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$2600

Includes:

One free virtual consultation

This is a time for us to answer your questions and help you understand more about our services.

A primary and backup doula plus team-wide support!

We are BIG on team-wide support and our work for our clients is very collaborative. You will, specifically, have two doulas on your team who are primarily communicating with you throughout your pregnancy, labor and postpartum experiences. These doulas are your primary contacts to provide support and build a relationship with you. The primary doula is the one who will be on call for your due date and will be attending if all is well. As we know, life can be a surprise and things happen (sickness, emergencies, other babies coming, etc) and thats what the backup is for. If your primary is unavailable for any reason, you will have a backup doula that you have met, worked with and who knows your birth wishes and can be a support for you.

The beauty of ERDC's model is that our team is collaborative and are always connecting to get different perspectives, ideas and tips to ensure you are getting the best support for your needs. So, essentially, you have an entire team of doulas supporting you!!

Access to all Group Education Classes:

Comprehensive Childbirth Education Course - Group

Our comprehensive childbirth education classes are based upon data and up to date recommendations found on Evidence Based Birth . This course covers pregnancy questions you may have, the physiological and hormonal aspects of the birth process, coping skills and comfort measures, the biomechanics of your pelvis & positions for optimal presentation and progression, common interventions as well as risks/benefits of them, postpartum education, breastfeeding and basic newborn preferences. 

Newborn & Postpartum Class - Group

This course covers postpartum questions you may have including but not limited to: physical recovery, mental health, fitness, sex after childbirth, and more. 

We also will be educating you on newborn health, appearances and abilities, specific infant care techniques including bottle feeding, breastfeeding, colic, sleep support, soothing techniques, diapering, hygiene, safety, and healthcare. 

Finally, we will spend a significant amount of time educating you on breastfeeding: breast anatomy and hormones, positions, milk transitions, latching, supplies and more. 

Workshops & Events

All specialized workshops included (i.e. VBAC, unmedicated birth prep, etc) 

 

Private classes are available for a small fee*

3 Prenatal visits & 1 Postpartum visit

Our Birth Plan Prenatal is virtual. During this visit, your primary and backup doula will be on a video call will you to discuss birth preferences, interventions and craft a birth plan. We will ask you specific questions about your desires for birth environment, interventions, postpartum and newborn care etc. We will put it on our birth plan document and send it to you for you to review with your providers.

Our Birth Prep Prenatal is typically in your home or a comfortable meeting space. This visit will be focused on support techniques. We consider this a "mock birth" experience; we will walk through each phase of labor and our recommendations for how to fulfill your birth desires. We will show you and your partner/support person positions, movements and tools to utilize at different points in labor and show you how to maintain rest, while also working with your baby physiologically. 

Our Postpartum Prep Prenatal is when your PP will come to your home to meet and discuss scheduling options, and come up with general process for doula and mom to have ready for when baby is born (how soon will she want care, generally how many hours of a shift, certain days of the week, etc). This will also be a time for your doula to talk to you about postpartum goals, feeding goals, infant care goals, and more.

Your Postpartum Visit can be either a virtual call or an in-person home visit with your birth doula based on your needs/wishes and location. It is a time for us to discuss your birth experience, see how you are adjusting to having a new baby, provide breast/bottle feeding support and answer any more questions you may have.

Note: this is not a postpartum doula shift.

Communication

We will start a group text thread as soon as you book with us where you have unlimited phone and text support with both of your doulas throughout your pregnancy/labor experience. They are available to help you navigate questions from prenatal visits, help offer resources and referrals and just be a support when you need it. 

On Call

We are on call from the time you sign your contract until your baby is here! 

Labor Support

Contact care, attention and support once active labor has begun, up until approximately 1-2 hours postpartum. Your attending doula will help to maintain a calm birth experience that matches your birth wishes as closely as possible. She will guide you in positions and movement for optimal fetal presentation, progression and coping tools. She will also give assistance with unexpected outcomes in providing support, guidance and information as needed.

Basic Postpartum Support - 6 Day Shifts

This is great for some extra hands those first few weeks. Each shift is 4 hours at a time.

This could look like:

- support every day for the first week home

- support a few times a week for those first couple of weeks 

- a weekly visit for the first 6 weeks

 

This is to help in that immediate transition to parenthood.  This is the time to get a shower, take a nap, talk through your birth experience, navigate an emotions or mental health concerns, get a little support with chores and meal/snack prep, get breastfeeding support, get guidance on infant care, etc.

Other services included:

Breastfeeding support, information and referrals – if needed

Parenting and newborn support, information and referrals – if needed

100% confidentiality

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