Deanna offers counter-pressure to a mother in labor.

Deanna offers counter-pressure to a mother in labor.

Doula Services

I am currently taking doula clients on a case by case basis, choosing instead to focus my time and attention on opening my midwifery practice. I offer free consultations to anyone considering my services. This allows us to meet face to face and determine if we are a good fit for each other. I meet potential clients at the Edmond Birthing Center located in Edmond, or at a mutually agreed upon location. Come prepared with questions for me, a little bit about you and what you're looking for in a doula, and any special circumstances you might need me to be aware of before joining forces. For Midwife Services information, click here. 

Doula services include everything you need to be informed and feel supported. This can include but is not limited to 3 prenatal meetings (1.5-2 hours each) where we go over birth preferences, answer any important questions you have, role play, talk about research, provide comfort; unlimited support via phone, text, and e-mail; birth plan assistance and guidance (birth plan templates available!); evidence based information; discussion of labor management ; relaxation and coping techniques, including position changes; physical and emotional support; rebozo; TENS machine; massage; essential oils; breathing exercises; and mental preparation; continuous support throughout labor and birth, including phone support /in-person support while laboring at home; advocacy before, during, and after birth; surgical birth support; support for a minimum of 2 hours immediately postpartum; postpartum support plan; breastfeeding assistance and support for 6 weeks postpartum;  2 postpartum visits (1 hour each); newborn parenting questions; review your birth experience. 

Additional features:

*doula clients receive $50 discount on placenta encapsulation services

*free use of birth pool for home birthing families (client is responsible for liner, hose, attachments)

*herbal and nutritional support as needed, including dietary restrictions (gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free), specializing in vegetarian/vegan meals

*private online client portal with in-depth learning tools, links to supportive resources, and evidence based information

*use of my larger and ever-growing lending library, located at The Edmond Birthing Center

*24/7 on-call from the signing of contract through birth

*optional 36 week visit with your care provider to discuss birth preferences

*attempt to take photos, if birth allows 

*local resources for any additional support needed

*back-up doula provided by me in the event I'm at another birth, or am needed in a midwifery role while attending your birth

*referrals upon request

Investment- $1,400

(30% retainer fee is required to book services; monthly payments until balance is paid in full at 37 weeks)

-Bartering considered on a case-by-case basis. Currently considering the following barters: dental care (adult/pediatric); food in the forms of fresh fruits and vegetables, farm eggs, pasture-raised meats, wild game, or local honey; housekeeping (professional companies only), car maintenance (oil changes, tires, repairs, gas cards). If you have something to barter that would benefit my family as a whole, I'd be happy to discuss the option of trading services with you!