Doula: Greek, "woman's servant." 

What a doula does:

  • Provides emotional support to laboring woman and her family

  • Offers physical support using various comfort measures

  • Gives evidence-based informational support before labor, during, and after labor

  • Encourages mother and birth partner to advocate for themselves and their baby

  • Gives birth partner encouragement, guidance, and breaks as needed

  • Provides continuous support during labor and immediately after delivery

What a doula does not do: 

  • Perform medical tasks (such as: heart tone checks, cervical exams, etc.)

  • Diagnose conditions

  • Give medical advice

  • Deliver babies

  • Make decisions or speak for clients

  • Take over spouse's role

Packages

Premium Labor Support  - $1100

Access to informational binder, with articles on labor and birth options, VBAC, breastfeeding, and perinatal mood disorders

Access to Resources List of local pre- and postnatal providers 

2 prenatal meetings (around 32 and 36 weeks) to discuss expectations, fears or concerns, and create a birth and support plan.

24/7 on-call support from 38-42 weeks

Continuous support during labor, delivery, and up to 2 hours after birth

Help with initial latch if mother plans to breastfeed

1 postpartum check-in after birth

Basic Labor Support Package - $900

Access to Resources List of local pre- and postnatal providers 

1 prenatal meeting around 36-37 weeks

24/7 on-call support from 38-42 weeks

Continuous support during labor, delivery, and up to 2 hours after birth

Help with initial latch if mother plans to breastfeed

1 postpartum check-in after birth

Just Birth Labor Package - $750

**Only available to clients who have previously given birth vaginally

Access to Resources List of local pre- and postnatal providers 

24/7 on-call support from 38-42 weeks

Continuous support during labor, delivery, and up to 2 hours after birth

Help with initial latch if mother plans to breastfeed

1 postpartum check-in after birth

Birth Photography Add-on - $500

Includes 20 digital images taken throughout various stages of labor and immediate postpartum

Available with any support package listed above

 

$250 Retainer fee due for all packages at the time of hire

Payment plans always available; final payment is due by 37 weeks

$100 Travel fee for clients living and/or birthing more than 25 miles from downtown Fort Worth