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Birth Doula - Packages & Pricing
As moms and doulas, we believe in full support. We have prepared packages that aim to fulfill the needs of different moms, but our goal remains the same, to help create strong moms, strong babies, and strong families by educating, elevating, and empowering. We invite you to look over our full-service offerings and descriptions to find a custom package that meets your family's needs. All of our moms receive the following:
-A team of doulas who have taken the time to know you, your family, and your desires for your birth
-Phone, email, and text support from booking forward
-24/7 on call access from 38 weeks until delivery (or two weeks prior to scheduled delivery)
-Access to our resources, including our lending library and local resource list
-A primary doula and a secondary doula that you have become familiar with and who knows your history, birth plan, and family's unique needs.
-Positive and empowering birth support
-The highest quality of care and attention from pregnancy through bringing your baby home
Our main packages are as follows and can be customized using our full-service offerings
to create the perfect package for your family:
Our basic package, ideal for any mom that wants the support of a doula as they transition into parenthood.
This is regularly paired with our Strong Families Childbirth Education Session.
-One Prenatal Appointment in Home or Office
-One Postpartum Follow-up Appointment
Package Total: $1100
This package is for the mom with an anticipated or scheduled C-section.
-One in-office and one virtual prenatal
-Birth support for pre-op and recovery
-One Postpartum Follow-up Appointment
-Two Weeks Extended On-Call Support
Package Total: $1000
Strong Mom Package
Ideal for first-time and VBAC moms this is our most popular package
with our highly recommended Strong Moms Prenatal.
-One Prenatal Appointment in Office
-One Strong Moms Prenatal
-One Postpartum Follow-up Appointment
-Two Weeks Extended on-call support
Package Total: $1500
For the mom who wants to document their little one’s arrival and their transformation as a family.
-One Prenatal in Office and one Virtual Prenatal
-One Postpartum follow-up
-Newborn Session or Maternity Session
-Professional Photography on baby’s birth-day,
all professionally edited images and birth-day video
Package Total: $2700
-Full Service Descriptions-
All items can be added on to a current package or combined for a custom package for your family.
Birth Support $1000
This is the heart of our work. It includes the physical, emotional, and mental support from early labor (approximately 4cm) at your hospital or birthing center, through delivery and one hour postpartum. We are there to answer your questions, facilitate communication between staff and your family, trouble shoot common labor situations, and encourage a smooth transition for your family.
In-office Prenatal Appointment $125 (Please add $50 for in-home)
Prenatal appointments are one-hour long meetings where we set aside time to discuss pregnancy, birth, and babies. We talk through your birth options and any current or anticipated emotional or physical concerns. This is when we can educate you on labor techniques, common scenarios in the delivery room, and create a comprehensive birth plan. This is a great time for us to meet with dads and address their important role and how we can also help them during this exciting time.
Strong Moms Prenatal Appointment $250
This 60-minute session is best described as a miniature childbirth class. We take a walk-through labor with you as we work on relaxation techniques, massage, various birthing positions, and other comfort measures. We recommend these around 36 weeks until delivery as they are an excellent way to care for your body and baby as well as to have hands on support during some of the most emotionally and physically taxing weeks preparing for the arrival of your little one.
Virtual Prenatal Appointment$50
We address the same things as we do in the standard prenatal, but we use modern technology for your convenience. Virtual prenatal appointments are wonderful additions when questions and topics arise that warrant more than just a phone call.
Postpartum Follow-up Appointment $150
These are visits that allow for you to talk through your birth, perinatal care, and new baby questions. We encourage breastfeeding and help troubleshoot any concerns you may have. Our primary goal is to assist with your entire family’s physical and emotional wellbeing as you welcome a new baby into your home.
Strong Family Childbirth Education Session $450
This is a private in-home session to educate you about the basics of birth and babies. Not your traditional childbirth class, this is ideal for first time parents or those who need a refresher. We take an honest and upfront approach to answer any questions and offer insight from our experiences as moms and doulas in the delivery room. This item is recommended as an addition to our “Stork Support” package for new moms or moms who have not given birth in the last five years.
