Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us… and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ~Marianne Williamson
Birth Doula Services
✦ A no-obligation Meet & Greet interview
✦ Two prenatal visits in your home
✦ Help creating and carrying out your birth plan
✦ Phone and email availability/support from the time you hire me. Any questions, concerns or conversation you need – I’m here for it.
✦ Labor support in your home before you leave for the hospital/birth center unless you are birthing at home.
✦ Continuous support throughout your labor and birth. I will arrive as soon as you feel you need me in active labor, either at your home or at the hospital. I will stay up until a couple hours after the birth, when you are bonded with baby and ready to rest.
✦ Assistance and Support with Early Breastfeeding
✦ One Restorative Postpartum Visit which includes a 30-minute massage, herbal bath and a Closing the Bones ceremony (healing rebozo ritual)
✦ Back-up Doula (just in case!)
✦ Access to my personal lending library – Books, magazines, and videos on pregnancy, yoga, parenting, baby care, etc.
✦ Community Resources & Referrals
NOTE: A childbirth class is required for doula services. If you would like to include private childbirth classes as part of your services, see below.
Childbirth education can ease a woman’s fears, prepare her for labor, and help her family and friends support her labor and delivery, regardless of having a vaginal unmedicated birth, a cesarean birth, and anything in between.
Birth Doula & Private Birthing From Within® Class Package
✦ All services in Birth Doula Package
✦ 12 hours of childbirth preparation in your home. The sessions can be divided into 3 4-hour sessions (on weekends) or 4 3-hour sessions (weeknights or weekends). The prenatal visits become the childbirth preparation sessions. For more information, visit my Childbirth Classes in Chicago page or the Birthing From Within® site.
✦ Other Birth Services
• Blessingway Ceremonies
• Birthing From Within® Classes
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