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BIRTH DOULA SERVICES

You deserve a birth that honors your plans and desires. You deserve to be holistically supported throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experiences. No matter what type of birth you are planning, a doula can be vastly beneficial.

Some of the evidence-based benefits of a doula include:

-Risk of Cesarean decreased by 28%

-Epidural use decreased by 9%

-Pitocin for induction dropped by 31%

-Likelihood of spontaneous vaginal birth increased by 12%.

Laurelen is a doula and childbirth educator who has a unique focus on helping clients clear and heal from past trauma. With over four years of experience and more than 60 births attended, Laurelen has helped many women navigate the emotional complexities of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.

As a mother of four with diverse birth experiences herself, Laurelen has a deep understanding of the physical and emotional challenges that come with childbirth. She has a compassionate and empathetic approach, which allows her to connect with her clients on a deeper level.

Laurelen offers a wide range of services, including fertility coaching, childbirth education, birth doula support, postpartum doula care, bereavement doula services, breastfeeding coaching, and perinatal personal training. In addition, she is also a skilled birth photographer, capturing the beauty and emotion of childbirth in a way that her clients cherish for a lifetime.

What sets Laurelen apart is her focus on helping clients clear and heal from past trauma. She understands that past traumas can impact the pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum experience and works with her clients to create a safe space for healing. Her clients report feeling more empowered and confident in their ability to navigate the complexities of birth.

While Laurelen's rates may be higher than other doulas in the area, her clients know that they are investing in a truly unique and personalized experience. Her doula packages have so much more to offer than a typical base package. Laurelen's approach is rooted in mind and body birth preparation, which helps her clients to feel more grounded and centered during childbirth. Her transformational approach creates a lasting impact on the lives of her clients, helping them to overcome past trauma and approach childbirth with confidence and a sense of calm.

SERVICES OFFERED

All packages are custom, based on client needs and desires.

The packages below are samples of services that are offered.

To discuss packages and pricing that would be right for you, please book a free consult.

 

PLAN I 

  • This package is for you if you have taken (or are taking) another childbirth class and/or have given birth before, it was a good experience, and you have not experienced birth or sexual trauma.

  • A total of 5 completely customized prenatal coaching sessions

    • 1 session to give you the exact tools to prepare your body for birth, based on your individual needs and desires;

    • 1 session to give you every tool you need to prepare your mind for birth, based on your individual needs and desires;

    • 1 birth plan writing session tailored to your individual setting;

    • 1 session to help prepare your partner for birth and postpartum;

    • 1 session to prepare for postpartum.

  • Availability for calls, texts, etc. - I'm available for texts or phone calls, 24/7. Texts or phone calls received between 8PM and 8AM will likely not be answered immediately unless you are experiencing contractions or other pre-labor signs.

  • Birth Plan Writing Session - We will meet together to write your birth plan towards the end of your second trimester. We can also discuss any other questions or concerns that you have at this time.

  • On Call - From 38-42 weeks, I am on call for you 24/7. 

  • Labor Support - When you believe you are in labor, call me immediately. We will keep in contact, and make a decision together when I should come and join you. I am happy to come to your home while you labor there, or meet you at the hospital/birth center. I am available for the full amount of time that you feel that you need me. ​

  • Birth Photos - I am a birth photographer and I will take photos with my equipment, to the extent that it is not limiting my service to you as your Doula. I will also edit them professionally after the birth, and deliver the photos to you within 1-2 weeks after birth.

  • Immediately After Birth - After your birth I will usually remain with you for up to two hours, until you are comfortable and your family is ready for quiet time together. During that time I will take photographs of your new family and help with initial breastfeeding. I am available for phone contact to answer any questions about the birth of your baby. 

  • One to Two Weeks Postpartum - I will provide a postpartum visit, at your convenience, to see how you are doing, to review the birth, to admire your baby, and get feedback from you about my role as your doula. 

  • Postpartum Wellness Consult (3-4 Weeks Postpartum) - I offer a postpartum wellness consult to discuss supporting you emotionally and physically during the postpartum visit. We will incorporate nutrition, self-care, rest, and essential oils (if desired) into your plan. This visit will not only help you to recover, but will serve to help you optimize your physical, mental, and emotional state for breastfeeding as well. 

