standard doula service

Prenatal + Labor Support

Phone & Email Support 

I am available anytime via phone, text or email for questions, concerns, or just to lend a listening ear if you need to vent immediately after signing the contract.

Evidence-Based Information 

I have spent extensive time studying and researching so I can guide you to make decisions based on evidenced-based information. I also have a personal library of birth, labor, and parenting books available to borrow for my clients.

2 Prenatal Visits 

Two 1-hour prenatal visits in person or virtual. During these meetings we will: go over physiological birth and stages of labor, practice labor positions, learn pain coping techniques, learn and prepare for postpartum, make birth affirmations, and complete the birth plan, including a discussion of options, going over patient rights, and having a plan in the event of an emergency.

Labor Support

I'll be on call from 37 weeks on and will arrive promptly once you call (. To the birth I bring: a rebozo, massage balls, TENS unit, essential oils, cooling towel, honey sticks, combs (for accupressure), heating pads, and all my knowledge. I will stay for 1-2 hours after birth for postpartum and lactation support.

Baby’s First Feeding

Whether you breastfeed or bottle feed, I can help with everything from proper latching to formula preparation. I am a certified Peer Lactation Counselor so I will help support your breastfeeding journey and help you troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

Community Referrals

If you need a chiropractor, pediatrician or support for Postpartum Depression, I have a list of trusted professionals in the community to share with my clients.

$900

Payment plans, sliding scale, bartering available

deluxe doula service

Prenatal + Birth + Postpartum Support

 

This package includes everything in the Standard Service + 10 hours of postpartum support.
 

Postpartum support includes providing emotional support, assisting with basic baby care (like cutting those tiny fingernails!), promoting self-care and "mothering the mother", as well as light housework like laundry, dishes, vacuuming or cooking a meal for the family, caring for older kids or pets, holding baby while mom showers or naps etc. I'm happy to discuss what postpartum support best serves your family.

$1200

Payment plans, sliding scale, bartering available

additional  support

Breastfeeding support


 

In person or virtual breastfeeding support.


As a Peer Lactation Counselor, I can help with latch issues, nursing positions, pumping, and troubleshooting any problems or discomfort that arises.
 

$20/hr

Placenta Encapsulation

Many moms report that consuming their placenta increased their energy, increased their milk supply, decreased their bleeding and improved their iron levels.

Placenta capsules, tinctures and salves available for my birth clients as an add-on service.

$250 for capsules |$20 tincture | $20 salve

Build your own Package


Not seeing what you want? Need more prenatals and less postpartum visits? Want JUST labor support? Need an into to childbirth class? I'm happy to customize a package to fulfill your unique needs!

Support during labor
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Emotional support
  • Encouragement

  • Affirmations

  • Suggestions on labor positions

  • Reminders of breathing techniques

  • Advocate for parents' birth plan

  • Maintain the birth energy

Physical Support
  • Pain coping strategies: hip squeezes, massage, rebozo, TENS unit, acupressure, essential oils, and hydrotherapy

  • Physical support in a labor position or changing positions

  • Offering food and drink

Additional Support
  • Give information on interventions and options

  • Give support people breaks to eat and rest

  • Assist with older siblings and pets

  • Take photos

  • and more!*

*I'm happy to discuss other ways you'd like to be supported

Births I support:

 I attend hospital, birth center, and home births. I support medicated, natural, vbac, unassisted/freebirths and cesarean births in Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
50 mile radius from 60630


Service Area Includes: Chicago, Park Ridge, Niles, Skokie, Evanston, Lincolnwood, Norridge, Harwood Heights, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Schaumburg, Oak Park, Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Naperville, Aurora and more.