BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES

Physical, Emotional, Informational, Practical Support When You Need It Most

I've been in the field of maternal child health for over a decade in the role of a labor nurse and now as a pediatric nurse.  I've cherished this career with all my heart.  But I must confess, while working as a labor nurse I always felt drawn to the unique responsibilities that doulas held during birth, and the profound positive impact their presence could have for a birthing person.


Inspired by my professional experiences, while pregnant with my third child, I searched for a knowledgeable, experienced and kind doula to work with.  I must admit that I was incredibly nervous during my last pregnancy.  It took place during the peak of the pandemic and there were a great number of unknowns at the time.  Having my doula available to turn to for guidance, support and information to lean into during my pregnancy and as I prepared for birth was a gift to myself I didn't know I truly needed.


Working with her inspired me to pursue my own birth and postpartum doula certification. There is no greater gift than to be there to empower you to trust your own parental instincts during birth and postpartum, while providing support, guidance, and evidence based information when desired.  

Please find the birth and postpartum doula services that I am able to offer through Strong as a Mother, and contact me for a consultation to see how I may best fit your family's needs at lauren@strongasamother.net or 845-641-8378. 


BIRTH DOULA SERVICES

Virtual and In-Person Support Options Available

See VIrtual and In-Person Doula Support Packages Below.

Contact me to schedule a free introductory consultation at lauren@strongasamother.net

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POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES

In-Home Assistance, Support and Guidance For The Entire Family 

My services are customized to meet the specific needs of each client and their family.  Postpartum Doulas serve to add guidance, support, education and hands on help with baby care, mother care, food prep/housekeeping, shopping, siblings and other family members.  

Pricing from $35/hr.

$45/hr on weekends. 

Gift packages and Gift Certificates toward services available! 

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PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM DOULA PACKAGES

THE GLOWING MAMA TO BE - VIRTUAL PRIVATE PREGNANCY COACHING AND SUPPORT FOR BIRTHER AND PARTNER $600

Remote Support Only via Video/Phone Call/Text

Service Includes:

  • Initial free introductory consultation via phone/video call – 30 min

  • 2 prenatal planning sessions (video calls or in person)- discuss your birth and prenatal history, desires for your current birth, & birthing options. Learn how to advocate for yourself and your partner, how to create a comfortable and supportive birth space, and learn you and your partner in how to create a safe birth space and advise your support person in how to assist and advocate for you. 

  • 2 Partner Support Planning Sessions - Private virtual session for birther’s support person to address their needs in this journey and to help them learn where they can assist in the birth and postpartum journey. 

  • Call/text/email support until 4 weeks postpartum (Prenatal/Postpartum appointment needed if call exceeds 15min)

  • Unlimited access to virtual library of classes and resources until 8 weeks postpartum (A $200 Value). 

  • 1-2 postpartum sessions (video calls)- 1-4 weeks after birth, discuss your birth experience, evaluate breastfeeding progress, adjustment postpartum, address additional needs

THE STRONG MAMA VIRTUAL BIRTH DOULA SERVICES PACKAGE $1050

Remote Support Only via Video/Phone Call/Text

Service Includes:

  • Initial free consultation via phone/video call – 30 min

  • Service Includes:

  • 2 Prenatal Planning Sessions (video calls)- discuss your birth history, desires for your current birth, & birth plan options. I will educate you and your partner in how to create a safe birth space and advise your support person in how to assist and advocate for you

  • 2 Partner Prep Virtual Sessions (video calls) - Private session for support person to address their needs in this journey and help them best support mom (1 geared toward prenatal considerations, 1 geared toward postpartum considerations)

  • Unlimited call/text/email support until 4 weeks postpartum

  • Unlimited access to Strong as a Mother’s virtual library of on-demand Childbirth Prep, Breastfeeding, Baby Care Basics, Pumping and Storing Classes and resources until 8 weeks postpartum ($200 value)

  • 24/7 on-call birth support from 38-42 weeks gestation (phone/video call)

  • Virtual Labor support through labor and two hours postpartum (continuous or intermittent as appropriate).

  • Virtual labor support includes phone, text or video calls as needed during labor and birth. I will remain available throughout the process to answer questions, offer encouragement, give suggestions for labor progression, comfort measures, and facilitate partner support in the birthing room. I’ll also help you find ways to create a relaxing birth environment and offer birth educational guidance as requested as you make your decisions with your health care team.

  • 1-2 postpartum sessions (video calls)- 1-4 weeks after birth, discuss your birth experience, evaluate breastfeeding progress, discuss your postpartum and newborn care needs.

THE EMPOWERED MAMA PACKAGE (IN PERSON DOULA SUPPORT) - $1800

Virtual Prenatal Consultations via Phone/Video Call.
In-Person Labor, Birth and Postpartum Support

Service Includes:

  • Initial consultation via phone/video call – (30 minutes)

  • 2 prenatal visits (virtual)- discuss your birth history, desires for your current birth, & birth plan options. I will demonstrate for you and your partner massage techniques, positions, and exercises beneficial during your pregnancy and labor (1-1.5 hours each)

  • 2 Partner Support Visits (virtual) - Private virtual sessions for support person to address their needs in this journey and find ways for them to help support the pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey. (45 minutes each)

Unlimited call/text/email support through 4 weeks postpartum

Unlimited access to virtual library of all Strong as a Mother Prenatal Class Offerings: Childbirth preparation, Breastfeeding Basics, Baby Care Basics, Pumping and Storage

24/7 on-call support from 38-42 weeks gestation

Continuous physical and emotional support during labor and/or birth

Remain present for assistance and guidance for 1-2 hours post birth.  Assist with initial breastfeeding session if planning to breastfeed.

1 In-Person postpartum visit between 1-4 weeks after birth for 1.5 hours. We will discuss your birth experience, evaluate breastfeeding progress, adjustment postpartum, address additional emotional physical, and practical needs for mother and newborn.

THE SUPPORTED MAMA POSTPARTUM CARE PACKAGE: $550

In-Person Postpartum Doula Support 
The Supported Mama Postpartum Care Package can be bundled for a 20% discount with any virtual or In-Person Doula Support Package.

Service Includes:

  • Initial free consultation via phone/video call – 30 minutes

  • 1 Prenatal Visit (video call)- discuss your pregnancy history, postpartum goals, tour home setting/nursery and help develop a collaborative plan of care for bringing home baby and meeting your postpartum needs.  

  • 12 hours of postpartum support to be used as needed within 4 weeks post births. (4-8 hour increments per visit). 

  • Each postpartum appointment we will assist with: emotional and physical recovery after birth, breastfeeding/pumping support, infant soothing techniques, facilitating meal time for you and your partner, infant care (bathing, diapering, feeding, sleeping, etc), and providing an overall comfortable environment.

Visits are geared toward mom and/or infant care and can be adjusted as needed to meet your postpartum goals.

Education and encouragement for your partner and support circle on how to be most effective in their roles 

Call/text/email support from first postpartum visit until contracted hours are completed.