birth. Photography, though included, is secondary to birth support. Other photo sessions (maternity, newborn) may be purchased separately.

What is a Birth Doula?

Doula is an ancient Greek word meaning ‘a woman who serves’. Today, a birth doula is trained and experienced in childbirth. As a labor companion, she supports both the birthing mother and her partner with non-medical services such as emotional support, physical assistance for comfort and progress in labor, ongoing reassurance, and assistance in facilitating or enhancing communication with caregivers. 

In early or active labor,  call me to meet you (whether you wish that to be at your home or the hospital). During labor, I will assist or advise on comfort measures such as breathing, relaxation, movement/positioning, providing massage, hot or cold packs, beverages, warm baths, showers, guided visualizations, and other requested comforts. I will remain through the birth, help initiate the baby's first latch, and will take photos while you admire and bond with your newborn. I will deliver your personal birth story at our postpartum visit. Professionally edited photo will be delivered within one month of your baby's birth.

A doula birth is a beneficial companion in any birth environment (hospital, home, etc.), for both medicated and nondedicated births, scheduled and unscheduled c-section births, for first-time parents (single, partnered, or LBGTQ), or established parents.

Package Pricing

Where Do I Start?

Reiki Healing

Birth Doula & Related Services

$1,500 -$2,000

Settling into Family

Life with Baby

Holistic Fertility & Nutrition Coaching

Let's talk! Contact me to find out my availability around your due date. If I am free, we will set up our first meeting (which is free!) to get to know one another. Fifty percent of the fee will be asked for a down payment to secure on-call dates (two weeks prior to due date until birth), and contracts drawn up and signed. Two prenatal visits, birth support and photography, and one postpartum visit is included in your services. Other services available.​ 

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Your Birth Experience

Birth photography is available either bundled with or separate from doula services. But you may also schedule maternity, newborn/family ​lifestyle portrait sessions, from a half hour to two and half hours done on-location or in your home.

I am available by text or email to answer questions throughout your pregnancy

Event & Lifestyle Portrait Photography

Lifestyle and nutrition coaching is beneficial no matter what stage of life you are in! If you are looking for support in healthy weight loss, feeling more energized and confident, and/or are hoping to permanently adopt healthier habits before pregnancy (partner coaching encouraged) as well as throughout pregnancy and postpartum, then click below to start your journey to wellness!

During our two-hour prenatal meetings (up to two) in your home, we will talk about your desires, hopes, needs, and fears about birth, what roles you expect your partner to play (as well as your partner's comfort level), expectations of me as your doula, help with formulating or reworking former birth preferences from a prior birth, discuss details of birth (setting, caregiver, who will be at the birth, etc.), discuss and practice comfort techniques including reiki touch therapy, and in-depth discussion on the phases and what to expect during labor and birth, and discussing a postpartum plan.

In addition to birth services, I offer packaged services for basic breastfeeding education (e.g., positions and techniques), infant feeding and postpartum support. 

Birth Doula Support, $1,500

  • 2 in-home prenatal meetings
  • Telephone/text/email support throughout your pregnancy to discuss any questions or concerns.
  • 24-hour on-call availability two weeks before due date until birth, and a backup doula in the rare event that I am unavailable
  • 1 postpartum follow-up meeting
  • At least 20 professionally edited photos of the birth

Additional Services

​Bundled Service Packages Available

Infant Feeding 101 Class, $250

Two-hour, in-home instruction on basics of breast and infant feeding including:

  • What to expect with newborn to six months
  • Individualized infant feeding plan based on breastfeeding goals
  • Comfortable feeding positions
  • Pumping & storing milk
  • Paced bottle feeding
  • Back to work breastfeeding plan
  • ... and more!

Postpartum Infant Feeding Package, $250

  • Initial Feeding Visit (up to 2 hours)
  • 2 Follow-Up Visits
  • Phone Consultations for any concerns or questions

At each visit, I will provide an observation of a feeding with compassionate troubleshooting regarding cause of concern (which might include an evaluation of infant’s oral anatomy, and mother's breast/nipple), assistance with bottle feeding or combination feeding if needed,  support with pumping, goal planning for breastfeeding and returning to work in order to ensure a healthy milk supply and breastfeeding relationship, and an individualized, holistic feeding care plan for mom, partner and baby.