Perinatal Care Investment 

Birth Doula

Contact me if you're expecting. I offer a free consultation.

All prenatal clients will receive 2 visits. These visits are intended to educate new parents with professional information and develop a birth and postpartum plan.

Supporting laboring women:

  • When to stay home and when to go to the hospital/birth center

  • Physical comfort techniques (massage, visualization, relaxation, aromatherapy, body pampering)

  • Emotional support before, during and after birth

  • Signs that point to a need of change & informational support

  • Optimize client and provider relationships

  • Ways your partner can support you

Clients will have access to 24/7 phone & email support.

 

$1,200

As a Doula, I  Do Not:

Postpartum Doula

Includes breast-feeding observation and support for your baby’s first feeding(s). Information on milk supply and demand. Answering questions about your birth. Helping you to ease the transition as you welcome your newborn into the family. Taking care of the baby while mother rests. Light housework and cooking for the family. I provide families with evidence based information and resources. I have a lending library, wonderful articles and profesional support on newborn facts. Up to 8 hours per day, no more than 40 hours per week. Also, admiring your new baby!

 

$30 per hour

 

 

Placenta Specialist 

Encapsulate or make a tincture (or both) of the placenta. Make a print. Pick-up and delivery included. 

 

$200 for birth doula clients

$250 for non-birth doula clients

Yoga 

Build strength. Practice mindfulness. Optimal fetal positioning.

Book your appointment today!

 

Free for birth doula clients at prenatal and postpartum visits.

$100 per hour for in home private sessions. 

Community Referrals

With Love and Joy wishes for all women and families to enter their reproductive years with all the assurance and support necessary for a safe and healthy journey (for example, lactation consultants, mental health providers, naturopaths, pediatricians, family support groups, placenta encapsulation, breast pump rentals, new mom fitness, and more!).

 

Free for Birth and Postpartum Clients!

Photography

High quality pregnancy, birth and newborn photography. 

See Photography page for more details and pricing. 

Perform any clinical tasks

I am not a medical professional and do not perform clinical tasks such as vaginal exams or fetal heart monitoring. I do not give medical advice or diagnose conditions.

 

Make decisions for you 

It's important for me to empower you to make your own decisions about your birthing experience. I do not make decisions for you or judge you for decisions that you make.

 

Speak to the staff on your behalf

I will discuss your concerns with you and suggest options, but you or your partner will speak on your behalf to the clinical staff.

Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience

I do not let my personal values or biases get in the way of caring for you (for example, pressure you into making any decisions just because that’s what I prefer). 

© 2015 by Emily Lovejoy. 

Emily Lovejoy Gourlie

Doula

Tel: 406-396-0195

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