Services and Rates______________________________________
Initial phone call and interview:
This call offers the opportunity to learn more about postnatal doula care and see what it would be like to work together. Typically lasting about 15 minutes the initial call gives us a chance to discuss your expectations and options, as we begin to establish a relationship. Ideally taking place prior to your birth. Free of charge.
Taking place prior to your due date, for this session I come to your home, to meet your family, and develop a postnatal plan specific to your needs, requirements and concerns. We discuss your unique situation in depth, covering all aspects of what to expect when you come home with your new baby, such as feedings, bathing and cord care. In addition, I offer an array of handouts and notes to help the whole family prepare for when the little one comes home.
This session also provides the opportunity to secure a schedule of my availability for your expected postnatal period, based on when you feel you will need my assistance the most. In addition I will be available via phone and email to answer any questions that may arise between the initial consultation and your birth, ensuring you all have the tools you need for the first few days of parenthood.
Sometimes births happen early or unexpectedly, in any case, an initial consultation can also take place if you have already given birth to establish a postnatal plan for you and your family.
The fee for the Initial Consultation is $85. It usually lasts about 1 hour, but I stay as long as needed to ensure that all of your questions are thoroughly answered.
Postnatal Doula Care:
Personal guidance, support, and assistance for the whole family. As your Postnatal Doula my possible tasks are varied and numerous, from guidance with all aspects of newborn care to running errands and engaging older siblings. However I can best support you as parents, and nurture your family, is always my primary task and focus.
In addition to providing you with needed information and guided reassurance, Postnatal Doula Care is specifically catered to your unique situation, including the details of your pregnancy, such as twins or multiples, as well as delivery specifics, such as hospitals or home-births, and premature or caesareans, to ensure your needs are met and you receive the highest levels of personal care.
I charge an hourly rate of $62.50, with a 2 hour daily minimum. I also offer the option of purchasing a package of 10 hours, up front, at a 10% discount.
Postnatal Doula care is provided seven days a week, 10am-5pm, with a daily 3 hour minimum. We suggest calling us during your 3rd trimester to establish a relationship with your postnatal Doula, and ensure her availability for when your little one comes home. Appointments can be scheduled via email at, email@example.com or by phone at, 212-996-5930.