Doula Services:

  • At least 2 prenatal visits (not limited to only 2)
  • 1st visit: Discuss your birth preferences
  • 2nd visit: Discuss techniques for relaxation and other coping mechanisms for your labor.
  • Unlimited availability by phone and email
  • Access to my lending library
  • Access to my expanding educational handouts
  • TENS unit for labor
  • On-call availability 24/7 starting the week before your estimated due date
  • Back up doula in the rare case I am unavailable to make your birth
  • Continuous labor support throughout your entire labor and early postpartum
  • 1 postpartum visit at your home where we can discuss your birth and I can answer any questions

I like to meet at least 2 times. I think it is important to establish a relationship with the family beforehand, because I recognize this as a very intimate time and I want you to be fully comfortable with me there. I am also available by email and cell phone 24/7 for any questions that you might have. I have a whole library of books available to my clients and many other resources that you might need.


I will go on call for you a week before your birth and two weeks after. Although I practice alone, I do have access to back up doulas so that there will never be a time you will not have someone with you. After you have decided that you are ready for me to support you during your labor, you can call my cell phone. Please allow for about an hour for me to get to you because I have to wait for my childcare to arrive. I will stay with you, during your labor and about 2 hours after the birth, helping with settling in and breastfeeding if you need it.

Monitrice Services:

What is a Monitrice?

A monitrice is a doula that has been trained to monitor the mother and baby, using clinical skills, during labor. These skills include checking mother's vitals through blood pressure, pulse rate, and respirations. The monitrice will also monitor the baby through palpating position and interpreting heart tones, intermittently, with a handheld doppler. She can also assess dilation, upon request. For hospital birth families, these assessments can help you gauge when to go into the hospital. Once we have arrived at the hospital, I will remain only as your doula and defer all clinical abilities to your doctor and nurses.

For homebirth families, I will continue to provide monitrice clinical assessments until your midwife arrives. At that point I will continue to provide non clinical comfort measures, unless your midwife needs me to act as an assistant to her.

What a monitrice doesn't do:

Just like a doula, a monitrice will not make medical decisions for you, relay your consent or non-consent, or make decisions for you.

What it includes:

  • All the same services provided as a doula
  • Monitor mother's vitals during labor
  • Monitor baby's vitals during labor
  • Assess dilation (upon request)

Fees

For doula services I charge a fee of $800 dollars for hospital (or $750 for homebirth). There is a $300 dollar non-refundable deposit that is due at the signing of my contract and the remainder of the balance is paid by 36 weeks.

For monitrice services I charge a fee of $1,000 dollars for hospital births (or $900 for homebirth). There is a $400 dollar non-refundable deposit that is due at the signing of my contract and the remainder of the balance is paid by 36 weeks.

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Service Area

I provide doula services in the Central Oklahoma area, including Oklahoma City, Edmond, Piedmont, Stillwater, Guthrie, Moore, and Del City areas.