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My Birth Doula support is designed to support you and your partner feel supported through the rest of your pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. With the help of an experienced doula, research shows that people who use a birth doula are: less likely to need Pitocin, less likely to have a cesarean birth, less likely to use any pain medication, more likely to rate their childbirth experience positively​.
Every birth is unique and different in its own way, yet there is an element to each birth that remains consistent - birth is full of intense sensations and how we respond to those sensations can play a big role in our birth experience. Doula support can help you gather your "tools" for coping with those big sensations and improve your overall birthing experience, regardless of which tools you choose to utilize. 
Some of the comfort measures I love to utilize for pregnancy & labor include (but are not limited to):

Hydrotherapyuse of hot water for comfort in labor - one of my most often utilized comfort measures.

Relaxation: gentle cues to reach deep relaxation in birth: complementary guided relaxation downloads provided to all doula clients. I am also a HelloBirth Hypnobirthing Instructor; Hypnobabies trained, Calm Birth and Blissborn experienced doula.

Spinning Babies: therapeutic positioning and movement for comfort and progress in pregnancy, labor and delivery. Spinning Babies is a physiological approach to preparing for and caring for birth, I am excited to have trained with the creator of this incredible tool that can be utilized starting in early pregnancy.

Breathwork: sing the breath as a vehicle of release in pregnancy and each phase of labor. The use of

breathing techniques and focusing your attention on your breath may activate mental processes in your brain that make labor sensations more manageable and promote relaxation.

Massage: physically working muscles at their origin to increase blood flow and relaxation can significantly reduce pain (especially in the back, legs and joints), relieve muscle aches, help with circulation, reduce swelling, reduce muscle tension, improve flexibility, and reduce anxiety.

Aromatherapythe use of therapeutic grade essential oils to help ease promote relaxation and bring positive sensations to the process of labor and birth. For those choosing a hospital birth essential oils have the power to transform a sterile, cold, hospital room into an inviting and cozy space.
Rebozo: a Rebozo is a special woven cloth, woven by indigenous weavers generation after generation. The Rebozo is a cultural emblem as well as an artifact of women’s ceremony and daily life. The beautiful traditions of using an authentic Mexican Rebozo are handed down from mother to daughter and midwife to midwife which can help provide comfort in pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

TENS units: short for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, has been used to relieve pain for a variety of conditions since the 70's, specifically things like menstrual cramps, arthritis, and other chronic pain conditions. In labor, a TENS unit can be used as a non-pharmacological way to help manage discomfort in your upper and lower back and I have a labor specific TENS unit available for clients to use.

Acupressurebased on the principles of acupuncture, which is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the application of pressure to specific points on the body. Activating trigger points in the energetic meridian channels in the body can be used for natural induction, labor progress and comfort.

Herbs:  traditional knowledge and evidence-based research show that herbs, along with nutrient-dense foods and rituals of care, play an integral role in ensuring a healthy pregnancy and postpartum experience. I can help guide you in some of the "do's and dont's" of herbs in pregnancy, labor and postpartum including those recommended for lactation support.

 $2500 Full Birth Doula Support with Kerry Reynolds, Senior Doula (over 750 births attended):
 
  • Unlimited phone and email support as soon as you sign up for my support.
  • Bi-weekly (28 weeks) and weekly (at 34 weeks) informational emails to stay connected and provide you with helpful information.
  • 35/36 week virtual or in-person prenatal planning visit to assess your needs and desires for birth. You will be provided with a copy of my Prenatal Planning workbook by 34 weeks, which we can review together during our visit in addition to answering any questions you have about your birth and postpartum experience. 
  • Birth plan assistance to help you clarify your preferences for birth and explain the options that are available to you.​ Customizable birth preferences template provided.
  • Access to my extensive lending library of books and videos about pregnancy, childbirth, breast/chest-feeding and baby care for you to borrow up to 3 months postpartum to support your learning and confidence.
  • A variety of guided visualization and relaxation audio tools to help you prepare your mind and body for the experience of labor.  Hypnosis for childbirth audio tools also available.
  • Photos of labor and birth if requested.
  • 24/7 on-call labor support as well as phone & email support throughout your pregnancy and 6 weeks postpartum.
  • Continuous physical, emotional, and informational support for you and your partner during labor and birth, to help you hold and move towards the vision you created for your baby’s birth.
  • No hidden or additional fees for longer labors, changes in where or how you plan to birth your baby, or in the extremely rare occasion a backup doula is needed.
  • Initial breastfeeding support immediately after (or soon after) birth to help your baby latch on properly and encourage the establishment of breastfeeding.
  • One postpartum follow-up check-in to celebrate the birth of your baby, answer any questions you have during the early postpartum period and provide additional resources if needed.
  • Baby-wearing assistance and Moby Wrap instruction, one of my favorite and most recommended tools for the postpartum period!
 
 $1250 VIRTUAL Birth Doula Support with Kerry Reynolds, Senior Doula (over 750 births attended):
 
  • Unlimited phone and email support as soon as you sign up for my support.
  • Bi-weekly (28 weeks) and weekly (at 34 weeks) informational emails to stay connected and provide you with helpful information
  • Includes up to four (4) virtual one-hour sessions to help you prepare prenatally
  • Unlimited phone/text support at onset of labor through birth
  • One (1) virtual session postpartum
  • Labor Bag Checklist, Registry suggestions, 15 page Prenatal & Postpartum Planning Packet, as well as additional handouts covering special circumstances like Inductions & Cesarean Birth
  • Birth plan assistance to help you clarify your preferences for birth and explain the options that are available to you.​ Customizable birth preferences template provided.
  • Doula Essentials Kit with 5 of Kerry's must have items for creating your best birth!
  • Access to my extensive lending library of books and videos about pregnancy, childbirth, breast/chest-feeding and baby care for you to borrow up to 3 months postpartum to support your learning and confidence.
  • A variety of guided visualization and relaxation audio tools to help you prepare your mind and body for the experience of labor.  Hypnosis for childbirth audio tools also available.
  • Additional add-on Childbirth Education virtual sessions available a la cart.