Doula

Support

the Continuous support

by a knowledgeable and loving companion

  is proven to greatly improve the

labor experience. 

Birth Doula Support

 

I offer birth doula support for pregnant people in the greater Pittsburgh area who are planning to give birth at a local hospital.

Studies show that families whose births were attended by doulas were more likely to have spontaneous vaginal births and less likely to have any pain medication, epidurals, negative feelings about childbirth, vacuum or forceps-assisted birth, and cesarean births. In addition, labor time was decreased by an average of 40 minutes and their babies were less likely to have low APGAR scores at birth. Doulas not only make birth more enjoyable, but also to make births smoother, shorter and less painful.

 

This full package includes holistic and evidence-based care:

  • Prenatal visits for education and birth planning (2 visits, 90 minutes)

  • Information on benefits, risks, and alternatives at every decision point

  • On-call availability for your birth

  • Hands-on comfort measures and pain-management techniques

  • Assistance with positioning for an easier birth

  • Advocacy in helping you communicate your wants and needs to hospital staff

  • Emotional support for you and your partner(s)

  • Lactation counseling (1 visit, 90 minutes)

  • Postpartum follow-up (1 visit, 90 minutes)

This package includes no midwifery care. The Doula will not check vitals or perform any other clinical tasks.

Birth Doula Fee: $1350

Postpartum Doula Support

 

I offer in-home postpartum support to new and growing families in the greater Pittsburgh area, to help them ease the transition of having a new baby (or babies!) in their home.

This full package includes holistic and evidence-based care:

  • Prenatal planning visit (1 visit, 2 hours),

  • New parent education and support,

  • Hands-on baby care,

  • Older sibling care and support,

  • Lactation counseling,

  • Practical household help, including meal prep,

  • Flexible hours and scheduling, offered in 4-hour blocks.

This service includes no midwifery care. The Doula will not check vitals or perform any other clinical tasks.

Postpartum Doula Support, daytime: $25/hr

Postpartum Doula Support, overnight: $35/hr

© 2020 by Steel City Homebirth. Proudly created with Wix.com

Your journey is as individual as you are. 
We proudly welcome, serve and celebrate LGBTQIA+ families here.

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon