Services

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Melissa's Doula Service Package


The services included in Melissa's labor doula birth package are designed to assist each family with the support they might need during pregnancy, through the process of labor and delivery, and into the first stages of postpartum.

Pricing: The current fee for Melissa's birth service package is $900 and includes all of the services listed below. Additional travel fees may be applied for clients who live more than 50 miles from Hampden, MA.

Melissa will provide contact information for a pre-arranged back-up doula if something unforeseeable happens that would prevent her from attending the birth.


The following services are included in Melissa's Doula Service Package

Prenatal Visit

A prenatal visit in which you and Melissa will discuss your birth plan, and practice hands-on comfort measures and techniques to prepare for your birthing day.

Continuous Support

Melissa will be available by phone or by email throughout the remainder of your pregnancy to answer questions and/or provide resources.

On-Call Service

Starting at week 37 until the baby is born, Melissa will be on-call and will be ready for you to contact her anytime day or night. She will be ready to come to you to provide support during labor.

Labor & Birth Support

Melissa will stay with you throughout your labor and delivery. She will provide support in many different ways including comfort techniques, encouragement, and labor progression methods.

Home Labor & Birth

If you've chosen a home birth and will have a certified midwife present, Melissa can offer her doula services there as well.

Postpartum Support

Melissa will stay with you after delivery for one to two hours to facilitate breastfeeding and offer guidance on the best methods of bonding with your new baby.

Photos

Though not a professional photographer, Melissa is happy to take photos of your newest addition with you and your partner during postpartum after things have settled.

Postpartum Visit

Within two weeks of your birthing day, Melissa will arrange to come to your home for a postpartum visit. This will be a chance for you to process and debrief about your birthing experience. She will also connect you with information about local resources for parents and babies.