Doula Services - Kristina Duncan

Doula Services

Having a professional labor support person, who is completely devoted to providing continuous labor support -- meeting the physical, mental, emotional, and informational needs of a laboring mother and her partner can be invaluable. Support during the postpartum period and 4th trimester is equally important for the whole family. I offer a variety of labor and postpartum services to meet your needs. Payment plans and sliding scale available. Learn more about benefits of having a doula and the economics of doula fees.

**I offer a 20% discount to birth class students, repeat birth clients, teachers, and military members**

Basic Labor Support Package: $1400 

-2 Prenatal meetings  (2-2.5 hrs long) with birth plan consultation (1 prenatal meeting for birth class couples)

-Email/text/phone contact as needed for informational support during pregnancy

-On-call from 38 weeks until the baby is born

-Continuous support from active labor through 1-2 hours after the bonding period after the birth

-2 postpartum visits (2-2.5 hrs long)  

Birth Prep Add-on: $80 per class

- additional 2-2.5 hour class tailored to your needs to help prepare you for the labor and birth

Doula with a Camera Add-on: $600 

-All services included with your chosen package above

-Documentary style photography coverage of labor, birth, and bonding period (NOTE: priority is given to providing labor support, unless otherwise specified in advance)

-at least 30 digital images provided via private online gallery

-digital slideshow

Postpartum Support

Postpartum services are useful for families who need extra support during the first 3 months after the baby is born. Services may consist of:

-informational support on recovery, newborn, breastfeeding, including researching web resources and referrals

-helping you reflect on the birth and checking in on how the whole family is transitioning to life with baby

-assistance with baby care/bathing/feeding/breastfeeding/bottle feeding

-consultation about diapering/babywearing/infant sleep

-meal prep

-light household chores such as clean and folding baby laundry, organizing nursery, wash and sterilizing baby feeding items, washing dishes, vacuuming (no deep cleaning)

-setting up nursing stations and diapering changing baskets in well used parts of the house

-I can accompany you + baby on errands (ie. grocery store), but cannot drive you and baby

-I can watch the baby while you go on errands, go for a walk, have a shower 

-Sibling care or pet care

-I will not do any DEEP CLEANING of anything

Postpartum Packages and Fees:

I am available 1-2 days a week for postpartum support. Visits will be arranged in blocks of 2-4 hours.

12 hour contract: $360

24 hour contract: $700

36 hour contract: $1000

48 hour contract: $1300

[additional hours can be added if needed]

Hourly services:

Not sure if you will need extra support?? I'm also available hourly, so if labor time comes and you feel like you need an extra hand or just a break...give me a call.  I do not go on-call for you for hourly services, but if I am available, I will come to you! 

Birth  support: $50 per hour, 8 hour max

Birth support with photography services: $75 per hour, 8 hour max  (up to 30 digital images; extended gallery may be available for purchase)  

Postpartum support: $30 per hour

Please contact me for more info. I offer interest free payment plans and sliding scale for couples in need. See the FAQ page for more info!

Doula / Labor Support Services FAQ

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