Doula support services

V's Birth Team

V’s Birth Team

Pregnancy, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding are power times of life as the woman and partner transform into mother and parents, bringing new life, love, and creation.

As a doula, I see my main purpose as holding space for the mom-to-be and family during one of the most miraculous and intimate times of one’s life.  Holding space takes the form of providing informational, emotional, and physical support at all stages of the perinatal experience for mom and family.  I work with moms/parents,  partners and families in developing support tools that reflect the uniqueness and needs for that particular family and transition in a compassionate, nonjudgmental, mom/family centered space.

I have received formal doula arts training at  Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts, Santa Cruz, CA  and received my doula certification through Natural Resources, San Francisco, CA . Also, I’ve had special training with Five Flavors Herbs and American School of Herbalism, Gail Tully of Spinning Babies, Rachel Yellin in “Supporting the Hypnosis-Based Birth,” “Tracking Spirit in the Birth Environment” with Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D, and UCSD Extension Lactation Educators certification with Gini Baker, RN, IBCLC, MPH, and Elizabeth Davis’ “Heart & Hands” midwifery intensive.

I’m experienced in perinatal herbal medicine, acupressure, moxabustion,labor and breastfeeding massage, breastfeeding support, newborn care and parenting, mindfulness meditation, breath and vocalization techniques, as well as other mind and body comfort measures, and postpartum nutrition. I happily support your birth at home, at a birth center or at the hospital.

We work together in your home and place of birth – including home, birth center and hospital.  Our prenatal sessions are at your home and are 1.5-2 hours in length.

Areas of Service:

I work in:

  • San Francisco 
  • San Mateo County (w/in 30 minutes of my home).
  • Mill Valley

Doula support is available outside these areas with an extra traveling fee ($150).

I work at the following hospitals:

  • UCSF
  • SF, Redwood City, and Oakland Kaisers
  • St. Luke‘s, CPMC
  • CPMC, California St. campus
  • Alta Bates, Oakland
  • Mills-Peninsula
  • Sequoia

Doula Packages

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Postpartum Doula Support Package

  • 1 prenatal session
  • On-call beginning at 38 weeks of pregnancy
  • In-home and/or in-hospital check-in immediately after birth
  • Support transitioning from hospital to home
  • Unlimited phone and email support until end of contract
  • 3-4 hour sessions that can be used for: breastfeeding support; newborn care and parenting education and support; check-in and processing of the birth; herbal remedies support (sitz bath preparation, lactation teas, calm the spirits teas, moxabustion “mother roasting” etc), shoulder/hand/foot massage & acupressure; cooking and grocery shopping; running errands; and light household cleaning (laundry, doing dishes – washing bottles/baby gear etc.)
  • Daytime support only

Package 1: 10 hours of pp support (3-4 sessions)

$500

Package 2: 20 hours of pp support (6-7 sessions)

$1000

Package 3: 30 hours of pp support (10 sessions)

$1500

Package 4: 45 hours of pp support (15 sessions)

$2025

Perinatal Doula Support Package

Working together during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum provides a unique opportunity for continuity of care.

My services include:

  • 3 prenatal visits (other than interview)
  • Birth & postpartum plan development support
  • Education & resources on pregnancy/labor/postpartum and breastfeeding mind/body comfort measures
  • 2 weeks before and after your baby’s expected due date 24-hour on-call access
  • Support for labor and birth: labor massage, mindful hypnosis-based language, breath and vocalization techniques, labor positions
  • Photographs labor/birth and time with your newborn (if desired)
  • 10 hours of postpartum support to be used in 3-4 hour sessions that can be used for: breastfeeding/feeding support; newborn care & parenting support; check-in and processing of the birth; herbal remedies support (sitz bath preparation, lactation teas, calm the spirits teas, moxabustion “mother roasting” etc), shoulder/hand/foot massage & acupressure; cooking and grocery shopping; running errands; and light household cleaning (baby laundry, doing dishes – washing bottles/baby gear etc.
  • Unlimited phone and email support before week 38 of client’s pregnancy, continuing through week 6 of postpartum period
  • Back-up birth doula support

Fee: $2,200

V's birth

Payment plans available.

 

I ask for 24 hour notice to schedule our first postpartum session.Payment plans available.

Questions?  Please feel free to contact me at beth@mindfuldoulaarts.org.

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