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**PHOTO CREDIT TO KERRY STARK of PRETTY LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY

**PHOTO CREDIT TO KERRY STARK of PRETTY LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Using evidence based practice and comfort measures I offer physical and emotional support throughout your pregnancy, labor, delivery, and recovery process.  I provide resources to assist you in forming your birth plan and to feel better prepared for the journey of birth. I assist in advocating for that chosen birth plan throughout your labor and delivery process.  Whether you have chosen a hospital, birthing clinic, or home birth; I am by your side to help you accomplish your birth goals. With prenatal visits and open communication I help you to feel prepared and ready to handle the beauty and challenges of birth and your fourth trimester and postpartum period.

 

My Mission

I work to enhance, uplift, strengthen, and support all individuals and families through their birth and postpartum journey.

All Births deserve the comfort and support of a DOULA.

All families and individuals deserve the comfort of a warm presence during recovery. 

I do not discriminate based on economics, religion, race, self identity, sexual orientation, marital status, citizen status, or any other form of diversion.

 

Sue has a warm, radiant and incredibly positive energy. She was consistently able to help me keep perspective when I felt challenged or worried leading up to his birth, always knowing what I would need to hear. Having her with us through it all allowed me to approach his arrival with positivity and confidence, she is an absolute gem. After his birth she continued to check in and visited us to see how breastfeeding was going and offer support, that was above and beyond our expectations. She will always be part of our family
— Kate, second time Mom

Birth Doula Services

Our Birth Doula plans provide the following services:

Initial "in home" prenatal visit with you and your support team (husband, partner, etc) to form a birth plan and go over concerns, questions, important information, provide a list of local resources, formulate contact information for everyone (family, care provider, local hospital, etc), and set a date and time for a second prenatal meeting closer to the due date. (FLAT RATE $685)

Second Prenatal meeting closer to your due date (around 37 weeks gestation) to discuss birth and comfort measure options based on your outline and chosen plan. During this time I can answer any additional questions, address concerns, or solidify any additions to your personalized birth plan.

Text, Phone Call, and Email support for the remainder of your pregnancy (included in your flat rate of $810)

Prenatal Breastfeeding course for those choosing to breastfeed. This will be given in your home as an additional (3rd) prenatal meeting. **(additional fee $65)

Attendance at a prenatal appointment with care provider if agreed upon during the in home visit. **(additional fee $50)

Labor support for you during the birthing process whether in home, birthing clinic, in hospital, or any combination. This will last from the time you request my presence until shortly after delivery of your baby. During that time I will provide Certified Lactation Counseling services to ensure you get off to a great breastfeeding start if you have chosen to do so. (included in your flat rate fee of $810)

Photography during your labor, delivery, and first quiet moments with baby are offered, please note I am NOT a professional photographer, but do use a pro-grade camera. I will gift your photos to you requesting you credit them to me when showing them off.

Extended travel for families outside an average local service area will be charged a travel fee PER visit on a sliding scale depending on the time and distance traveled.

I CAN OFFER PAYMENT PLANS AND LOWER RATES ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS 

Supporting ALL needs

At ALL BIRTHS I strive to fill every type of birth need. As a Mom, Birth Worker, and previous Gestational Carrier (surrogate) I have the personal experience necessary to assist you during the following situations...

 

Inclusive practice for ALL BIRTHS

Our Birthing Dads need full support on their journeys! As a full spectrum Birth Doula I am here to assist you and your birthing partner and/or team. With the utmost respect for your privacy and preferences I will walk you through this beautiful time of welcoming your baby/babies into the world. With physical and emotional care I will help you create a birth plan unique to your needs and help you to remain calm and focused on that plan as we work through your labor and delivery.

Because I recognize the difficulty in finding inclusive care for the local Trans community I offer these services on a sliding scale starting at $0.

Contact me to discuss your inclusive needs and we can make your birth as beautiful as you deserve.

 
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Gestational Carrier

The gift of a healthy baby is an amazing thing! Often times as carriers we can forget about ourselves during the time of birth and the preparation for the postpartum period. I can assist you in forming a birth plan that suits both you and your intended parents' wishes and be the physical and emotional support you need for your birth and postpartum period. Set up much like our typical Doula packages with prenatal meetings to form birth plans, comfort measure assistance and postpartum care plan assistance just for you.

Payment can be made by either yourself or the intended parents.

 
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intended parents

YES! You also need emotional and sometimes physical support during the time you wait to meet your little one/ones! 

I can offer you the support needed to know what to expect and to remain involved and patient during the most amazing time as parents...the birth of your baby/babies.

 
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Abortion support 

Supporting all women in all situations.

All medical procedures require a resting and recovery period, focus on you while the day's tasks are attended to. 

Meal preparation and light housekeeping while you rest and recover.

Services available during the procedure and the 8 hours following, additional support the following day for 4 hours as needed, and the next day for 4 hours as needed.

Pricing is as follows:

Day of procedure $125, Recovery day 1 (if needed) $75, Recovery day 2 (if needed) $75

*fees for extended travel to a home outside of our normal service area is $25 per recovery day.

IF YOU ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF SUPPORT DURING YOUR PROCEDURE, BUT ARE IN FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES; I CAN OFFER A SLIDING SCALE PRICE STARTING AT $50

You do NOT have to go through your procedure alone if you need the presence of a support person.

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Postpartum Doula Services

Your Fourth Trimester is a busy time! Recovery, regular day to day activities, bonding with new babies and siblings and pets, meals, chores...It can all be overwhelming.  Birth is a beautiful experience! However, often, we fail to remember we need time to recover!

As a postpartum Doula, I can help with everything from daily chores and meals to newborn care and Lactation counseling. With years of experience in the field I am qualified to help guide your family into it's new "normal". Families who use postpartum doula support regularly say they feel more relaxed and bonded with their growing families.

With less stress and constant support and care assistance you can comfortably enjoy your time recovering and bonding.

Pricing

Pricing varies depending on the personalized schedule you make with me.

My fee is $25 per hour during daytime hours and $30 for overnight hours, with discounted rates available to families and individuals who have already purchased Birth Doula services, are opting to offer up for adoption, or are repeat clients. Services to those outside a normal service area may be charged an extended travel fee to be decided upon at contract signing.

I strive to support my community equally and I am ALWAYS open to negotiate time and pricing to help fit budgets when I can.