Plan on having lots of support people in your birthing room? Don't want anyone in your birthing room but your partner? Feel like you need some support and resources before you give birth? Want to feel empowered for your birth? Prenatal Coaching is for you! You have 3 options to choose from, tailored to meet your needs.
Extended Prenatal Coaching Package $600 Includes 8 hours of coaching (can include any/all of the below topics), resources, email support while we are working together. I do not attend your birth. This is for a pregnant person who will have much needed support during labor (i.e.: mom, aunt and friend, etc.), but would like the education and resources of a Doula in order to prepare for birth and labor.
Prenatal Coaching Package $475 Includes 6 hours of coaching (can include any of the below topics), resources, email support while we are working together. I do not attend your birth. This is for a pregnant person who will have much needed support during labor (i.e.: mom, aunt and friend, etc.), has taken some childbirth preparation classes, and still feels like they need a little more support and education, as well as resources. Prenatal Refresher Package $300 Includes 4 hours of coaching (can include any of the below topics), resources, email support while we are working together. I do not attend your birth. This is more of a refresher coaching package. Time is limited. Good for couples who are pregnant with their second baby, have taken Bradley Method classes or other birth preparation classes in the past, or to be used just for the partner so they can feel confident in supporting the birthing mom.
"I made a connection with Rachel the second we met. She is very personable and passionate about what she does. We decided to go with her prenatal coaching and my husband quickly warmed up to her. He would actually get excited for our next meetings! She did an excellent job preparing us for our birth and my husband impressed the doctors and nurses as he coached me through our natural birth. She even checked in on us after our baby was born to see how we were doing. Its been almost two years since we had our baby and Rachel has become a dear friend to us. I have no doubt that she has been put on this earth to be a doula, she is best at what she does and you will notice it the second you meet her. No matter how your birth experience may turn out, her moral support and friendship is priceless."
Coaching Can Include:
Assistance in writing a birth plan that communicates clearly your desires, wishes, and preferences to be used with all care-givers/birth locations
Comfort and coping suggestions and techniques for pregnancy and labor (including massage, acupressure, visualizations and relaxation)
Discussion of alternative pain relief measures during labor. Teaching selected measures, if applicable, to you and your partner (whom ever will attend your birth)
Labor and birth position suggestions for comfort and labor progress including use of birth ball – teaching and practicing of techniques
Discussing Bradley Method book and techniques taught in book.
Learning how the female body works in labor - how to work with your body instead of against it.
Discussion of your fears, worries, questions, concerns
Support for the partner! Teaching them how to help, encourage and support the laboring woman.
Email support while we are working together.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or to get started with coaching!