Birth Doula Services
A complimentary “meet-and-greet” interview
Two prenatal visits to discuss your birth plans and preferences, coping techniques, relaxation skills, and practice communication strategies for during birth
Help write and review your birth plan or preferences, if desired
Unlimited text/phone support throughout your pregnancy and continuing into your postpartum period
Provide on-call availability for the month around your estimated due date, two weeks before and two weeks after (38-42 weeks)
Provide continuous labor support for up to 24 hours
Provide 2 hours of immediate postpartum support
One postpartum visit for practical postpartum support and birth reflection
Provide breastfeeding education and support, as needed
Provide perinatal resources and specialized referrals to professional local practitioners, as needed
Sliding-scale pricing may also be available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact me to discuss this option.
"My birth experience with Hannah as my doula was wonderful. I truly cannot imagine having done it without her by my side through every step of the way. From the very first time Ireached out to Hannah before securing her as my doula, she immediately felt like a friend. She was so personable and made me feel like i truly could talk to her and reach out to her about anything. Throughout my entire pregnancy, I felt a peace knowing I had her to lean on. During my laboring process, Hannah allowed me the space, as well as the comfort, security, and support, that I needed (and sometimes didn't realize I needed).
I labored at home for a few hours, just my partner and I. When things got more intense and I felt like i needed extra support, I called on Hannah and she was right there. She came prepared with so many tips and tools that I truly believe helped me stay calm and confident until it was time to actually give birth. Although my birth "plan" had many many changes, Hannah never once wavered in her support and truly helped me feel like it was okay that my plans were changing. "If the plan isn't working.. change the plan," is something I remember Hannah saying that really stuck with me. When I started feeling guilt for changing my natural birthing desires, Hannah was the first one to remind me that ANY kind of birth is natural and that I was 100% in control of my birth experience. She advocated for me throughout my extremely long labor. I was and am still incredibly thankful. My partner and both agree that we couldn't have done it without her. I recommend her to anyone who is looking for extra support emotionally, physically, or even if you feel that you just may need a friend during such a crazy time in your life such as pregnancy and labor. I know that if i ever give birth again that Hannah will be right by my side once again."
"Hannah is one of the most compassionate people you could ever meet, and this is evident in her work as a doula. She was an incredible blessing to our family during the birth of our daughter.
This was my second delivery. During prenatal discussions, she was eager to listen to my hopes for the birth, asked questions both to help clarify my expectations and to help me think through scenarios I had not considered. She was knowledgable about resources for pregnancy, labor and delivery, and post-partum (including breastfeeding). It was also obvious that she is well read and familiar with a wide range of literature on the relevant topics.
We initially planned to deliver in a birthing center but were transferred to the hospital for medical reasons. Hannah showed up and was there the entire time, providing many different types of support to me and my husband. She offered massage and counter pressure for pain, suggested different positions (including use of birthing balls), and held my hand while helping to guide my breathing. She also offered suggestions and encouragement to my husband, enabling him to be the support partner I needed. She advocated for me to the nurses and doctors as well, helping me to ask questions and to make my wishes clear and asking follow-up questions on my behalf.
Through the entire birth, she continued to remind me that my body was doing what it needed to be doing despite my pain and discouragement. Transition and pushing were rapid, intense, and scary, but Hannah helped me to listen to my body during delivery and then to cope with the adreniline and anxiety I had immediately afterward.
She truly desires to see her mothers empowered and encouraged to deliver on their terms. I was able to deliver unmedicated largely in part to her support. She is wonderful, and you would be in excellent care if you hire her as your doula."
"It's hard to express how deeply grateful I am to have had Hannah throughout our birth journey as our doula. Hannah is very knowledgeable and supported us and our wishes throughout my pregnancy, labor, and then some. She informed us when we didn't know what to ask, and offered us great peace at such a special time. She was invaluable support in every way at every step
Not to mention incredibly strong offering counter pressure and pain relief during my contractions. Wow!
Hannah is a true nurturer and an empowerer. I hope to never have to birth without her by our side."
Let's work together!
I look forward to hearing from you and learning how I can serve and support you during your pregnancy and birth!