Services & Rates

Childbirth Education

Private In-home Childbirth Education Series:

$250

Childbirth education is a must wherever you plan to give birth. Plans change and you should know all your options well in advance so you can make the best choice for you and your baby throughout your pregnancy and during your birth. There are many different methods and options available. Most classes are held in groups from 6-25+ expecting couples and are taught using a variety of techniques. Group classes are offered through most hospitals and birthing centers and in many other locations throughout the community. If you would like something more personalized, private childbirth education may be a good option for you. I teach classes to families in the comfort and privacy of their home. I bring the curriculum and supplies to you! These classes are taught in 4 two (2) hour sessions.

Private childbirth education might be right for you if:

  • You would feel more comfortable learning and asking questions about pregnancy and childbirth with only a teacher and your partner present
  • You or your partner have nontraditional work schedules that don’t allow you to attend a regularly scheduled class
  • You are past 35 weeks in your pregnancy and need to complete your childbirth education quickly (we can meet every evening for a week and have you up to speed and ready for your birth)
  • You are planning a caesarean section and would like a class tailored to the options available for a surgical birth
  • You have taken a childbirth class before and want to brush up and what you know
  • You are a survivor of abuse or have another unique situation that would warrant extra privacy and sensitivity
  • You are already familiar with the basics of pregnancy and birth and would like a class that gets past the fluff

A la Carte & Add-on Services

Private Childbirth Education

$30/hr

Additional or abbreviated sessions. 2-hour minimum.

Birth Doula Services

Birth Doula Support Package

$900

Having the support of a doula during your pregnancy and birth is invaluable. As a birth doula I provide the following:

  • 24/7 availability from the time you hire me for questions or concerns. Often prenatal visits are short and you are left with lots of questions. I am available to answer them! I can talk you through your options and send you any additional resources or information as needed. I am also available for any concerns that arise during your pregnancy. It’s often hard to know what warrants a call to your provider or even a drive right to the hospital. I am available at all times once I’m hired to help you know what is normal and what might warrant that call or trip.
  • Use of a lending library of books and DVD’s on pregnancy and birth
  • 1 prenatal home visits to talk about your birth plan, your wishes and preferences and to discuss about how I can best support you
  • Labor support at your home while in early labor, help packing, preparing and transferring to your birth location when it’s time (if you’re not planning to deliver at home)
  • Uninterrupted support for your entire labor and birth
  • 1-3 hours of support immediately postpartum to help you establish breastfeeding, get cleaned up and comfortable, fed and settled in to enjoy your new baby
  • 1 postpartum home visit to talk about and process the birth, provide additional breastfeeding support and any additional education or resources you may need

Add-on Services

Additional Prenatal visit

$50

Informal visits with no set time length, usually around two hours

Additional Prostpartum visit

$50

Informal visits with no set time length, usually around two hours

Postpartum Services

Basic Postpartum Support Package

$500

The first days and weeks with a new baby are emotional and challenging. Don’t go it alone! Skilled support can make all the difference in how you heal physically and emotionally and bond with your new baby. A basic postpartum support package includes the following:

  • 24/7 availability for the days and weeks immediately following birth for any questions or concerns. Many women have questions about their recovery or care for their new baby, but most don’t warrant a call to your provider and trying to find answers online can leave many tired new moms in tears! Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you have a skilled professional just a phone call away?
  • Use of a lending library of books and DVD’s on newborn care, feeding and sleep
  • 5 four (4) hour in-home visits (usually every other day starting on day 4 after birth) During these visits I can help with any of the following:
    • Healing from and processing your birth. Birth rarely goes exactly to plan and having a nonjudgmental and professional to debrief with can help you to understand and heal
    • Basic breastfeeding techniques, tips, and tricks, and referrals for any significant complications
    • Evidence based information on newborn care including feeding, and sleep
    • Light housekeeping including dishes and laundry
    • Care for other children so mom and new baby can rest and bond

Add-on Services

Additional Postpartum visit

$30/hr

Additional Postpartum doula visit, 2-hour minimum

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Newborn Care Services

Overnight Newborn Care Package

$2500

Sleep is something most new parents desperately need and almost never get! What if you had a professional come to your home for 10 hours each night for the first TWO WEEKS following birth so you could be well rested, able to heal from birth and be able to adjust more easily to the demands of parenthood? I have extensive experience caring for newborn babies and am well-versed in each of the aspects necessary to feed, diaper, clothe and care for brand new babies. I also provides parent education and resources to help parents learn how to properly care for their new baby. The overnight care package includes the following:

  • 24/7 availability for the days and weeks immediately following birth for any questions or concerns. Many families have questions or concerns about the care of their new baby, but most don’t warrant a call to your pediatrician and trying to find answers online can leave many tired new moms in tears! Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you have a skilled professional just a phone call away?
  • 1 prenatal visit to get to know you and your growing family. Learn the layout of your home and talk with you about your wishes and preferences for the care of your newborn.
  • Use of a lending library of books and DVD’s on newborn care, feeding and sleep
  • 10 hours of care per night (usually 9pm-7am) for the first two weeks (14 days) following birth. During these nighttime shifts I can provide all or most of the care for your newborn so you can get some sleep. If you are breastfeeding I will bring your baby to you in bed each time they need to eat, help you to latch them and take them away again when they are through. If you are bottle feeding I will prepare bottles and feed them each time they are hungry.
  • I will also do the following during my shifts each night:
    • Be responsible for feeding, burping, changing and soothing your newborn while you get a full night’s rest
    • Provide help with basic breastfeeding techniques, tips, and tricks, and referrals for any significant complications
    • Provide Evidenced based information on newborn care including feeding, and sleep
    • Help bathe your newborn
    • Prepare and sterilize bottles
    • Do your baby’s laundry and help you maintain a neat and tidy nursery
    • keep logs of your baby’s habits, including eating, sleeping, peeing and pooping

A la Carte Overnight Newborn Care

$20/hr

Additional Overnight Newborn Care. 2-hour minimum, and 10 hour maximum.