virtual doula sessions

Doulas are for every family, & every type of birth. Whether you are in my area or somewhere else in the world, I'd love to walk alongside you and help you prepare for your pregnancy, birth, & postpartum journey.

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PERSONAL RECOMMENDATION PLAN

2 hours, $150

No matter your current level of preparation, we dive in together to assess what your current strengths & needs may be. Prior to our meeting, I will send detailed intake forms to get to know you more uniquely and will make notes to discuss in our meeting. This is an opportunity for you to ask me anything!
Together we will:

  • go over your intake forms

  • talk about childbirth education, body balancing, breathing, & mindfulness practices

  • chat about your preferences & questions about a care plan for your birth & infant

  • briefly review comfort measures & what to have on hand

  • talk together about partner support resources

 

After our meeting, I will review my notes and send a follow-up email including my personal recommendations for your birth preparation.

BIRTH & INFANT CARE PREFERENCES

1 hour, $75

The term "birth plan" gets a bad rep, and true enough, there is no real way to lay out a "plan" for birth.
BUT, conversations surrounding your preferences for you and your baby's care is always important.
Together we will:

  • chat about your options

  • note which elements are most important to you

  • I'll give you evidence in order to make your best informed decision

  • create a birth & infant care plan sheet to share with your birth team

  • talk together about how to advocate for your wishes & navigate choices presented

PARTNER SUPPORT

1 hour, $75

Whether you plan to have your partner, friend, and/or family member(s) present at your birth, this session helps your support squad understand more about how to serve you with confidence in your birth.
Together we will cover:

  • how to set up your birth environment that facilitates a more comfortable experience

  • the do's and don'ts of a support person

  • ways in which to identify your needs & attend to them effectively

  • comfort measures & labor tools

  • what different stages of labor look like & reminder to give for each

  • how to advocate & help navigate any options that arise

*Partner support printables included.

COMFORT MEASURES & TOOLS

1 hour, $75

Not quite sure how to cope with the intensity of labor? Or have you seen recommended tools but aren't sure how to use them? Let's check it out in detail!
In this session we talk about:

  • comfort measures for pregnancy

  • preparing to cope with discomfort in every type of birth (medicated and unmedicated)

  • how to set your space to support physiological birth using the 5 senses

  • recommendations of what to do in each stage of labor

  • tools that may be helpful to you, where to get them, & how and when to utilize them

  • what to pack/gather for a hospital or home birth

  • ways to encourage spontaneous labor

Following our session, I will email you my personal recommendations for you, as well as where to find items, and an editable hospital bag checklist.

BODY BALANCING & MOVEMENT

1 hour, $75

A moving mama = a moving baby, and preparing your body during pregnancy not only help get your body ready for birth, but can help you have a more comfortable pregnancy & recovery as well. Every body is different, and through Q&A, we will pinpoint which activities may be right for you and which to avoid in your pregnancy and birth.
In this session we cover:

  • the benefits of  body balancing

  • when to start & how often

  • mindful maternal positioning in everyday life

  • professionals who can help with body balancing

  • Spinning Babies

  • The Miles Circuit

  • how to use a birth ball & a peanut ball

  • how to move in labor with or without an epidural

  • how to help balance the body to help with labor progress

 

Following our session, I will email you my personal recommendations for you, and links to resources.

BREATHING & MINDFULNESS

1 hour, $75

Two of the greatest skills we can take into any type of birth is the ability to breathe effectively & keep a steady mind. Practicing breathing & mindfulness not only sets you up for a better birth, but a better pregnancy & recovery as well.
In this session we cover:

  • the benefits of intentional breathing

  • different breathing method options & which is right for you

  • how to practice in pregnancy

  • how these practices affect your birth

  • visualization

  • tension release

  • how your thoughts affect your experience and how to reframe them

  • apps and resources that may be helpful to you

Following our session, I will email you my personal recommendations for you, and links to resources.

POSTPARTUM PLANNING

1 hour, $75

Sometimes we focus so much on our birth that planning for the postpartum period goes by the wayside. This session helps you create an intentional guide for navigating your fourth trimester in confidence, allowing you to rest and recover well.
In this session we cover:

  • what is a postpartum care plan & what to include

  • items to have on hand for your birth day & recovery period

  • items insurance may cover

  • postpartum nutrition

  • practical ways to care for yourself

  • identifying perinatal mood & anxiety disorders

 

Following our session, I will email you a postpartum care plan worksheet.

FULL PRENATAL - POSTPARTUM SUPPORT

$750

If a la carte services aren't what you are looking for and you need a doula available to you throughout pregnancy & postpartum, this is a great package option for you! This includes:

  • Three in-person (or virtual) prenatal visits (1-1.5 hours each)

  1. Get to know one another and review intake forms

  2. Instruction on body balancing & mindfulness techniques

  3. Review birth plan, comfort measures, partner support, postpartum plan, & last weeks prep

  • Exploration of birth goals and wishes & birth plan building 

  • Digital handouts with live links for body balancing, mindfulness, childbirth education, & nutrition

  • Hospital bag checklist

  • Postpartum planning

  • Access to up-to-date research

  • Extensive referral resources

  • Access to personal lending library, community resource list, & Bloom Alabama Doula Collective benefits (local to Birmingham, Alabama)

  • Unlimited phone & email support through the duration of the contract period (through 6 weeks postpartum) 

  • Online portal for scheduling and communication

*A portion of all investments goes towards supporting mothers and families in our community, local missions, and/or overseas missions.