Doula and Other Service Packages
Standard Labor Doula Service
My standard labor doula service includes at least two prenatal visits, your birth, and one postpartum visit as well as a free initial consultation. Our prenatal time together is used to discuss your wishes for your birth, develop your birth plan to open communication between you and your care provider, determine the role of myself and all other participants in your birth, and answer questions you may have about birth, breastfeeding, or caring for your baby. I will attend your birth when you are ready for support and I will remain with you for an hour or two after you have delivered to help get you comfortable and assist with breastfeeding if necessary. My postpartum visit is usually done within a week after your birth to help you process your birth experience and answer any questions you may have. I attend births in hospitals including Sparks and Mercy in Fort Smith, St. Vincent and National Park in Hot Springs, and Mena Regional in Mena as well as home births in Fort Smith, Hot Springs, Mena and the surrounding areas. My fee for the standard labor doula service is $650 and payment plans are available.
Birth Plan Assistance Service
Who couldn't use a little help navigating all the available options when creating a birth plan? There are so many things to consider when creating your birth plan, and some of the choices may be confusing when you are not familiar with medical terminology and procedures. My birth plan assistance service is two hours with the expectant parent(s) discussing what elements of your birth plan are important to you. I will help you understand what procedures may be available to you as well as their risks, benefits, and alternatives. My fee for helping you craft an effective birth plan is $125.
Private Breastfeeding Education
If you are intimidated or nervous about breastfeeding, this is for you! My private breastfeeding class is a two hour class that fits in with your schedule. I will discuss topics including the benefits of breastfeeding, steps of good latching, how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk, common troubles, and more. We will also spend time addressing any concerns you may have so you will feel well prepared to successfully begin breastfeeding. My fee for a private breastfeeding class is $125.
Private Childbirth Education - Refresher
If you've been through birth before but are a little rusty about the details this time around, my private childbirth refresher course is available to help. We'll spend two hours going over the highlights of the birth process and terminology, demonstrating comfort measures to use in labor and answering questions you may have. Knowledge is power, and you will feel better prepared for your birth experience when you know what is happening. My fee for a private childbirth education refresher course is $125.
Benefits of using the placenta as medicine include an easier transition during your postpartum period, decreased feelings of "baby blues", and an increased supply of breastmilk. If you are interested in having your placenta encapsulated using the Traditional Chinese Medicine method, I offer this service to current doula clients for a fee of $100. If you are not a doula client but would like me to encapsulate your placenta for you, the fee is $200. If you are delivering at Mercy in Fort Smith, you may be required to sign a release form to bring your placenta home.
If you'd like keepsake placenta prints made, this can be added on to doula services or placenta encapsulation services for $50. I will make several prints in your choice of colors of the "tree of life".
I offer a free get acquainted meeting to see if I am the doula for you. Call or email me to schedule your free consultation today!
I Serve Mena, Hot Springs, Fort Smith and Beyond
I provide doula services in Mena at Mena Regional, in Hot Springs at Mercy and National Park, and in Fort Smith at Sparks and Mercy. I also provide doula services for clients having a homebirth. My classes and other services are provided in Mena, Hot Springs, and Fort Smith and surrounding areas.