My highest priority is to help parents become educated and informed about their birth choices, and to support them throughout their birth experience, making it a positive one!
Hospital Birth $950
Discounts are given for VBAC, Homebirth, Military, Missionaries, those who have taken natural childbirth classes, and those who would allow me to bring along a doula-in-training.
Price includes in-person meetings, phone/skype consultations, OB and midwife recommendations, birth plan support, back-up doula scheduled for your birth, on-call between 38-42 weeks, my arrival at your home or hospital within 2 hours (active labor), support throughout labor and 1-2 hours postpartum, and a follow-up postpartum visit.
I attend births at these hospitals: Huntington Memorial, Arcadia Methodist, Glendale Adventist, Verdugo Hills USC, Kaiser Baldwin Park, Kaiser Sunset, Cedars-Sinai, Good Samaritan, California Hospital, and many other surrounding area hospitals.
For those who are not hiring a doula for their birth, this consultation is designed to help you figure out what you are looking for in your birth. This package includes: 2 phone/skype consultations to help you get your thoughts down on paper, and email correspondence as needed. I help you create a question list for your OB/Midwife/hospital, and discuss local hospitals and resources with you. Should you choose to hire me for your birth, this fee would be deducted from the total.
Bi-monthly Prayer Circle/Walk/Stretch $50/6months (first time FREE)
(Next group begins in February) $90/12months
Do you want to connect with other Christian women, who are pregnant or have newborns, in a constructive atmosphere? Meet us at Lacy Park in San Marino twice monthly and bring your little ones if you have them. This is a time "to encourage one another and build each other up" (I Thessalonians 5:11). We will follow a special format to ensure that this is a safe place for all to come, be real, get prayer, and get a little exercise. While I view this mainly as a ministry, I do ask for compensation to cover my time and efforts to facilitate a supportive group environment.
Student Doula Support No Charge
If you find that most doulas are out of your price range, I am happy to help connect you with some doulas working toward their certifications. Fortunately, LA has a thriving doula community at all levels of experience.