What Does a birth Doula Do?

Emotional Support

Doulas provide impactful emotional support to their doula families.  

As a doula, my goal is to focus and care for my doula families by offering reassuring continuous support, empowering the family by encouraging them to become active advocates in their care, & supporting the family’s goals and priorities for pregnancy and birth journey. 

Physical Support

When it comes to physical birth support, I provide clients with everything from foot massages, labor position & birth tool assistance, to counter pressure during contractions throughout their labor and birth journey.  This physical support can be a huge help for partners/spouses. 

Informational Support

Feeling overwhelmed with the sheer volume of information about pregnancy and birth? 
Part of my commitment to my doula clients is to provide them with informative, evidence-based resources so that they can make informed choices about their care. These resources include books, videos, local & online classes and more all tailored to my client’s needs and goals. 
This streamlines the educational process for families.

What are the benefits of hiring Birth doula Support?

As a birth, bereavement, and postpartum doula, I nurture and support  my doula families with emotional, physical, and informational support throughout their pregnancy, birth experience, and their postpartum period.  As a doula I respectfully  advocate on my client’s behalf by  supporting the birthing person in their right to make  decisions about their body and their baby.  My primary responsibility as a doula is to the my clients —not to a hospital administrator, nurse, midwife, or doctor.

Research has found that when a birthing person has continuous labor support from a doula– someone who is NOT a staff member at the hospital & who is NOT part of their social network during their labor experience there is a:

  • 10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief.
  • 39% decrease in the risk of Cesarean.
  • Shorter labors by 41 min on average.
  • 38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score
  • 31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience
    (Source)

Still have questions about the benefits of doula support?

 Please check out the Doula FAQ page I created for you to answer the most common questions I am asked by clicking HERE

I have had the privilege of supporting Oklahoma Families for 4+ years

Jenni Jenkins - OKC Doula

Birth Doula Service Packages

Below I have listed my current birth doula service packages and pricing.  After a birth consultation, if a family would like to hire me as their doula, they are asked to pay a $250 down payment towards their full service price in order to book their birth on my schedule as a doula client.  Once the downpayment is paid, families are free to pay in a way that works for them, as long as the total fee is paid prior to the 38th week of pregnancy.

* I am currently only booking THREE birth clients a month. Please book your free birth doula consult below as soon as you feel comfortable to so I can get you added to my schedule before I am booked up.

** I also offer a preferred provider discount for those who choose the Full Doula Support Package of 15% and a home birth/birth center discount of 30%. 

Educational Support Package

$ 250
  • Consultation to discuss individual needs & birth goals​
  • Assistance finding birth, breastfeeding, & baby care classes ​​
  • Birth Preferences Consultation​​

Labor Support Package

Educational & Birth Support
$ 650
  • Consultation to discuss individual needs & birth goals
  • Assistance finding birth, breastfeeding, & baby care classes ​
  • Birth Preferences Consultation​
  • 24/7 on call two weeks prior to EDD until baby arrives
  • Continuous labor & birth support​

Full Doula Support Package

Pregnancy through Postpartum Support
$ 850
  • Consultation to discuss individual needs & birth goals.
  • 2 Prenatal support appointments
  • Birth Preferences Consultation
  • 24/7 text & email support throughout your pregnancy
  • Assistance finding birth, breastfeeding, & baby care classes
  • Attendance at a class or prenatal appointment with you
  • 24/7 On-Call 2 weeks prior to EDD until 2 weeks after baby's birth
  • Continuous labor & birth support from the time you feel you need me until 2 hours after baby's birth
  • 1 Postpartum Support Visit
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