Birth Doula Services

Throughout time, in almost every culture, women have been cared for by women during labor. Studies* have shown that women who are supported emotionally during their labors by doulas are:

  • 28% less likely to give birth by cesarean section
  • 31% less likely to use synthetic oxytocin to speed up labor.
  • 9% less likely to use anesthesia
  • 34% less likely to rate their birth experience as negative

The role of the birth doula is to provide emotional support to the laboring woman and her partner, so the laboring woman is more likely to achieve the birth she desires. Package prices range is $1400.00-$1600.00.

Labor Doula Services Include:

  • one or two prenatal home visits
  • prenatal phone consultations
  • labor support during active labor, at home and the birthplace
  • one hour immediately after baby’s birth
  • one week postpartum visit

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Postpartum Doula Services

New mothers face many challenges; getting to know their babies, learning how to breastfeed, adjusting to their new role and learning to balance the needs of everyone in the new family. There is “evidence suggesting that quality support can ease the transition that comes with the addition of a baby to the family. By educating; attending to the needs of the parents, newborn and children; and by offering quality referral information, the postpartum doula can ease and enhance the postpartum experience. Every family can benefit from the support and encouragement offered by a doula during the fourth trimester”.* Postpartum doula services are priced at an hourly rate of $35 to $45 an hour.
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Lactation Counseling

A Certified Lactation Counselor is a health care professional that provides evidence-based information and non-judgmental support to breastfeeding women who are having difficulty with some aspect of breastfeeding.

Consider a one-on- one consultation if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Latching difficulties
  • Breast/nipple pain or injury
  • Low milk production
  • Baby weight gain difficulties

Laura provides in home consultations so she can see how you and your baby breastfeed together and can provide recommendations for correcting or improving latch, positioning ,and provide information on supplementation and weaning.