Extended On-Call Support
Two Weeks $150
One Month $200
When questions arise after delivery (and from our own experience, we know they do!), we are here to support you. From questions about your own personal care to the care of your newborn, no question is too small.
3 hours $275
5 hours $400
We love when moms chose to stay home for the early stages of labor. It is helpful for labor to progress quickly and in an environment where mom is comfortable and unrestricted. We will be there to assist you with your comfort, relaxation, and emotional well-being.
This item is frequently added to our Strong Moms and Classic packages. It is ideal for first time and VBAC moms where hospital timing and intervention can be restricting to birth goals.
Additional Doula for Birth Support $400
The addition of a second doula's presence may offer your unique birthing situation the extra support it deserves. The additional doula is there to support the primary doula in all aspects of your care. Their presence can also extend outside of the birth room and give support to family, friends, and anyone that you want to know is informed and cared for during your birth.
Professional Birth Photography
Birth-day documentation and coverage $1600
We offer photo journalistic photography to document your child's birth-day and the growth of your family. Photography is booked in conjunction with doula services only with coverage beginning at or around 6cm, until delivery or your request. Photos are non-invasive, respectful of individual requests, and never publicized unless mom chooses to share. A full birth-day video is provided to share with your little one in the future. (Dad, this is an excellent push present for moms-to-be!)
Portrait and Fresh 48 Sessions $450-$550 standalone or $300 when added to a package
These items are most commonly added to our “Strong Moms” and “Special Delivery” packages.
Postpartum Doula Support $100-$250
Postpartum Doula Support can come in many forms. Hourly support after delivery, overnight support or in-home support, our postpartum doulas can help you adjust and care for yourself in the days, weeks and months following the arrival of your little one.
Postpartum Doula - Services & Pricing
You are anticipating the arrival of your little one and want to make sure you have a smooth transition in the first few weeks or months. You are first time parents with no family in town and are thinking a little extra help might be just what you need. Your sweet bundle has arrived and you are ecstatic, overwhelmed, in love, and tired! If you are one of the moms above, we see you and we are here to help. Postpartum doula services are designed to support you at any time through the first days and year of your baby’s life. See our services below for how you can be a part of the FMD family and get help from our postpartum doulas.
At Frederick Moms and Doulas we believe all moms deserve the highest level of support and care. We focus on your entire family, new baby and most certainly on you.
Each of our Postpartum Packages includes the following:
A complimentary consultation to determine your exact needs
Emotional and Physical Support during postpartum recovery
Infant care and support
Infant feeding support including breastfeeding, combo feeding and bottle feeding
Phone support from a postpartum doula
Light Meal Prep, Light Housekeeping or Sibling Care
Postpartum package hours are broken into 5 hour shifts with a maximum of 2 shifts per week.
The schedule that best fits your needs and desires is discussed and set with your doula at your consultation and will be finalized once you have signed a signed contract and paid your retainer fee. Additional hours and services may be added a la carte to any package to customize your support to your unique needs. Our main packages are as follows:
Our most commonly booked package providing essential support in the postpartum period
- 20 hours of in home care to be used within 6 months of birth date
-On-Call support from the FMD team in the first two weeks after delivery ($150)
- Three additional check-in calls to answer questions and provide support
Package Total: $700
Strong Families Package
Created for NICU families and for families with older children
-100 hours of in home care to be used within 12 months of birth date
-In home sibling care and or Light Mother/Baby Errands
-Meal train set-up prior to delivery or immediately upon being hired
-Creating a comprehensive NICU plan for NICU families as well as a transition home plan
-Four check in calls to answer questions and provide support
Package Total: $3000
Our most popular add on for our birth families. This is for families that need just a little extra support transitioning home,
or when your partner returns to work, you can have a helping hand in the process.
-10 hours of in home support to be used within the first 3 months of birth date
-On-Call support from the FMD team in the first two weeks of signing a contract ($150)
-One check in call to answer questions and provide support
Package Total: $350
A la carte hours can be added at any time. The hourly rate is $35/hr.
