All The Goodness You Get With A Birth Doula
A birth doula is professionally trained in how to support families during pregnancy, labor, birth. A doula offers education and information so you can make informed decisions along the way. Here's what's minimally included in the birth doula packages offered by our affiliated doulas:
Complimentary attendance at two of the three classes in our Family Bonding Series.
Discounts on our Brave Birth Classes & Workshop.
Community referrals and resources.
2-3 prenatal appointments (90 min in length) focused on support, preparation, and education.
Completion of a birth plan (birth preferences list).
24/7 on-call services from 38-42 weeks (earlier if there is a preterm labor concern).
Access to our extensive network of Brave Birth back-up doulas.
Labor support for you and your support partner.
Up to two hours of immediate postpartum support and initial breastfeeding help.
1-2 postpartum visits to process the birth.
Six weeks of postpartum phone/email contact.
Complimentary attendance at our weekly Parent Support Circles.
Opportunities to meet and hire Brave Birth postpartum doulas and lactation consultants.
All The Goodness You Get With A Postpartum Doula
Postpartum doulas ensure that your transition to becoming a parent is as smooth as possible. A postpartum doula comes to your home after the baby is born and shares her extensive knowledge, skills, and expertise with you as a way of helping your family settle into the "new normal." Here's some of what's included in postpartum doula services:
Answers to all your newborn questions.
Help with basic breastfeeding and bottle feeding.
Infant soothing techniques.
Maternal recovery and healing after birth.
Info on how to use all that baby gear you bought.
Setting up nursing and diaper changing stations in your home.
Light household chores and cooking.
Caring for your baby so you can get some sleep (maybe you've heard that's a thing).
Our doulas range in experience and number of years in practice and their fees reflect that. The more experienced the doula, the higher the investment.
The range of investment for Birth Doula Care is $1,100-$1,800.
The range of investment for Postpartum Doula Care is $25-$45 per hour.
Some Brave Birth doulas offer a sliding scale to those in honest need (they typically note this offering on their bio page), and most of our doulas offer payment plans.
Clients frequently report that Brave Birth Doula Care was one of the best investments they made in caring for their family during this important time of transition. We hope you feel the same!