Labor Doula Support
Support for your birth
Feel confident heading into your labor and birth, knowing that your dedicated birth team is behind your vision for a positive, low-intervention birth. Arielle's Birth Doula packages support you as you develop your birth plan vision, work with your body and mind to trust the process, and gain a complete understanding of the medical solutions that will support you in achieving your birth goals.
Working together, we prepare you not only for a positive labor and birth, but also getting the best start at your postpartum recovery. By focusing on your needs, for this birth, you'll have the experience of a lifetime, and a doula who's got your back.
BIRTH DOULA SUPPORT DESIGNED TO MEET YOU WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR BIRTH JOURNEY,
WITH SUPPORT IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES
With a family centered approach, Arielle will walk with you every step of the way, offering suggestions, encouragement, information and referrals as you prepare for your birth. Explore and uncover your truest needs for this birth with Birth Doula support.
During our Prenatal Sessions, Arielle will guide the conversations you and your partner or family members are having, helping you uncover the possibility this experience holds for you. She will walk you through the physiological process of birth and the intricate interplay of hormones. Building on your own instincts and inner wisdom, Prenatal Sessions will encourage trust in your birthing ability.
And with trust, comes the knowledge that hard work is ahead. So, together you will explore coping skills, for you and your partner, build your coping toolbox and determine your coping style. Finally, with a focus on your birth preferences, you will discuss how medical interventions can be solutions, helping you achieve your birth goals.
Standard Services for all Birth Doula packages include:
Phone/text/email support during your childbearing year
One Intake Session to assess your goals and needs
On-call for your labor from 37 weeks
Weekly check-ins from 37 weeks
Continuous labor support
Immediate breastfeeding support at birth
Emotional support and resources for your fourth trimester
24/7 access to our exclusive Reproductive Health Library for your childbearing year
Includes all the Standard Services listed above, plus:
Three Prenatal Sessions
One Virtual Birth Plan Session
One Postpartum Visit within the first two weeks
One Virtual Postpartum Check-in within the first four weeks
Need a little more support? Select from a variety of Add-on services to round out your birth support and feel confident about your birthing plan. Inquire about these Add-on services during our Initial Conversation and learn how your pregnancy and birth experience may benefit from these services.
Add-on services include:
Additional Prenatal Sessions. These might be appropriate if you are seeking a VBAC or if you have with a history of trauma that may affect your birth experience.
TENS unit rental for your exclusive use during your labor. I provide a TENS unit when I attend your labor, however this gives you unlimited use and access to a labor-specific TENS unit from 36 weeks through your birth to help you get through any aches and pains in those last weeks, as well as immediately when your birth begins.
24-hour post birth breastfeeding support session. Once you have had a few chances to practice nursing together, this session 24-hours following your birth supports you and your baby on your breastfeeding journey. With a visit to you in the hospital or at your home, get the support and encouragement from your trusted Doula.
Additional Postpartum Sessions. These might be appropriate if you do not have family in the area, are first time parents and feel unsure of how to best care for your baby, or just need a little extra TLC during the first few weeks and have not decided on working with a Postpartum Doula.
Proudly serving families in the South Bay Area and Peninsula since 2016
Arielle offers comprehensive Doula Services from preconception through postpartum. All families are welcome and deserving, no discrimination is made. I hope to walk on this journey with you.
Arielle's services are offered in the following cities and surrounding regions: San Jose, Campbell, Santa Clara, Willow Glen, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Mateo