Mama Serving Mamas

Birth doula services and packages

“Whenever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life.”

-Ina May Gaskin
My journey to finding, healing, and becoming me.

Birth doula, my life’s work

If I have ever been asked to describe myself, the first word is always; passionate. I had always been passionate about so many things in life; various hobbies, traveling, my family & friends. Describing myself as passionate was easy, but it was an interesting concept to consider that I couldn’t ever figure out what my true passion in life was. It felt a little daunting and at times I felt lost. It wasn’t until my husband Brendan and I had our daughter that I realized what my true passion in life was. It definitely was NOT the corporate ladder I was climbing so vigorously and tirelessly.

Christine with our daughter, Charlotte
Me moments after giving birth to our daughter, Charlotte
Me pregnant with Charlotte. Sister Shalyn, left, sister Christine, right and our mom.

During my pregnancy with our first born, Charlotte, I was eternally grateful and remain grateful to this day for my older sister, Christine.

Christine had birthed two boys before me. I had always looked up to her as a sister and quickly admired her as a mother. She was informed, knew how to advocate for herself, and always followed her instincts to take care of her body & children.

I quickly realized during my pregnancy how much information I did not have. Not because I wasn’t learning the information at prenatal appointments- but because my sister was constantly and consistently ‘checking on me’. Christine would ask me questions about my body & our baby that my doctors were not. I found myself turning to my sister for immediate support and for questions I had- because I trusted her and I trusted her learned experiences. Christine filled me with knowledge and tools going into motherhood that I confidently know I would not have had by simply going to my scheduled prenatal appointments.

When I went into the hospital to be induced- my sister (and hubby) were with me every step of the way. Since my sister had two littles- she supported my in any way she could. If she wasn’t physically at the hospital, she was available via text or call.

When Christine arrived at the hospital, she instinctually and through personal experiences knew how to care for me. Christine made sure I felt heard, supported, and advocated for me when I didn’t know I needed it. My husband was great during my labor constantly telling me’ you are doing a good job!’ which was nice to hear… BUT not all I needed.

Christine made sure during my labor and delivery that I was feeling hydrated & was constantly checking on me to see how I was coping and managing my pain. If I wasn’t progressing, she would suggest position changes. If I was in pain she would apply pressure. If I was tired, she made sure that the room was comfortable so I could rest. She was, and still is my angel. Without the official title, my sister was my birth doula.

In reflection of my pregnancy and then the birth of Charlotte I knew that if one single time I could give to another person giving birth, what my sister gave to me… I will have fulfilled my purpose and passion in life. To be a birth doula.

I left an industry and career that was completely overwhelming & exhausting- to provide the love and support to other families that I was fortunate and blessed to receive during my pregnancy and birth.

In my life I have never felt more proud, fulfilled, energized, excited or motivated than I am when I am in the presence and space of an individual giving birth. It is truly my honor to provide resources, support, advocacy, and comfort measures.

Birth work is my life’s work- and my greatest desire is fulfilled when I am able to earn the trust of my clients by making them feel consistent and constant nonjudgemental support, advocacy, care, and provide evidence based information that allows them to make the most informed decisions for their journey into parenthood.


Birth doula support includes:

  • Assistance with creating a birth plan if desired
  • Unlimited email, phone, and text support
  • Emotional Support during pregnancy, labor and birth process
  • Physical support during labor such suggesting & assisting with position changes and comfort touch
  • Prenatal visit (s) to ensure I know what your desires and wishes are for your pregnancy, labor and birth process. The prenatal visits help me ensure I know how to advocate for you to the best of my ability with clinical staff if necessary
  • Evidence based information to the birth person to ensure they are making the most informed decisions about the well being of themselves and baby
  • Assistance with breathing techniques
  • Knowledge about a variety of coping techniques for stress, pain, or trauma
  • Guidance and practice of various pushing and labor positions. Including positions with an epidural, support with a Cesarean section or VBAC
  • Assisting with partner support (help your partner support your labor & delivery) 

Birth doula packages:


Free phone consultation- “Go time” package

  • One 30 minute virtual prenatal appointment
  • 24/7 on-call support at 38 weeks
  • Unlimited email, phone and text support
  • Support during labor and birth and up to two hours after birth
  • One 1 hour virtual postpartum follow up appointment (to be used within 2 weeks of giving birth)
    • $1,000
    • 10% off if paid in full at contract signing

Free phone consultation- “Standard” package

  • 2 two hour in person prenatal visits at your home
  • One 30 minute prenatal check in
  • Unlimited email, phone, and text support
  • 24/7 on-call support starting at 37 weeks
  • Support during labor and birth and up to two hours after birth
  • One three hour postpartum follow-up visit at your home (to be used within 6 weeks of giving birth)
  • Breakfast pastry or casserole given at postpartum follow up
    • Cost $1,750
    • $250 taken off if paid in full at contract signing

50% non-refundable retainer due at contract signing for all packages

Payment plans available!


Locations services are offered

hospital
Birth center
Home birth

I understand that the location of birthing is a very sacred, personal choice. I respect and honor that! I am happy to provide birth doula care in a hospital, birth center, or in your home. A Certified Nurse Midwife or OB must be present.

I believe that every person who wants a doula should have one! Please ask me about my sliding scale. If you do not see a package suitable for your needs, please submit a contact form.


Mama Serving Mamas

Battle Ground, WA

If you have any questions, let us know.

Mamaservingmamas@gmail.com

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