Birth: Perinatal Consulting ~ Prenatal support to help prepare for birthing and the immediate postpartum ~ (for those not seeking services *during* labor/birth)
Discussion of how birth giver, baby, and/or partner is doing, relevant history, and their needs and wishes;
Support with developing your birth preferences, including discussion of
physiological birth, supporting natural hormones, coping with sensations, etc.
common birthing interventions, such as sensation management, induction, augmentation, etc.
Support with preparing for the early postpartum period, with an emphasis on the Birth Givers' recovery and well-being;
Follow-up suggestions (which may include referrals to local classes or practitioners offering complementary services, &/or other resources); and
OPTIONAL: In addition to the above, the appointment(s) can include prenatal balance support, to provide information about and instruction of physical and energetic practices to further help you prepare for birth.
Birth Givers &/or Birth Partners who might be interested in Perinatal Consulting include those who:
feel guided to receive personalized, in-home support preparing for birth &/or the immediate postpartum, but are not seeking support during the actual birthing process (aka labor/birth);
are passionate about physiologic birth and physiologic recovery care and wish to know ways they may facilitate their innate capacity for natural birth; &/or
are expecting a birth with interventions (or the possibility of interventions), and wish to know more about how to navigate the interventions and other related considerations &/or how to try to support as physiologic birth &/or recovery as possible while also using interventions
How many Perinatal Consulting sessions? / How Long?: I suggest a minimum of two 2.5 hour sessions, although additional visits can be booked, especially if you do not have professional support from an experienced Doula and/or wish to include prenatal balance support.
Choosing Between Single or Package Pricing: You may book your Perinatal Consulting on an individual or hourly basis (at my non-Doula rate), or to take advantage of a discount, you can purchase one of my standard packages, and/or one of my special Perinatal Consulting Packages ("PCP"):
Basic PCP: $425, for 2 prenatal appointments (which are approximately 2.25 hours each)
Standard PCP: $600, for 3 prenatal appointments (which are approximately 2.25 hours each)
PCP Plus: $1,500, for 3 prenatal appointments (which are approximately 2.25 hours each) plus 6 postpartum Recovery Care appointments(which are approximately 2 hours each) (for the Birth Giver) and/or other Well-Being Support Services (for the Birth Giver &/or Birth Partner)
NOTE: If you buy a Perinatal Consulting package and don't end up using all the prenatal sessions before your birth, the unused sessions can be used for a Recovery Care session for the Birth Giver and/or a TRE® session.