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Birth Doula Services
Birth Doula Package

The fee includes all services listed below as well as mileage and travel time inside Franklin County.  An additional mileage fee applies to clients living outside Franklin County.

Retainer Fee of $200 is due at contract signing.  This secures your spot in my schedule.  The remainder is due by 36 weeks.

Consultation (30-60 mins)

I offer a free consultation to get to know me before hiring me. This meeting is scheduled to allow both partners to attend. I work as a team with both mother and partner, so this is an opportunity to make sure we all work well together, as well as to ask and answer any questions you may have.  Please ensure that your care provider works with doulas before scheduling a consultation.  Non-smoking families only, please.

Prenatal Meetings (3-4 hours)

​I offer a prenatal meeting in your home, generally at 30-37 weeks. At these meetings we discuss:

  • options you may have in labor and birth
  • creating a birth preference list
  • any questions and concerns you may have regarding labor and delivery
  • comfort measure you may want to try during labor
  • strategies for coping/ overcoming fears
  • breastfeeding basics

If you wish, I will also accompany you to one visit with your care provider.

Unlimited Support Via Phone, Text, or Email

I am available at any time for questions, concerns, updates regarding your pregnancy, or just to chat.

On-Call Availability

I go on call at 38 weeks.  This means I don't leave the Central Ohio area and am prepared to come to you at any time with very little notice.  If you go into labor before then, I will certainly attend your birth or provide my back-up.

​Labor Support

Once you are in labor, I will come to you whenever you feel you need me.  I am available to labor with you at home and follow you to the hospital (if applicable) or to just meet you there.  You will have access to all my tools for labor and skills in using them, such as my peanut ball and rebozo.  We will also utilize positions and strategies discussed in our prenatal sessions.

Early Post-partum Support (up to 2 hours)

I will provide support up to two hours after delivery and assist with beginning breastfeeding, if desired.  I am available by phone, text, or email after that, and I will call to check on you in about 24 hours.

Postpartum Visit (1-2 hours)

Usually within 10 days of birth.  We will discuss your birth, review my notes, talk about breastfeeding and any other questions you may have.

Referrals

I have many contacts in the birth community and can assist you in finding help for any issues that may arise.

​Back-Up Doula

I am a member of Central Ohio Doulas and I will provide a back-up doula from that group in case I am incapacitated for any reason.  You will receive her information at contract signing.
Birth Matters Columbus Services
As a birth doula, I strive to provide my clients with high quality support services personalized for their unique needs. I am available to consult with you and your partner on a flexible schedule.
Last-Minute Birth Doula Services

Last-Minute Doula Package Fee $700

Perhaps you were on the fence about hiring a doula and, now that labor has begun, you wish you had? You can hire me as a last-minute doula at any time before your baby arrives, based on my availability, even after labor begins.  This package includes:

Labor Support
Early Postpartum Support
Postpartum Visit
Referrals

Call Jennifer at 614-556-9545 at any time to request this service. Full payment is due upon my arrival.
Add-On/Stand-Alone Services
Rebozo Closing $75 (approx. 60- 90 mins)

Encourage your body to close with this special postpartum massage using several rebozos.

Learn more here.
Bad Day Doula 
Doula services whether you are pregnant or not.  Learn more here.

Pricing will vary according to duration and dates.

Postpartum Doula Services

Rate: $25/hour (4 hour minimum)

After you have brought your brand new baby home, you may need some help adjusting to the new rhythms and schedules in your home.  As a postpartum doula, I offer

  • help putting a plan in place for meals and chores
  • help caring for siblings
  • help caring for baby
  • breastfeeding basics
  • support for the entire family

Postpartum doula support is generally available up to 12 weeks postpartum.​

Rate: $25/hour (4 hour minimum)
Breastfeeding

Initial Consultation $50 
Follow-up visit $35 
Private prenatal class $50
Packages may be available if more than one add-on service is desired. Please ask me for rates.