Your birth matters.
Ostara was born from the belief that every birthing person deserves to feel fully informed, cared for and self-empowered throughout pregnancy, labor and postpartum. Every body is different, and so is every birth. I offer a combination of evidence based information and holistic alternative care to keep you feeling knowledgeable and nourished, no matter what your birth looks like.
What I offer as your doula...
Pregnancy and a growing family comes with lots of new emotion, experiences and options. I’ll be there for you every step of the way to discuss it all as it arises, design your ideal birth preferences and
help you gain an understanding of and confidence in your choices.
Pregnancy is an emotionally charged time. An area my care as your doula shines is holding extra space for all the ups and downs you may experience during this transitional time for you and your growing family.
Partner + Family
Partners need and deserve support, too. A doula can enhance your partner and family’s ability to be deeply involved in the pregnancy and birth. I’m tuned into a partner’s needs throughout the experience, whether it is pointers for hands on labor support, a listening ear, or cup of joe during a long labor.
Your body, your birth!
I'm here to support you to feel self-empowered and strong in your choices and your body. I care not how you choose to birth. I do care deeply that you feel heard, know your options and have the confidence and support to choose what is best for your body and family.
Finding both strength and ease in the body is key for you and baby. I help you to maintain this balance with comfort measures in labor such as gentle hands-on support and various positioning techniques. I'm here to bring that added focus to just what your body needs.
Your memory of this experience matters. I bring added thoughtfulness into this time for your family. I help ensure that you can look back on your birth and know you were powerful and loved. I am present throughout to preserve those sacred moments with extra notes, photo snapshots and heartfelt conversation.
Plants can nourish you. As a holistic herbalist I’m able to supplement your care, when appropriate, with knowledge and remedies geared toward your unique pregnancy and postpartum.
Clients receive an Ostara family discount on all other herbal products in the apothecary through your 4th trimester.
What the numbers say
about having a birth doula...
25% decrease in risk of Cesarean
31% decrease in risk of dissatisfaction with the birth experience
Labors shortened by an average of 41 minutes
38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score
10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
8% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
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What your care provides + costs...
Birth Doula Services:
2 Prenatal meetings (varies depending on time of hire)
Phone + e-mail support from moment of hire
24/7 on-call availability for your labor and birth from 37+ weeks
1 Postpartum in-home visit
Access to herbal care options + support
Knowledge of herbs + 10% discount on all Ostara Herbal Care
Placenta encapsulation available
Investment: $1200 *
Additional prenatal time: $50/hour
*I truly believe everyone deserves access to a doula. If cost is a limitation for you, please reach out to discuss no/low cost options.
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Postpartum Doula Services:
Planning for the support you'll need and deserve during your postpartum time is key to ensuring a smooth, healthy transition following your birth. I'm here for focused yet flexible care to help carry you into this new season for your family.
My time as your postpartum doula can include:
Space for you to rest and care for you (...sleep, shower, eat!)
Help soothing + feeding your newborn
Support caring for older children
Tidying, light housekeeping, laundry, bottle cleaning, etc.
Grocery shopping, basic meal preparation, other errands
Herbal care knowledge + support for postpartum recovery and lactation
+ Ostara family discount on all apothecary offerings
This can vary based on your individual needs!
Set up a free consult to discuss how we can design postpartum doula support around your needs.
Investment: $35/hr (3 hr minimum) *
Package offering: $360 for 12 hrs (scheduled at your convenience, w/ 3 hr minimums) *
*Financially limited? You still deserve support. Ask about sliding scale options/availability.