Childbirth Education Offerings
Our Classes at Frederick Moms and Doulas are created with our mission in mind. We want to create strong moms, strong babies, and strong families by educating, elevating, and empowering our moms. We also want to provide you an evidence based, unbiased, and honest understanding of birth so you can feel confident and empowered as you prepare to deliver. All our childbirth classes are taught by our Childbirth Educator Alison Knotek.
You will find that our classes are different in the following ways:
Small Class sizes
Intimate and Personal Setting
Focus on creating relationships and support within your group
Complete access to support groups during pregnancy and postpartum run by FMD and NEST Frederick
Flexible for all different types of schedules and needs.
Options for Cesarean Moms
All attendees for FMD classes will receive the following.
An FMD Resource Guide including our full birth plan checklist
All Course Materials
Access to the FMD Lending Library
Placement into an online support group just for moms attending your class
Membership into our postpartum group NEST Frederick ($30 value)
Certificate of Completion
Class registration is completed on a first come, first-served basis. Registration is open until the class is full which is typically two months in advance. To reserve a spot, please complete your registration through our online booking system. If you wish to sign up for more than one class, you will receive a 10% reduction for each subsequent class you register for. Please contact Alison if you have any questions. We look forward to working with your family!
Combined Course Options
Weekend Childbirth (7 hours) Saturday and Sunday Afternoon 1:00-4:30
Ideal for first time parents looking to get everything they need to know in one easy to schedule weekend. Recommended for first time FMD Clients prior to their first prenatal.
This class covers all the evidence-based information that your family needs to prepare you for the big day. You will be provided with information to prepare you for childbirth, help you feel empowered to make informed decisions and move forward confidently into your birth. The childbirth portion is completed on Saturday and the Baby Care portion is completed on Sunday.
6 spaces available per session, $295 **
**When booked as separate classes Childbirth Class $225, Baby Care $95
Weekday Classes Four Week Course Mondays 6:30-8:30
This is for first time parents who wish to spread out the various topics and have busier weekend schedules.
This class covers all the evidence-based information that your family needs to prepare you for the big day. You will be provided with information to prepare you for childbirth, help you feel empowered to make informed decisions and move forward confidently into your birth. This format is divided into four different classes to allow for more questions and time to process the information.
6 spaces available per session, $295
Baby Basics and Breastfeeding Class
Most frequently attended by moms and families intending to breastfeed. This class is often added on to our Weekend or Weekday Class Option and is available the first Monday, every other month.
This class will help prepare you for everything you need to know to begin your life as new parents and feel confident in your breastfeeding journey.
8 Spaces available per session, $175 per couple
Strong Dads and Birth Partner Classes
Ideal for partners looking to be more hands on and involved with the birth process and for moms expecting to labor at home as long as possible. We love when dads and birth partners are involved, and this class gives them the hands-on experience to know exactly what to do.
Topics Include: Providing emotional support during labor, understanding labor positions, pain management techniques and how you can help, when to go to the hospital or call your doula.
6 Spaces Available per session, $200 per couple
**$75 if an additional birth partner would like to attend
This three hour course is designed specifically with second time (or more!) moms in mind.
This class is designed to remind you of the basics of childbirth and help you feel confident going into your next labor.
Topics Include: Basics of Childbirth, labor positions, and pain management
6 Spaces Available per session, $225 per couple
A two-hour course specifically for moms anticipating a cesarean section.
This class is designed to help you feel confident heading into the operating room and making the most out of your birth. We believe all moms should feel educated regardless of how they are delivering, and this will help both you and your partner feel at ease.
Topics Include: The basics of a C-section and what to expect, options available, creating a cesarean birth plan.
$150 per couple
Private Childbirth Class
For parents with busy schedules, this is a two-and-a-half-hour class conducted in the privacy of your own home
This course goes over childbirth and newborn care in an intimate setting.
Topics Include: Childbirth Basics, Labor Positions, Pain Management, and Newborn Care
(Add $100 for an additional breastfeeding introduction and an additional hour of instruction time)