Holistic Doula Services
As your doula we work directly for you. This means that we will advocate for you in all regards if needed at a home, hospital or birth center birth. As your advocate, we seek to promote communication among all members of your birthing team – however our primary job is to listen to you deeply and to hold and reiterate your intention through your birth process. And even though births do not always go as planned, we aim to continue to hold the container we have set no matter how things need to change for you and your baby to have a safe and healthy delivery.
In addition to being a maternal service provider, The Nest Doulas have extensive collective additional training as holistic healthcare providers which can serve to support your body, mind and spirit (as well as your partner’s!) to welcome this little being with ease, safety and comfort. These specialities include manual therapy, emotional counseling, massage, acupressure, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, fetal positioning techniques, nutrition, herbal, and supplement guidance, lactation consultation, nurse, midwife, or naturopath scope of practice. Read more about each of The Nest Doulas or schedule a free consultation to connect and determine with whom you best align.
Student Midwife, Birth Assistant
Jess brings a steadying and supportive presence to births at home and the birth center. As the student midwife at The Nest, she attends office visits and births as an important part of earning her degree from the Midwives College of Utah. Her contributions to maternity care and delivery reflect her deep honor for the experiences of pregnancy, birth, and womanhood.
Lactation Consultant, Nurse
As your lactation specialist my goal is to compassionately support you through your parenthood experience. I apply a holistic approach to my practice, combining ancient wisdom with evidenced based science to give you a full range of information. My goal is to create a safe space for you to feel connected, honored, and supported in the decisions that give you peace and joy. This is a very challenging, vulnerable, and intimate time in life and having someone to guide you through your journey can be immeasurable. I feel humbled and honored to work beside parents in this transformational time.
The Nest Holistic Doula Services are billed at a flat rate of $900. This includes one prenatal visit for supportive guidance through your birth plan and labor preparation. Your doula will be on call for 5 weeks around your due date and will have the team of Nest Doulas as backup if schedule conflicts arise. A non-refundable retainer of $200 is due at the time of signing up in order to hold your place. The remaining $700 is due by 36 weeks.
Any additional visits not included in the flat rate are welcome and can be arranged with your doula based on her unique specialities and what she recommends for your unique needs.
Additional visits will be billed as follows:
A membership with The Nest Wellness Branch is $20/month per person or $55/month for the whole family with a 6 month minimum commitment. In addition to discounted visits it includes 2 wellness visits per year per person (or all WellChild visits). (For women, wellness visits can be with our naturopath Dr. KO or our CNM Tina.)