Please feel free to contact me to set up a free 60 minute in person consultation. We will get to know each other a little bit and see if we would be a good fit for the birth you are wanting.
Phone & Email Support
Available from when you hire me and sign the contract until a few weeks after the birth of your baby. I am here to help and support you with as much information you want/need to make a decision that is best for you. No question is a dumb question.
1-2 Prenatal Visits
One or two visits based on your needs and where at in pregnancy you hire me. These visits can last up to 2 hours. We will talk about what kind of birth you want and make a plan to help achieve your birth goals. We will work on strageties to help you reach your goals.
I have been a Medical Assistant for about 10 years in Family practice. Currently I work with a Midwife. I have completed the DONA approved Birth Doula workshop March 2019.
As a Doula, I Do Not:
I will be on call for you from 38 weeks until your baby is born. You and your partner will have continious support from me during your labor. I am able to take pictures as well during your labor if you wish at no extra charge. I will be with you for 1-2 hours immediate postpartum. This is to help with breastfeeding/bottle feeding support and other needs you have at this time.
I will work with local doulas that have similar training as me and try to make sure you have a backup doula in case for some unforseen circumstance I would be unable to attend your birth.
Postpartum follow-up visit
We will meet one time in the days-weeks following your birth. We discuss your birth and I am there with you for whatever you need for 1-2 hours, whether that is just so you can take a break, breastfeeding support, support with household things, help with your other children (pets). We will discuss this during the Prenatal visits what works best for you. We will not schedule this until after your birth so it is at a convenient time for you.
Perform any clinical tasks
Such as a blood pressure checks, vaginal exams, fetal heart checks, etc. I am there to provide physical comfort, emotional support and advocacy.
Make decisions for you
I will help you get information so you can make an informed decision that is best for you. I will also remind you if you depart from your Birth Plan.
Speak to the staff on your behalf
I will not speak to staff on your behalf especially where decisions are being made. I will discuss your concerns with you and your partner and discuss options. But you or your partner will speak to clinical staff on your behalf.
Cost of services
The cost of my services is $600. I am only able take a limited number of clients per month so please inquire early so we can meet for a consultation.
I am willing to travel about 50 miles around Reedsburg. That includes Reedsburg, Baraboo, Sauk, Portage, Mauston, Adams Friendship, Richland Center, and Madison areas. Please contact me if you are outside these areas as well as I may be able to make it work for you.
Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience
You are the decision maker, I am there to help support you and make sure you have plenty of information to make sure you make a decision that is best for you. My beliefs are my own and not to be put onto you for your birth.