Bump Naturally – Childbirth Education & Doula

Natural Childbirth Education, Doula, Photographer – Bossier City, LA / Shreveport, LA

Doula Services

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**PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING DOULA CLIENTS**

As part of my training to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor, I was required to attend 2 births (not including my own). The first birth I ever attended, I had the opportunity to shadow an experienced doula. From that moment on,  I knew I wanted to provide doula services as well!

Now with much more experience under my belt, I am offering doula services to the Barksdale Air Force Base and surrounding Bossier City and Shreveport, LA communities.

What is a Doula?

A doula (/ˈduːlə/), also known as a birth companion and post-birth supporter, is a non-medical person who assists a person before, during, and/or after childbirth, as well as her spouse and/or family, by providing physical assistance and emotional support.

Did you know that having a doula has been shown to decrease the time you’re in labor by 25%, reduce your chance of a C-section by 50% and decrease your likelihood of needing an epidural by 60%? We aren’t technically superheroes but…

What Do I Offer?

  • Local resources & childbirth information
  • Prenatal meetings to ensure confidence as you approach your baby’s birth-day
  • Assistance in creating a personalized birth plan
  • Continuous physical & emotional support during labor and the immediate postpartum
  • Help with relaxation & breathing
  • Suggestions for labor/pushing positions
  • For your use in labor, I bring a  Kaya Birth Stool, Birth Ball, Rebozo along with may other goodies in my doula bag-of-tricks

What Does it Cost?

{Just a Doula} $700

I specialize in families looking to avoid unnecessary interventions and who wish to achieve natural births. This fee includes prenatal, labor and immediate postpartum services as described below.

Add on birth photography for $300 more.

{Birth Boot Camp Student Rate} $500

Students enrolled in my Birth Boot Camp course will have scheduling priority and will save $200 on my doula services. The bond we will develop and the knowledge you will acquire over the course of the 10-week class will not only make my job easier but will help you achieve your goal of a natural birth. The total cost for Birth Boot Camp ($350) & Doula Services ($500) is $850.

Add on birth photography for $300 more.

{Total Birth Package} $1,600

Includes 10-week Birth Boot Camp Course ($350 value), Doula Services ($500 value) and Birth Story Photography Package ($900 value).

I offer a 10% Military Discount and I am willing to negotiate payment plans in cases of financial difficulties. I require a $100 non-refundable deposit and accept payment by check or via the USAA app.

My Services Include:

  • I provide all prospective clients a free consultation meeting where we’ll talk about your pregnancy, birth preferences and any concerns you may have. You’ll have the opportunity to interview me, review my contract and decide whether you’d like to have me as your doula.
  • I offer 1-2 prenatal visits where we continue our first conversation in greater depth and review some labor positions and practice relaxation.
  • Continuous support during your labor… by phone and by your side when we decide that you need my physical support. I will join you at your home or birth place.
  • After the birth, I will remain with you for a short while to answer any questions you may have. I can help you start breastfeeding, offer suggestions for staying comfortable over the next few days, etc.
  • Postpartum visit 5-10 days after the birth (or sooner if needed) to make sure your transition to motherhood is going well.

If I have the opportunity to be your doula, I will be on-call for 2 weeks before and after your estimated due date. I will typically have another doula on call as back up in case of an emergency.

Disclaimer: As a doula, I do not perform any clinical or medical tasks. I am there to provide physical, comfort, emotional support, and advocacy. I do not make decisions for you but rather help you get the information you need in order to make the most informed choices possible. I cannot speak for you to staff and care providers but can help you ask the important questions.

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To schedule a free consultation, please email bumpnaturally@gmail.com.

Want to learn more about me? Check out my bio here.

 

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