encompass bundleOur encompass bundle holds nearly all of the elements of care that we can provide throughout pregnancy, labor and birth and postpartum
My passion for doing birth work began when I was just a high school student preparing for college. I always knew that birth work was my calling, but I was unsure of the steps it would take to get me there. Since then I have worked in child development and education as a teacher, program director, family support coordinator and college advisor. For over 25 years, my experience working with children and their families prepared me to understand their unique needs, while bringing calmness and focus to the entire family during challenging times. Since completing my training with Cornerstone Doula Trainings, I have been supporting mama’s and papa’s as a Birth Doula. In addition to my training, I am a mother and a grandmother which has provided me with personal experience in childbirth and infant and toddler care. I love, love, love being a Doula. I love attending births. I love providing support so that the mom, partner and family feel safe and calm during one of the most important experiences of their lives; the birth of their child. I love making a difference in the lives of other people.
Phone Interview (No Charge)
In-Person Interview (No Charge)
Phone, Text & Email Support (No Charge)
24/7 on Call 2 Weeks Before Due Date (No Charge)
3 visits (6 hours)
Childbirth education and preparation for labor
Relationship communication practices
Newborn care education
Labor, birth and immediate postpartum care at birthing location
24/7 labor and birth support at your birthing location
72 hours | 6 daytime visits (4 hours) | 6 evening visits (8 hours)
New parent care
Light household cleaning
Sleep cycle support
Daytime or overnight visits
Total – $7,399
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does childbirth education work?
First, we look forward to hearing from you or someone from your support team by phone or email to set up an initial consultation where we will then assess your overall needs. Upon assessing your needs, we will then create a customized curriculum and carry out your vision. For example, we will study topics that relate to your pregnancy, labor, birth and immediate postpartum.
Why hire a doula?
Studies have documented the benefits of having a doula prelabor. A recent Cochrane Review, Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth, showed with the support of a doula, women were less likely to have pain-relief medications administered and less likely to have a cesarean birth. Women also reported having a more positive childbirth experience.
In addition studies have also shown that having a doula as a member of the birth team decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, the length of labor by 25%, the use of oxytocin (pitocin) by 40%, and requests for an epidural by 60%.
Who benefits from childbirth educator services?
The simple answer is each person supporting you in your maternity experience! As your Childbirth Educator, it is our goal to be sure that the expecting parent(s), children or your support team all benefit from having a Childbirth Educator.
What does a doula not do?
Make medical decisions for you or your partner. A doula does educate you and your partner about labor and delivery.
Deliver your baby. A doula will encourage and support you and your partner through labor and delivery by suggesting body positions and breathing techniques to aid in stimulating labor and manage pain during labor.
What is BWMs philosophy?
We are bare with me, the doula group, working in partnership, to educate and inform our communities about maternal healthcare and the crisis in the United States, by providing community members with evidence-based information.