Have questions? Let's talk! I offer a free 30 minute consultation to anyone. Ask me all of your questions, I am an open book and happy to give as much information as possible in this 30 minute call. Consultations can be done via zoom or on a phone call. Find out how I can serve you and your family!
As a client of Blended Baileys Birth and Babies, you get unlimited support and access to me via email, text, and Facebook. I show up often in my private groups to hold space, talk about important issues and share all of my knowledge. I have a "once a client, always a client" mentality. My focus is on helping others reach their goals and have a sense of empowerment. I would love to work with you, meeting you where you are in your journey and helping you see it all the way through.
Let's be real for a minute, fertility struggles are HARD! They come with an insane amount of trial and error accompanied by some pretty strong emotions. Do you even know where to start? What questions should you ask your provider? How do you even choose the right doctor for your needs? Wouldn't it be great to have someone available for you that is knowledgeable and experienced in this area? Someone that can strategize with you through this process? I mean, let's face it, doctors are great but they work strict hours and don't always have time to cover everything in each appointment. While they are experts in their field, they aren't always available to hold your hand and help you work through the emotions that are inevitable in your fertility journey. I may not have all the answers and I may not be able to provide you with solutions, but I can hold your hand, hold space for you and offer guidance and evidence based information that can help you navigate these conversations and treatment options with your doctors. I can support you and your family through this stage of your life. Fertility coaching package options vary depending on how many 1 on 1 calls you feel you will need or want each month. There is no long term contract, you may cancel at any time.
I believe everyone deserves access to the services and resources I provide. Finances should not stand in the way of quality support. Therefore, I offer payment plans and a sliding scale fee options to those who qualify. In addition, I have a select number of full or partial scholarships available dependent on the amount of donations made throughout each year. Please do not let your financial situation prevent you from reaching out to see how I can serve you.
We have all struggled financially at some point in our lives. For those wanting to help someone in need, I do take donations to put toward services for critically low to no income families or for single moms and those choosing adoption. If you would like more information on how you can make a donation, please send me an email.
Child birth 101 is great for first time families not sure what kind of birth experience they desire. In 2 - 4 hour increments over a 4 - 6 week period of time, his class will cover briefly what to expect from each type of birth: homebirth, birth center birth, hospital birth: medicated and unmedicated, and cesarean section birth. I will address your fears or concerns for each type of birth; giving you the necessary information to make an educated decision on what you want out of your birth. We will also cover labor techniques, positions, and ways to cope with contractions. This child birth course is a private course between myself and your family. You may invite as many family members as you like to join you for this course. Have friends expecting too? Plan a group class for up to five expecting couples. Each additional expecting couple is $100. This service is available virtually or in person.
Child birth 201 is great for families who have already birthed a baby but want to do things differently or as a follow up to child birth 101 to get more in-depth about your chosen child birth plan. This birth course is a private course between myself and your family. Therefore, you may choose which type or style of child birth taught in this course. Are you planning a homebirth? A water birth? A hospital birth? A cesarean birth? GREAT! Let's make this course specific to your plan. In 2 hour increments over a 4 week period of time, we will cover all the details of your planned style of birth as well as, labor techniques, positions, and ways to cope with contractions. You may invite as many family members as you like to join you for this course. Have friends that are expecting and planning to have the same type of birth as you? Plan a group class for up to five expecting couples. Each additional expecting couple is $100. This service is available virtually or in person.
Child Birth 301 $150
Child birth 301 is great for families who have been there, done that and just need a refresher. This child birth course a private course between myself and your family. Therefore, you may choose which type or style of child birth taught in this course. This will also include a refresher on labor techniques, positions, and ways to cope with contractions. You may invite as many family members as you like to join you for this course. Have friends expecting again and needing a refresher? Are they planning to have the same type of birth as you? Plan a group class for up to five expecting couples. Each additional expecting couple is $50. This course is just a refresher and does not go in-depth into the child birth process. This course takes about half the time as the more in-depth courses and will be completed in 2 hour increments of time over 2 - 4 weeks. This service is available virtually or in person.
As a Doula, I Do Not:
Perform any clinical tasks
While I have some degree of medical training, I am not a medical professional and will not do things like check vitals, monitor fetal heart beat, or interpret medical tests.
