Inviting a doula to one's birth is becoming more and more mainstream, which is great! We believe that everyone should be able to construct the support team they want for their labor. Doula services are particularly helpful in the hospital setting, where the infrastructure is set up to support the caregivers, not a person's innate needs for birth; quiet, darkness, privacy, warmth. We believe that the intent of any birthworker should be to facilitate a Rite of Passage for the birthing mother.
ROOTED BIRTH DOULAS:
Stormi Harmon $600
Stormi has over 4 years of experience as a doula. She provides doula services for families planning births at any local hospitals, birth centers or at home. Services include the following:
Unlimited phone and email support through pregnancy and 6 weeks postpartum
Prenatal nutrition session
Comfort measures session
Postpartum and breastfeeding education
Self care session
Postpartum herbal bath
On call at 36 weeks until birth
Full labor support, plus 2 hours breastfeeding and postpartum support
Postpartum followup visit
See Stormi's website for a complete list of services: https://www.live2serve.co/doula-packages
Sarah Tuck $600
Sarah has over 4 years of experience as a doula and apprentice midwife/homebirth assistant. Sarah provides doula services for families planning home or hospital births in North Carolina or South Carolina. Services include the following:
Free initial meeting and interview
Three prenatal visits
Nutrition and movement support - we look at your diet and movement habits and talk about ways you can optimize your health during pregnancy
Learn about supportive herbs that you can take during your pregnancy and birth.
Birth vision and birth plan session
Essential oil support
Meal delivery coordination for after birth
On call availability from 37 weeks until birth
2 postpartum visits
Breastfeeding education and support
See Sarah's website for complete list of services. http://www.sacredjourneybirth.net/holistic-doula-support/
Emily Graham $750
Emily has nearly 10 years of experience attending births and has served hundreds of families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Emily serves families planning births at the hospital or the GHS birth center. Services include the following:
Prenatal support. Typically, prenatal appointments occur every 6-8 weeks, more or less, depending on how far along your pregnancy is when we first meet. Plan for our appointments to last 1-2 hours.
Birth support. I am on call beginning your 36th week of pregnancy (if you go into labor prior to 36 weeks, I do my best to be available and attend your birth, however that looks). For families planning an early birth due to complications, I will be on call during your planned birthing window.
Immediate postpartum support. I stay at your place of birth until you are feeling settled.
Postpartum support. I continue to provide support as you need it during the early days/weeks/months of your baby's life. You can call or text during daytime hours. I typically schedule one appointment during the first couple of days; once around one week, and again around one month.
Healing bone (or veggie) broth for the first week after birth. I’ll make it for you, exactly the way you like it. The wisdom of midwives going back for centuries tells us that warm and easily digestible foods are best for a new mama. Let me help your body recover and feel strong as you rest with your baby.
Postpartum Peristeam Hydrotherapy (or Vaginal Steaming). I bring a locally made steam sauna and a personalized steam blend to your home. You will keep the steam sauna for 30 days and will have enough herbs to continue your steam practice throughout that time. You may buy the steam sauna for a discounted price at the end of your month of steams.