Birth Doula

Birth Doula

Prenatal
Free initial consultation (30 min-1 hour long)
2-3 In-person Prenatal Visits (1.5-2 hours long) to get to know know one another, discuss what to expect and how to make choices during birth, demonstrations and practice for different comfort techniques that can be used in labor, preparation and planning for once baby arrives
Unlimited Phone, Email & Text Support during office hours
Birth preference writing assistance to help you consider the details of your hopes and wishes for your birth experiences
Birth education and discussions to compliment your birth preparation course
De-briefing previous births to support a process that welcomes this new experience
Access to my lending library of books and other resources to compliment your education on all things pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period

Labor
On-call commitment from 38 weeks to ensure I will be available and within appropriate distances from you to support you for your birth
Early labor support via phone at any time of day
Provide continuous support throughout labor and birth
Physical support with comfort measures, massage and position changes as needed
Emotional support and guidance when needed
Support you in negotiating your birth preferences with hospital staff (English/German)
Support in maintaining a calm and peaceful birth environment to welcome baby into the world
If desired, light photography of your labor and birth
Initial breastfeeding and latch assistance

Postpartum
1 Postpartum Visit (1.5-2 hours) to:
Hold space for your birth experience
Check on breastfeeding if desired
Assist in setting up your fourth trimester support including meal trains and referrals to berlin birth practitioners to aid you in this time.
Phone, Email & Text Support up to 4 weeks postpartum during office hours

Labor and Postpartum Doula support packages can be tailored to your specific needs. Get in touch with questions about packages and how we can best support you.