Birth Fee: $300 to $800
Fee Details: I charge on a sliding scale of $800-$300, but am willing to accept other offers or barter for those who can't afford that. I want to work with you! My fee includes at least one prenatal visit, my support through the entirety of your active labor wherever that takes place, and one postpartum check-in.
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 6 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Z (Jeanne) was great! She was a support to me, of course, open and encouraging for a 37 hour labor that didn't turn out as I'd hoped but she was also a wonderful support for my husband. I wanted a crunchy granola all natural water birth I ended up with every medical intervention in the book including c-section. She really helped me embrace and be at peace with the decisions I had to make in the moment for the health of me and my little one. I'm still processing, but I can't even imagine where I'd be mentally and emotionally if I hadn't had her level headed and loving presence there for me and my husband to lean on. Thank you Z.... You were there for the long haul, and I appreciate you more then you will ever know ??
Jeanne was fantastic! I was induced twice for my baby's birth and Jeanne came for both inductions and helped create the space for us to make choices that we needed to without extra pressure from the medical staff. As a nervous set of first time parents, she helped my spouse and I when we were having nervous feelings and helped guide us through our difficult first induction through our sucessful second induction. She communicated with us frequently and very clearly as well as helped us maintain our boundaries with people who were not expected members of our labor and delivery team. She was non-judgemental when we chose to have an epidural, which made owning our birthing choices much easier. She was friendly with the medical staff but firm enough that she helped me have more backbone when we chose to stop our first induction. She even helped the nurses physically support my body while I was in the pushing stages. I have told everyone I know (even if they aren't having their first baby) to get a doula and try Jeanne--so very helpful.
My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with Jeanne. She was referred to us by another Doula because we had a strict budget and could not afford much. We liked her instantly when she met us with a huge smile and easy going personality - We knew right away that she was the doula for us. She was enthusiastic and positive and so knowledgable - giving us recommendations that proved to change my pregnancy and birth experience for the better but never seeming judgy. Unfortunately my labor was incredibly fast so we didn't get the chance to do all the excercises and techniques we'd talked about and planned for... but she was there for the best part (the baby!) and I was grateful for her help all along the way.
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