BIRTH DOULA SERVICES

At Ann Arbor Doulas we work for each individual family, rather than for the hospital or birth center. We provide professional, experienced, non-medical birth doula support to each family as they navigate the path towards the birth of their baby. Most families interview doulas early in their second trimester, however it is almost never too early or too late to establish your relationship with your birth doula.

BIRTH OUTCOMES

  • Labors are shorter.
  • There are fewer complications.
  • Cesarean rates are reduced.
  • Women request less pain medication and epidurals.

BENEFITS FOR BABY

  • Babies have shorter hospital stays with fewer admissions to special care nurseries.
  • Babies breastfeed more easily.
  • Mothers are more affectionate to their babies postpartum.

BENEFITS FOR PARENTS

  • Greater satisfaction with their birth experience.
  • More positive assessments of their babies.

YOUR DOULA CARE INCLUDES:

  • One prenatal visit.
  • Unlimited text/email support throughout your pregnancy until 6 weeks postpartum.
  • Assistance in writing a birth plan.
  • 24/7 on call labor support from the time a contract is signed until baby is born.
  • Phone/text and virtual support during early to active labor.
  • Option to choose in home support in early/active labor.
  • One postpartum meeting (in-person, virtual or by phone) within two weeks of the birth.

Investment for birth doula services:
BIRTH DOULA: $1400
Add on Services:
✓ Childbirth Education: +$270 ($30 savings)
✓ Placenta Encapsulation: +$190 ($10 savings)

  • Placenta Tincture: +$25
  • Placenta Print: +$10

✓ Postpartum Support (40 hours): +$1150 ($130 savings)

DELUXE DOULA PACKAGE: $3010 (Savings of over $200)
Includes Everything!
✓ Birth Doula
✓ Education
✓ Placenta Prep (with free tincture & print)
✓ 40 Hours of Postpartum Doula Support

birth doula jodi long review

“I was referred by a friend --- you have to trust your friends, right? Even my husband says that he couldn't have imagined having to go through the whole birthing process without a doula.  I completely agree!

Stephanie was patient and knowledgeable when she helped create my birth plan, and she was the total hero in the hospital when my 28+ hour labor ended in a cesarean.  She kept my husband as calm as she could and was quick to remind us of our options. She totally went above and beyond."

- Michelle Itkin-Metzger, 8/10/2016

“Whenever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life.”

– Ina May Gaskin