serviCes and fees gift certificates are available--doula services make a great gift! please feel free to ask about modifying packages to suit your needs
PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
BASIC BIRTH ($1400-2000) 1 PRENATAL IN-PERSON MEETING TO DISCUSS and practice BIRTH PREFERENCES AND plans (APPROX. 2HRS) ON CALL FROM the moment you book doula services UNTIL BABY'S BIRTH 24/7 email/TEXT/phone CONTACT BACKUP DOULA PROVIDED IF NECESSARY CONTINUOUS SUPPORT THROUGHOUT LABOR AND BIRTH SELF-CARE GIFTS FOR PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM use of birth ball and peanut ball during labor SUPPORT DURING THE POSTPARTUM PERIOD BY EMAIL/TEXT/PHONE PHONE call FOLLOW-UP APPROXIMATELY 1-2 weeks AFTER BABY'S BIRTH
Essential Birth ($1700-2400) everything in BASIC BIRTH, PLUS: an additional PRENATAL IN-PERSON MEETING (APPROX. 2HRS each) LOAN OF TENS UNIT FOR LABOR Access to lending library of birth-related books and dvds in-person Postpartum Meeting 1-2 weeks after baby's birth
The Works ($2200-3000) IDEAL FOR FIRST-TIME PARENTS OR PARENTS WITH SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES EVERYTHING IN essential BIRTH, PLUS: 12 hours of Postpartum Doula Services during the first month after baby's birth
Postpartum Doula Services $45/HR (20+ HOURS $40/HR)* Prenatal phone call to discuss your plans and needs for the postpartum period (in-person visit optional for additional fee) Phone/text/email support for questions and concerns Newborn care assistance and instruction Support with breastfeeding: positioning, latching, pumping, nipple/breast care Support with bottle-feeding: selecting formula, preparing bottles, paced feeding Information about, and assistance with, recovery from birth and your body's changes postpartum Processing of birth experience Support and information for care of infants with special needs and circumstances Support of both parents to ensure a smooth transition as a family Self-care gifts for you A home-cooked meal and suggestions for easy meals during the postpartum period Light housekeeping (laundry, dishwasher, keeping things neat so you don't have to!) Help with older siblings, especially introducing them to the baby Assistance with babywearing (wraps, carriers, etc.) List of local resources
*4-hour minimum/day I do not currently offer overnight postpartum doula services POSTPARTUM services in nyc or beyond a half-hOur drivE are subject to a $25/day travel fee
Childbirth Education Private 6-HOUR Lamaze-based Childbirth class ($400) hours can be scheduled to fit your schedules
Refresher Class ($200) private 3-hour childbirth class For "not so new" parents
3hr VBAC preparation/Refresher Class ($200) vbac versus repeat cesarean and making the right choice for you choosing a vbac-supportive provider/birthing place maximizing your chances of having a vaginal birth review of birth and postpartum, local resources for vbac support online resources for evidence-based information recovery from vaginal/cesarean birth options for "family-centered" cesarean
Lactation Counseling Prenatal Breastfeeding Class (1-2 hours): $100
Bereavement Doula Services If you have recently experienced a loss or have received a challenging diagnosis, I am ready to support you right now, where you are, whether preparing for your baby's birth or recovering from your baby's loss.
I do not charge for bereavement services, but will gratefully accept a goodwill offering to mamma mia doula services or to a charity of your choice.
LOCAL RESOURCES National Council for Jewish Women (Pregnancy/Infant loss support groups and counseling in and around NYC--not just for Jewish women) Forget Me Not Foundation (NJ based) Good Samaritan Regional Health Center Perinatal Loss Support Hackensack Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Support Group Englewood Hospital Pregnancy Loss Support Group
NATIONAL RESOURCES First Candle Compassionate Friends StillBirthday