Birth Doula Support Packages



"You are constructing your own reality with the choices you make...or don't make. If you really want a healthy pregnancy and joyful birth, and you truly understand that you are the one in control, then you must examine what you have or haven't done so far to create the outcome you want."

- Kim Wildner in Mother's Intention: How Belief Shapes Birth

 

 See a great video on dads and doulas by clicking here.

For current support packages and to compare the different levels of doula support available, please see the Doula Services page of the Hudson River Doulas.

The Full Support Package

Pre-Natal Support

  • A no-obligation complimentary consultation(up to one hour): We will meet to discuss your birth expectations and get to know each other and assess our compatibility over the phone followed by an in-person meeting and contract review. 
  • Prenatal Meeting: I will meet with you and we will cover the signs and stages of labor, timing contractions, when to call and hands-on demonstration of comfort positions and techniques including rebozo instruction for dads/partners to practice at home.
    Not intended to replace childbirth education classes.

  • Birth Preference Guidance: I will assist you in putting together a birth plan that reflects your birth  preferences while still being realistic and flexible to emergent situations and complications. If you already have a birth plan, we will review it together.
  • Birth Preparation: I will assist you in exploring your options from choice of care provider to local childbirth preparation classes and place of birth. A Comfort Measures class is also available, check with me for upcoming dates.
  • Phone/E-Mail/Text Support: Courtney is available to you throughout your pregnancy to discuss your questions and concerns via phone and e-mail.
    Continuous Birth Support
  • For planned vaginal births: Click Here for more details

  • For planned or emergency cesarean births: Click Here

  • Custom prenatal and birth support is available for perinatal loss as well as those becoming parents through adoption and surrogacy. Great support is available for the birth mother or gestational carrier as well as the new parents.
Postpartum Support
  • Following the birth, we will stay until you are settled into your room with your baby, up to two hours after the birth. If your baby is in the NICU, we will make the arrangements with your nurse for you to see the baby or at least to see a picture of your baby.
  • Breastfeeding support: I am a Certified Lactation Counselor and can assist you with initial latch-on guidance. For further assistance with any ongoing concerns that I am unable to address, I can refer you to your local IBCLC, La Leche League or other breastfeeding/pumping support group for further assistance.
  • Optional Postpartum Visit: I will visit with you prior to your hospital discharge or come to your home to go over you birth story and answer any questions. We will also help support your transition into parenthood by answering any questions you may have and recommending resources to further assist you.

 The Just Birth Package

A great package for repeat clients!

  • For this package, I meet you only for your birth support.
  • For planned vaginal births: Click Here for more details
  • For planned or emergency cesarean births: Click Here
  • Following the birth, I will stay with you until you are settled into your room with your baby, up to two hours after the birth. If your baby is in the NICU, we will make the arrangements with your nurse for you to see the baby or at least to see a picture of your baby.

The Just Prenatal Package

Designed specifically for mamas who only want their partner and their mom (or other friend/relative) in the room during the birth but would still like the benefits of doula support and knowledge. Also helpful in instances of hospital visitor restriction. This package includes:
  • 1-2 Prenatal Visits at least one with all 3 people present, that visit being more focused on the support people and what they can do to help support and comfort the mother during labor including rebozo use.
  • Phone/E-Mail/Text Support 24/7 for the prenatal period as well as during the labor for your questions and concerns.

Additional Offerings

  • Comfort Measures for Childbirth
  • Intro to Newborn Care
  • Adoption & Surrogacy Support
  • Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
  • Lactation Counseling
We can cover these topics in your prenatal visits with any package above or on their own as a stand-alone service. Group & private sessions available for classes. Various New Mom/New Baby Support Groups are available all over the Hudson Valley, with many being offered at Waddle n Swaddle in Poughkeepsie. Ask us which ones are conveniently located nearest you!

CD Doula Services can accept Credit/Debit/Gift Card payments through Square. Using your card, you can securely pay for doula services, placenta services and prenatal education at the time of the transaction.  "Square works with any US-issued and most non-US issued credit, debit, pre-paid, or gift cards with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover logo. We currently do not accept HSA cards (Health Savings Account), even if they have a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover logo on them."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou


Don't forget to check out our online video resources, our recommended reading list, our local resources list, and waterbirth info!
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