Doula Services

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Brilliant Birth Doulas assist women during birth to help ensure a beautiful birth experience.  We draw upon our knowledge, experience, and training to provide emotional support, physical comfort, and communication with your health care provider.  We strive to ensure that you have all information needed to make informed decisions throughout your birthing time.  We will provide encouragement and perspective to you and your family, make suggestions for your birthing time, and help with hypnosis, relaxation, massage, positioning, and other comfort techniques.

Brilliant Birth Doulas will consult with you in order to get acquainted, answer questions, and discuss our role in your birthing time. This consultation is free and will be followed by two prenatal visits prior to your sweet baby’s arrival.  If you choose to select Brilliant Birth Doulas as part of your team, we will want to become familiar with your thoughts for your birth and postpartum time.  We will discuss comfort measures and options for increasing relaxation during birth. We will also provide you with a customized birth plan for your health care provider.

Brilliant  Birth Doulas do not perform clinical tasks, such as blood pressure readings, fetal assessments, vaginal exams, etc.  We are present to provide for your physical comfort, emotional support and advocacy.  We will not  make decisions for you, rather help you get the information necessary in order make an informed decision.

On your birthing day, we prefer that you call us when you think you are in labor, even if you do not yet need us. We can answer questions and make suggestions over the phone.  We will decide at this time whether we should come to your home or wait for further change.  We need at least thirty minutes to an hour to get to you from the time you request our presence.  Except for extraordinary circumstances, we will remain with your throughout your labor and birth.

After your birth, we usually remain with you for one or two hours, unless you are comfortable and your family is ready for private bonding time together.  We can also assist you in breast feeding and are available to answer any question you may have.  If possible, we would like to meet one last time within one week following your birth.  We will check on you, review your birth, admire your new baby, and get feedback as to our role as your doula.

If Brilliant Birth Doulas are unable to attend your birth, there will be no charge for services and we will refund the entire cost.  We make every effort to provide the services described here. Sometime, this is impossible (i.e.  a rapid labor or birth complication).  If  we are not called at the start of birthing, the retainer fee will be kept, but the remainder will be refunded.

Brilliant Birth Doula fees for these services as described are: $650.00. A $200.00 retainer fee is due when you select us as your doulas. The balance is due within two weeks of your estimated due date.

Clients of Elizabeth Randolph, Licensed Midwife, receive a special discount!!!

We are also pleased to offer postpartum doula care at an hourly rate.  In-home childbirth education and breastfeeding classes are also available.  Contact us for details!

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