Birth Doula

We work hard to ensure safe and satisfying birth experiences for our clients. We have experience and training in providing labor support for vaginal birth, cesarean and VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean). We support women who choose midwives or doctors as their birth attendants.  We provide support for home births, birth center and hospital births.

We meet with clients and their support team prenatally to become acquainted, explore and discuss their values and establish their expectations of a doula. We use this as an opportunity to learn more about them and their partner/support team to build upon what already works for them in challenging situations and the resources that they have in place. For clients who choose a package with multiple prenatal visits, one visit can be with the client’s healthcare provider. In addition, clients have access to our book and video library, as well as referral sources for a variety of needs.  We are also available for questions or concerns at any point after we are hired before birth via phone/text, email or Facebook.  During the on-call period, we respond right away. For all other times, we will respond as soon as possible.

As doula partners, Faith GroesbeckBeth Singleton, and Sarah Howard work together to provide back-up for times when we are on-call for more than one birth, in the event of illness or other personal emergency, or when relief is needed in the event of a very long labor.

After delivery, we remain with clients until they are comfortable and their family is ready for quiet time together. We can also help to get breastfeeding off to a good start.

We are available to answer questions about the birth or your baby and would like to get together with you within a week to see how you and your baby are doing, to process the birth experience and get feedback from you about our role. Postpartum doula services can be arranged through a separate contract and fee schedule.

Basic Birth Doula Package: $350

The Basic Birth Doula Package is provided by Birth Quest DONA-trained doula, Sarah Howard and includes the following:

  • Birth doula support and resources, as described above
  • One prenatal visit
  • On-call support from 37-weeks until delivery
  • Continuous labor support
  • One postpartum visit
  • Discounted add-ons, such as private childbirth education, birth photography and massage

Standard Birth Doula Package: $450

The Standard package is provided by Beth SingletonDONA-trained birth doula and includes:

  • Birth doula support and resources, as described above
  • Two prenatal visits
  • On-call support from 38-weeks until delivery
  • Continuous support during labor
  • One postpartum visit
  • Discounted add-ons, such as private childbirth education and massage

Deluxe Birth Doula Package: $600

Clients choosing the Deluxe package will work with Faith Groesbeck, DONA-trained and BAI-certified birth doula and receive:

  • Birth doula support and resources, as described above
  • Three prenatal visits
  • On-call support from 38 weeks until delivery
  • One postpartum visit
  • Customized herbal tea blends, as appropriate and desired
  • Discounted add-ons, such as private childbirth education, birth photography and massage

Enhanced Birth Doula Package: $675

The Enhanced birth doula package is provided by DONA-trained doula and certified massage therapist, Sarah Howard, and includes the following:
  • Birth doula support and resources, as described above
  • Two prenatal visits
  • Two 60-minute in-home prenatal massage gift certificates
  • On-call support from 37 weeks until delivery
  • Continuous labor support
  • One postpartum visit
  • Two 60-minute in-home postnatal massage gift certificates
  • Discounted add-ons, such as private childbirth education and birth photography
  • A $720 value – save $45!

Premium Birth Doula Package (all-inclusive): $900

Birth and postpartum doula services for the Premium package are provided by Faith Groesbeck, with birth photography provided Beth Singleton. The Premium package includes the following:

  • Birth doula support and resources, as described above
  • Three prenatal visits
  • On-call support from 38 weeks until delivery
  • One postpartum visit
  • Customized herbal tea blends, as appropriate and desired
  • Two private in-home childbirth education classes
  • Birth photography
  • Ten hours of postpartum doula support within first month after delivery
  • A $1,060 value: save $160!

Planned Cesarean: $300

Birth Quest offers a package for when a cesarean is planned at the time a doula is hired. Whether or not the doula is allowed in the room is subject to hospital policy and staff permission. Birth doula support for this package may be provided by any Birth Quest doula, with postpartum doula support by Faith Groesbeck. This package includes:

  • One prenatal visit
  • Continuous support during preparation for, surgery and postpartum
  • Eight hours of postpartum doula support within the first month after delivery

Last-Minute Doula: $300

This package is for those who, due to special circumstances that come up while they are due (i.e. their support person is no longer able to make it or a medical complication has caused a change in the birth plan), they have decided to hire a doula last minute. Last minute doula services are subject to availability. This package may be provided by any Birth Quest doula and includes:

  • Continuous support during labor, delivery and the first hour postpartum
  • One postpartum visit

Options for Families with Financial Hardships

Families who are unable to afford these fees may have other options. We are committed to helping make doula services affordable for all families by offering barters and payment plans.  Doulamatch.net is a database of doulas, some of whom have sliding-fee scales or charge reduced rates while pursuing certification. I would also be happy to refer you to other area doulas who may charge less. Please contact me for more information.