"Marcella was our doula for our daughter's birth in 2014 and we had such a great experience that we hired her again when we were expecting my son in 2017. She embodies everything you would want in a doula - extremely knowledgeable, encouraging, positive, and supportive. Marcella gave us the tools to navigate the (sometimes daunting!) world of labor and delivery, and I really credit her for cultivating a personal sense of confidence which was essential to our birth experiences. " - Catherine H.
Birth Doula Support $1,100
As a doula, I accompany birthing people in labor to help encourage a safe and satisfying birth experience. I draw from my knowledge and experience as a doula and a mother to provide emotional support, physical comfort, informational support and help to facilitate communication between birthing person and care providers. I can provide encouragement and perspective to you and your partner (if present), make suggestions for labor progress, and help with relaxation, use comfort touch techniques, positioning and other measures for comfort. As your doula, I work with you to ensure a positive, peaceful and healthy birth.
I provide 2 prenatal visits during which we can get to know each other, discuss your birth plan, your preferences regarding doula support, possible interventions, informed consent, birthing positions, comfort touch measures and address any concerns you may have. I provide phone and email support upon hire through 2 weeks postpartum (24 hour phone support from 37 weeks). I will consider myself on-call for your birth from 2 weeks before your due date. After your birth I will remain with you for up to two hours, until you are comfortable, your questions are answered and your family is ready for quiet time together. I would also be happy to assist you with initial breastfeeding.
As your doula I will use these labor support methods:
~ Comfort Touch, counter-pressure, acupressure
~ Physical comfort measures such as hot/cold compress, lower lighting, bath/shower
~ Emotional Support
~ Facilitate communication
~ Provide information and resources regarding options and rights
During our 2 hour prenatal visits we will discuss birth plan topics and what to include in your birth plan, navigating possible interventions and informed consent, labor positions, comfort touch measures as well as other concerns you may have.
Within 2 weeks following your birth I will visit you for a postpartum support session. During this time I can answer any quesitons you may have regarding your birth, newborn questions, as well as offer breastfeeding support.
Additional Doula Prenatal Visit fee $100 (can also be a stand alone service)
Contact Marcella to schedule your visit
Sign up for a Comprehensive Prenatal Postpartum Wellness & Newborn Care Class which covers everything you need to know to prepare for life after baby
Contact Marcella at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 215-892-7207 to schedule a consult