We all need a little extra guidance and support sometimes. Expectant Parents are no different; especially when planning for the arrival of their new baby. Our Phone Doula Concierge offers the compassionate, non-judgmental support you know and trust from Emerald Doulas, that’s just a phone call away.
This service is designed exclusively for families who are choosing not to hire a professional doula, but who still want to benefit from some of the guidance and advice that our skilled and experienced team offers. Some of the topics covered during your phone conversation with one of our experts might include:
Birth Planning and Goal Writing | Ways To Get Partners Involved in Birth | How To Organize Your Home Nursery | Meal Preparation Guidance Before Baby’s Arrival | Baby Registry Advice (Separating the “Must Haves” and the “Nice to Haves”) | Postpartum Planning | Managing Friends and Family During Birth or Beyond | Packing for the Hospital | How To Create A Welcoming Birth or Postpartum Space
Phone Doula Concierge Services are offered at $75 for up to the first 60 minutes (additional time is billed at a rate of $25 for any portion of 15 minutes thereafter). Book your appointment below with the doula who specializes in your questions:
Melanie: As an experienced, evidence-based birth doula who has attended over 100 births in the Triangle area, Melanie offers support on topics such as: getting evidence-based care, writing an effective birth plan, packing for your stay in the hospital, being your own advocate in birth, options for breech presentation, preparing for birth with an epidural, preparing for an induction, what to expect during and after a surgical birth, ways to manage your friends and family at birth, navigating conversations with your providers, immediate newborn procedures, and just about anything else!
Suzanne: An experienced postpartum doula who has supported families created through birth, adoption, surrogacy, and with experience supporting NICU families and families of multiples, Suzanne offers advice around: planning for postpartum, creating a plan for rest and recovery following birth (especially for families experiencing a perinatal mood disorder or other health crisis), setting up your nursery, ways to manage your eager friends and family, planning and preparing meals for after birth, maximizing rest for your newborn and for you, and registry creation.
Ashley: An experienced birth and postpartum doula, as well as a baby-wearing consultant, certified carseat technician, provisional Spinning Babies Parent Educator, and childbirth instructor, Ashley offers advice on: birth planning and early pregnancy support such as finding a provider that’s in alignment with your goals, NICU-life guidance and homecoming planning after your baby’s unexpected or premature arrival, registry creation and must-have gadgets for new parents, managing tricky relationships or difficult conversations with your providers or family members, carseat and baby carrier purchasing.