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Birth and Beginnings Bundle

All of the Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum services listed below. $2,850*

*Repeat client discount available

Birth Bundle

All of the Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum services listed below, except for the 24 hours of Postpartum Doula support. $1,850*

*Repeat client discount available

A la carte pricing


Postpartum Doula Support

  • Daytime Hourly – Min 4 hrs – $50/hr

  • Overnight Hourly – Min 8 hrs – $75/hr

  • Package of 24 daytime hours – $900

  • Package of 24 overnight hours – $1500

 

Come meet us!

The best way to get to know us and learn about our services is to attend our monthly virtual Meet the Doulas event the second Tuesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 p.m. You can also call during business hours to talk to a doula or fill out this form to request a contract or a past recording of Meet the Doulas before the event.

 
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Pregnancy

Classes:

  • 11-hour, multi-day comprehensive childbirth, newborn care and postpartum preparation classes

  • Topics include stages of labor, positions for birth, options for pain relief, informed decision-making, understanding and caring for your newborn, preparing for postpartum

  • Taught by trained educators who are also experienced doulas

  • Educators use videos, group work, games, movement – not your typical PowerPoint lecture

  • Plenty of time to practice and explore positions, movement, comforting touch, mindfulness and breathing.


Pregnancy circles:

  • Weekly, virtual hour-long sessions facilitated by both an experienced doula and professional facilitator

  • Topics include choosing a care provider and birth location, creating a birth plan, changing relationships, and your changing identity

  • Build community with other DCBD families

  • Build a social support system for pregnancy and beyond


Birth preparation: 

  • Self-paced learning guides including topics such as: pregnancy health and discomforts, guidance on selecting and building relationships with your provider, how to plan and prepare for early postpartum recovery

  • Birth preparation toolkit with multimedia tools on guided breathing, mindfulness, grounding touch, positions, creating a comfortable, safe birth space

  • 24/7 phone and email access to a doula

  • Prenatal consultation meeting with a doula about provider choices, discomforts, or other questions; create a customized care plan, address personal concerns and develop a customized end of pregnancy plan

 
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Birth

Early labor:

  • Identify signs of labor

  • Guidance on comfort and positions

  • Remote breathing and visualization coaching

  • Create a plan to transition to birth place


Labor:

  • Normalize and validate emotional and physical changes 

  • Provide physical support including positions for laboring, comforting touch, and assistance with non-medical and medical pain relief support and options

  • Assistance with learning about and using medical tools

  • Facilitate communication with care team

  • Advocate for your birth preference


Postpartum: 

  • Help facilitate golden hour and first latch if that is the preference

  • Provide physical support to provide ease into postpartum period

  • Ensure birthing person and support team are settled prior to doula’s departure

  • Text and phone support in the immedia

 
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Postpartum

Postpartum doula:

  • 24 hours of postpartum doula support including one 8-hour overnight session in your home

  • Focus on baby care, postpartum physical and emotional healing

  • Each visit includes facilitated conversation and information sharing customized to the parents needs


Postpartum circle:

  • 6-week virtual or in-person sessions guided by a professional facilitator

  • Building community with other families


Lactation support:

  • Information, guidance and hands-on support by a postpartum doulas trained to provide lactation support

  • Customized support with latching, pumping, preparing to return to work and bottle feeding

 

More questions?

The best way to get to know us and learn about our services is to attend our monthly virtual Meet the Doulas event the second Tuesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 p.m. You can also call during business hours to talk to a doula or fill out this form to request a contract or a past recording of Meet the Doulas before the event.