Birth Doula Package

Birth Doula Package
Two Prenatal Appointments:
During pregnancy we get to know you and your partner through 2 prenatal appointments, usually lasting 1-2 hours each. During these appointments we assist you in creating your birth plan and gain a solid understanding of your desires for birth. These are conducted in my home office or yours.

On Call Time:
We are on call from the moment you sign up with us. We reserve your estimated due date in our schedule from 37-42 weeks and are available via phone and email at any time for the support you need.

During Birth:
During your birthing time we provide continuous support that begins as soon as you want it. One of the unique aspects of a doula is the continuous support. There is no shift change and you get exactly who you hire. We provide emotional support and physical comfort measures and assist the partner in providing the birthing mom just what she needs.

Establishing Feeding:
We stay with you after the birth until you have established breastfeeding, usually about an hour.

Postpartum Appointment:
We will keep in touch via phone the first few days and schedule a postpartum appointment to review your birth experience and answer any questions or concerns.  This appointment usually lasts 1-2 hours.

30% off Belly Casting Holiday Special

Schedule your belly casting now through Christmas and receive 30% off any belly casting package.

Princess Kate & Hyperemesis gravidarum

I was surprised this morning when I turned on the news. Princess Kate Middleton is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a very severe form of morning sickness. I thought I would take this opportunity to talk about hyperemesis a bit.

Morning sickness usually begins right around 6 weeks. It is characterized by a feeling of nausea, vomiting, and a strong sensitivity to smell. It typically lasts from about 6 weeks to 12-16 weeks, however sometimes morning sickness can last through the entire pregnancy, or stop and return in the last trimester.

HG is the more severe form that Kate Middleton has. Women with HG often need to be hospitalized due to malnutrition and dehydration due to excessive, almost continuous bouts of vomiting where very little, if anything can be kept down.  They will receive IV fluids, nutritional support and medications.

Always call your doctor/ob/midwife if you think you may have hypemesis gravidarum. 

Please read the wikipedia page for more detailed information on hyperemesis gravidarum:

For online support please visit Help Her: 

If you just need someone to vent to, please feel free to call us here at Main Line Doulas and we'd love to be an ear to listen: 1-855-MY-DOULA