$800 to $900
4 years and 79 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I have had three home births myself
Hello! My name is Ginger Lea Armstrong and I am trained to be birth doula through DONA International. I have been supporting families through pregnancy, labor and birth since 2016 through the Hearts and Hands Doula Program at UCSD. I am so excited to come alongside families in this exciting time in their life.
Birth services start with an informal consultation where we discuss what your goals are for your pregnancy and birth, as well as what your expectations are of your doula. From there, we book in an additional prenatal appointment (approximately 1.5 hours) to work on birth planning, postpartum plans, and ensure you are constantly supported. Starting at 37 weeks gestation, I am on call for you 24 hours a day by phone, email and text. Once labor begins, I am by your side throughout the duration and including a few hours after birth to assist with any postpartum needs, breastfeeding and take photographs of your new family. As your doula I will visit you in your home within one week of birth (or discharge from the hospital). I will bring a small self-care related gift for mom and talk to the importance of taking care of yourself, so that you can feel refreshed and empowered to take care of your new family.
Lakeside, CA Service range 80 miles
Ginger truly went above and beyond on our birthing journey and deserves our highest possible recommendation! Ginger takes a highly personalized, compassionate approach to her work, which helped us feel empowered and prepared for labor and all its contingencies. She even offered to be my partner at birthing class when my husband was away for work. When our daughter decided to make her debut 10 days early, we felt calm and ready. Supported by Ginger's capable hands and heart, we had a very special birth experience!
= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-28-2020