Birth Packages:

 

Essential Birth Support $800

This fee includes the following:

Free Consultation

This is a time for us to meet, discuss my services, explore your reasons for wanting a doula, and determine if I am the right doula for you and your family.

2 Prenatal Visits

A trusting relationship is the foundation of doula care, so these meetings are focused on getting to know each other, having open discussions, and building our support team. We discuss your concerns and birth preferences, look at evidence based information, create a personalized birth plan (if desired), review labor positions and comfort measures, discuss your previous birth experience (if you’ve had one), baby care and baby soothing basics, plus anything else you might want to explore or review.

Unlimited Phone, Email & Text Support

When you reach out, I promptly reply. It’s so simple but so important to know that a compassionate and knowledgeable person is just a phone call away. I can make suggestions and just listen in a way that even the best doctor or midwife simply doesn’t have the time for.

On-Call Services

Beginning at 38 weeks in your pregnancy, I’m officially on-call for you. This means that I don’t leave town, my cell phone is on me at all times, and I answer my phone 24 hours a day. If there is reason to believe that you might go into labor before 38 weeks (e.g., you did with your first pregnancy, you’re having twins, or you’re in a high-risk category), we can easily make arrangements for on-call services to begin earlier.

At Home Labor Support

Not everybody needs or wants this service, but for those who want to labor in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible, my presence can be reassuring. I normalize the labor process and help keep things calm so you can feel safe and secure. I also offer tips on labor progression and comfort measures, and help you determine when it’s time to transition to the hospital.

Continuous Labor & Birth Support At Your Birthing Place

Wherever you choose to birth, I’m with you throughout your labor and birth, and offer my support in a variety of ways including informational support, physical comfort methods, mental and emotional encouragement, labor progression techniques, effective positioning, breaks for your birth partner, and help you advocate for your labor and birth preferences.

Immediate Postpartum Support

After your baby is born, I stay with you at the hospital for 1-2 hours to assist with breastfeeding, if desired, encourage family bonding, and rejoice in the beauty of your sweet baby.

Postpartum Home Visit

Once you’re home from your place of birth and nesting in with your baby, I come over to offer transitional support focused on integrating the birth experience, assisting with breastfeeding, helping with babywearing, answering newborn care questions, discussing your transition into parenthood, or anything else you’re wanting information on.

Birth & Basic Breastfeeding Support $900

Everything listed above, plus:

In-home (ideally 3-7 days postpartum) lactation consult with Rachel Koester, CLC. This 2 hour long visit will include:

-A full assessment of your baby's latch

-Latch issues

-Nipple/breast pain

-Concerns about baby's milk intake or weight gain

-Concerns about your milk production

-Being told you need to supplement

-Any concerns about baby's behavior (sleeping too much, not sleeping enough, excessive crying)

-Expressing/pumping your milk

-Your mama gut telling you something is not right

-Free access to The Natural Breastfeeding Digital Program, with more than 60 videos of moms and babies demonstrating easy-to-use comfort strategies, nursing photos of diverse mamas with different body types, and answers to the most common questions, many in video format!

Birth & Deluxe Breastfeeding Support $950

Everything listed in Essential Birth Support, plus:

-An in-home prenatal lactation consult with Rachel Koester, CLC. This 1-1 1/2 hour visit will include:

-Breastfeeding Basics

-What to expect in the first few days after your baby is born

-How to know if your baby is getting enough milk

-What you need to know about breast pumps

-What to do if breastfeeding hurts (it should not!)

This prenatal consult is most beneficial to moms who..

Have undergone fertility treatments, has a hormonal imbalance, has a history of breast surgery/injury, struggled with breastfeeding with previous babies, wants to be thoroughly prepared for breastfeeding!

-An In-home postpartum lactation consult with Rachel Koester, CLC. This 2 hour long visit will include:

-A full assessment of your baby's latch

-Latch issues

-Nipple/breast pain

-Concerns about baby's milk intake or weight gain

-Concerns about your milk production

-Being told you need to supplement

-Any concerns about baby's behavior (sleeping too much, not sleeping enough, excessive crying)

-Expressing/pumping your milk

-Your mama gut telling you something is not right

-Free access to The Natural Breastfeeding Digital Program, with more than 60 videos of moms and babies demonstrating easy-to-use comfort strategies, nursing photos of diverse mamas with different body types, and answers to the most common questions, many in video format!

Birth & First Days Home Postpartum Support $1,100

Everything listed in the Essential Birth Package, plus:

12 hours of daytime postpartum doula care (see Postpartum Doula Care description), at a discounted rate of  $25 an hour.

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