Birth Doula Work
I have been a birth doula in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2007. I was called to this work at a very young age, and after 11 years of working in the field, I am still constantly inspired by empowering women through health and education. I not only bring my experience of over 450 births to your care, but also my training as a midwife, bodyworker, childbirth educator and photographer. I currently offer my doula services in a partnership with another very experienced doula, Britt Fohrman. You can learn more about Britt at her website.
Please feel free to read some fabulous reviews of our doula services on Yelp.
WHAT WE OFFER MAMAS
IN DEPTH PACKAGE
BASIC PACKAGE + one 75-minute Prenatal Massage with Lauren and one 75-minute Private Yoga session with Britt to practice breathing, relaxation and/ or to relieve any discomforts or challenges you are having in your body. Also, one depth hypnosis session with Sandra Lloyd.
Two prenatal visits, monthly mama’s circles, ongoing holistic pregnancy counseling and resources, continuous support throughout your birth, photography of the birth (if you wish), and one postpartum visit.
ADDITIONAL DOULA PACKAGES
POSTPARTUM PLUS PACKAGE: $2450
Two prenatal visits, monthly mama’s circles, birth attendance, and one postpartum visit. PLUS 2 - 3 hour ADDITIONAL postpartum sessions with Lauren where she will help with newborn care, breastfeeding, meal preparation and household chores.
IN DEPTH POSTPARTUM: $2750
Two prenatal visits, monthly mama’s circles, birth attendance, and one postpartum visit. PLUS 1 - 75 minute Prenatal Massage with Lauren. PLUS 1 - 75 minute Postpartum Massage with Lauren. PLUS 1 - 75 minute Private Yoga session with Britt to practice breathing, relaxation and to relieve any discomforts or challenges you are having in your body. PLUS 1 - 75 minute Private Postpartum Yoga session to aid your recovery.
GODDESS PACKAGE: $2800
Two prenatal visits, monthly mama’s circles, birth attendance, and one postpartum visit. PLUS 3 - 75 minute Prenatal Massages with Lauren. PLUS 1 60 minute Pregnancy photo shoot with Britt.
MONTHLY MAMMA CIRCLES
Our monthly mammas circles are exclusively for the pregnant moms in our practice. We gather to practice relaxation, meditate, play, and connect with other mammas and our babies. It’s really nourishing and fun, and allows us to deepen our relationship with you while giving you the chance to build relationships with other women on the same path. Both doulas are present for this circle.
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASS
In addition to the work that we do prenatally, we strongly suggest taking Rachel Yellin’s Hypnosis Based Childbirth Preparation Classes and listening to her Pregnancy Birth and Beyond Audio Program. The program will help prepare you and your partner for the most natural, conscious and empowering birth possible, while helping you develop and deepen a relaxation practice that will be crucial in your birth and also in your life as a parent. If you’d like to download her audio program, make sure to use the code “brittf” to save 20%!
We offer a 45-minute complimentary Initial Consultation with you (and your partner, if you have one) at Britt's space in Bernal Heights. In this meeting we would discuss what you are looking for in your labor support and go into greater detail about our practice, approach and philosophy.
Feel free to get in touch with me and I’ll send out some potential dates and times to meet for a free consultation. If you have further questions, I’m happy to chat with you first over the phone as well. My number is (415)990-8708. Thank you!