I’m so excited to announce that I have joined with two other doulas to practice as Southeast Michigan (SEM) Community Doulas! We are pioneering a doula model in Michigan that will change the way women are cared for during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.
This team approach will offer our clients access to the experience and specialties of three doulas! As our client, you will have the opportunity to get to know all three of us, while maintaining the special relationship and attention that mothers-to-be expect and deserve from their primary doula. You can start to get to know my teammates - Katy Gladwin and Erin Barnes - wedsite location provided.
Working closely, the three of us have many of the same philosophies, but we have varying experiences and practices. We complement each other very well and, together, we provide even more complete doula services. Our team will ensure that you get all the information you desire and have a circle of experienced women standing beside you throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum time. During labor, you will always have a doula who is well rested with a fresh mind, body, and eyes to support you.
As mothers ourselves, we know that it truly does take a village. Having time with our families, to fulfill our passions, and to take care of ourselves is important to us as women and mothers. We strive to live a personally and professionally balanced life, and we encourage our clients to do so as well. Though no one but you can birth your baby, the support that SEM Community Doulas provides can make the experience easier and more enjoyable. SEM Community Doulas provide you and your family with a supportive, respectful village to help you with your transition into parenthood. We also have many resources, playgroups, and breastfeeding guidance to help you build and continue your village of support for years after your baby is born.
When you hire a SEM Community Doula and join our community, these are the benefits your birth doula package will include:
~ Two one-on-one prenatals with your primary doula (the doula you choose to hire), including conversations about pain coping techniques, nutrition, relaxation, and emotional and physical support measures
~ Invitations to our Community Meetings where you can meet and spend time with all three of us (We request that you come to at least one meeting; you’re welcome to come to them all!)
~ Invitations to our workshops where Community Doulas will present different birth and parenting topics and you will have the opportunity to meet other local birthing families
ᐧ One prenatal massage
~ Access to three experienced doulas throughout your pregnancy for all your questions and concerns
ᐧ~ Continuous respectful labor support by at least one well rested and focused doula
~ Access to our lending libraries
~ Discounts on other services, such as placenta encapsulation, postpartum doula services and therapies, prenatal and postpartum massage, photography, etc.
~ Monthly Postpartum Group
The total fee for our services is $1000. However, we do offer discounts for repeat clients and lower-income families. Please inquire for more information.
For details, please fill out my contact form or email me. I’m looking forward to meeting you and hearing more about your wishes for your birth!