Birth Support

Doula care is centered around you, your family, and your unique journey to parenthood.  We focus on a teamwork approach to birth support, emphasizing your individuality, your partner's wishes, respect for your process and space, informed consent, and confident decision making.

Assistance with curating your birth vision

We spend time during our two prenatal visits talking about your birth vision and preferences, and answering any questions you have.

Build a support plan

Based on you and your partner's vision and preferences, we build a support plan centered around emphasizing your partner's wishes for participation level.  You and your partner's experience is centered in everything we do.

Learn & implement natural comfort techniques

We dedicate almost an entire meeting to learning natural comfort techniques and coping skills for labor.  At your birth, we use a variety of hands-on tools, troubleshooting techniqes, and coaching to help you cope.

On-call availability and anytime assistance

On-call availability begins at contract signing, and I am always available for questions, resources, referrals, information, and to talk through new circumstances.

Postpartum and newborn education

We discuss postpartum with a whole-being wellness approach - for birthing parent and baby!  We cover postpartum recovery, healing, newborn care, and develop a postpartum plan as needed.

Lactation and baby-feeding support

We cover the basics of lactation and newborn feeding during our prenatal sessions, and learn latch and nursing during your immediate postpartum.  Optional on-call lactation support for four weeks postpartum is available.

teamwork approach

We're the perfect team!  As we doulas say, we know birth - but you know your partner.  We put our knowledge together to make a stellar support team.  Birth is one of the single most intimate moments a family will experience together - it's vital that we create space for it.  Together, we create a support plan that maximizes the partner's comfort level - with their participation always prioritized - to protect and preserve togetherness for the birthing family.

There are endless possibilities to supporting the birthing person during the birth of your baby.  Sometimes, the partner provides all the physical and emotional support, while the doula gives suggestions and refills water and cold towels.  Sometimes, the doula provides physical support and the partner provides emotional support.  Sometimes, we all do it all!  We dive deep into the partner's wishes during our prenatal meetings to ensure we've got a support plan that prioritizes the wishes of the both birthing person and the non-birthing parent or partner.

What we don't do:

  • give opinions or pass judgement on the decisions of the birthing person or partner

  • take over or replace the partner or non-birthing parent

  • diminish the wishes and opinions of the partner 

  • forget about the partner's needs

This birth is the entryway to parenthood for both of you.  The partner's satisfaction with the birth experience, as well as holding space for your birth to be as special, intimate, and beautiful is just as much a priority as the experience of the birthing person.

Unbiased support for your birth choices

Birth support is for all families, and all types of birth.   Families planning their births in any and all settings are welcome, and all birthing choices are supported, including but not limited to:

  • epidural or medication-assisted births

  • natural birth

  • water birth

  • OB, MD, CNM, or CPM assisted births

  • planned or unplanned surgical births

  • hospital birth

  • home or birth center

As your doula, my goal is that you have a positive experience, and that you feel respected, supported, empowered, and at the center of your birth.

Packages

Birth Doula Package: $1000

Free initial meeting

Anytime availability via phone, text, or email

Two prenatal meetings

Continuous birth support

Immediate postpartum support

One postpartum meeting

Birth + Lactation: $1100

Free initial meeting

Anytime availability via phone, text, or email

Two prenatal meetings

Continuous birth support

Immediate postpartum support

One postpartum meeting

Two weeks of on-call lactation assistance at your home

Birth + Postpartum

Add a postpartum doula package and take 15% off your postpartum services

Add placenta encapsulation

Add placenta encapsulation to any of the above packages and receive $40 off placenta services

Love notes

"It was such a relief to have a kind, compassionate and knowledgeable ally through this process. Looking back, I don't know how we would've done it without her!"

Courtney W.
Rebecca T.

"I truly believe that you are the reason that R's entrance into this world went as smoothly, magically, and beautifully as it did.  I am so grateful for your presence and calm.  You have a gift!"

Ansley L.

"I don't know how women can do birth without a doula. Britt was what we needed and highly recommend her to anyone searching for a doula." 

next steps

I recommend that all families reach out for an initial consultation to assess fit, to get to know each other, and for you to have the opportunity to ask any questions you have before booking doula services.  To schedule a consultation, please fill out an inquiry below.  I will get back to you within one business day.

Schedule a Consultation

Britt Jackson, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Placenta Specialist | www.birthservicesbybritt.com | brittthedoula@gmail.com | (612) 275-8438

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