PLAN II 

  • This package is for you if you have never given birth before, or if you have given birth before and you desire to have a different experience this time (but you would not necessarily consider your other experience(s) to be traumatic), and you prefer a group childbirth class.

  • A total of 5 completely customized prenatal coaching sessions

  • 1 session to give you the exact tools to prepare your body for birth, based on your individual needs and desires;

  • 1 session to give you every tool you need to prepare your mind for birth, based on your individual needs and desires;

  • 1 birth plan writing session tailored to your individual setting;

  • 1 session to help prepare your partner for birth and postpartum;

  • 1 session to prepare for postpartum.

  • The Elevated Birth Class - This group class combines the best elements of The Bradley Method, Lamaze, and Hypnobirthing to bring you the exact birth prep you need for both the "Plan A" and the "what-ifs." You will receive a solid foundation and clear understanding of the physiological birth process. This knowledge will help you to weigh all of the options available for your pregnancy and birth, and make informed choices that are best for you and your family. You'll receive encouraging and compassionate support as you navigate the various emotions related to the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum process. You'll be engaged through a variety of teaching methods, with activities meant to reach everyone. It is meant for any expecting family, whether you plan to give birth at a hospital, birth center, or home birth. (See the "Childbirth Classes" page for upcoming dates)

    • You will learn...

      • How to Prepare Your Body for Birth

      • The Anatomy and Physiology of Birth

      • Understanding the Labor Process

      • Your Birth Plan Options

      • How to Self-Advocate

      • Labor Comfort Measures

      • Breathing & Mindset Techniques

  • Availability for calls, texts, etc. - I'm available for texts or phone calls, 24/7. Texts or phone calls received between 8PM and 8AM will likely not be answered immediately unless you are experiencing contractions or other pre-labor signs.

  • Birth Plan Writing Session - We will meet together to write your birth plan towards the end of your second trimester. We can also discuss any other questions or concerns that you have at this time.

  • On Call - From 38-42 weeks, I am on call for you 24/7. 

  • Labor Support - When you believe you are in labor, call me immediately. We will keep in contact, and make a decision together when I should come and join you. I am happy to come to your home while you labor there, or meet you at the hospital/birth center. I am available for the full amount of time that you feel that you need me. ​

  • Birth Photos - I am a birth photographer and I will take photos with my equipment, to the extent that it is not limiting my service to you as your Doula. I will also edit them professionally after the birth, and deliver the photos to you within 1-2 weeks after birth.

  • Immediately After Birth - After your birth I will usually remain with you for up to two hours, until you are comfortable and your family is ready for quiet time together. During that time I will take photographs of your new family and help with initial breastfeeding. I am available for phone contact to answer any questions about the birth of your baby. 

  • One to Two Weeks Postpartum - I will provide a postpartum visit, at your convenience, to see how you are doing, to review the birth, to admire your baby, and get feedback from you about my role as your doula. 

  • Postpartum Wellness Consult (3-4 Weeks Postpartum) - I offer a postpartum wellness consult to discuss supporting you emotionally and physically during the postpartum visit. We will incorporate nutrition, self-care, rest, and essential oils (if desired) into your plan. This visit will not only help you to recover, but will serve to help you optimize your physical, mental, and emotional state for breastfeeding as well.

PLAN III 

  • This package is for you if you have never given birth before, or if you have given birth before and you desire to have a different experience this time (but you would not necessarily consider your other experience(s) to be traumatic), and you want a birth and postpartum prep experience that is fully customized to you. 

  • This package includes everything you need to prepare your mind and body for birth, but does not include any trauma-clearing work.

  • A total of 9 completely customized prenatal coaching sessions and private childbirth classes

    • 1 session to give you the exact tools to prepare your body for birth, based on your individual needs;

    • 1 birth plan writing session tailored to your individual setting, based on your individual needs and desires;

    • 5 sessions of customized childbirth education to prepare you for the exact kind of birth that you desire;

    • 1 session to help prepare your partner for birth and postpartum;

    • 1 session to prepare for postpartum.

  • Availability for calls, texts, etc. - I'm available for texts or phone calls, 24/7. Texts or phone calls received between 8PM and 8AM will likely not be answered immediately unless you are experiencing contractions or other pre-labor signs.

