Birth Doula Services
Do you have Medi-Cal in Stanislaus or Merced counties?
Medi-Cal now covers the cost of Doulas, and I am able to serve Medi-Cal clients!
VIP Birth Doula Services
Inquire for pricing
Book with me early to receive the most value for your money! I can only take a limited about of
clients per month, so be sure to lock in your spot!
It's important to me that I get to know you so I can give you the most personalized support I can!
For my clients, I create an individualized care plan so we can meet your needs and prepare you for labor & delivery and the transition to parenthood.
Free consultation provided via video-call
Birth Doula Services
All Birth Doula packages include:
Visits (Both in-person and online)
24/7 text, phone, or video call support once you’ve hired me as your Doula
Doula is retained for your birth for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your EDD to be on-call for your delivery
Check-ins after doctor appointments for progress updates and to answer questions
VIP package clients get discounted classes if needed
Referrals to local businesses as needed
Labor and Delivery:
Unlimited labor/birth support
Presentation of birth preferences
Communicates and collaborates with medical staff to ensure wellness
Arranges a relaxing atmosphere (even in a hospital), based on preference options
Partner support and empowerment
Utilize agreed upon comfort measures
Use desired birth tools and positions as needed
Use massage, counterpressure, breathing exercises, and movement as needed
Tends to the emotional and physical needs of the birthing person
Affirmations as needed
Supports your birth preferences
Stays after birth to help with latching and bonding
Journals birth data
Recognition of birth preferences for the immediate postpartum period
Emotional and physical and comfort support
Placenta services or art provided at an additional fee and must be arranged in advance (note: this DOES NOT include placental encapsulation)
Visits (4-8 hours, amount depends on package selected)
Please read the postpartum services provided under the Postpartum Doula Services tab
Please note that an additional traveling fee may be added if delivering outside of Turlock. All other meetings should be located within the vicinity of Turlock California, or a location as agreed upon with the Doula.
Need help paying for a Doula? Here are a few creative funding solutions:
Many insurance plans reimburse for Doula care!
Crowdsource funds (either privately or online)
"Register" for a Doula on your shower registry: https://behervillage.com/partners/turlockdoulaservices
Barter for services
A sliding scale may be possible in certain situations
Can create a payment plan if needed
This article offers great ideas: https://www.guidedheartdoula.com/post/10-ways-to-afford-a-doula
Also this got getting your insurance to cover a Doula: https://www.holisticallyloved.com/blog/2014/9/14/insurance-paying-for-a-doula
(Doula fees should be completely paid prior to 37 weeks or upon signing if over 37 weeks. Can be discussed at consultation.)
It's been shown that the more a client can work with their Doula on relaxation techniques and coping skills, the more responsive they will be to relaxation strategies during labor. When Doula guided relaxation is practiced, the body works more efficiently; this is why the presence of a Doula shortens the average time of labor. I have thoughtfully designed my packages to encompass as much relaxation support and preparedness as possible.
I'm very excited to be able to offer such a unique style of packages that support ample time together, both before and after your baby is born, to give you and your partner the best support I can offer! -Doula Stephanie, Turlock Doula Services
For specialized Certifications, please note:
In addition to traditional Doula training, I have additionally been Certified as a Young Parent Support Specialist, and I'm also Certified in Trauma-Informed Care and Understanding Developmental Disabilities. If you are working with Turlock Doula Services for one of these reasons and I feel that the circumstances warrant additional sessions, I will discuss this with you and possibly add sessions or services as needed. This will be handled in a case-by-case basis.
Loss and Bereavement Doula Services have a different pricing that will be discussed privately.
Please note that your insurance may reimburse for a portion of your Doula Services. If you are interested in learning more about Doula service coverage, contact your insurance about benefits, or contact me for assistance.
You can learn more about these certifications on the bottom of the "What Does a Doula do" page.
Pro Tip: Relaxation is an important tool for labor.
The more you can practice relaxation techniques with your Doula, the easer it will be to relax and let the process guide you in labor and delivery.