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

Basic Labor Support - $900

1 FREE consultation

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 resources 

1-2 prenatal appointments for a chance to unpack expectations, voice fears or concerns, and put a plan in place to increase the odds of achieving the birth you desire. Each appointment lasts between 1.5-2 hours and is held at clients' home, unless another location is preferred

24/7 on-call support from 38 weeks until birth of baby (or 42 weeks, whichever comes first)

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

Help with initial latch if mother plans to breastfeed

1 postpartum appointment after birth

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

Payment plans always available

Available for hospital, birthing center, and home births

The Whole Shebang (labor support, photography, belly binding) - $1475-$1525

Labor Support Plus Birth Photography - $1400

Labor Support Plus Bengkung Belly Binding - $1075

Just Belly Binding - $175 with wrap, or $125 without