Make decisions for you
I am here to provide information, emotional and physical support. I will offer suggestions, bring up topics that may not have been thought of and discuss your options. However, the decision is always yours to make.
Child birth is unpredictable and can be a scary process when you don't understand what is going on or know what to expect. Having a birth doula on your team can help calm those fears and allow you to feel at ease with the choices you make. A birth doula is there to offer unbiased evidence based information on topics relevant to your specific circumstances. As your doula, I am your biggest supporter. I work for you, not the doctor, hospital, midwife or birth center. I am your personal pregnancy and birth concierge. My Birth package includes 2 prenatal appointments where we discuss your medical history, talk about your concerns or fears, create your birth plan and work on techniques for optimal positioning of baby in preparation for delivery. I will be available to you via phone or email for the entirety of your pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum, up to six weeks after you have your baby. I will be on call for you, and only you, from 38 weeks gestation to 42 weeks gestation or until your baby is born. I offer in person (if local and permitted by birthing location) or virtual labor support for the duration of your labor and birth. If you are local and requesting in person services, I will come to you as early as you wish in labor and stay with you until you are comfortable after the birth of your baby. I do not charge extra fees for longer labors. After delivery, I am there to support your first feed whether breast or bottle feeding. You will receive a follow up call or text 1 to 2 days postpartum and 2 postpartum visits within the first two weeks to discuss your birth, assist with any feeding or newborn care concerns and address any questions you may have. This service is available virtually or in person.
Speak to the staff on your behalf
I cannot speak for you, however, if you have spoken and your wishes are not being honored, I will reiterate what you have already voiced.
Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience
This is your experience, your body, and your family. My opinions are irrelevant. I will offer them if you ask. My position will always be to support your decisions for your family. If I have done my job well, I know it will be a decision made with careful consideration and all necessary information.
Parenting is hard, no matter how new the parents or baby are. Every family needs help when they bring a new baby home. A postpartum doula may be the right option for you. Highly trained in caring for families who have just welcomed a new baby into their life, postpartum doulas can offer evidence based strategies in caring not only for the new baby but also for the new mother. In my postpartum practice, my focus is on caring for the mom so she can care for the new baby. That looks different in every home I serve. For some, getting a break from the baby for some much needed self care is the thing that mom desires most. For others, a companion to talk to, cry to, or get advise from is the best use of my talents. Still, for others, help with breastfeeding or learning safe sleep practices is the best way I can serve them. Postpartum services include assisting you with light housework, meal prep, infant feeding/breastfeeding support, and newborn care basics. Services are offered in 4 hour increments. This service is only available in person. If you would like to utilize the information and emotional support of this service virtually without the in person physical support, this can be done for a reduced rate. Purchasing packages with a larger quantity of hours reduces the price per hour.
Many women set out to breastfeed their baby only to feel like they failed when things don't go as smoothly as they envisioned. After all, breastfeeding is natural, so it should come naturally to everyone who tries to breastfeed, right? WRONG!!!! Breastfeeding can be difficult and with all the misinformation out there, well meaning individuals often unknowingly share inaccurate tips and advice. I am eager to educate families on breastfeeding, debunking myths and misconceptions that are commonly thought to be fact. Providing evidence based research and information to all families interested in building a successful breastfeeding relationship with their baby is my goal. This course is a great add on to any of my child birth education courses or as a stand alone course for new parents and parents to be. This course is available virtually or in person. Know other families planning to breastfeed? Invite them to join your course at a discounted rate. Add on each additional couple for $50/each, up to 5 additional couples per course. If you have a full course (meaning 6 total couples), the hosting family will receive their course for free. Lactation services are included in all packages. For those not utilizing my other services, this service is available virtually. For in person services there will be an additional travel fee based on travel distance.
Even with all the preparation and education possible, breastfeeding can still be a challenge. If you have birthed your baby and are struggling with your breastfeeding relationship, let me help you pin point the problems and get results. Get 1 on 1 guidance and help with all your breastfeeding concerns. Painful latch? Cracked, bleeding nipples? Poor weight gain? Gassy baby? Let's find the solutions together so you don't have to continue to suffer. Lactation services are included in all of my packages. For those not utilizing my other services, this is available virtually. For in person services there will be an additional travel fee based on travel distance.