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Birth Doula

Your Birth BFF

$750 & up

What is a birth doula?

The word doula is from the ancient Greek meaning "woman who serves" we made our own new modern version of the meaning of doula, "birth BFF”. The role of the birth doula is to be an added support to your birth team with specific knowledge about birth. Your partner is someone that is irreplaceable and it is not our goal to replace them. Our goal is to be an added resource to make you and your partner more confident and comfortable throughout your birthing experience. A doula has specific training on the process of labor and how to educate a mother and her partner on how to prepare and cope with labor. Many mothers and their partners have no idea what lies ahead of them when they begin their pregnancy journey. Having a birth doula is like having a pregnancy and birth guide to help answer the questions and ease any anxieties that may arise.  Doulas focus on supporting the birthing woman holistically. There is much more to birth than the body and the baby. The mental aspect of birth is so important and can often be overlooked when planning for birth. There are three core supports that a doula focuses on when working with a mother. The pillars of wholistic doula support are informational, emotional, and physical support.

Informational

We help keep you and your partner informed through each stage of your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey.  We have done our research so that we can be a unbias resource to give you valuable understandable information. Our goal is to give you evidence based information about your rights and options throughout your pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum period.

Emotional

The many emotions that some with pregnancy and childbirth are normal and valid. As your doula we strive to be a calming presence to you and your partner. We are the gatekeeper of the birth space. We help filter negative energy out of the room. We are your biggest encourager to keep you motivated though your birth.

Physical

We use our knowledge of the human anatomy and physiology of birth to help decrease pain and increase space in the pelvis for the path of lease resistance for the baby to pass through the birth canal. Using the tools of optimal position changes, movement, stretches, massage, counter pressure, and hydrotherapy are all examples of how doulas support your physical needs in labor.

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By hiring a Doula

  • 25-50% decreased risk of C-section

  • 15%​ increase in having a spontaneous vaginal birth

  • 30% decrease use of pain medication (if desired)

  • Shorter labors overall by 41 minutes on average

  • 38% decrease risk of low newborn APGAR score

  • 31% increase overall birth satisfaction

  • 40% decrease use of pitocin in labor

How does it work?

Strength in Support

When you hire us as your doula we will meet with you 2-3 time prenatally to provide education about the process of birth and creating a birth plan. You receive your doulas personal cell phone number to text and ask questions to whenever you have questions that arise throughout your pregnancy. Once you are in labor we will come to you to support you through your labor. No matter what time and no matter how long. After delivery we stay for approximately 2 hours to help answer questions and provide hands on feeding support of desired. Then within a week of delivery we will make a postpartum follow up with you to debrief about your birth and assist you with breast feeding and other newborn or postpartum needs.

Doula Package Options

Complete Birthing Package

$1,000

Our complete birthing package is our most inclusive package saving you $150 for all our services. 
- A primary birth doula with unlimited calling and texting from hire on
- Your primary doula on call for your birth from 37weeks gestation until birth
- A back up doula available if needed
- 2-3 prenatal meeting with your doula to prepare and plan for your birth
- 1 prenatal meeting with Brenna our lactation consultant 
- Your primary birth doula present with you throughout labor and birth for continual support
- 2 hours of immediate postpartum support from your doula
- 1 postpartum debriefing meeting with your doula 
- 2 postpartum lactation visits from Brenna

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Basic Birth Doula Package

$750

- A primary birth doula with unlimited calling and texting from hire on

- Your primary doula on call for your birth from 37weeks gestation until birth

- A back up doula available if needed

- 2-3 prenatal meeting with your doula to prepare and plan for your birth

- Your primary birth doula present with you throughout labor and birth for continual support

- 2 hours of immediate postpartum support from your doula

- 1 postpartum debriefing meeting with your doula 

 

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Sibling Package

$550

- Any repeat birth doula customer who would like to rehire their doula for another delivery at a discounted rate.

- A primary birth doula with unlimited calling and texting from hire on

- Your primary doula on call for your birth from 37weeks gestation until birth

- A back up doula available if needed

- 1-2 prenatal meeting with your doula to prepare and plan for your birth

- Your primary birth doula present with you throughout labor and birth for continual support

- 2 hours of immediate postpartum support from your doula

- 1 postpartum debriefing meeting with your doula 

 

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Prenatal Education

$100-500

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Additional travel fees begin for travel outside of 30 miles from Sioux Center Iowa. Please inquire for your exact travel fee.

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read more about Kyla & Ashtyn on the ABOUT US page

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