Doula Jenn helping a laboring mom rest

Doula Support Options

THE DOULA

BENEFITS

Virtual Birth Doula Support – $800

  1. Free consultation to go over birth doula support covered by Doula Jenn. All consultations are done via phone call or video chat (FaceTime or Zoom).
  2. 2 Virtual Prenatal Meetings:

Meeting 1: We discuss your priorities and hopes for your birth process, we work through your deepest fears and reservations, and help you begin to visualize and consciously prepare for your ideal birth. I also discuss the importance of good body mechanics and positioning, and I go over several exercises that bring balance to your body to help ease pregnancy discomfort and prepare your body for an easier labor.

Meeting 2: The goal of this meeting is help you process what labor looks like and how you and your partner can best move through labor together. I will also go over more in depth what to expect from labor. I will also go over what is left on your to-do list, and go over various logistics.

  1. Access to my client portal along with resources of community referrals.
  2. “On call” support beginning at contract signing and continuing until birth.
  3. Unlimited text/phone/email support throughout pregnancy, birth and after the birth.
  4. Continuous labor support virtually.
  5. Postpartum virtual meeting.

Hybrid Birth Doula Support – $1000

  1. Free consultation to go over birth doula support covered by Doula Jenn. All consultations are done via phone call or video chat (FaceTime or Zoom).
  2. 2 Prenatal Meetings (1st is virtual, second is in-person):

Virtual Meeting 1: We discuss your priorities and hopes for your birth process, we work through your deepest fears and reservations, and help you begin to visualize and consciously prepare for your ideal birth. I also discuss the importance of good body mechanics and positioning, and I go over several exercises that bring balance to your body to help ease pregnancy discomfort and prepare your body for an easier labor.

Meeting 2: This will also include a hands on comfort measures class to walk you through different positions I may utilize during your birthing time. I will also go over more in depth what to expect from labor support and when to bring me in if you desire in-person support.

  1. Access to my client portal along with resources of community referrals.
  2. “On call” support beginning at contract signing and continuing until birth.
  3. Unlimited text/phone/email support throughout pregnancy and after birth.
  4. At home support before you go to the hospital.
  5. Continuous labor support virtually.
  6. Postpartum visit, either in person or virtual.

I can discuss medical recommendations and options, and then I will act as an advocate for your decisions. I will also encourage relaxation, position changes, pain management and comfort measures to decrease the discomforts of labor where possible.

Full in-person Birth Doula Support – $1400

  1. Free consultation to go over birth doula support covered by Doula Jenn. All consultations are done via phone call or video chat (FaceTime or Zoom).
  2. 2 in person Prenatal Meetings:

    Meeting 1: We discuss your priorities and hopes for your birth process, we work through your deepest fears and reservations, and help you begin to visualize and consciously prepare for your ideal birth. I also discuss the importance of good body mechanics and positioning, and I go over several exercises that bring balance to your body to help ease pregnancy discomfort and prepare your body for an easier labor.

    Meeting 2: This will also include a hands on comfort measures class to walk you through different positions I may utilize during your birthing time. I will also go over more in depth what to expect from labor support and when to bring me in if you desire in-person support.

  3. Access to my client portal along with resources of community referrals.
  4. “On call” support beginning at contract signing and continuing until birth.
  5. Back-up support, should it be needed.
  6. Unlimited text/phone/email support throughout pregnancy and after birth.
  7. Continuous in-person labor support when requested by you.
  8. Birth notes, either mailed to you or given to you at your postpartum visit.
  9. Postpartum visit, either in person or virtual.

I can discuss medical recommendations and options, and then I will act as an advocate for your decisions. I will also encourage relaxation, position changes, pain management and comfort measures to decrease the discomforts of labor where possible.

Post Birth Support – Starting at $420

The role of the Postpartum Doula is to assist the family during the transitioning and adjustment period of the newborn coming home. The top priority is caring for the mother by making sure she is getting rest and nutrition, thereby enabling an optimal postpartum recovery. Encouraging bonding between baby and new parents and assisting them with getting to know their new baby. Offering evidence based support on newborn sleep, soothing techniques and every day care. Extensive knowledge is shared about breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, pumping and when further support is needed. The goal is to provide a calm and peaceful environment so parents can recover and bond with their newborn during this precious time. Assistance is given to the family to understand the “new normal”.  Offering support in finding what works best for the parents in their new roles and assistance finding outside resources for specific needs. Jennifer only offers daytime postpartum support hours and will only provide support for clients who are also birth doula clients.

What is included

Although every family has a different priority of needs, here are some of the things often covered

  • Answer questions, teach and support new parents in newborn care with evidence based information to help parents feel confident in their choices and abilities
  • Non-judgemenal emotional support
  • Feeding (breast/pumping/bottle) help and support
  • Support in bathing and overall care of the newborn
  • Holding and caring for the newborn if parents need to rest, shower, have some time for self care or run some errands
  • Babywearing help and recommendations
  • Help with newborn sleep schedules
  • Light housekeeping (vacuum, dishes, baby laundry, keeping house tidy)
  • Light meal and snack prep with food provided by the family
  • Attend doctor appointments/errands with family and the newborn as needed.

Book a consultation

I provide support in hospital, birth centers, and home births supported by a midwife including births at Kaiser Irvine, Kaiser San Diego, Kaiser Anaheim, Kaiser Downey, Saddleback Memorial Laguna Hills, Mission Hospital, Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, Orange County Global Medical Center Santa Ana, St. Josephs Anaheim, St. Jude Fullerton, Long Beach Memorial, Balboa Navy Medical Center, Palomar Medical Center Poway, UCSD Jacobs Medical Birth Center,UCSD Jacobs Medical Labor and Delivery, Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Children and Pomerado Hospital Birth Center, Scripps Encinitas, Scripps La Jolla, Orange Coast Memorial, Grossmont Hospital, South Coast Midwifery, Beach Cities Midwifery, Babies and Bloom, Best Start Birth Center, Tree Of Life and more.

I provide Postpartum Birth Doula services for San Diego, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Poway and San Clemente.