Birth Support Package

Investment: $1500**

Before the Birth

  • 1-3 prenatal visits with Megan, lasting about 2-3 hours each

  • Discuss your options and preferences in birth 

  • Practice comfort techniques & positioning 

  • Educational and informational resources for pregnancy and postpartum

  • Unlimited phone and email support 

  • On-call at 37 weeks (*I am technically on call for you from the moment you hire me, but I am much more mindful of your birthing needs beginning around this time*)

During the Birth

  • Join you at home or at your chosen place of birth as your waves get organized or when you are ready for me

  • Emotional and informational support for you and your partner throughout your birthing time

  • Physical support through the use of non-pharacological comfort measures, acupressure and other relaxation tools

  • Facilitate communication between you and your care team if needed

  • Photography with your camera or phone

  • Immediate postpartum and breast/chestfeeding support for 1-2 hours after baby arrives

After the Birth

  • Check-ins about baby care, breast/chestfeeding support, etc. via phone/text (additional postbirth support is available for families who request it)

  • Healing sitz bath herbs 

  • A postpartum visit 1-3 weeks after the birth

    • Check in with your emotions about parenthood, physical health and healing and the transition as a couple

    • Breast/chestfeeding support

    • Newborn care

    • Process your birth

    • Discuss resources

    • Receive feedback from you about my support role

​​Additional Offerings

Post Birth Support - $35/hour

  • The first several months following your birth are often referred to as the fourth trimester. 

  • 3-4 hours/day of Megan, in your home, after your baby arrives! She'll help you get settled into this new life and continue to provide emotional and physical and informational support. Whether it's cooking up some delicious food or helping you with latching/feeding or filling the tub for you to get a sitz bath soak in, Megan will be there to care for you and your family as you navigate this transition.

 

 Myofascial Unwinding in Birth - $150 for 2 hours

  • Invite Megan into your birthing space for an unwinding. Myofascial unwinding invites your body to spontaneously react to touch and gentle pressure, allowing your parasympathetic nervous system to relax your body and your central nervous system to respond in an easier more relaxed way. Over the years we have learned that our fascia can become twisted from repetitive movements and positions, or injury and other issues. Birthing a babe will often shine light on those twists and tightnesses that we have grown accustomed to and so some gentle unwinding and settling can encourage the body to let go of its hold and bring baby into your arms. 

  • You can reserve a spot in Megan's calendar around your estimated due date or have your birth team get in touch with her when needed. It is helpful to know you a little bit beforehand but not absolutely necessary so please reach out if you're at all curious.  

 

**It is my sincere wish that every person who wants a doula has one. If cost is an issue for you and you feel I am the best match for you, please reach out. I am happy to work out payment plans, arrange for barter, and occasionally work on a sliding fee scale.

 

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