What is your philosophy about birth and supporting women and their partners through labor?
We see our role during labor as doing whatever is necessary to help you have as ideal a birth as possible. We will support you in that and do all that we can to help you throughout the experience. We’re happy to help navigate you through medical interventions and pain medication, or advocate for a completely natural birth.
May we meet to discuss our birth plans and the role you will play in supporting me through birth?
We would love to meet with you! A prenatal appointment is online or in person. Clients are welcome to add an a la carte prenatal appointment. Please email us at [email protected] to schedule an appointment. You’re always invited to our free monthly Meet The Birthing Team, as well.
May we call you with questions or concerns before and after the birth?
Absolutely. You can reach the doula on call by phone any time day or night at your private number that will be given to you at the time of securing me. You can email me anytime at ( [email protected] )
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One thing I take pride in sharing is that my family helps out a lot in my business. The packages below are all customized products and / services. That means we are treating you like family from day one! Your request are initiated online but Is handled 100% via voice, message, video, or in person.
Bump Boxes - Get a box each trimester with your essential needs ready to grab and go! You select the budget and we ensure its met and timely delivered to you! $30- $60 per trimester
1st outfit shoes bundle - Get an entire 100% cotton outfit created for your newborn baby. This set includes a coordinating bib, pair of shoes, hat, pacifier strap, and burp towel. $50
Affirmations- Do you believe in the power of words? Did you know that I am a Nondenominational Minister? Let me add a little soul in your ears. Hear, repeat, and believe that your birth story will be full of blessings and breeze. You'll feel like your big sister , mom, a great friend is right there beside you. $20
Affirmations 2- This booklet is filled with affirmations, self blessings,labor/birthing positions and beautiful pictures to help you prepare for labor and delivery. $10
Dad/Sibling T'shirt - This is a very easy way to get everyone excited about the new baby as well announce the arrival $25/shirt.
Belly Casting Kit All you have to do is open the package up, follow the instructions and wrap that belly! $40
Nursing Cover Up - Mama, get ready to wear, nurse, or just comfort your baby in style. This fabric in 100% cotton (Hemp is coming soon) - $25
Postpartum Care 101- There's a saying that you teach people how to treat you by how you treat yourself. Well, even with that being said, the 4th trimester isn't easy to understand. Help them a little. this book/ e-book is PACKED with ways to make the transition into motherhood (or back into it ) as easy as possible. $10 - $15
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You can ask your doula to do anything you can think of to help you, like grabbing your partner a coffee from the cafeteria, changing the CD, or advocating on your behalf to get the anesthesiologist in the room this minute with your epidural, your doula is there for you. -Mrs Jabela
Questions & Answers
What training have you had? Out side of having 9 of my own, assisting in 58 other births I am a Ankh International Certified Doula.
Do you have one or more backup doulas for times when you are not available? May we meet her/them?
I do! I am connected with a Mid wife and 2 other doulas. One of us will always be available, 24/7, every day of the year.
What is your fee, what does it include and what are your refund policies?
We have 2 (two) packages to choose from:
Pregnancy and Labor Package Most used from the first confirmation of pregnancy.
*Initial consultation meeting –
Two prenatal meetings (One can be at a prenatal appointment to meet your caregiver.)
Birth Plan Assistance –
telephone, text, and email support during contact hours (8am-8pm)
24/7 on call within 2 weeks of your estimated due date -
Pictures of labor and birth with my camera as well as yours, if you request it.
Immediate postpartum support of approximately 2-3 hours, or until the baby has nursed successfully and the family is settled –
Labor Package (Most used after the 5th month or with moms with less coaching need)
Birthing Plan Assistance –
CONNECTION- ASAP telephone, text, and email support during contact hours (8am-8pm) 24/7 on call within 2 weeks of your estimated due date -
Pictures of labor and birth* with my camera or yours -optional
Ala Carte package - (Most of these are included in the above packages. This is for non contractual needs)
I can locate resources in your area (If mom is out of town) $50
Provide fun yoga and menu ideas $50
Light housekeeping before /after baby arrives - $40
Well balanced dinner once home. Professional chef, myself or really nice restaurant. ( $10 per adult )
Help you create a birthing plan (shots, placing the baby on you right after birth, who can come in the room,etc.) $25
Nursing Cover Up - $25
1 Dozen of Cassie's Lactation Treats (Vegan treats to help increase the quality and volume of your breast milk) $25
Baby Blessing - FREE
Belly Casting- $80 (more for finishing) / Kit- $40
Baby Equipment rental - $10/ month
Welcome To The World Ceremony ( I am an ordained minister. This is a cultural ceremony) $150
Sliding Scale - Ask us how we can make this work for you. (Sponsors/Referrals accepted)
We offer a lot of perks in addition to just labor assistance, including massage, lending library, and, natural childbirth and baby care.
You can pay your fee on Paypal.com or Money Order.
Please no checks or cash.
Payment plans are available.
Nobody's getting rich doing doula work. But every doula should be able to make a decent living doing what she loves doing. I wish I could offer my services at an even lower rate, but that would require that I make even greater financial sacrifices than I am already making to do this work. I am a self-supporting professional, and my options are to earn a living wage working with birth or to have a more conventional job. I would rather help you ensure a safe, stress free birth. Also note that your retainer fee is non refundable.
I am mobile.I can come to your Charlotte area location and in your phone.
Ashley just minutes after giving birth in water.
When do you try to join women in labor? Do you come to our home or meet us at the place of birth?
We will leave that decision to you. Some couples like for their doula to come to their house to provide early labor support and help them decide when to go to the hospital. Others prefer to spend early labor alone together as a couple. They’ll keep in touch with the doula over the phone and have her meet them at the hospital.
Do you meet with us after the birth to review the labor and answer questions?
Postpartum Care- I've given birth nine times. After every single birth my baby had a line of loving hands just waiting to change their diaper.
as I laided in the bed wondering what's taking them so long to help me go empty my bowels.
Postpartum Care is for the mom. It's also an opportunity for your village to take care of you. Postpartum care is important because new moms are at risk of serious and sometimes life-threatening health complications in the days and weeks after giving birth. Too many new moms have or even die from health problems that may be prevented by getting postpartum care.
The postpartum period begins after the delivery of your baby and ends when your body has nearly returned to its pre-pregnant state. This period often lasts 6 to 8 weeks.
The postpartum period involves your moving through many changes, both emotionally and physically.
Keywords here: Rest, Nutrition and Support.I like to see you within two weeks of your birth. At the postpartum visit, we’ll review your birth, discuss any breastfeeding issues you have, and suggest any further resources that might be useful to you. We also offer optional tutorials and rentals on breast pumps, baby wear, cloth diapers, lessons on infant massage, sleep training and many other topics.
This visit usually takes 2-3 hours.