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alternate paths

standing with you through thick and thin...

Our life paths are often unpredictable. I can help make sure you always have the support you desire, and deserve.

CONSULTATIONS: Fees are $100 for established doula clients/$150 for stand alone consults. 

  • Breech baby:

    • Does your baby think being head-down is for the birds? I will walk you through the Spinning Babies Breech canExercises to maximize chances of a successful version, or of baby turning on their own.

    • We can also discuss the practical aspects of ECV, alternative methods to help encourage spontaneous breech resolution, and if you like, cover cesarean birth.

  • Sibling preparation:

    • Wishing you could talk with an expert to anticipate what to expect from your big kid(s) when there's a new baby in the house? You can!

    • Learn what you might expect from older sib(s) and plan accordingly;

    • Borrow books and videos from my "sibling library".

  • Pre-birth counseling for trauma avoidance (When Survivors Give Birth Advanced Counseling):

    • Is there trauma of any sort that you are concerned may impact your pregnancy, birth, or postpartum experience? There is help available to minimize trauma's role in this formative experience.

    • We will work together help you identify possible triggers during the perinatal period and strategize about how to keep them from monopolizing your experience.

PRACTICAL SUPPORT

  • Loss or termination:

    • 24/7 access to the HIPAA-compliant messaging portal for any and all questions; 

    • Consultation with and support from me throughout the process;

      • Support can be virtual, in-person, or a combination;​

      • Engagement can begin as soon as you like and options will vary according to the specific of your situation; 

      • Help understanding processes and options as you choose what is best for you.

    • Problem solving and resource gathering;

    • Referral to other providers as appropriate.

  • Adoption or surrogacy:

    • 24/7 access to the HIPAA-compliant messaging portal for any and all questions; 

    • Support for parents on either side of the birth process – those who are carrying the baby, those who are bringing baby home – or both;

    • Problem solving and resource gathering;
    • Referral to other providers as appropriate.

FAQ regarding full-spectrum doula services:

Q: What is the price for practical support?

A: Pricing will vary according to the service you choose. My goal is to meet you where you are to ensure you have the support you need. There is no fee for preconception consults.

​Q: Do full-spectrum doulas do other things?

A: Some do! Jen does photography as part of her support for infant loss families, and can also provide practical support during recovery after a loss or termination.