Does insurance cover birth doulas?
Unless you’re lucky enough to be a member of Christian Health sharing, mainstream insurances do not cover birth doulas. I think that with all the studies coming out of how birth doulas lower interventions and Hospital costs that it might change in the next 5 years…but as of now it’s out of pocket. I do accept payment plans.
What does your birth doula fee cover?
My birth Doula fee covers 1-2 prenatal visits where we meet one-on-one to discuss your hopes and expectations for your birth. We will talk about how I can assist you in getting the birth you want, your expectations of me, and any suggestions I have. I’m happy to work with you further on a birth plan or childbirth education classes. My fee also covers my presence at your labor, birth and 1 postpartum visit.
Will you assist with breastfeeding as a birth doula?
After the birth of the baby, I stay for the first hour to two in the immediate postpartum. At that time, I assist with the first breastfeeding. After that point, I am more than happy to answer any questions or concerns, and refer to a lactation consultant if necessary.
Will you come to the hospital to pick up my Placenta?
Yes! Once you’ve had your baby, go ahead and contact me, then we will work out a time for me to pick up your placenta. I work to have the capsules back to you within 24 hours so you can begin getting the benefits of your capsules as soon as possible.
Do you use the raw or traditional Chinese method of encapsulation?
I will use the raw method when encapsulating, as I believe it is a gentler process and in turn will be more beneficial for the new momma.
Whats the recommended dose for my placenta capsules?
I recommend, two capsules every morning, more if you’re feeling run down, fatigued, having low milk supply or emotionally fragile. You can continue using your pills as a natural remedy.