The Silver Package
• Prenatal meeting (around 36-38 weeks generally, usually 2-3 hours in duration): Discuss any particular concerns or thoughts you have about the pregnancy, your care provider, etc,; create and draft birth plan; work through pain medication preferences and pain coping techniques; discuss how to gather information for making the best choices for you as interventions are suggested; address your fears and concerns about the upcoming birth process (to include, as needed or desired, practicing pain coping techniques and role-playing advocating for yourself during labor), discuss how we can work together as a team, what you want from your doula at the birth, discussion of amount, type etc. of pictures you'd like your doula to take, discuss partner support and other topics, as needed or desired.
• On Call for the Birth: Your doula will be available to you, 24/7 beginning from approximately 38 weeks onwards, although will likely have no problem attending if you go into labor before this time. You are always welcome to call with questions or concerns.
• Attend Birth: Your doula will stay with you, providing support for as long as it takes to have your baby, and about an hour or so afterwards. It is common to spend 8 or more hours with a family, often as much as 12 hours. During this time your doula will provide encouragement, support with coping with contractions, massage, relaxation, visualization, suggestions for changing positions, help in making decisions about the medical management of the labor, support for the partner, in providing support for the laboring parent, as well as breaks for the partner. Your doula may take pictures for you and may communicate with family members in the waiting area. After the birth, your doula will help to settle the room, arranging food for the participants, taking pictures, and helping with the initial breastfeeding. Throughout labor your doula is available for whatever the laboring couple may need beyond medical needs, whether it be food, a cool washcloth, support for difficult decisions or help through the contractions. Your doula supports the family with whatever decisions are made, regardless of what their own choices or preferences may be.
• Postpartum meeting (1-2 weeks postpartum): Your doula will come to help process the birth, provide lactation support and newborn care information as needed, check in on postpartum adjustment and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and provide resources for any particular challenges.
Freshman: $600; Sophomore: $800; Junior $1200; Senior $1400