  • Birth Plan Writing Session - We will meet together to write your birth plan towards the end of your second trimester. We can also discuss any other questions or concerns that you have at this time.

  • On Call - From 38-42 weeks, I am on call for you 24/7. 

  • Labor Support - When you believe you are in labor, call me immediately. We will keep in contact, and make a decision together when I should come and join you. I am happy to come to your home while you labor there, or meet you at the hospital/birth center. I am available for the full amount of time that you feel that you need me. ​

  • Birth Photos - I am a birth photographer and I will take photos with my equipment, to the extent that it is not limiting my service to you as your Doula. I will also edit them professionally after the birth, and deliver the photos to you within 1-2 weeks after birth.

  • Immediately After Birth - After your birth I will usually remain with you for up to two hours, until you are comfortable and your family is ready for quiet time together. During that time I will take photographs of your new family and help with initial breastfeeding. I am available for phone contact to answer any questions about the birth of your baby. 

  • One to Two Weeks Postpartum - I will provide a postpartum visit, at your convenience, to see how you are doing, to review the birth, to admire your baby, and get feedback from you about my role as your doula. 

  • Postpartum Wellness Consult (3-4 Weeks Postpartum) - I offer a postpartum wellness consult to discuss supporting you emotionally and physically during the postpartum visit. We will incorporate nutrition, self-care, rest, and essential oils (if desired) into your plan. This visit will not only help you to recover, but will serve to help you optimize your physical, mental, and emotional state for breastfeeding as well. 

PLAN IV

  • This package is for you if you have ever experienced birth-related trauma, sexual trauma, have a lot of fear surrounding birth due to someone else's experience, are high-risk and desire an unmedicated birth, and/or if you are planning a VBAC.

  • This package includes everything you need to prepare your mind and body for birth, especially if your mindset or past trauma is getting in the way.

  • A total of 14 completely customized prenatal coaching sessions and childbirth classes

    • 4 sessions to clear any past or secondary trauma so that you can move forward in confidence to have the birth of your dreams;

    • 2 sessions to give you the exact tools to prepare your body for birth, based on your individual needs;

    • 1 birth plan writing session tailored to your individual setting;

    • 5 sessions of customized childbirth education to prepare you for the exact kind of birth that you desire;

    • 1 session to help prepare your partner for birth and postpartum;

    • 1 session to prepare for postpartum.

  • Availability for calls, texts, etc. - I'm available for texts or phone calls, 24/7. Texts or phone calls received between 8PM and 8AM will likely not be answered immediately unless you are experiencing contractions or other pre-labor signs.

  • Birth Plan Writing Session - We will meet together to write your birth plan towards the end of your second trimester. We can also discuss any other questions or concerns that you have at this time.

  • On Call - From 38-42 weeks, I am on call for you 24/7. 

  • Labor Support - When you believe you are in labor, call me immediately. We will keep in contact, and make a decision together when I should come and join you. I am happy to come to your home while you labor there, or meet you at the hospital/birth center. I am available for the full amount of time that you feel that you need me. ​

  • Birth Photos - I am a birth photographer and I will take photos with my equipment, to the extent that it is not limiting my service to you as your Doula. I will also edit them professionally after the birth, and deliver the photos to you within 1-2 weeks after birth.

  • Immediately After Birth - After your birth I will usually remain with you for up to two hours, until you are comfortable and your family is ready for quiet time together. During that time I will take photographs of your new family and help with initial breastfeeding. I am available for phone contact to answer any questions about the birth of your baby. 

  • One to Two Weeks Postpartum - I will provide a postpartum visit, at your convenience, to see how you are doing, to review the birth, to admire your baby, and get feedback from you about my role as your doula. 

  • Postpartum Wellness Consult (3-4 Weeks Postpartum) - I offer a postpartum wellness consult to discuss supporting you emotionally and physically during the postpartum visit. We will incorporate nutrition, self-care, rest, and essential oils (if desired) into your plan. This visit will not only help you to recover, but will serve to help you optimize your physical, mental, and emotional state for breastfeeding as well. 

 

 

This package is also available in a virtual format without labor support.

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Other packages & customized combinations with other services are available, including a la carte virtual options. Simply contact me to discuss how we can create the plan that is uniquely perfect for you.

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