Doula & Monitrice:

Investment: $1600

A doula is a labor support person completely dedicated to supporting the comfort of the birthing person in labor.  A monitrice combines the support skills of a doula with the clinical skills of a midwife and offers both support measures as well as clinical monitoring of the client’s and baby’s vitals during the course of labor.  This support option is particularly helpful for people who want to stay home as long as possible because they want a natural birth or want to avoid unnecessary interventions at the hospital.  Having personal labor support person who is also a trained midwife and who can monitor yours and baby’s vitals can give you the confidence to stay home until it really is time to go.  This package includes two prenatal preparation sessions, labor & birth support at home and in the hospital, and two in-home postpartum visits.