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More than birth

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Your birth is more than just the outcome of having a healthy baby. It's about YOU experiencing labor deeply empowered with unwavering support for your choices.

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"Giving birth can be the most empowering experience of a lifetime."
-Ina May Gaskin

See which pregnancy and birth options are right for you and your family!

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BIRTH DOULA

Initial Consultation:
   - A complimentary meeting to discuss your needs, expectations, and goals for your birth journey
   - An opportunity for you to ask questions and learn more about my approach as a birth doula

Prenatal Support:
   - One prenatal visits to create a personalized birth plan, discuss comfort measures, and practice relaxation techniques
   - Unlimited email and phone support to address any concerns or questions during your pregnancy

On-Call Availability:
   - I will be on-call 24/7 starting three weeks before your estimated due date until labor begins
   - Prompt availability to join you during active labor, providing continuous support throughout

Labor and Birth Support:
   - Continuous presence and support during labor and birth, whether at home, birthing center, or hospital
   - Assistance with relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, comfort measures, positioning, and advocacy
   - Emotional support for both woman and her partner

Postpartum Visit:
   - One postpartum visit to offer support, debrief the birth experience, and provide resources for postpartum recovery

Investment: $1,500

BIRTH DOULA & HYPNOBIRTHING

All the services included in the Birth Doula package and childbirth education:

  • 5 session private HypnoBirthing course lead by a certified instructor. Each week, you'll delve deeper into relaxation techniques, visualization, and breathing exercises

  • Course textbook, HypnoBirthing, The Mongan Method

  • Digital downloads for your relaxation, including the Rainbow Relaxation

  • A workbook with written scripts for your home practice

Investment: $1,800

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BIRTH PLANNING SUPPORT

Consultation:

  • A free 15 minute virtual meeting to see if birth planning support is right for you

Custom Birth Plan Creation:

  • A 2 hour virtual personalized meeting to discuss your birth preferences, concerns, and expectations

  • A collaborative development of a comprehensive birth plan tailored to your specific preferences

  • In-depth exploration of birthing options, interventions, and special considerations

Editing and Refinement:

  • Review and edit your birth plan as needed, ensuring it aligns with your evolving preferences

  • Guidance on incorporating any new insights or changes to enhance clarity

Downloadable Preferences:

  • Receive a digital version of your finalized birth plan for easy sharing with care providers

  • Access downloadable resources, checklists, and templates for ongoing reference

Investment: $95

Interested in how to find a doula in Philadelphia?

Contact Julia to schedule a free consultation!

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“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers--strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”

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My Philosophy

I trust your body and I trust your instincts. My mission, as your birth doula is to provide emotional and physical support as your body does what it was designed to do. I resonate with the quote: "A normal, physiological process...needs only patience of birth attendants to resist the temptation to disturb its rhythm and flow." I aim to embody this, to be your patient cheerleader, to be supportive, to offer resources, suggest comfort measures and be a calm, reassuring presence as you labor and birth your baby!

What is a birth doula?

Doulas are non-medical birth professionals. I provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support before, during, and immediately after birth. A birth doula supports a woman’s choices and aims to help her have the birth outcome she desires. A birth doula understands the physiology of birth and will help you and your partner feel supported. I support your rights to make decisions about birth, whether that be navigating your birth preferences, options and resources and discussing what postpartum looks like for you. 

When should I hire a doula?

You can hire a doula at any point during your pregnancy, but typically interviewing doulas starts around 20-25 weeks, the earlier the better! 

I think I want a doula, but my partner is nervous. Will you replace him or her?

Not at all! My role is to make sure your partner is fully integrated and feels cared for too. A doula can help navigate the birth space while empowering your partner to play an integral l role of in your labor and delivery. We work as a team and 

Do you combine HypnoBirthing with doula work?

I have many HypnoBirthing clients hire me as a doula. I do recommend you take the full HypnoBirthing 5 session series however, we can incorporate some of the relaxations into your labor. If you live in the Greater Philadelphia area or South Jersey, I also offer in-home classes!

What is the cost of a doula, and what does it typically include?

The birth doula packages start at $1,500. I offer payment plans to accommodate your budget. Hiring a birth doula is an investment and I want to be transparent in my pricing while striving to eliminate any hidden fees. The quoted price typically covers prenatal visits, continuous labor support and a postpartum visit. 

Are your birth doula services in Philadelphia covered by insurance?

Birth doula services may not be covered by insurance, I recommend checking with your provider. I can provide the necessary documentation to assist you in seeking reimbursement if your insurance plan allows. 

What is your radius for doula care?

I support birth all throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. I consider myself a Philadelphia doula but have supported many births in Bucks County, Montgomery County, Delaware, and South Jersey! For your own comfort and reassurance, I typically keep my radius to one hour outside of Philadelphia.

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Proudly serving the Greater Philadelphia Area and beyond, including: Philadelphia County, Bucks County, Delaware County, Main Line, Montgomery County, South & Central Jersey and Delaware

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