STEPHA'S
DOULA SERVICES

WHAT IS A DOULA?

DOULA MEANS 'WOMAN SERVING WOMAN' IN LATIN

(But in the 21st century we are going to expand that definition to include woman/people serving women/people)

A doula is a trained non-medical professional, hired to be your accessable & continious support person throughout your pregnancy, labor & birth, and immediate postpartum time. Providing non-baised information, options, clear communication, emotional care, encouragment, physical guidance and grounded nurturing, this type of guidance and support is to ensure families and Mamas feel heard and respected, and experience the birth of their child(ren) as active participants and confident future parents! 

A doula is a helpful member to any birthing team wherever the birth takes place; in hospital, at home and at birth centers

WHAT DO MY DOULA SERVICES LOOK LIKE?

WHAT DOES A DOULA DO?

Being your doula looks like a dozen different things! From holding your hands and breathing with you for hours as you rock your rhythm of labor, to moving to a background role because you don't won't to be touched and are needing solo connection with your partner. To ensuring everyone is nourished, hydrated and well rested. To speaking encouraging words, reminding you of various laboring positions, embodied centering and relaxation suggestions/direction, and much more.

The very heart to being a doula means being flexable and educated in multiple techniques and methods of support, guidance and birthing experiences. This is in order to best meet and address the unique needs of families and Moms as they arise. Being a doula is a communal role so Dads, partners and other intimate members of your birthing team are available to be fully present.  

A few essential skills of the doula: being proficient in clear communication so respectful and collaborative relationships are developed with care providers, having a relaxed and solid nervous system to regulate with in times of stress and vulnerability, providing individualized care to best help you connect with your resources, coping mechanisms and management of fear & pain, and an overall professional attitude and business ethic.

Plus a lot of love!

STEPHA'S SPECIALTIES

WHAT I BRING TO THE BIRTHING ROOM

  • 11 years of practice

  • Skilled in Spinning Babies techniques

  • Listening into the unique language that your birth is telling you

  • Practiced with somatic psychology/experiencing, and how the mind & body connection influences pregnancy & birth (Somatic Attachment Therapy Certified)

  • Experienced with helping clients navigate fear, anxiety & past traumas

  • Can help clients navigate telling the difference between worry & intuition

  • I can easily drop-in and intuitively meet the unique needs of a birthing woman/person however they arise

  • Skilled in Non-Violent Communication

  • Wonderful relationship and reputation with all our local midwives, L & D nurses, OB's and St. Joseph's Hospital staff

  • Trained and dedicated to provide support for women clients

  • Trained and dedicated to provide support for Queer, Trans, & Non-Binary clients

PACKAGES 

STANDARD 
PACKAGE:

All PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • Two Prenatal & One Postpartum Meeting

  • 24/7 care & accessibility via phone, text and email throughout pregnancy & birth

  • On-call starting at 37-weeks until birth

  • Continuous & comforting support throughout labor, birth, and immediate postpartum time 

  • $30 off placenta encapsulation services

01.

$1,100.00

Everything included in my

 Standard Package

02.

$1,250.00

Everything included in my

 Standard Package, plus:

  • One extra prenatal meeting 

  • One 30-minute session with Focusing Embodiment

  • One of my 8.5 x 11 art prints of your choice

03.

$1,400.00

Everything included in my

Standard Package, plus:

  • Two extra prenatal meetings 

  • One 60-minute postpartum doula service

  • One 60-minute session with Focusing Embodiment

  • One of my 8.5 x 11 art prints of your choice

PAYMENT PLANS & OPTIONS 

I am dedicated to ensuring all women, people, and families receive the care and support they need, which means working with payment plans