DOULA SERVICES 

WHAT IS A DOULA?

As your doula, I accompany women in labor to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. In my time in birth work, it is important to me to establish a calm and supportive environment for the birthing person and their families, so they feel as supported as possible in one of the greatest transitions of life, MOTHERHOOD. I draw on my knowledge and experience to provide emotional support, physical comfort and, as needed, communication with the staff to make sure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions as they arise in labor. I can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, make suggestions for labor progress, and help with relaxation, massage, positioning, and other techniques for comfort. I am independent and self-employed. As your doula, I am working for you, not your caregiver or hospital.

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WHAT DOULAS DO NOT DO

As a doula, I do not:

 

Perform clinical tasks, such as blood pressure, fetal heart checks, vaginal exams, etc. I am there to provide physical comfort, emotional support, and advocacy.

 

I do not make decisions for you. but I will help you get the information necessary to make an informed decision. I will also remind you if there is a departure from your Birth Plan.

 I will discuss your concerns with you and suggest options, but you or your partner will speak on your behalf to the clinical staff.

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SERVICES

•2 or 3 prenatal visits

• Providing resources and/or referrals

• Unlimited telephone and email support during pregnancy and 1 week following your birth


• 24 hour on-call assistance beginning at 37 weeks gestation and continuing until your birth.

• Up to 12 hours of active labor support 

           If having a C-section:

 

           *Support for 2-3 hours during and after C-section for any breastfeeding, emotional, or physical support necessities.


• One postpartum visit.


• Herbal Postpartum soak and care kit


 

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MASSAGE

Massage Services: I am a licensed and insured massage therapist. As I understand that pregnancy can be quite taxing on the body before and after birth, massage can be an excellent comfort measure to incorporate into your birthing experience.

 

I offer 2 prenatal 60 min treatments and 1 post-natal 90 min treatment for each client in- between our personal visits, which are optional.

Research shows prenatal massage therapy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Massage therapy can even be used as a natural labor inducer as well!

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POST-PARTUM

If you are looking to have further assistance after your birth, arrangements can be made in regards to postpartum support services, either by myself or I can refer you to other resources available.

Postpartum care can be continued up to 30 days after birth and include ($30/hr):
• A Herbal Postpartum soak and care kit


• Support in making sure everyone is fed, showered, and getting a much needed rest.


• Comfort care for birthing people as you start your healing process.


• Hands on support with breastfeeding/ newborn feeding.


• Newborn care tips for new parents.


• Unlimited phone, text and email support.

• Providing resources and/or referrals

 

 

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FEES

Fees for prenatal/labor support services described is $875.00.

Prenatal/labor support with massage included is $1,150.00.

$200.00 as a retainer fee, due when you select me as your doula. This is non-refundable.

Payment arrangements are available and discussed once doula is hired.

Cash, check, and debit/credit card are all acceptable forms of payment.

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TESTIMONIALS

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Latasha Fields

October 2020

“Jahala, thank you soooo much for all your support yesterday. I really appreciated having you as my doula, one of the best things I could have invested in this year! Y’all get you a doula we need them.”

Latasha Fields

October 2020

“Jahala, thank you soooo much for all your support yesterday. I really appreciated having you as my doula, one of the best things I could have invested in this year! Y’all get you a doula we need them.”

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Danicka Carey

 

August 2019

“I would like to give a HUGE node of appreciation to Jahala! She was my doula and although my labor/delivery didn’t go all the way as planned she was there with me the whole way. Girl I’m still shook but nonetheless grateful. Thank you again”

Danicka Carey

 

August 2019

“I would like to give a HUGE node of appreciation to Jahala! She was my doula and although my labor/delivery didn’t go all the way as planned she was there with me the whole way. Girl I’m still shook but nonetheless grateful. Thank you again”