Birth + Postpartum Doula Support
As a birth doula, I am committed to your health + comfort throughout your entire journey to becoming a parent.
Our doula-client relationship starts in pregnancy. Pregnancy is full of changes: to your body, your daily routines, and especially to your "self". Hiring a doula early means having a guide readily available to help you navigate the unexpected.
From the moment we sign our contract, I become available to you. Whether you need evidence-based information on managing discomfort, need to vent, or want to celebrate an exciting milestone with someone who "gets it": I am just a phone call (or text) away.
By hiring a doula, you are taking control of your birth experience.
You will not only have an advocate for your birth choices, you will have a guide to help you keep labor progressing without unwanted intervention. Evidence shows that women who used a doula during birth were:
*less likely to need medical interventions like Pitocin during labor
*less likely to use pain medications (if they did not desire to use them)
*less likely to have a Cesarean section
I am a pro at labor. Position changes, comfort techniques (massage or guided mediation), words of encouragement or "tough love" when needed, tricks to help baby rotate and descend: I've got them all! Having a doula in the room (or available virtually), takes the guesswork out of labor for you and your partner. Let me guide you on what to do next or the "right" way to breathe through those contractions: you just focus on bringing your baby Earthside!
I believe in supporting families as a whole.
Partners, I am here for you too! During pregnancy, I am available to offer suggestions on how you can support your pregnant partner. But you need a doula too, and I will provide emotional validation, recommendations for pregnancy, labor and parenting education and referrals for additional support for you as well.
In labor, we become a team, and I will help you shine. Whether I am suggesting the perfect comfort measures; reminding you to hydrate, eat, and rest; taking pictures if you'd like them; or reminding the doctor that you'd like to announce baby's gender, cut the cord, or catch your baby, I will ensure that your experience is a positive one.
Birth Doula Support
Included in the standard package:
-A dedicated, DONA Certified Birth Doula, on-call for you from the moment our contract is signed
-2 prenatal meetings in your home
-Unlimited phone and text support
-In person or virtual labor and birth support
-1 postpartum shift
-Access to lending library and referral list for additional local resources
Birth Support starts at $850 and payment plans are available.
Birth Doula + Postpartum Support
Everything Included in the standard package
3 (3 hour) postpartum shifts during your first two weeks at home with baby
Birth + Postpartum Support starts at $1,000 and payment plans are available.
"Danielle was my lifeline leading up to and during the birth. I don't know what I would have done without her."
Heather, who gave birth at St. Luke's Hospital in Nampa
"Danielle was my anchor through it all and kept me where I needed to be."
Laura, who gave birth at St. Luke's Hospital in Boise
"Danielle has been my pillar of patience, tenacity and power. I am forever grateful to tears."
Kayla, who gave birth at the Treasure Valley Midwives Birth Center in Boise