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Doula care should be affordable and available to every one.
Pregnancy & Positioning
During pregnancy your body goes through so many different changes. Aches and pains can really get you feeling out of sorts. One of our doulas are happy to come in and provide massage and positioning techniques to help ease any pregnancy related discomforts. These techniques may even help baby move into an optimal fetal position. -$50/Session
Birth Preperation Class
Not sure what to expect during labor and delivery? Looking for some techniques to help cope with this amazing event? Or maybe you are a seasoned veteran when it comes to childbirth, but you are looking for a different experience this time around. Look no further! Our pregnancy and birth preparation class is a comprehensive guide to all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
This class is best taken between 20-25 weeks and takes around 2-3 hours. You will walk away with a Sprouting Families created workbook to refer to throughout the rest of your journey. Partners and any other support people are greatly encouraged to join!
Group rate- look for group rate dates on our facebook page! Or get together with up to four friends to enjoy the group rate.
Labor and Delivery Support
Labor and delivery support begins during pregnancy. When you hire a Sprouting Families doula we begin getting to know you during your pregnancy with at least two prior meetings to discuss your wishes and help to ease any concerns you may have. We will meet at least once for birth class (included/required in this package), and may meet more depending on your needs. We will join you during labor as soon as you feel you are ready for support and remain with you until 1-2 hours post delivery to ensure that you are settled and assist with breastfeeding if wanted. We will then return within 48 hours to check in and ensure all is well or answer any questions.
We will also have one final postpartum meeting in which we can go over any details regarding your birth or help with newborn care including, but not limited to: breastfeeding, infant sleep, cloth diapering, baby wearing, and community resources.
The rates between homebirth and hospital birth differ because we are also compensated via the homebirth midwife for assisting, covering any difference in pricing. In the event of a homebirth transfer your doula would remain with you until 1-2 hours after delivery.
No matter where you are in your breastfeeding journey one of our Sprouting Families peer consultants is happy to help! We come to you to offer in person support your convenience. Latching and milk transfer will be assessed community referrals can be provided. -$50/Session
Postpartum work is as varied as the birth experience. Whether you need someone experienced to hold your newborn so that you might have a shower or a nap, or you need help with tidying around the house, or maybe you simply want to chat about your experience thus far. Sprouting Families doulas we offer tips and tricks on newborn care, education on breastfeeding, cloth diapering, babywearing, and infant sleeping patterns. We are here to support and help you however that may look.
-$150/3 Hour Package -$300/8 Hour Package
Have your placenta preserved and/or turned into art. Placenta encapsulation is believed to have many health benefits you may bring your placenta to me or I will travel up to 50 miles to pick it up and drop it off (anywhere over 50 miles will have an added mileage fee). We also can provide a tincture of your placenta that will last for years to come. Placenta prints and cord drying make great mementos to remember this amazing journey by. Ask about custom orders! -$100/Encapsulation -$30/Tincture -$30/Print -$30/Cord Preservation -$150/Everything listed above
Do you wish that you could utilize Sprouting Families services but do not live in the North Country? We love to travel! And are able to offer some services virtually. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us to see if we might be a good fit for you.