SERVICES & FEES
the DOULA LAINE birth package
2 prenatal visits
Unlimited phone and email support
On-call 24 hours, 2 weeks prior to estimated due date, until your baby's birth
Continuous support during labor, delivery and immediate postpartum support
Photography taken during the labor and birth (if desired)
1 Postpartum visit
2 Prenatal Visits
As a birth doula, I come to your home for two prenatal visits so that I can give you my undivided attention and allow us time to build a solid birth plan that reflects what is most important to you. You can ask any questions that you might have about prenatal issues and what to expect in labor and delivery. If desired, I can offer resources from a full list of tried and true resources in the Austin Texas community for any needs you have. These visits typically take roughly 2 hours each.
We will go over various comfort techniques that I might suggest to help ease your labor and make a plan for the ways that you feel I can best assist you and your partner.
Phone & Email Support
All of my clients have unlimited 24/hr phone and texting support from 38 weeks on. The moment the contract is signed, I am here for you. I restrict myself to no more than one client due per month so that I can prioritize you and your family.
The beauty of a Doula is that you get continuous care throughout your labor and delivery which means that I won't be leaving you to go and check on my other patients in the next room or be unable to assist you with questions or concerns due to my other duties since my duty is to you and your family. See the Birth Doulas page on my site to see a full list of all the ways I will be able to assist you in Labor.
If desired, I can take photos for you of the labor as well as the birth of your baby and in the immediate postpartum period.
My clients have always really appreciated having these photos to take with them beyond the birthing experience for memories that will last a lifetime.
Baby’s first feeding Support
Skin to skin contact immediately after birth is so important to establish healthy breastfeeding and bond between mother and child. I am trained in basic breastfeeding assistance to be able to help you and your new baby immediately postpartum, establish a latch and assess your individual needs to give you the best opportunity for breastfeeding success.
Postpartum follow-up visit
Whenever it is most convienent, (often within a week or two after birth), we will set up a time for me to come to your home to check in on you and your family. It will give us an opportunity assimilate the details of the birth as well as address any postpartum or infant care questions or needs you might have moving forward. I'm not currently offering Postpartum Doula Care but if you are need of it, please reach out and I can help you to find someone to help support your postpartum needs.
As a birth doula, I understand the need for a healthy birthing environment. The whole birth team must work collectively to create the best possible birthing space for mama and baby. I promise to uphold your dignity and voice, to never over-step my place and work to help you to understand all your options.