What is antepartum doula support?

As an antepartum doula I am committed to helping families that are experiencing high risk pregnancies. Complications and limitations during pregnancy can take a physical and emotional toll, let me help you find the joy in your pregnancy and feel proud about all you are doing to bring your baby into this world. 

 
 

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Antepartum services offered:


Caring Companion Package - (On going support)

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This package is designed for mothers experiencing restrictions and/or bed rest due to a high risk pregnancy.  In the Caring Companion Package my services include hands on assistance when and how you choose to use it and are determined in a free initial consultation.

During my visits I can help you find control in your chaos. As a trained postpartum doula through DONA and LCCE I can assist you in establishing a daily routine that focuses on well being, comfort and preparation for your new arrival(s).  I can assist with practical household assistance, light meal prep as well as provide unlimited emotional support not only during our visits but via phone or email as desired.   30/hr

Free consultation to discuss needs.

 

 

in- home Childbirth and Newborn Education 

As a Lamaze certified childbirth educator, Amy is proud to offer customized childbirth education to meet your specific needs.  Just because your pregnancy is not going how you planned does not mean you need to compromise your childbirth education.   In 3 evening sessions, within the comfort of your home, we will learn about the woman’s body and how it is designed to give birth. I will spend time discussing pregnancy, finding "your normal," healthy birth practices adapted to you, pain and how to cope as well as practice different pain management techniques.  We will discuss medication options, if desired, and when interventions become necessary.  Lastly we will discuss the importance of feeling confident and in control if the unexpected arises.  You can address any questions you have in a safe and open environment. Newborn education consists of HUG your baby education as well as preemie education (if desired). You deserve to feel Pride and Joy about your pregnancy and birth. Let me help you get there.     $225.00  

 

Bed Rest - Now what?  ( one-time session)

During this consultation, I will help assist you and your partner with strategies and techniques to minimize stress, maximize comfort and regain control. I will work with you and your partner to make a customized plan that will help ease the uncertainties during this challenging yet exciting time.  Topics that are discussed.   2 hr session $60.00

  • Creating a schedule and daily routines
  •  Communication with care providers
  •  Tips on caring for children during bed rest or with physical limitations
  •  Relaxation options and techniques
  • Tips for supporting Mom
  •  Resources for Mom and family
  • Assisting with personal questions or concerns
 

CREATIVE CARING (ONE-TIME SESSION)

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Are you on bed rest and looking for creative ways to channel your feelings in a tangible way?  Are you looking for a meaningful project that will also help ease your anxiety and/or provide structure in your day?  In a creative caring session I will provide a variety of projects artistic and meaningful to choose from.  All materials will be provided and modified to your desired work space as needed.  
$75.00 + materials