What is a doula?
Powerful and effective pain management
Faster, easier labors
Reduced interventions, including cesareans
Less anxiety and depression
Better breastfeeding and postpartum experiences
Substantial cost savings
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"You hire a coach when you want to get in shape. You hire an expert to help when you don’t have the tools to go it alone. Why wouldn’t you hire someone to assist you in perhaps one of the most sacred spaces you’ll enter into with your partner? Hiring Jessica not only put me at ease but, perhaps more importantly, helped empower my husband to know how to best assist me."
Packages and Pricing
Doula at a Distance(Socially distant, 100% available to you)
📒 Your own Little Black Birthing bookPersonal e-file full of exclusive printables, downloads, tips to cope with pregnancy symptoms, checklists, and more! (value $35)
📩 The Monthly Doula DigestMonthly email newsletter with articles to read, tips, and support throughout your first, second, third, and fourth trimesters! (value $25)
🩺 Birth Team Check-inPost-appointment check-ins after every visit with your healthcare provider to make sure we're all on the same page, via Voxer or Marco Polo (value $125)
🧠 Birth and Newborn Training SessionsUp to 6 hours of Birth Training and Postpartum Prep Classes, in-person or virtual, to go over exactly what to expect (value $585)
📱On-Call Labor SupportOn-call from 38 weeks for Virtual Doula Support, day or night, via call, text, or live video chat (value $425)
🤱🏽 Postpartum Success SessionsUp to 2 In-Person Postpartum Visits (2 hours each) to do light housework, breastfeeding support, and make sure you are doing well mentally, physically, and emotionally (value $175)
🗣 Ask your Doula, Jess!Unlimited Voxer/Voice Text/Marco Polo (during regular business hours) chat support for those random questions that may pop up along the way (value $375)
Total Value: $1745
Hands-On DoulaEverything in the "Doula from a Distance" package PLUS 100% in-person support during labor, including, but not limited to:
☮️ Curating a calming birth environment that appeals to all senses (lighting, aromatherapy, personal birth music playlist, massage, breath refreshment)
🤷🏽♂️ Guiding your partner on how to best support you (showing them where/how to apply pressure, helping them know what to say [or not say!] in the moment), as well as giving them a break to nap, use the restroom, field phone calls/texts to and from family and friends, knowing you will never be left alone
⏱ Moment-to-moment strategizing to help labor progress more quickly/less painfully with movement, position changes, hydrotherapy, guided meditations, verbal encouragement, breath flow, mental check-ins, etc.
👯♀️ Staying by your side your entire labor, whether 4 hours or 14+ hours, including meeting you at hour home to labor before going to your birthing location
👶🏽 Remaining with you up to two hours after baby is born to make sure you are recovering well and to help with initial latch, if breastfeeding