Doula Services

When people look back on their birth experience as either a positive one or a negative one surprisingly it doesn’t have to do with whether they had a natural, vaginal or cesarean birth. What most people equate to a positive or negative experience is:

  1. How they were treated by their care givers during their labor.
  2. Whether they were allowed to be part of the decision making process.
  3. Whether they felt supported in their labor.

There are no promises anyone can make you about your labor. But I can promise you that we are always striving for all of the above.

Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula

Felicia is a DONA Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula. Follow this link for more information on her postpartum doula services.

 

My services include:

  • All interviews will be held via Zoom
  • 2 prenatal visits (1 in person and 1 via Zoom)
  • Assistance with birth plans and birth options.
  • Phone contact during pregnancy and after the birth.
  • An in-person home visit after the birth.
  • Photos of birth and newborn baby if you desire.
  • Lactation Support (within my scope of practice)
  • Access to my extensive birth experience and knowledge of labor and birth.
  • As one of my doula clients you get a 25% discount for BABE in-person or recorded/on demand birthing classes – you don’t have to look elsewhere for a top-notch childbirth class. The BABE class was developed by and is taught by Felicia.

Having Felicia as a birth doula was a game changer for us. From preparation to delivery, we felt supported and safe in her experienced hands. Felicia knew our hospital and providers well, so she was able to help us prep in a very concrete way. The day of delivery, she brought a strong sense of calm and confidence in the room, which we strongly appreciated as first time parents!

The Process

Feel free to call to schedule an interview. As I can only take a limited amount of clients each month I would recommend that you call as soon as you feel you’d like to meet to assure availability.

Once we’ve interviewed and feel we’d like to move forward in working together, I will provide you with a contract. Payment is due at that time (payment arrangements can be made if necessary).

Approximately two months before your due date we will schedule our first prenatal visit. The second visit will follow about one month before your due date. Each visit is usually about an hour long.

The average amount of time I spend with someone experiencing their first time in labor is 18 hours. After the baby is born I will help you to get your newborn on the breast. You may still call anytime with breastfeeding or other questions.

Approximately one to two weeks after the birth (it’s up to you) I will come to your house for a postpartum follow-up visit. This meeting is to close out our cycle, process your birth (if you desire) check-in on breastfeeding (within my scope of practice).

The Cost

$2300.00

I am prepared to step out of my life on a moment’s notice and am committed to staying with you throughout the entire process of birthing your baby.

During labor I will meet you at home or at the hospital when you are ready.

I am on call for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays).