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Only with trust, faith, and support can the woman allow the birth experience to enlighten and empower her.-Claudia Lowe
Only with trust, faith, and support can the woman allow the birth experience to enlighten and empower her.-Claudia Lowe

In today's technological world it is easy to forget how to nurture a laboring woman.  We know birth gives the deepest, most intense physical sensations and the widest range of emotions experienced in a day!  We also know that a woman will remember her birth vividly, poignantly and accurately and the care a woman receives has more impact than the physical events of labor.  This places her support person in a difficult and stressful role as someone who is responsible for understanding these sensations and emotions, knowing the intricacies of birth, comfort measures, which labor positions to use, pushing positions all while communicating with healthcare providers and being a memory keeper -- a tough job for anyone not fully trained!  This is where hiring a doula is invaluable!

The Cochran Review found 23 trials involving 15,061 women that demonstrated those who had continuous labor support were more likely to give birth spontaneously without forceps, vaccum or cesarean, to have a satisfying experience and to have a slightly shorter labor.  They were less likely have pain medicine or have a baby with a low 5 minue APGAR.  No adverse effects were identified.  They concluded that all women should have continuous support during labor.  Continuous support from a person who is present solely to provide support, is not a member of the woman's social circle, is experienced in providing labor support and has at least a modest amount of training, appears to be most beneficial.  

 
A Doula
 
...recognizes birth as a key life experience that the mother will carry in her heart all her life.

...understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor.

...assists the woman and her partner in preparing and carrying out their vision for birth.

...stays by the side of the laboring woman throughout the entire labor.

...provides emotional support, physical comfort measures, and objective viewpoint and assistance to the woman in getting the information she needs to make the best decisions for her and her family.

...facilitates communication between mom, her parner and clinical care providers.

...perceives her role as one who nurtures and protects the woman's memory of her birth experience.


Birth Doula Packages

***Please note that I am scent sensitive and cannot be around aromatherapy/diffusers***


Comprehensive Doula Package #1
(Includes private childbirth class)

Free initial consultation
Private, in home childbirth class credit ($150) from Birthing Beyond, LLC

Unlimited phone/email support both pre & postnatally
24 hour on-call support +/- 2 weeks of your due date
Continuous physical and emotional support during labor
 1-2 hours initial postpartum support
Initial breastfeeding support
$25 off any lactation package from Birthing Beyond, LLC
Photos (Black & White) taken of baby and family during the first hour and burned to a CD for your personal use
Written timeline of your birth
First year calendar
Postpartum Visit


The Complete Doula Package #1 has an all-inclusive fee of $675. ($650 if paid before baby)  It provides an opportunity for a personalized childbirth class in your home at your convenience.  This allows me to become a familiar face and to get to know you and your vision for bringing your baby into the world.  Perfect for new parents with busy schedules.

Comprehensive Doula Package #2
(Without private childbirth class)


Free initial consultation
Prenatal visit

Unlimited phone/email support pre & postnatally
24 hour on-call support +/- 2 weeks of your due date
Continuous physical and emotional support during labor
 1-2 hours initial postpartum support
Initial breastfeeding support
$25 off any lactation package from Birthing Beyond, LLC
Photos (Black & White) taken of baby and family during the first hour and burned to a CD for your personal use

Written timeline of your birth
First year calendar
Postpartum visit

The Basic Doula package #2 has an all-inclusive fee of $600. ($575 if paid before baby) This is perfect for those who have previously completed a childbirth class and are looking for doula services that provide support for the entire family not only through labor but prenataly and postpartum as well.


Comprehensive Doula Package #3
(For repeat clients only)


Prenatal visit to review last labor(s) and focus on this birth
Phone/email support pre & postnatally
24 hour on-call support +/- 2 weeks of your due date
Continuous physical and emotional support during labor
 1-2 hours initial postpartum support
Initial breastfeeding support
$25 off any lactation package from Birthing Beyond, LLC
Photos (Black & White) taken of baby and family during the first hour and burned to a CD for your personal use

Written account of your birth
First year calendar
Postpartum visit


Doula Package #3 for repeat clients has an 
all inclusive fee of $400. ($375 if paid before baby)


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 non-refundable $225 retainer is due with the signed contracts
(
Doula Contract * Health History Form * Release of Liability)
to secure doula services. The remaining amount is payable anytime thereafter up until postpartum visit.   A $25 discount is applied if payment is received prior to baby's arrival.  
 
Payment plans/bartering are available-Just Ask!  I am flexible.  

Payment accepted by cash, check or credit card for your convenience.

Birth Doula Packages

 

 

Having a doula is one of the best investments you can make in creating a satisfying birth experience. Thank you for sharing your birthday with me!


Vanessa Flood * 913.485.0298 * birthingbeyond@yahoo.com

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