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DOULA SERVICES 

WHAT IS A DOULA?

As a dedicated doula, my role is to accompany women during the labor process, offering guidance and support to ensure a safe and fulfilling birth experience. Throughout my extensive experience in this field, I prioritize creating a calm and nurturing atmosphere for both the birthing individual and their family. I understand the significance of this life transition into MOTHERHOOD and endeavor to provide the utmost support during this profound journey. Drawing upon my knowledge and expertise, I offer emotional support, physical comfort, and act as a liaison between the birthing person and the medical staff. By facilitating effective communication, I strive to equip you with the necessary information to make informed decisions as they arise during labor. Moreover, as your doula, I provide reassurance, offer valuable perspective to both you and your partner, suggest techniques to progress labor, and assist with relaxation, massage, positioning, and other comfort-enhancing methods. It is important to note that as an independent and self-employed doula, my allegiance lies with you, the birthing individual, rather than your healthcare provider or hospital. My sole objective is to serve you and support your specific needs throughout the birthing process.

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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. 
 
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.

provide physical comfort, emotional and spiritual support, and advocacy throughout your entire experience..

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SERVICES

• 1 virtual phone call for intake and consulation

2 Prenatal visits to meet and discuss your pregnancy, labor, and fourth trimester desires

• Provide resources and/or referrals

• Lactation education and breastfeeding support

• Unlimited text and email support throughout pregnancy and 2 weeks 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 and up to 2 hours immediate breastfeeding, emotional, or physical support necessities. Back up doula available for further support.

           If having a C-section:

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

• One postpartum visit.

• Traditional Morrocan Bone Closing Ceremony-All clients recieve a small version of this beautiful ritual to mark thier walk into becoming a new mother and assist in thier fourth trimester recovery. You can choose to opt out of the service.

The Traditional Moroccan Closing Bones Ceremony in postpartum is a culturally rich and deeply symbolic ritual designed to support the physical and emotional well-being of a new mother. Rooted in ancient customs, this ceremony involves the use of specially crafted warm herbal poultices and aromatic oils to massage and bind the mother's body. The process aims to restore balance, promote healing, and provide comfort to the postpartum woman, addressing both the physical strains of childbirth and the spiritual aspects of the transition to motherhood. Accompanied by prayers and blessings, the Closing Bones Ceremony fosters a sense of community support, nurturing the mother during this significant period of recovery and transformation.


*Basic closings are recommended and can be added for an additional fee ($150) interested,
      *If you had a c-section, you may receive closing after  weeks into your fourth trimester (postpartum).


 
 

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MASSAGE

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.

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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FOURTH TRIMESTER CARE

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 6 weeks after birth and include:

• 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.

• Phone, text and email support.

• Providing resources and/or referrals

• Bone Closing to assist in fourth trimester recovery

• Meal prep/planning for best recovery after birth
 

 

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FEES

Birth/Labor Support Packages:
Prenatal/labor support services described: $1,200.00.
Prenatal/labor support with closing bones cermony included: $1585.00
Prenatal/labor support with massage included: $1,476.00.
Prenatal/labor support with massage, and closing bones cermony included: $1865.00

Fourth Trimester Care Packages:
Six 4-hour daytime appointments: $1,440
Twelve 4-hour daytime appointments: $2,880
Tradional Morrocan Bone Closing Ceremony only: $385
Additional basic bone closings for recovery- $150

$240 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, zelle, 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”

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