Holistic Labor Support
Feeling a bit panicked about birth?
Have a ton of questions about pregnancy that you wish you could ask someone?
Worried your partner won't know the best ways to support you in labor?
This is exactly what your doula is there for!
The Free Consulatation
After you call, text or email me we'll set up a free consultation by zoom. I want to hear all about your hopes, dreams, and fears for your birth. And you can ask any question you want to about me: I'm an open book. This is going to be a very intimate experience so it's important for us to know each other and feel comfortable together.
After you hire me I'm on call for you 24/7. Truly. You can call me, text me, or email me at any time day or night, and I'll get back to you ASAP. Have a question about what's happening in your body? Wondering about the research and statistics on your birth options? Need an unbiased ear to listen to your middle-of-the-night freakout? I'm here for you.
Through a series of prenatal meetings I'll get to know your birth wishes so I can support exactly what you want. I'll learn any triggers or anxieties you want me to be aware of as you prepare for birth. I'll provide statistics, studies, and education about the birthing process, tailored to your specific needs and desires.
Continuous Labor & Birth Support
As your labor begins we'll be in frequent contact via text and phone to find out what's going on and what you need. As soon as you want my support in person I'll magically appear and stay by your side until well after your baby is born.
I WILL support any decisions you make; respect all your choices; suggest labor positions; provide gentle massage; anticipate your needs; alleviate your (and your partner's) fears; encourage your partner to eat drink and rest when appropriate; provide endless encouragement.
I WILL NOT make decisions on your behalf; take the place of any important person in your life; overstep with your medical team.
After your baby is born I'll stay by your side to ensure that you're physically comfortable, eating and drinking as appropriate, and adjusting to the very beginning stages of parenting outside-the-womb.
I'll stand by as you begin feeding your newborn baby to provide any assistance or support that you desire.
When it becomes clear that you're ready to fly solo I'll say a quiet goodbye and be on my way. But the support doesn't end there! You continue to have 24/7 access to me via text, email, and phone just like before. You can call me in the middle of the night if your baby is having trouble latching, or you're exhausted and just need someone to cry to, or you want me to see if your baby's poop looks normal.
Whenever you're settled at home and ready for a visit I'll offer to drop by for a short pressure-free visit to process your birth experience and find out if you need referrals to any additional services.
Types Of Births I Support
I have experience supporting all types of births including home, hospital, land, water, epidural, and med-free. The only type of birth I cannot attend is an unassisted birth (sometimes called a "free birth") - this is due to our insurance coverage. In addition to supporting all the births listed above, I have extensive experience in attending births for clients of "advanced maternal age" (age 35+). But whatever your age, situation, or type of birth plan I am happy to provide support for you.
Where I Work
I work with clients within the greater Chicagoland and Northern Illinois area. If you are a greater distance away please contact me for a quote for virtual doula services.
The Birth Doula Package Includes
- 24/7 phone, text, and email support.
- Two prenatal meetings.
- Customized birth planning.
- Continuous labor support without any time limits (labor can be LONG).
- A postpartum meeting in your home.
- Backup coverage with a reliable and trustworthy doula in the very rare event that I can't make your birth.
Let's talk! Give me a call or text at 847-873-9133 or email me at Jasmine @ TheBirthZone.com
I was having a hard time choosing a doula and Jasmine & Karissa made me an offer that I couldn't refuse, work with both of them. They were both great to work with. I had zoom calls with both of them before I went into labor and they helped me create my birth plan as well as recommending different books and tips for preparing for labor. With COVID, only one was allowed in the hospital and Jasmine was there for my labor. Even though I needed to be induced (not in my birth plan), I ended up having a great birth experience thanks to Jasmine's support. After my son was born, both Jasmine and Karissa came to visit and provide support. The entire team at Family Tree Holistic Health is great. I started seeing Michael for fertility acupuncture treatments and continued regular treatments throughout my pregnancy. I think one of the reasons why I had such a great pregnancy and labor is because of Michael, Karissa, and Jasmine. I highly recommend them all.