The idea of starting a doula partnership stemed from our experiences as independent douals. On many occassions, a woman in labor would ask us about our own comfort after spending several hours with her. She would ask if we were getting enough to eat or if were were tired. She may have asked if we were missing our family or say how guilty she felt that we were away from our own little ones. As doulas, the last thing we want is to have our clients worry about us!! We also experienced many clients checking in with us near their guess date to ask if we have any other clients due soon. Feedback from clients during postpartum visits indicated that they felt anxious and unsettled that we might have missed their birth if we were at another birth, and would have had to have a back-up doula that they had never met attend their birth. In our doula partnership at Peaceful Doulas, we make sure that each family has a chance to meet each partner before their birthing time. We feel that a partnership is a way to be able to give our clients the best doula care possible and prevent doula burn out.
Working in a partnership, the three of us are able to share the on-call schedule so that one of the partners is always on call for YOU. When you hire one of us, you hire all three of us! You are able to benefit from our combined experience and knowledge. This unique practice style allows us to be more available for our own families while continuing to do the work we love in a sustainable working partnership. A benefit of hiring Peaceful Doulas, is knowing you will always have a fresh-faced doula at your birth. In a situation where one of us is at another birth, or dealing with a family emergency or sick child at home, one of the partners will join you during your birthing time. Having met the three of us ahead of time, you will feel comfortable knowing that one of the doulas you have already built a relationship with will join you at your birth. We try our best to have two doulas attend the initial interview and each prenatal meeting, and we try to alternate doulas so that you have the opportunity to meet and get to know all three of us before your birth! We then share an on-call schedule for attending your birth, so that we each will be well rested when the time comes that you need one of us.
On call 24/7 from the time of signing your contract! You have unlimited text/e-mail/phone support from your doulas to ask questions and get the support you need.
2 prenatal meetings, giving you the opportunity to build a relationship with all three Peaceful Doula partners while we discuss your needs, concerns and wishes for your birth.
Assistance in creating a birth plan (preferences) if desired.
Team of 3 doulas! Three times the knowledge, three times the compassion, and no fear that you will have an unknown back-up at your birth.
In person birth support in your home during early labor.
Continuous labor support until 1-2 hours after your baby is born.
Initial breastfeeding support if desired.
1-2 postpartum meetings with the doula(s) who attended your birth to assist with breastfeeding, process your birth, provide any resources you need in the community, and answer any questions you may have.
*Our fee is $950. We accept cash, check, credit card or HSA cards. Discounts available for military families.