Who I serve

I believe that all birthing persons deserve the right to try for their ideal birth; which is why I  am comfortable supporting families attempting a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), same sex couples, trans clients, single mothers, mothers planning to place child up for adoption, parents that have experienced infertility, miscarriage or infant loss. I support all birth plans including planned cesarean, planned induction and planned use of epidural and/or analgesics.

If you have a special situation, please ask me about it. I am here to help.

Bloom Package


  • Two 2-Hour prenatal visits to assess your family's needs and desires for birth, provide useful tools for labor and birth for you to feel empowered and supported, as well as establish your labor postpartum plans

  • Continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to you and your family for the duration of labor and birth

  • If desired, initial breastfeeding support immediately after birth to help your baby latch on properly and encourage the establishment of breastfeeding

  • One postpartum follow-up visit to celebrate the birth of your baby and answer any questions you have during the early postpartum period

  • Unlimited text and email support to answer your questions and offer suggestions and support throughout pregnancy and early labor

Lotus Package


  • Everything from the Bloom Package

  • A gallery of high quality photographs of your labor, birth, and first moments with baby

  • 6 credits to use towards customizing your package with special add-ons for prenatal and postpartum time.

Ascend Package 


  • Everything from the Lotus Package

  • Option of attending 1 appointment with your care provider

  • One meet and greet with your Back-Up doula 

  • Additional 2 hour postpartum visit 

  • 10 credits to use towards customizing your package with special add-ons for prenatal and postpartum time.

Birth Planning Session


  • 1.5 hour in-person session 

  • Discuss your families birth wishes

  • Address any questions regarding your options for labor & environment, pain management, pushing & birth, and newborn care.

  • Visual birth plan printed and laminated for you

Add Ons
  • 2 credits - one 1:1 Prenatal Yoga session with a certified yoga teacher in your home

  • 3 credits - one Prenatal massage with a CMT

  • 6 credits - one two hour house cleaning session 

  • 10 credits - three personalized meals (12 servings) prepared by Chef Emeline Saint – Georges and delivered to your home during pregnancy or after giving birth

  • Families may also choose to donate the dollar value of their credits to a local association that provides free birth services to underserved mothers and women of color.

Additional credits may be purchased

Postpartum Options

34/hr - Daytime (4hr shifts)

37.5/hr - Overnight (8 hr shifts)

  • emotional and physical support for the birthing parent after baby arrives

  • helping families establish care routines

  • newborn care education including bathing, swaddling, and sleeping.

  • birth story processing

  • assistance with all types of feeding.

  • babywearing guidance

  • light housework or meal prep

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