Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policy:
I am fully vaccinated, however during my attendance, I will remain masked unless eating or drinking.
If you are interested in hiring me as your birth doula, we will have an initial interview to make sure we are a positive fit! Our options are either Zoom (no cost) or in-person ($20 non-refundable) for the initial interview. If we are a fantastic fit and both sides decide to move forward, I will send you a Square invoice for the full birth fee (due by 35 weeks gestation) with 25% of the deposit due upon hire.
Birth Doula - Package 1 - $1500
- 2 Prenatal Appointments (each lasting 1-2 hours): The first is focused on birth discussion, education, and comfort measures! The second is focused on specific birth goals and options for vaginal birth (with or without interventions/medications), VBACs, or caesarean birth.
- Remote support through text/phone call during pregnancy from 9AM-9PM, unless emergencies occur.
- On-call around the time of your estimated due date, and constant attendance with in-person support when requested during labor whether that be at home, hospital, birth center, etc.
- Massage through labor/birth to encourage relaxation and tension relief.
- Acupressure point work to encourage contractions if necessary.
- Simple pictures taken through labor/birth.
- A one-page birth story written from Julia’s perspective.
- Around 2 hours immediate postpartum support to assist with getting settled after birth and helping with at least the first latch (or bottle if not planning to breastfeed).
- 2 Postpartum Appointments: The first will be a text/call within the first 48 hours after birth to check in for any immediate needs. The second (1-2 hours) will be an in-person visit within the first 3 weeks after birth.
Birth Doula - Package 2 - $1750
- Everything in package 1.
- 2 in-studio prenatal massages (anytime available between hiring and birth on Julia’s schedule).
- A combination of 6 prenatal/postpartum support group visits at Julia’s doula space.
- 1 in-studio postpartum massage (anytime available between 3-12 weeks postpartum on Julia’s schedule).
Birth Doula - Package 3 - $2000
- Everything in packages 1 and 2.
- 7 hours (either 2 shifts of 3.5 hours or 1 shift of 7 hours) of prenatal or postpartum hours to assist with nursery set-up/organization or postpartum assistance/care.
If I absolutely cannot attend your labor and birth due to unforeseen circumstances (contagious sickness, family death, etc.) and you have already paid the full fee, I will refund the full birth fee. If you fail to keep me updated/choose not to inform me when you go into labor or to the hospital, I will not refund your birth fee due to my calendar being blocked for you. I am willing to consider every birth on a case-by-case basis due to unforeseen or extenuating circumstances.