Studies have shown that it is highly beneficial for all birthing parents to have continuous support throughout their labor.
The benefits are even greater if that continuous support is coming from a trained doula instead of a family member, friend, or other member of your social circle.
Research tells us, a doula is a valuable and highly effective low-risk member of the birth team that all parents should at least consider. Regardless of where you’re planning to deliver, or how you’re hoping to give birth, my goal is to help you feel prepared and supported educationally and emotionally not just for the birth but your entire next chapter as a parent.
Packages are designed to fit a wide variety of birth scenarios. Each package is offered in-person in the northern San Francisco Bay Area as well as virtually to birthing people all over the United States. Not seeing the right fit? Let's talk! We can customize any package so that it works for you.
Don't want, don't need, or can’t have a doula present for birth, but still want support during this transition? This package is for you! I'll be there to prepare you for birth and hold space for you in the first weeks, just not the birth itself. All appointments are held virtually via Zoom.
Designed to help you feel fully-supported as your prepare for birth and bring your child into the world. This package includes 2-3 prenatal appointments, labor and birth support, plus 1 postpartum appointments. Available as an in-person or virtual package.
Want a little more or a little less support? We can add or subtract components of an existing package to create something that feels just right for you. Schedule your free consult and let's chat about your needs!
there is no one right way to birth a baby or raise a child. The best choices are the ones that you feel the most comfortable with after receiving all of the information necessary to make an informed decision.
I founded From Pregnant to Parent for one reason: to help parents navigate this sensitive time from pregnancy through the postpartum period. My goal is to help you find answers without making decisions for you; to lift you up and build your confidence with empathy and support; to give you a safe space where you can turn for evidence-based information. Watch the video to hear me talk more about my vision.
If you want the support of a birth professional to help you prepare for labor, but for whatever reason, you don't want or need support during labor, this package is for you. We'll work together to build your confidence as a birthing person and decision maker, so you feel prepared knowing your preferences and how to adjust as labor unfolds.
•Includes up to 2 virtual prenatal visits (2 – 3 hours each) to review and discuss your birth preferences, medical and/or non-medical coping strategy, what to expect in the immediate postpartum period, postpartum prep, and more.
•1 postpartum visit to process your birth and postpartum experience, discuss your next
steps as a new parent, and/or answer any questions that have come up.
•Email and/or text support throughout your pregnancy and first 6 – 8 weeks of the postpartum period to answer your questions and support you as you prepare for birth and parenthood.
•Referrals to community resources (virtual and in-person)
One of the best perks of adding a doula to your team is having a continuous support of a trusted professional. As your doula, I'll be there when you need a non-judgmental listening ear, a sounding board, or evidence-based information you didn't have to spend hours searching for. For all the silly questions, the questions you forgot to ask, and the questions you didn't know you had. For the moments of doubt and second-guessing. For when you need a friendly-reminder that you are capable and prepared.
•Up to 3 prenatal visits (2 – 3 hours each) to review and discuss your birth preferences, medical and/or non-medical coping strategy, what to expect in the immediate postpartum period, postpartum prep, and more.
•On-call support from 38 – 42 weeks during which time you have my commitment to arrive within 2 hours of when you call me to your birth.
•Physical and emotional support throughout your labor either in person, virtually, or some combination of both.
•Up to 2 hours of support in the immediate postpartum period after birth to help you process your birth experience, bond with your new baby (or babies), and initiate breastfeeding if desired and it’s safe to do so
•1 postpartum visit to process your birth and postpartum experience, discuss your next steps as a new parent, and/or answer any questions that have come up.
•Email and/or text support throughout your pregnancy and up to 8 weeks of the postpartum period to answer your questions and support you as you prepare for birth and parenthood.
•BONUS: You’ll have the option to attend Here Comes Baby Bootcamp, at no additional cost.
•Referrals to community resources (virtual and in-person)
•Prenatal and Postpartum Visits may be done in-person, virtual, or some combination of both.
Not seeing the package you're looking for? Let's create it! We can customize any package above by adding or subtracting any of these services.
A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous, individualized emotional and physical support. There are many different kinds of doulas including: birth, postpartum, sibling, bereavement, and even end-of-life doulas. The type of training received will dictate what kind of doula they are. Some will focus on one specific area, while others may cross-train to provide a variety of services.
Birth doulas guide and support parents through childbirth. Many offer prenatal appointments to discuss any fears or concerns you may have, help you develop a birth plan (or birth preferences list), and work with you to prepare for birth. As you move into active labor, they will join you and your birth partner to help you find and maintain your rhythm, adjust your coping strategy as needed, and provide continuous, individualized care to support you physically and emotionally.
Birth a very personal and transformative life event.
It's important to hire a doula who you can trust and feel comfortable asking even the "silliest" questions.
Sign up for your free video consult to see if I’m a right fit for you. We'll get to know each other, discuss your needs and my philosophy, and address any concerns you may have before committing to a package whether it’s in-person or virtual.
Let’s explore how I can help increase your confidence and enhance your birth experience!