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] -customized one coming soon)
You can ask your doula to do anything you can think of to help you. Whether it’s a foot rub, 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 8 other births I am a Birth Arts 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 –
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 as well as yours
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
Immediate postpartum support of approximately 2-3 hours, or until the baby has nursed successfully and the family is settled -
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 )
Create affirmations for birthing, (Soft, powerful statements to help you focus on the joys of labor) ($10 )
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
Dad/Sibling T'shirt - $20.
Welcome To The World Ceremony ( I am an ordain 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. Payment plans are available.
You can pay your fee on Paypal.com or Money Order.
Please no checks or cash.
Retainer fee is $150
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.
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?
Yes! A post-partum visit is included..Clients are welcome to add an a la carte post-partum visit. We would 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. We also offer Postpartum Doula services on an hourly rate for clients needing more care after their birth.