*Custom pacKages can also be arranged* *Fees vary depending on location and services* *Discounts for combining services and for repeat clients* PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
Essential Birth Two prenatal meetings in your home (approx. 2hrs each) On call from 38 weeks until baby's birth (24/7 phone/text contact) Backup Doula provided if necessary SELF CARE GIFTS FOR PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM Access to large lending library of birth-related books and dvds Continuous support during labor and birth Postpartum Meeting at home 1-2 weeks after baby's birth support during the postpartum period by email/text/phone Loan and use of TENS unit for labor Essential Birth Fee: $1600-2400
"The Works" Especially designed for parents desiring more support from pregnancy to postpartum (ideal for first-time parents or parents with special circumstances or situations) Two prenatal meetings in your home to discuss birth preferences and plans, and practice working together (approx. 2hrs each) On call from 37 weeks until baby's birth (24/7 phone/text contact) Backup Doula provided if necessary Access to large lending library of birth-related books and dvds Self Care gifts for pregnancy and postpartum loan and use of TENS unit for labor A birth ball and instruction for use during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum A rebozo and instruction for use Continuous Labor support throughout labor and birth 16 hours of Postpartum Doula Services during the first month baby's birth support during the postpartum period by email/text/phone "The Works" Birth Fee: $2000-2800
BASIC BIRTH AN IDEAL SOLUTION FOR EXPERIENCED PARENTS WHO MAY NEED LESS SUPPORT DURING PREGNANCY/POSTPARTUM ONE PRENATAL IN-PERSON MEETING TO DISCUSS BIRTH PREFERENCES AND PLANS (APPROX. 1-1/2HRS) ON CALL FROM 38 WEEKS UNTIL BABY'S BIRTH (24/7 PHONE/TEXT CONTACT) BACKUP DOULA PROVIDED IF NECESSARY CONTINUOUS SUPPORT THROUGHOUT LABOR AND BIRTH POSTPARTUM PHONE/SKYPE/FACETIME FOLLOWUP APPROXIMATELY ONE WEEK AFTER BABY'S BIRTH BASIC BIRTH FEE: $1400-2000)
Postpartum Doula Services ***MAKES A GREAT GIFT*** 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
Postpartum Doula Services Fees: $40/hr ($50/hr NYC) 20+ hours postpartum care (booked in advance: $35/hr ($45/hr NYC) 4-hour minimum/day (I do not currently offer overnight postpartum doula services)
Childbirth Education and Fees Private Lamaze-based Childbirth class 6 hours, can be divided according to clients' needs (one-day intensive, two 3-hr classes, three 2-hr classes, etc.) Fee: $400
Refresher Class For "not so new" parents 3 hours Fee: $200
VBAC preparation/Refresher Class 3 hour class Class includes information on 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, and options for "family-centered" cesarean Fee: $200
Lactation Counseling Prenatal Breastfeeding Class (1-2 hours): $100 Postpartum lactation support: $50/hr (each visit is usually about two hours)
Bereavement Doula Services As a Bereavement Doula, I am prepared to assist with birth in all outcomes, including subsequent/rainbow/live births. If you have recently experienced a loss or have recently 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 am also available to support you by attending your 6 week postpartum visit with you, so that you don’t have to face that alone.
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