Kathryn helped me get through childbirth with minimal anxiety and/or fear. It was very comforting to know that she was there to answer questions and provide advice. My husband also really appreciated having her there. He wasn’t completely confident about how to support me best and having her there to coach him and provide suggestions was very important to him. After the whole experience was over, my husband said, “I would hire Kathryn again in a heartbeat. She was excellent!” We feel like our money was very well spent. The support provided during the process was well worth it. We would definitely consider hiring Kathryn again when/if have another child.Doris ~ Concord, CA
All Packages Include:
- Initial consultation. – See if I am a good fit for your team and begin picking my brain for tips!
- Access to lending library of books. – Check out one or five! Keep them until after you give birth.
- Unlimited support via text and email. – “What do braxton hicks feel like?” Message me day and night.
- A special exercise DVD to help you have an easier birth.
- On call for your birth starting at 38 weeks. – Day or night, I drop everything to be with you.
- Attendance during your labor and birth in whatever setting you choose. – Home or hospital, I’m there for you.
- Continuous labor support until 1 to 2 hours after you give birth.- I won’t leave your side.
- Six weeks of unlimited postpartum support via text and email. – Including appropriate referrals.
Budget Doula Support
- One “Get to know you” visit. (1 hour)
- One Postpartum Visit. (1 hour) – Of course I’m checking in on you!
Prepared Doula SupportBest Value
- Your choice of five Flex Visits (2 hours each).
- One Postpartum Visit. (2 hours) – Of course I’m checking in on you!
- Your choice of four Luxury Add-Ons.
Detailed Doula Support
- Your choice of two Flex Visits.
- One Postpartum Visit. (2 hours) – Of course I’m checking in on you!
- Your choice of two Luxury Add-Ons.
Flex Visit Options
Build the package that suits your needs. Your Flex Visits can be used to cover any topic of your choice. Below are some examples of visits that clients find great value in. Book additional visits at $100 each.
Detailed Birth Plan Consultation
What does your dream birth look like? How do we get your provider on board? We will delve into what your options are. I will help you take a detailed look at current evidence and how it applies uniquely to you. From there I help you craft a plan you can present to your provider as well as help you form the questions you need to ask to make sure your wishes will be honored.
Optimal Fetal Positioning Workshop
Do you want to have a shorter, easier labor? Did you know your baby’s position can play a key role? This hands on workshop shows you why fetal position matters. Gain a deep understanding about your anatomy and how you and your baby work together. I will not only teach you to check your babies position on your own, I will teach you what to do about it! Learn keep exercises that can balance the pelvis, and how to know when you might need help.
Additional Postpartum Visit
This additional appointment can be booked anytime in your first 6 weeks postpartum. “Does this look normal?” I can answer common baby and breastfeeding related questions. It can also be used to get an extra pair of hands available on an off day. I can help you get a shower and some alone time as well. Did you get a baby carrier you’re not sure how to use? I can teach you. How about some other day to day management tips from someone that’s been there.
Postpartum Planning Session
You’ve put in a lot of time planning for this birth. What about postpartum? Will your needs be met as well as babies? Let’s make the transition smoother! Let me help you plan for a joyous and easier time with your new baby.
Hands On Comfort Measures
Did you learn some comfort measures in your childbirth class? Would you like to practice with some guidance? Gain confidence as a team! Let me walk you through some real life labor scenes. Your partner gets comfortable with what it might look like and how to help!
Breastfeeding is a natural instinct for your baby, but it is a learned behavior for you! Learn all my favorite tips for getting a good latch, staying comfortable, and knowing what’s normal. Breastfeeding shouldn’t hurt! Learn when to seek help. We will go over building a healthy milk supply, pumping, and going back to work as well.
Did you have a birth experience that was traumatic? This interactive workshop walks you through several ways you can access that trauma and begin to heal from it. Included is time to just hear your story, do some art, and work on being present. Learn how the body stores trauma and how you can release it.
Build the package that suits your needs. Book additional Add-Ons at $25 each.
Baby Registry Consultation
Let your experienced doula take a detailed look at your baby registry. I can help make sure you have the essentials, plus the extras that will be most beneficial to your style of parenting. Done via email and phone.
Postpartum Sitz Bath Herbs
Heal faster with this soothing blend of herbs. Ready to brew in a muslin bag for easy use. Each of the three bags brews up to a gallon on herbal infusion. Book your postpartum visit in the first few days and I will brew it for you!
Baby Bonding Bath Herbs
Lull yourself and your little one into a peaceful state with this blend of baby safe herbs. A bath with your baby can be a great stress relief for you both. These pretty organza bags filled with cheery herbs look beautiful floating right in the tub. Comes with 4 bags.
Properly Sized Birth Ball
Do you have a birth ball yet? The most valuable tool for labor works best when it is the right size for you. This one is yours to keep.
Labor Essentals Pack
Have your doula pack one bag! I will have a handy labor essential kit just for you. Contains all my favorites for attending to the little things that can make a big difference. The best lip balm for dry lips after hours of deep breathing, a tasty herbal tea blend to keep you hydrated, extra hair bands, etc. My experience makes this handy little bag.
Care Providers Thank You Gift Basket
Say “thanks for caring for us”, with the gift of self-care. Up to 10 darling packaged bath salts or bath bombs in a decorative basket to gift to your midwife, OB, nurses, and anyone else that supported your labor. All made with natural ingredients. Thank you card included for you to sign.
I strive to make my services affordable and offer various price points to meet your needs. Payment plans are available and if you need further financial assistance, please contact me for a list of community resources. Everyone deserves a doula.
If you are interested in donating to help others afford doula care, please contact me. Our doula community is working on non-profit status in order to better serve the community. We believe doula care has a lasting impact on new families that extends to the community at large. We would love to have you be a part of that difference.
AREAS I SERVE
Serving the San Francisco Bay Area, including the East Bay, Lamorinda, Tri-Vally and Delta Valley. Including Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Danville, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Oakley, Antioch, Bay Point, Concord, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Moraga, Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, Richmond, and Pinole.
HOSPITALS I SERVE
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Alameda County Medical Center - Highlands, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center – Walnut Creek, Kaiser – Antioch, Kaiser – Oakland, Kaiser – Walnut Creek, San Ramon Regional Medical Center, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Valleycare Medical Center.