I would be honored to work with you during this most memorable time of your life. All of my services are custom designed for your specific needs.
- FREE initial consultation
- Hospital, home or birth center births
- Two in-home comprehensive prenatal visits
- Assistance with preparing a birth plan and post-partum plan
- Unlimited phone consultation/support before and after birth
- Specialized research pertinent to your specific circumstance
- Continuous physical/emotional support during labor
- Helping the dad to feel confident in his role
- Staying with you and your partner for one to two hours after delivery
- Initial help with breastfeeding
- One postpartum visit
- Access to my lending library
- Pictures during labor and birth
*Please note that I am not a professional birth photographer. My main focus is you. The photos are an aide in remembering your special day. If you would like professional pictures of your birth, I can recommend experienced, local birth photographers.
- Birth timeline for mom and baby
Fees for my labor doula services are $800. Half is due at the signing of my contract and the balance is due by the second pre-natal visit unless other arrangements have been previously made.
AFTER BABY CARE (Postpartum Doula)
My services are custom designed to fit your needs, but may include:
- Physical support
- Emotional Support
- Referrals when needed
- Access to my lending library
- Nursery organization
- Setting up breastfeeding/diaper changing stations
- Breastfeeding and bottle feeding support and tips
- Newborn care instruction
- Calming and soothing techniques for baby
- Infant massage instruction
- Light household assistance
- Baby's laundry
- Baby wearing tips and techniques
- Sibling care
- Light meal preparation
- Errand running
*Postpartum doulas do NOT offer any medical advice or perform any medical or clinical procedures. Fees Begin at $25 an hour.
About HUG: Your Baby's Mission Statement
HUG Your Baby (HYB) believes that parents want to be good moms and dad...but sometimes need a little help! HYB provides family-friendly information created from evidence-based child development and medical literature. HYB helps parents prevent and solve problems around eating, sleeping, crying, and parent-child bonding and provides innovative training and resources to professionals who serve expectant and new parents.
How will The HUG program benefit you?
Parent-child bonding is enhanced when parents can read their baby’s body language. The HUG teaches parents to notice and respond well to a baby’s SOSs (Signs of Over-Stimulation) which can interfere with parent-child attachment.
Breastfeeding is facilitated when parents notice their baby's communication.
Often times new parents get home from the hospital and don't know what to do with their new baby. Babies give off certain cues and SOS's (Signs of Over-Stimulation). Their body language says a lot before they get to the out of control crying stage.
If you would like more information about the HUG program, please contact me at email@example.com or go to the contact page of this website.
I have taught a variety of classes at the following locations: Physicians Regional Hospital, Lisa Ross Birthing Center, Cutie Tootie Cloth Diaper Store and Bohemian Baby Natural Parenting Store. Classes may be in a group or personal setting. Please call about availability and class fees.
Preparing for Childbirth:
This series focuses on birth experience, what to expect upon arrival at the hospital or birth center, normal birth process, signs of labor, pain management techniques, medication and anesthesia options during labor, paced breathing and relaxation techniques, maternal care after delivery, comfort measures, coaching support, etc.
Newborn Care/Postpartum Care
Description: Class topics covers newborn care, cord care, swaddling, baby wearing, calming techniques, breast and bottle feeding, feeding, baby cues, bathing baby, introducing the family pet to baby, newborn health and safety, baby sleep basics, postpartum care for the mother, postpartum depression, characteristics of the newborn, care of the circumcised and in-tact baby, information on car seat safety, information on SIDS, room temperature, smoking, taking baby’s temperature and suctioning baby.
Hands on diapering, burping, importance of breastfeeding, bathing and calming techniques, SIDS information, car seat safety, baby proofing, back to sleep, swaddling, and how a grandparents role is special and important.