Birth Doula || Postpartum Doula || Lactation Counselor

"Dara provided us with such sound advice and amazing knowledge from birth to postpartum. Her education of comfort measures and positioning were so reassuring that natural birth can be a pleasurable experience and subsided many of my fears."- Lee-Ann

Birth Doula Services Fee

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 The fee for birth doula services ranges from $1,000-$1,250 and is arranged as follows:


-50% retainer fee once I am selected as your doula. To provide quality care, I only commit to three mothers per month and this retainer allows me to secure my 24/7 on-call availability before your due date.  

-Remaining balance due by the 37th week of your pregnancy.

Services Provided

  • Initial introductory meeting at an agreed upon location to get to know one another which is free of charge.
  • Two prenatal visits - Our first meeting will focus on discussing the desires for your birth. Our second visit will review any goals that you have set and address any fears/concerns that may be present. We also practice comfort techniques and birthing positions.
  • Assistance creating an Individualized Birth Plan.
  • Continued communication during pregnancy via text, phone, or email to answer questions. (Response time within 24 hours unless I am attending another birth. I will be sure to notify you via text if I am with a laboring mother.)
  • Professional referrals and resources provided as needed. 
  • 24/7 On Call availability starting two weeks prior to your estimated due date.
  • Uninterrupted support in your home, birth center, or hospital throughout labor and delivery.
  • Ongoing assistance for one to two hours after birth, including breastfeeding support.
  • Follow-up with one postpartum visit in your home.


-Gift cards available 

-There are options such as myregistry.com and babylist.com that make it easy to add doula services to your baby shower registry

-Payment plans and sliding scale fees may be available for low-income families

-Discount for first responders and military families

-Travel fee may apply

Postpartum Doula Services Fee

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There are three available options for Postpartum Doula Services: :


(1) Care can be provided at an hourly rate of $35. Shifts are completed at a minimum of four hours per visit and payment is due at the end of each day.


(2) Many families benefit from an initial services package for $500 that can be scheduled in one of the following three ways:


  • 2 Overnight Shifts
  • 14.5 Daytime Hours 
  • 1 Overnight + 7.5 Daytime Hours


(3) Overnight postpartum support is provided at a flat fee of $250

Services Provided

  • Emotional support and guidance
  • Breastfeeding/bottle feeding support
  • Newborn care support including diapering, first bath, sleep solutions, baby-wearing
  • Food preparation and light meals
  • Grocery shopping 
  • Light housekeeping (laundry, dishes, etc)
  • Accompaniment to appointments, support groups, etc.
  • Referrals as needed
  • Overnight care

-Gift cards available and services can be added to your baby shower registry

-Payment plans and sliding scale fees may be available for low-income families

-Discount for first responders and military families

-Travel fee may apply

Breastfeeding Support Fee

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Prenatal education

Your private breastfeeding education session is two hours in length. The cost is:

  • $95 when purchased individually
  • $75 in conjunction with any doula services

postpartum breastfeeding support

This individualized support session  where I will observe a feeding and answer any questions you may have is arranged as follows: 

  • $40 per hour for new clients 
  • $30 per hour for families with doula services

-All breastfeeding support services include one week of phone/email support to answer any follow-up questions you may have. 

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