encourage every woman who approaches me to spend some time talking
or meeting with a few
doulas to find the one most suited to their needs and personality. It is important to find the right 'fit' for a doula/client
will be spending some very special moments of your life with this
person so it is important for you to be as comfortable as possible.
like to use an initial meeting to spend some time talking about
what I do, the services I offer, and how they compare to the
expectant family's goals and desires.
a meeting with me will give you the chance to meet me and ask
questions about my work without any further obligation. Please
feel free to take advantage of this opportunity to find out
more about doulas in person.
prefer to meet with my clients for at least two prenatal visits to
become acquainted and to formulate a realistic birth plan to accommodate
the couple's wishes. I
am available for phone or e-mail contact at any time to answer questions
or to provide information to my clients.
maintain a 24 hour on call status beginning two weeks prior to
my client's estimated due date and continuing until the onset
of labour. I commit to arranging reliable back-up
for any time during that period when I am unavailable.
a woman is in established labour, I will meet with her at a
prearranged location (usually at home or at the hospital) and
I will remain with the couple continuously providing support
and assistance with physical comfort until at least one hour
after the birth of their baby.
a few weeks after the baby is born, I will meet with the
new family to review the birth, share photos and to admire the
most of the work I do with my clients happens in the third
trimester, my services are often secured months in advance.
of fees will be conducted in person. Payment
plans and bartering will be taken into consideration.