birth support

  • Available 24 hours for on-call support from two weeks before through two weeks after your estimated birth date. 
  • Support through various childbirth education methods and comfort measures, I will meet with you when you are in labor and help you know the right time to make important decisions.

Postpartum  Care

  • As your Postpartum Doula I can help you put systems in place that support your parenting philosophies on feeding, sleeping, nurturing and more.
  • I will support you on your breastfeeding journey whether it is exclusive or combination feeding that resonates best for you.
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partner  consultation

  • During this exclusive consultation I offer the birthing woman's partner suggestions on how to support their partner during the childbearing year. Together we will work through questions they may have, thoughts you're working through, struggles you may be having and receive professional suggestions and support, encouragement and resources.

"My oh my yes! Jess was wonderful! The most beneficial aspect of having Jess was having someone who's been there before, who knows what birth is like, who has seen many other women give birth, and who offered amazing assistance in encouraging us and working with us through a natural labor. Labor is work--that's why they call it labor! And having Jess made that work easier."  - Amanda N.

Birth Support

Birth Doula Package - $700

Initial free consultation for a chance to meet in person, answer any questions you may have with no obligation. 

Two prenatal meeting to discuss your hopes for your birth, any thoughts or concerns you may have, develop a birth plan, talk through comfort measures and together get to know one another better and process ways in which we can best work together.

Helpful and dependable e-mail, text and phone support to discuss any questions or concerns up through two weeks postpartum.

Access to a lending library that overflows with literature about all things pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting.

Community referrals and resources to assist you or your partner in pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and newborn care.

Continuous labor support in your home, hospital, birth center. Often support given includes:

  • Suggesting different positions & techniques to help ease discomfort and encourage labor progression.
  • Offering evidence-based information to help you understand the natural process of labor and birth and assist in making the best decisions for your family.
  • Offering encouragement and affirmations.
  • Helping facilitate healthy communication between you and your care providers.
  • Allowing your partner time to rest if desired.
  • Postpartum support for generally one to two hours after your little one is born.

Two postpartum visits in your home to reflect upon your birth, welcome the tinniest, and assist with any concerns you may have.  

A typed birth timeline that details the events of your labor and birth of your child.

"Thank you for being present immediately upon request. You were very in tune and helpful, from picking up our bags to back massages and being intimately attached to the experience without being overwhelming." - Jessica N.

Rates & Payment options

  • Payment plans available.
  • Total balance due by 37 weeks.
  • Gift certificates available.
"Jessica was amazing and a great help, both to me and the family." - Connie Perkins (Midwife)

Doulas make a difference

Studies have shown that women who give birth with the support of a doula experience:

  • Decreased anxiety and depression
  • Increased confidence in their role as a mother
  • Increased satisfaction with their partner
  • 50% reduction in the cesarean rate
  • 25% shorter labor
  • 60% reduction in epidural requests40% reduction in oxytocin (pitocin) use and forcep delivery
  • Improved breastfeeding experience and success
  • Decreased postpartum depression
  • A more positive memory of their birth experience

Source: Klaus, Klaus, and Kennell. Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth. 1992.

Postpartum Care

My hope is to encourage and support you and your family as you make the transition into nurturing your little one with peace and gentle guidance. To help model and bring perspective to the common struggles of the immediate postpartum season. To bring moments of delight to light, confusion to wonder, loneliness into celebration.

In addition to helping support your family with a customized postpartum care plan I offer support that include:

  • Caring for the Mother during her recovery from birth
  • Assessment, referrals, and support for postnatal mood & anxiety concerns
  • Support & education with newborn care
  • Assisting with household chores                                                    
  • Sibling Care
  • Delivering breastfeeding or bottle feeding support & education
  • On-Call Support
"Just listening and acknowledging the beauty and difficulty of caring for a newborn was the most valuable support you offered during the postpartum season." - Amanda N.

Support is provided at $25 an hour, with a minimum of 3 hours during the day and/or 8 hours during the night. 

It would be an honor to walk alongside you and your family during this most beautiful season of transitions and new life, changing routines and adjusting expectations, gentle touches and tender moments. 

"You absolutely met our expectations. We felt very comfortable, prepared as best as we could be and calm during the birth. You helped to keep us both focused and engaged in the beauty of bringing a new life into this world. The many articles you offered that pertained to the many questions we had. Those were extremely helpful. You went above and beyond the call and our expectations."                    - Jessica & Stephen N.

Partner Consultation

Thanks so very much for everything you have done for our family. Robin, Mary and I thank you for all of many ways you have helped us in bringing Leo into our home. The food, the support, and the expertise were so welcomed and the picture documentation is so amazing. Thank You!  - Matt H.
The awe with which you looked into Amanda’s eyes, saw her and remained with her in those beautiful but difficult moments will be a part of my memories of my experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life.” - Josh D.

When Yael, my oldest daughter, was born it was more than evident to both Jake & I that he too needed support, encouragement, and resources just as much as I in our new season of parenthood. Sadly, the availability of such was, and still is, extremely rare and difficult to come by.

Over the last year and a half many clients and their partners have continually expressed a need for time to discuss tips and suggestions of ways in which the support partner can guide, encourage, and be fully present with the birthing mom, not only through the birth itself but in the immediate postpartum season as well.                                                                

Therefore, I am now offering one hour partner consultations for $30. These one hour sessions will provide the following:

  • Time for the partner to come work through questions he/she wants to process through, thoughts he/she is working through, and struggles he/she is having.
  • Receive professional suggestions and support, encouragement and resources as to how to be more fully present during the birth of their partner.
  • Obtain professional recommendations on how to best support their partner as she feeds their newest family member.
  • Provide educational resources on a variety of topics related to pregnancy, newborn care, and caring for the recovering mother.

Really, this specialized consultation is a win win for the entire family. The more that partners are educated and offered accessible ways in which he/she can better support their partner, the better the dynamics during birth, the more intentional he/she can be in the often trying postpartum season and overall, the more supported the entire family can feel.

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