Birth Fee: $800 to $1275
Fee Details: Basic doula package: As your birth doula I will meet with you 1 to 2 times as needed before the birth, after the initial interview. I will be on call for the 2 weeks before your due date until you have your baby. I will come to your home or labor place when you go into labor and would like me to be there. I will stay throughout your whole labor unless it is very prolonged then we may discuss the option of a back-up doula to help. I will stay for up to 2 hours after birth or until the mother is settled, cleaned up, fed and baby is nursing. I will call 1 to 2 days after the birth to check in and see how the mother is doing. I will visit at least 1 time 2-4 weeks after birth to check on the family. 1-75 min prenatal massage in my office. Doula clients who sign paper work and pay the deposit fee will get $5 off every prenatal massage after the 1st one. Other packages include massage services or education services.
Birth Doula Experience: 4 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
I had had a c-section for my 3rd child and it was a terrible experience for me, so I was terrified when I found out I was pregnant again with my 4th after only 6 months. Mindy helped talk me through my fears throughout my pregnancy and gave me the assurance I needed. I wanted a VBAC but I was considered high risk. I found a Dr. willing to do it and Mindy was very supportive. She was there when I went into the hospital to deliver and helped my husband and me through my contractions. (This was his first vaginal birth, so he did not know what to expect.) I knew I wanted an epidural but I also wanted to wait as long as I could. Mindy helped me get into positions to help with the pain, massaged my lower back and shoulders, use the exercise ball, and talked my husband through the things he could do to help. Finally after 8cm dialated I got the epidual. She was always very supportive of my needs and wants and how I wanted the birth to go. I was able to successfully have a VBAC and Mindy stayed until my husband and I were ready to do it on our own. It was a great experience having Mindy there!
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