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 vision, work with your mind and body to trust the process, and gain a complete understanding of the medical solutions that may 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
Coaching, emotional support, and resources throughout your pregnancy
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
A labor specific TENS unit for your labor
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.
Childbirth and Newborn Education Intensive. In addition to our prenatal sessions, which focus on preparing for your birth goals, these education sessions are a great supplement to your information gathering. Why not do your childbirth and newborn education with your doula?
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, in lieu of working with a separate Postpartum Doula.
We were so lucky to work with Arielle as our birth doula! Throughout my pregnancy, she provided evidence-based information that allowed us to make informed decisions regarding our birth preferences. During labor, she was an amazing source of strength, calm and focus for me and my partner. Thank you Arielle!
Naitri, birthed 2022
After a traumatic birth with my second child, I knew I needed an advocate and someone to support my husband and I during our last birth. I was hoping for an unmedicated hospital VBAC and knew all the mental and physical hurdles that would challenge us. Arielle supported us so beautifully and honestly there was no way we could have achieved our perfect birth without her... She advocated for me at the hospital when we had an unsupportive nurse, and calmed all my fears and reminded me of our goals. Hiring Arielle was the best and most important thing we did to achieve our unmedicated VBAC!
Sabina, birthed 2021
We loved Arielle’s focus on meditation and learned many techniques and stretches. During my home birth she was an extremely valuable presence, keeping us both calm and guiding us through some rough changes to our birth plan; she is the reason we still had an extremely positive birth experience!
Tjitske, birthed 2021
Arielle was a game changer for us! She gave us the confidence we needed. As soon as she arrived in the delivery room, I felt more relaxed, confident and ready to be in my labor bubble. She was able to create a beautiful atmosphere in the bathroom with little lights and aromatic oils. I have no regrets! We had a beautiful experience thanks to her!
Amandine, birthed 2021
Arielle is the best Doula ! I was looking for a French-speaking doula, and I found a pearl. She is attentive, professional, gentle, humble ... and above all, the best gift she gave to me is to have done everything possible to make it so my partner could be fully present for me! I highly recommend her! Thank you Arielle for bringing your gentleness and professionalism to my third home birth experience. Now, because of you, trauma from my second birth is healed!
Gaëlle, birthed 2021
Proudly serving families in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2016
Arielle offers comprehensive Doula Services from preconception through postpartum. All families are welcome and deserving, no discrimination is made. We hope to walk on this journey with you.
Our services are offered in the following cities and surrounding regions of Sonoma and Napa Counties: Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, San Rafael, Novato, Napa, Sonoma.