Birth Doula Services

Everything is possible with the right support


The following prenatal, labor, and immediate postpartum services are due at time of hire or during the 1st prenatal.


As a Birth Doula, Heidi wants to empower and support you and your loved ones until you meet the newest edition to your growing family! She offers up to 3 prenatal meetings which include...

  1. Discussing your Birth Plan/Birth Preferences

  2. Discussing the many options for birthing your baby

  3. Discussing pros/cons of most labor interventions

  4. Debriefing/practicing MANY MANY comfort measures and practicing labor and delivery positions. Spinning Babies Techniques will be incorporated throughout all your prenatals

  5. Providing information centered around your rights as a laboring parent (and family) as well as printed resources that she has personally put together to help guide you during the end of your pregnancy and into your initial postpartum months

  6. Discussing what to expect during labor AND postpartum at a hospital birth, a home birth, or birth center birth

  7. Postpartum wellness tips (sitz bath, bone broth/vegetable broth, Postpartum Vaginal Steaming, Postpartum Doula, how the partner can care and support the birth parent postpartum)

  8. Practicing and reading various visualizations that work for both the birth parent and partner

  9. Practicing birth education exercises given by your birth educator (Bradley Method, Hypnobirthing, Birth from Within, etc.)

  10. Encouraging and discussing Holistic healing methods the birth parent could receive during pregnancy and postpartum to give them the best possible chance for a safe passage into labor and recovery after birth (Pelvic Floor Therapy, Acupuncture, Herbs, Myofascial Release, Ayurvedic Medicine, Vaginal Steaming, Rolfing [Structural Integration], The Bloom Method, Chiropractic adjustments, Mayan Abdominal Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Naturopathic Doctors, etc.)

  11. HANDS on prenatal games to engage both partners in learning about pregnancy, labor, and birth and HANDS on practice for coping with labor sensations

  12. OPTIONAL Holistic and Spiritual counseling if both partners are in need of this type of guidance. Her training comes from personal experience, reading endless self help books, and her education in Holistic Health at SFSU

  13. Offering holistic and nutritional counseling along with herbal infusions to support your body and womb (Stinging Nettle, Red Clover, Red Raspberry Leaf)

  14. During your last prenatal, she offers a Loving Touch Massage (for birth parent only) and a Guided Meditation for both partners to prepare your mind, body, and soul for the day you hold your newborn in your arms

  15. Before labor begins you can text or call Heidi at anytime day or night and she will return all messages about any questions, concerns, or times you have planned to meet. She is on call from week 38 until the birth of your baby. Heidi will have a backup Birth Doula available to you if there is a rare chance she misses your labor

Prenatal $ Fees $ Breakdown-

  • $100 for each Prenatal visit. Each visit lasting 2 hours catered to the client's needs and the relationship being established to build trust with the entire birth team


Once your labor begins Heidi can be there for you in Early Labor (or anytime you are ready for her support) and stay with you 2 hours after the completion of your birth. She offers emotional, physical, spiritual, and informational support during your entire pregnancy and labor. Once you are in labor, you will work together using techniques, labor positions, and materials discussed and utilized during prenatals. During your time together immediately following the birth of your baby, she will support you with initial breastfeeding and making sure you are receiving the care that is best suitable for your needs from your care providers

  1. Advocating for you and encouraging your health care providers to follow the Birth Plan as close as possible

  2. Repeat affirmations to you and encourage you to use them during labor

  3. Help support you in finding labor positions that feel comfortable during the different stages of labor

  4. Work with Spinning Babies Techniques if labor stalls, baby is stuck, or if there is a shift in the body that needs to occur to bring baby further down

  5. Encourage and work with you to use the mindset and skills you utilized and prepared for during your Birth Education classes (Bradley Method, Hypnobirthing, Birth from Within, etc.)

  6. Breathing together during most of your surges. Helping you find the breath that is most supportive for your body and baby

  7. Supporting your partner in supporting you! Coaching your partner to be physically and emotionally engaged with you during labor

  8. Guide you through Visualizations we practiced during prenatals

  9. Make our way through various Labor Coping Techniques discussed during prenatals (horse lips, "shaking the apples", OMing, loose jaw, Rebozo, massage, shower, bath, creating ritual, head scratches, counter pressure, etc...)

  10. Advocating for your baby to receive new infant care from health care providers that feels aligned with you and your family soon after baby is born

  11. Encouraging immediate breastfeeding

  12. Supporting initial parent baby bonding. Respecting and giving space for you to experience the GOLDEN HOUR with family

Immediate Postpartum~

Heidi will meet you once postpartum (within one week following the birth of your newborn) to debrief about your birth.  During this 2-3 hour time window, she will offer...

  1. Breastfeeding support

  2. A chance for the entire birth team (birth parent, partner, additional family members, and Doula) to process the birth together

  3. Teaching you how to sooth your new baby and to answer any of the birth parent's healing questions

  4. Holistic healing support (herbal infusions to support the womb postpartum- either Stinging Nettle, Red Clover, or Red Raspberry Leaf). IF you ordered extra postpartum services, then she will set up your first Postpartum Vaginal Steam session and/or bring you the first batch of Bone/Vegetable broth soups

  5. A helping hand with anything you (and your partner) might need. She offers light house cleaning and or grocery shopping

  6. She will engage you and your partner in understanding and responding to new infant cues in order for you to respond accordingly to your baby's most primal needs

  7. Present a typed up Birth Story for the new family

  8. Provide you with photos she took of the birth which gives everyone a chance to trade photos. She may ask to use some of your photos on her Website, Facebook, Yelp, or my Google Home page. You can choose to opt out of her posting photos of your Birth

  9. A chance to ask for a review to post on her social media platforms

Labor & Postpartum $ Fees $ Breakdown-

  • $800

    Labor has no time line or specific pattern. Every birth is truly unique and has ranges of normalcy within its labor patterns. Heidi does not want to put a time limit on the care that she offers during labor, therefore her flat fee is 800$ no matter the duration. Being on call as your Birth Doula from week 38 up until the birth of your baby, having a backup Birth Doula available and on call for you, and your immediate postpartum visit is part of this fee