Birth Doula Services
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So, you are thinking about hiring a doula?
How do you hire Northeast Georgia’s professional birth doulas to guide you through your pregnancy and birth? Two easy steps!
We set up an in-person meeting via email through our contact form or by booking online (link to booking online). We meet in person in the comfort of your own home and go over the contract and our list of services to see what fits best for you and your family. If schedules match up, you will also get to meet your doula’s back up. By meeting your doula’s backup you know who will be at your birth in case of an emergency.
After we receive a signed contract and the deposit for a place in our calendar we are on call for you 24/7. Any answers or information to your questions about your pregnancy and birth are at your fingertips via text/email/phone.
What does a doula DO or NOT do?
Your Doula Does Not:
-Perform clinical tasks
-Give medical advice
-Take your blood pressure
-Perform fetal heart checks or vaginal exams.
-Make decisions for you.
-Speak to the staff on your behalf.
Your Doula Will:
– Work with and for you and your partner.
– Support the decisions of you and your partner within the limits of your doula’s expertise.
– Articulate and explain all of the available options and birth plan choices during the prenatal visits and birth plan sessions
– Remain with the mother once active labor has begun or earlier as requested by the mother.
– Be on call 24 hours a day starting immediately once contract is signed and retainer received preventing availability to accept other clients within two weeks before and after the guess date.
– Send a backup doula if she cannot attend.
– Help you get the information you need to make an informed decision.
– Strive to create a calm and peaceful environment within the circumstances allowed by the location
– Stay with the mother until at least 1 hour after the birth of the baby.
-Remind you during labor of positions to possibly reduce discomfort and length of labor and use other forms of comfort measures like massage, rebozo techniques, counter pressure and acupressure.
– Discuss your concerns with you and suggest options, as well as encourage you to voice your opinions, questions and concerns to the staff.
What do you get when you hire one of our doulas?
It depends on the package you choose!
On Call Doula Package: $600
With this package, your doula will provide one initial two-hour consultation meeting to meet with you and your partner to see if she is a good fit for you. There is no prenatal or postpartum visit included in this package. Your doula will be on-call 24/7 from the moment you sign the contract and pay the retainer. She will travel to you once active labor is confirmed via phone call and she will stay with you for the duration of your birth for continuous physical and emotional support. Your doula will attune herself to you during your birthing to read and meet your needs. Your doula will play any role necessary during your birthing, she can work as a team with your birth partner, guide/coach your birth partner if it is needed, and even be your main support during your birthing if necessary. She will stay with you for two hours after you give birth to help establish breastfeeding, help in every way possible or until she is no longer needed.
Basic Doula Package: $1200
This package includes two prenatal visits, two hours of support immediately after giving birth at the hospital/birth center/home and a two-hour home postpartum visit. Your doula will be on-call 24/7 from the moment you sign the contract and pay the retainer. She will travel to you the moment you feel you need her and she will stay with you for the duration of your birth for continuous physical and emotional support. Your doula will attune herself to you during your birthing to read and meet your needs. Your doula will play any role necessary during your birthing, working as a team with your birth partner, guide/coach your birth partner if it is needed, and even be your main support during your birthing. She stays with you for two hours after you give birth to help establish breastfeeding, help in every way possible or until she is no longer needed.
Deluxe Doula Package: $1725
This package includes everything that falls under the Basic Birth Doula Services Package, but in addition, it includes 15 postpartum hours instead of only 2 postpartum hours. Postpartum hours are a minimum of 3-hour work days to be scheduled a minimum of one week in advance to guarantee availability. Placenta Encapsulation is included in this package together with a Baby Steps Intuitive Birth Weekend Workshop Child Birth Education Class. This package is a total discounted bundle amount of $1725. Any additional hours are $25 per hour for postpartum work. Over-night hours are available for the same price. Your Doula is on-call 24/7 at the signing of the contract and after receiving the retainer.
Premier Doula Package: $2600
This package includes everything in the Basic Doula Services Package, but in addition, it includes 15 postpartum hours, placenta encapsulation, Baby Steps Intuitive Birth Weekend Workshop (this is a two-day class) and Professional Birth Photography with USB or CD included. This is our most inclusive and discounted package totaling to $2600. Your Doula is on-call 24/7 at the signing of the contract and after receiving the retainer. (Travel fees may apply).
Want to give doula services as a gift? Give a Birth Plus Gift Card!