After our initial phone conversation, I like to schedule a 30-45 minute face-to-face meeting, so we have some time to get to know each other and see if we might be a good fit. It's very informal, I like to meet somewhere mutually convenient, like a cafe or restaurant.
Once you have chosen your package, you will sign the contracts and send them to me. You will have access to the private Client Central portion of my website, full of useful information, validated research links, special offers from like minded family services providers, such as; photographers, Lactation Consultants, sleep counselors, and all things 'new baby'.
Based on your package we will have between 1 and 3 prenatal meetings, where will discuss any pertinent history, your desires for your ultimate birth, and maybe practice relaxation and distraction techniques.
During the pregnancy you would usually contact me after you have your regular OB appointments, giving a little update on the progress of you and baby.
Feel free to email, text, or call me with any questions you have as the pregnancy progresses.
As soon as you think you are in labor, and after you have contacted your care provider, you will call me and we can discuss how you feel about going to your chosen birth venue, things you can do at home, and I can answer any questions that you have at that time. You will then advise me when you would like me to join you.
I will remain with you till approximately 1 hour after birth.
I will then come and visit your newly expanded family, within the 1st week at home, where I can check in on you and baby, answer any questions you have, discuss the birth experience, and have you evaluate my performance. I will also provide you with your birth story at this time. You will have email, phone, and text support until 3 weeks postpartum.
Optionally, you can choose to have an extra 4 hours of postpartum care in your home, have 24 hour email, phone, and text support up to 12 weeks postpartum, and the option of adding a 5 week course** of Infant Massage Instruction*.
*Please contact me to discuss Infant Massage. Certifying through world renowned 'International Association of Infant Massage' to gain US accreditation of Certified Educator of Infant Massage.
** 5 Week s of 50 minute educational instruction, whilst practicing on your 0-12 months old infant.