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 pregnancy and birth 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 doulas.

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

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

YOUR BIRTH DOULA CARE INCLUDES:

  • One FREE phone consultation and one FREE virtual consultation.
  • One introductory 30 minute virtual meeting and phone calls as needed.
  • One 90 minute virtual prenatal visit (in-person if requested), with the option for a second virtual meeting.
  • Unlimited text/email support until 6 weeks postpartum.
  • Evidence-based guidance and assistance in writing your 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 labor.
  • Option to choose in home support during early to active labor.
  • Continuous labor support at hospital/birth center/home until two hours after your baby is born.
  • Basic lactation and feeding support.
  • One 60-90 minute virtual postpartum meeting (in-person, if requested) within one week of the birth.

INVESTMENT FOR BIRTH DOULA SERVICES: $1750

See Our Packages for Additional Services & Savings:

  • Postpartum Support Hours
  • Education
  • Placenta Encapsulation
  • Placenta Print
  • Placenta Tincture
  • Photography

WHY WORK WITH OUR BIRTH DOULAS?

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Our doulas work in teams of two. Through our many years of experience, we have learned that we can offer unmatched support to you in this way. You will feel a strong connection to each of our professional birth doulas and rest assured in the knowledge that no matter when you give birth, your doula will be there, ready to support you.

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"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