LABOR SUPPORT

The Greek word δούλα (feminine noun) means a “woman who serves.”

“A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a pregnant person before, during and shortly after childbirth to help achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.” – DONA

Labor Support:                                $1100 - $2400

A birth doula will support you continuously throughout the duration of your labor and delivery of your newborn(s). These support techniques may include:

  • Massage

  • Guided imagery

  • Aromatherapy (using therapeutic grade essential oils known to be useful during labor)

  • Guided breath work

  • Use of Rebozo scarf

  • Active listening

  • Educating you and your partner prior to, and in the moment of your birth, allowing you to advocate for yourself.

Labor Support Packages:

The VIRTUAL NEST:                                                $1100

  • Remote birth doula support, via Skype, FaceTime, phone call and/or text. Distance reiki included via video chat.

The STANDARD NEST:                                            $1700

  • One 90 minute prenatal visit

  • Constant and continuous labor support

  • One 90 minute postpartum visit

  • Reiki during labor

  • Hypnosis recording

The PLUS NEST:                                                      $1900

  • Two 60 min prenatal visits

  • Constant and continuous labor support

  • Two 60 min postpartum visits

  • Three customized birth hypnosis recordings

  • Reiki during labor

  • One 30 min lactation counseling session

The EXTRA NEST:                                                   $2400

  • Two 90 min prenatal visits

  • Constant and continuous labor support

  • Two 90 min postpartum visits

  • Two 60 min lactation counseling sessions

  • Reiki during labor

  • One 60 min prenatal massage

  • One 60 min postpartum massage

  • The entire customized birth hypnosis series

  • Support in finding postpartum support or a postpartum doula  

Lactation Counseling:                                           $100/hr

Offering basic breastfeeding support and education before or after the birth of your babe. Counseling is available as an in-home service or remotely via FaceTime/Skype.

We’ve heard the old saying “it takes a village” time and time again. So why are birthing parents often going their postpartum period alone? Postpartum doulas are statistically proven to lower the risk for postpartum mood disorders.

Our support does not (and absolutely should not!) cause financial distress to families, which is why Harding Hatchlings offers volunteer support to families who may be otherwise unable to afford doula support.

Harding Hatchlings offers payment plans, when necessary or appropriate. Payment accepted in form of cash, check, PayPal, Venmo and Apple Pay.

Supporting births in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Fairfield counties. 

 

*we do not currently service NYC and the 5 boroughs. 

*travel to LA County is CA is possible at an elevated price. Please inquire. 

All prenatal visits are conducted in your home.

We will discuss:

 

Health history 

Birth preferences and plans

Prenatal and postpartum support 

Comfort techniques

Meeting the Back-Up doula 

Review questions or concerns you may have 

Newborn care + bringing baby home 

Postpartum care 

Signs and stages of labor 

Review Childbirth Education knowledge