full spectrum doula support
What is a Full Spectrum Doula?
Miriam Zoila Perez offers some insight in their pamphlet The Radical Doula Guide,
“A full spectrum doula refers to a doula who provides support to people during the full spectrum of pregnancy – from birth to abortion to miscarriage to adoption.” And I would add, conception and contraception.
No matter where you are on your reproductive & parenting journey, I'm here to support you!
I am a ToLabor trained Professional Doula and have been supporting new parents in RVA since 2015.
As a birth doula, I accompany people in labor to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. Within my scope of practice, I draw on my professional training, knowledge and experiences to provide physical, emotional and informational support prenatally, during labor and postpartum to pregnant people and partners. I can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, make suggestions for labor progress and help with relaxation, massage, positioning, and other techniques for comfort. I work independently as a doula. As your doula, I am working for you, not your caregiver or the facility where you birth.
I offer two prenatal visits (plus some extra one-on-one time, phone calls, texts and emails), "on-call" support starting at 38 weeks, labor support and two postpartum visits; one visit the day after delivery and the second visit within the first week after the birth. I also offer prenatal & postpartum massage (including Acupressure for Labor & Delivery and movement education to help with baby positioning) to Doula clients at a discounted rate. The total fee for my services is $1,000. I ask for a deposit of $500 non-refundable retainer fee (applied towards the total fee) as soon as you have chosen me as your doula and have signed my official contract. This secures your birth on my calendar. The remainder of the fee is due at the second postpartum visit.
I also offer my support on a sliding scale if needed.