Are you a little worried about birth? Do you wish that you had constant support from the first moment that you knew you were pregnant? Hire a doula to walk with you on your journey. She will help you be familiar with the ins and outs of birth, plus help your husband be prepared and better able to support you.
A birth doula will accompany you during your birth to help ensure a satisfying birth experience. She will help provide you and your partner with faith filled emotional /physical / informational support, help communicate your needs & wants to your birth attendants, and assist in providing you with education to aide in informed decisions about your birth.
She shares with you eye opening skills in massage, relaxation and visualization techniques, suggestions for positioning including the birth ball, peanut ball, hot and cold packs, help with backache and back labor pain, music, acupressure, and other client specific needs. She will also give you access to Blissful Birthing’s pregnancy and birth library. As your doula, she is devoted to YOU, not your caregiver or hospital. Your experience with us will be uplifting.
Here's what you get when you hire a Blissful Birthing TN doula:
Love, support, and wisdom from a trained doula
2 Prenatal education visits
Access to our online childbirth class
Birth plan writing
Connection to local resources
Phone and email support while navigating pregnancy
Unlimited support while laboring at home and hospital
Help dad engage in birth as much as he desires
1 postpartum visit
1. What are your fees?
Our rates are $950 for education and support through pregnancy and birth. This includes prenatal education, birth planning, support in labor at home and in the hospital, breastfeeding support, and a postpartum visit.
2. Does it cost different if I hire you in the first trimester verses right before birth?
No, the cost is the same. We will walk with you the whole time and work hard to educate you before birth. The earlier you hire us, the better because we have more time to plan your birth and talk about what is expected before each trimester.
3. How do I get a doula for my due date?
First, contact us for a consult and we will meet with you at a location of your choice. Then, a $250 deposit is to be paid when you sign the contract. This fee is a nonrefundable deposit and secures your birth on our calendar. The remainder is to be paid by the 36th week of pregnancy.
4. Do you support women planning a c-section?
Yes! Your doula will accompany you to hospital before and/or after your elective cesarean, and be present with you during the birth, as hospital policy allows, to provide support, information on what to expect, and assistance in making your cesarean birth a positive experience. She can remain with you while your partner goes with baby if baby must be taken out of the recovery room for medical purposes, help with initial breastfeeding, answer questions about speeding recovery from a cesarean, and let you know what to expect in the first few days afterward. In the case of an emergency Cesarean, support personnel are usually not permitted in the OR;Your doula will be present with your partner to provide support during the surgery and will provide you the same support after the procedure.
5. Do you have a set amount of time you will support me at birth?
Not at all. We can't control when, where, or how long your birth will take. We want to support you for as long as you need.
6. Do you support moms who are having an epidural or other medications during labor?
Yes! We educate you on your options and then help you to have the support you need for the birth you want. We are trained in use of the rebozo and peanut ball to help you labor with or without medication.
7. Are you comfortable praying with me in pregnancy or labor?
Yes! We love the Lord and His word. He is part of our life and who we are. We will pray with you silently or vocally. We also are comfortable reading scriptures or religious birth affirmations with you.
8. Do you do any childbirth classes or postpartum prep?
Yes! We are happy to do either of those things, but it is an additional fee. We teach childbirth class for $150 for a 3 hour class. If you want postpartum prep, we do that too. It is a 4 hour visit to pack your hospital bag, meal prep, set up the nursery, etc. The cost of this service is $150.
9. What do doulas do? Are you a midwife?
We are not midwives and do not deliver babies. We support you with education and comfort techniques in labor, while the midwife takes care of the delivery of the baby. Doulas take care of you from the waist up and midwives do the medical care from the waist down.
Doulas do the following:
One or more prenatal visits as needed
Assistance in writing your birth plan.
Unlimited telephone and email support during pregnancy and for six weeks following your birth.
Providing resources and/or referrals.
Labor support at home, birthing center, or hospital
24 hour on-call assistance beginning at 37 weeks gestation and continuing until your birth.
Two postpartum visits (one at 5 days and one between 3 weeks of birth- 2 months).
Prayer either silent or verbal. We are Christians who love to incorporate scriptures and prayers to support you.
We have fun during labor!
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