The Esali Birth Perinatal Mentor Doula Package is an excellent option for:
Families searching for guidance and information
Mothers with more than 4 weeks before their estimated birth time
Families with basic to limited knowledge of birth physiology and the birth industry
Families undecided of birth location and/or care provider
Families planning a birth center or hospital birth
Mothers with previous birth or life trauma
Mothers fearful of birth trauma, pain, manipulation and coercion from care providers and birth facilities
Mothers timid or shy with new experiences, people, and/or places
Mothers experiencing a high stress pregnancy or life situation
Keep in mind that doula packages are based on your personal needs and are more specifically discussed during consultations and as we lay out our doula-client agreement. Prices are estimates and add-on options are available.
As a perinatal mentor, I provide you with thorough education and support and nurture a connected relationship over the course of your pregnancy which enhances my ability to support you and your family through a trusted relationship. A comprehensively holistic birth class with Esali Birth ensures you have the information that is the most helpful to achieving a happy healthy birth in whatever environment you choose and makes sure we're on the same page with what routines may be presented to you that may or may not match your personal birth philosophy. I come to you during labor whenever you desire my presence, whether that be at home or your desired birth location. If you're preparing for a home birth and transfer is needed or desired, I will transfer with you.
20 hours birth mentoring sessions (a full birth series or private custom Q&A and mentoring - locally and/or online)
Access to the complete online self-paced perinatal Esali Birth Class until you birth your baby
Attendance at prenatal appointments and/or prenatal support at your home for optimal fetal positioning and alignment, birth counseling and general prenatal support (amount is determined by you)
Full labor support until first breastfeeding latch and you're ready for private family bonding (with guidance on gentle latch techniques and what to look for over the first few days)
Birth photography with all digital files and printing rights (limited - your support will be the first priority)
Postpartum visit for birth counseling, breastfeeding support, and postpartum care within the first 1-2 weeks after the birth
Unlimited messaging and phone support
Home Birth - $1500
Hospital or Birth Center - $1750
The final cost of this packaged is based on the specifics of your desires for support including the number of prenatal appointments you desire, your birth location and if you are a former doula client.
Doula packages are based on your personal needs and are more specifically discussed during consultations and as we lay out our doula-client agreement. The following are basic options with various add-on services available.
I accept approximately 3 clients per month. My radius for labor and birth is within approximately 1.5 hours of zip 26164.
I provide doula support for:
Parkersburg, Marietta, Athens, Charleston, & Bridgeport and surrounding areas
Teays Valley Birth Center
Whatever kind of birth you're having, wherever that may end up
Locations beyond those listed are available, just ask! Mentoring and classes are held online as well as Ravenswood or Parkersburg or in your home.
A deposit is required upon signing an agreement to secure your birth time in my schedule. Payments are then made according to the schedule outlined in our agreement. Gift Certificates are available and doula support is an excellent item to add to your gift registry.
Perinatal education and doula support is a holistic investment for you, your baby, and your family. Studies show doula-attended births result in more spontaneous births, lower intervention rates, better breastfeeding rates, and happier families both from education received, awareness of options, and continuous care from a trusted ally. Your birth will change your life whether you plan for that or not. Education and adequate support can be an immense preventative measure for the health and happiness of you, your baby, and your family's future whether that's by improving your birth experience and/or improving your ability to enjoy and understand your birth experience. Many insurance companies will reimburse for doula services and you're encouraged to submit a claim. Though I do not submit claims, I do have an NPI number and provide submission information for clients.
My doula services, including antenatal doula mentoring, labor doula, and postpartum doula care may be reimbursable by your insurance company. Fees are required to be paid in full and you must submit your own claims; however, I will provide my NPI number and supporting information to help you with your claim submission. In many cases, a well-written letter explaining how you believe doula support reduced costs for your birth, as well as persistence, will provide you with a reimbursement. Please contact for any questions.