In-person Birth Doula Services
What to expect from our sessions: Support
Whether we work together in-person or from a distance, our time together includes our expertise and vast experience in birth, labor prenatal and postpartum support.
This takes the form of us asking you essential questions, listening thoughtfully, offering evidence based suggestions, sharing of local resources, and helping guide you through your options and ideas. Leaving you feeling more confident, supported and prepared.
Consultation topics include but are not limited to:
Partner Labor Support
Birth Story and Trauma Processing
Postpartum - Shifting into your new identity
Complete Virtual & In- Person Birth Doula Package
As your birth doula, I will first help you create a clear vision of what your ideal birth looks like through developing 'Your Birth Preferences Document'. This process will guide you towards a satisfying and educated birth experience. We will practice positioning,phases of labor, pushing, coping techniques, and talk in depth about "framing your labor"preparing both you, and your partner for your birth. Giving you both confidence on your big day. <3
The 'Complete Birth Doula Package includes one free initial meet & greet interview, three prenatal sessions, plus one postpartum newborn care/sleep session:
Prenatal Session #1
The first virtual prenatal session will help you to create a clear vision of what your birth ideal birth looks like. Erica will share a Birth Preferences Document with you to go over while we discuss your many options for your customized plan. This session will leave you feeling informed, educated and ready to create a game plan for a satisfying and memorable birth experience. (Approx. 2 hours.)
Prenatal Session #2
In the second virtual prenatal session, we will practice positioning, pushing phase, coping techniques, talk more about laboring at home, and “framing your labor”. We will in essence walk through a practice run and come together as a birth team, feeling confident and prepared for your big day. This time can also be used to help your partner prepare for their role in your labor & delivery. We will go over certain techniques, as well as the importance of a partners loving care and attention during childbirth.
Prenatal Session #3
This third session is focused on coaching the partner how to best support the birthing woman during labor and to address any individualized questions or concerns. We specifically want to extend our support to the partner during the birth process.
As your birth doula Erica:
is available for unlimited text, face-time, phone, email and other forms of virtual support.
is on-call 24/7 2 weeks before your baby is born (unless there is a medical need to have me come on call early). I will remain available to you 4 weeks postpartum to any answer questions, provide referrals, and offer my support as you get adjusted to parenthood.
if there is a need to switch to virtual support during your labor and birth you will be refunded the difference in price of in-person and virtual package ($600) (*see COVID-19/Catastrophic Event Clause
offering you informational downloads, articles, podcasts
Back - up support available.@38 weeks
Postpartum Session ~
This session offers you education and support after bringing home a new baby, helping you transition into the postpartum period.
As a virtual postpartum doula Ashley and I;
offer emotional support.
will discuss and answer questions about newborn care, including access to our specially compiled newborn care ebook.
offers feeding support.
offers sleep consultations.
can offer referrals to help aid during the postpartum period.
*COVID-19/Catastrophic Event Clause
In the event that I am unable to enter your hospital or there is a shelter in place order and I cannot attend you at home, I will provide you a Zoom link so that you have access to the doula team virtually throughout your labor. In this format, I am able to do almost everything I would normally do -- helping you find comfortable positions, giving reminders about rest/activity/hydration, providing guidance for relaxation and coping, and helping to answer questions or helping you get information from your care providers so that you can make informed decisions about your care. I have example videos cued up and will walk your partner(s) through any of the hands-on bodywork that we cannot do from afar. (Credit, Teri Nava-Anderson.)