Gentle Spirit Doula & Childbirth Ed Services

Grand Junction, CO

About Labor Doula Services

Choosing your Doula: Your Doula will come to your home or meet you at a place of your choice for a free consultation/visit and talk with you about how I can help you before, during and after birth.  You are free to ask all the questions you like to help you make your decision.

Pre-Natal Visits:

Your doula will like to meet with you and your birthing partner at least twice before labor to become better acquainted, to explore and discuss your birth plan, priorities, any fears or concerns, and to plan how we might best work together.  Your doula will welcome the opportunity to meet with your physician or midwife at a regular scheduled prenatal visit. We might decide on more meetings and will remain in touch by telephone on a more frequent basis as your birth approaches.

Availability:

Your doula will be on call for you 24 hours a day beginning two weeks before your estimated due date. You are also welcome to call  any time after your baby is born with any questions or concerns. You will have a telephone number as well as a cell phone number to reach your Doula at all times.  You will be informed of times when your Doula is unavailable for labor support or let you know of  availability.  Your Doula will do everything possible to stay completely available for the birth of your baby. In the rare case she not available a back up Doula will be on call for you.

When you are in labor:

Your Doula will prefer that you call as soon as you think you are in labor, even if you don’t need her yet. She can answer questions and make suggestions over the telephone. It also gives her time to call the baby sitter. We will decide if your Doula should meet you then or wait for further change. ( prefer at least one hour to get to you from the time you ask me to come, depending on where you live or to arrive at the hospital). We will decide where to meet—at the hospital or at your home.  Please leave if no one answers. 

After your birth:

Your Doula will usually remain with you after your birth until the room is all cleared out and it looks like you are comfortable and your family is ready for quiet time together. She can also help with initial breast-feeding, if needed. She is available for telephone contact to answer questions about the birth of your baby and would like to get together with you again at least once to review your birth, see your baby and get comments from you about my role.

Fee's

Doula Services: $400.00.  

  Please contact me to find out an exact cost that will fit the needs of your family.

ChildBirth Education Class : $150.00 for in home private classes

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