Birth Support

Standard Birth Doula Support $850-$1,000

Consultation

An interview and 60 minute massage is billed at $90 for $90 minutes total.  This is an opportunity to learn about what a doula does, get all of your questions answered, and to explore compatibility. You interview payment is applied to your doula/massage package, should you ultimately choose to purchase one.

 

Prenatal Visits

Your prenatal visits will include massage and time to to discuss your birth preferences, comfort measures, optimizing positioning of baby.

 

Phone & Email Support

Generous phone and email support throughout your pregnancy and postpartum period is included in every doula/massage package.

During Labor

When you are in labor, your doula will meet you at home or the hospital when you feel you need support (usually as active labor is beginning).  Your doula will stay with you constantly through labor, birth, and for approximately one to two hours after your baby is born. 

 

Reflection Visit

Massage is included in a home visit within two weeks of your baby's birth to discuss your labor and birth experience, to help with any baby or breastfeeding question, and to help ensure that your family is adjusting as smoothly as possible.

 

Community Referrals

If you find that you need further support that we are unable to provide, we can help refer you to the right professional or resource.

During Labor doulas...
  • Suggest different positions & techniques to ease pain and encourage labor progression

  • If birthing in a hospital, support you in your home and through the transition to the hospital

  • Ease stress by helping you understand what is happening in your body

  • Offer encouragement and affirmations

  • Help you get information you need to make informed decisions

  • Facilitate positive communication between you and your care providers

  • Allow your partner to rest if needed

The Benefits of Doula Support

Numerous clinical studies have shown that the support of a doula results in:

 

  • fewer Cesarean births

  • reduced use of pain medications

  • reduced need for pitocin (labor-inducing drug) and forceps or vacuum extractions 

  • higher breastfeeding rates

  • lower rates of postpartum depression

  • higher satisfaction with birth experience

Discounts and Payment Options

  

  • Payment plans available. Balance due by 37 weeks.

  • Gift certificates

  • Doula services are an eligible expense for some HSA & FSA providers. 

  • Discounts available for repeat clients

 

GR Birth and Wellness is a collective of practitioners deeply committed to supporting maternal wellness in the childbearing year. Massage therapists hold current state licenses in good standing, while doulas are certified or actively pursuing certification through the respected third-party organization, DONA International.

We provide non-judgmental support to families with a wide variety of circumstances and preferences, including hospital & home births. 

GR Birth and Wellness serves families in West Michigan including Greater Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Muskegon, and Fremont.

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GR Birth and Wellness, LLC

Grand Rapids, MI 

Call/Text: 616-965-1590

Email: info@grbirthandwellness.com

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