Birth Doula

I believe in women’s bodies and I believe in the birth preferences of women and their partners. My goal is to support each birthing mother + couple with the enthusiasm and love each new life deserves.

– elaine

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Education, Certifications & Trainings:

  • DONA doula training Sept 2011. Audited DONA training Oct 2013
  • Certified professional DONA Birth Doula May 2014. Recertified May 2017.
  • Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice Certified Lactation Counselor Mar 2014. Recertified May 2017.
  • Lamaze Childbirth Educator training Mar 2014
  • DONA postpartum doula training Mar 2014
  •  Rebozo Certified
  • Neonatal resuscitation with Karen Strange, March 2016
  • HypnoBabies Childbirth Hypnodoula accredidation (HCHD), Jan 2017
  • Workshops:
    • Spinning Babies, VBACfacts, Rebozo Technique Gina Kirby Method, Hazelbaker Institute Breastfeeding Doula, Newborn Mothers training with Newborn Mothers Collective
  • Active member of Central Ohio Doulas & Birthworkers of Central Ohio
  • Previous labor & birth experience includes: hospital, birth center and home birth, medicated and unmedicated birth, Twins, vaginal OR delivery, Interventive and Non-interventive birth, Cesarean birth, High-risk birth, VBAC support, Water Birth, Gentle/Family Centered Cesarean support, TOLAC and planned Cesarean support.

BIRTH DOULA SERVICES: {fees for 2018}

My services include:

  • Interview
  • support via email & phone
  • 2-3 prenatal info sessions
  • Help with birth preferences
  • Back-up doula
  • On-call support from 37 weeks on
  • Continuous support during labor & birth
  • Postpartum check-in at 24 & 72 hrs postpartum
  • A postpartum visit approx 7-10 days after birth
  • facilitation with placenta encapsulation, if applicable.

Complete Support Package:

-1195 with 355 due at contract signing, remainder due by 37 weeks.

Includes Standard Birth Doula service {described below}, Private Prenatal & Postpartum Breastfeeding Support and weekly, 1-1.5 hr postnatal visits as First Month Postpartum Doula Support  and  Postpartum Pampering package from New Mama Columbus.

Birth & Breastfeeding Support Package:

-995 with 355 due at contract signing, remainder due by 37 weeks.

Includes Standard Birth Doula service {described below} and Private Prenatal & Postpartum Breastfeeding Support

Standard Birth Doula Support:

-895 with 355 due at contract signing and the remainder due by 37 weeks.

This includes:

  • Interview
  • support via email & phone
  • 2 prenatal info sessions
  • Help with birth preferences
  • Back-up doula
  • Constant on-call support from 37 weeks on
  • Continuous support during labor & birth
  • Postpartum check-in by phone 24 hrs postpartum & 72 hours postpartum
  • A postpartum visit approx 7-10 days after birth
  • Additional prenatals or care provider visit available for $25 per session

Doula Lite Birth Support:

-495 with 355 due at contract signing and remainder due by 37 weeks. (available only to mothers that have had 2 previous births)

This includes:

  • Interview
  • support via email & phone
  • Back-up doula
  • Constant on-call support from 37 weeks on
  • Continuous support during labor & birth
  • Postpartum support up to 2 hrs postbirth
  • Postpartum check in phone call approx 7-10 days after birth

Unique Support Options:

Two-la Doula

-1095 with 355 due at contract signing and the remainder due by 37 weeks.

Receive the benefit and care from 2 knowledgeable, professional doulas during your pregnancy, birth & postpartum!

This includes:

  • Interview
  • support via email & phone, both doulas
  • 2 prenatal info sessions, both doulas
  • Help with birth preferences
  • Back-up doula
  • Constant on-call support from 37 weeks on, both doulas
  • Continuous support during labor & birth, both doulas
  • Postpartum check-in by phone 24 hrs postpartum & 72 hours postpartum
  • A postpartum visit approx 7-10 days after birth, both doulas
  • Additional prenatals or care provider visit available for $25 per session

Prenatal Doula: 

-355

I offer Pregnancy Mentoring which is ideal for mothers and couples in the first half of their pregnancy or couples who have decided they want to go through labor & birth as just a duo but want to be very prepared emotionally, spiritually, mentally, physically and informationally.

This entails my prenatal support as a doula and my information resource packets:

  • information about birth and birth choices giving you more of a background for what kinds of questions and conversations you want to have with your care provider.
  • questions that time and space don’t allow for at your provider’s office.
  • identify helpful literature and resources for your specific needs
  • examine your birth philosophies and preferences
  •  your fears and concerns
  • anything at all related to this new transition of life.

As a birth doula, I have become knowledgeable about the birth timeline, pregnancy culture, products and local birth community.  If you are looking for a service I don’t provide I will help point you in the right direction.

Mileage Fee:

-55

One time mileage fee applicable for clients over 20 miles from my home address. Applies to all packages

Photography add-on:

-55

20-25 edited images from your birth as a visual timeline. I am not a professional photographer. I can connect you with a trusted professional if you are wanting a more encompassing photography of your birth. I am a doula first and fulfill those roles before all else but I can snap a sweet pic from time to time.

*Discounted service fee offered to active duty military families, repeat clients and home birth families*

As a doula, I can ethically commit to only 1-4 families a month so my income is naturally limited and my service prices are firm. If you are in need of a lowered service fee, let me know. Let’s have a conversation about it. I can provide my bartering options or help direct you to a trusted doula operating at a lower fee. We will find a financial plan that works. 

 

 

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