HOLDING SPACE

DOULA SERVICES

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Charlotte Holgersen ~ Doula Services

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Birth is beautiful, inspiring, hard work, and life changing. The support I provide is to encourage women to trust in their bodies and the birth process. As a doula service provider, I help women stay strong and clam during birth. I will offer comfort measures, coping techniques, and constant presence with an objective and unbiased viewpoint to help you create a satisfying birth experience. My goal as your doula is to be completely present for your birth experience-physically, emotionally, and energetically. I will ensure that your choices and experiences are honored.

Prenatal support, Birth, & Postpartum packages start at $800 and can be adjusted to your individual needs. Scholarships may be available for those who qualify. Overnight, postpartum rates are $45 per hour.

As your doula, I will provide:
During Pregnancy:

  • A no obligation, introductory meeting to determine if were a good match.
  • Emotional support throughout pregnancy, labor, and early postpartum.
  • Prenatal home/office visits (usually 2-4) to talk about how your pregnancy is going, comfort measures, your thoughts about birth, questions and fears you or your partner( if applicable) are having, as well as creating a birth path that will help see how we can work best together.
  • Unlimited email and phone advice and support throughout your pregnancy and immediate postpartum.
  • On-call two weeks before and after your estimated Delivery Date
  • Breastfeeding information and support. I am not a breastfeeding consultant, but will refer you to one if you like.
During your labor & birth:
  • Early labor support in your home if desired
  • Help managing labor pain with comfort measures and techniques such as: massage, breathing, visualization, music, and aromatherapy.
  • Constant physical and emotional support for you and your partner ( if applicable)
  • Working with your partner (if applicable) as a team to establish and maintain a peaceful and positive environment. While also providing relief for your partner
  • Ensuring that everyone is comfortable
  • Safeguarding the birth space if needed
After your birth:
  • Immediate postpartum care getting comfortable after the birth for approximately 1-2 hours, or as needed
  • Lactation support or referral to a lactation consultant)
  • Assistance with afterbirth healing, physically, emotionally and mentally
  • Visit at home (usually 1-2) support with newborn, self, and family care
  • One home cooked meal for you and your family
Overnight Support & Care:
  • This may begin as early as the first night home after baby is born, or once settled into a routine at home.
  • Care for baby throughout night (feeding, diaper changing, etc) so that you and your partner (if applicable) can continue to get a good night sleep.
  • Spend time with baby before bed time, so you can spend individual time with other children or partner.


What is a Doula?

What is a Doula? Pronounced /doo-luh/

A professional trained guide during pregnancy who provides individual preparation for your unique childbirth experience. A non-medical person who assists with hands-on support throughout labor and birth, providing proven comfort techniques and encouragement for a safer and more satisfying experience. Providing support for a new family after the birth by providing the care and supportive services in your home when it is needed.

Studies have shown that births have…

  • 25% sorter labor
  • 60% reduction in epidural requests
  • 50% reduction in caesarean rates
  • 40% reduction in Pitocin use
  • 40% reduction in forceps delivery
  • 30% reduction in analgesia use
…with a Doula in attendance

Holding Space Doula - Comfort


Counseling

Individual • Family • Relationship Counseling

As your postpartum doula...

As your postpartum doula and coach I will provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support with guidance to the new mother and her family. Working with the family I will assist in making the transition into parenthood, breastfeeding, and family relationships easier. I will not take over infant care, but support and assist the mother and family in learning about newborn, self, and family care.


Welcome Home: $250 (4week coaching plan) Continued Care after baby arrives to start out right.

  • A complimentary “meet and greet” in my office or your home
  • 4 weekly 60 minute sessions in hospital or in home after your baby is born
    • Breastfeeding education and support
    • Assisting with after-birth healing (physically, emotionally, and mentally)
    • Help/support with baby wearing, cooking meals/planning meals, cleaning, caring for infant while you bath or sleep
    • Provide individual, parental & relationship strategy coaching as needed
    • 3 Homemade herbal sitz baths and perineum spray
    • Massage, Reiki, Neurofeedback with additional fee (more information available by request)

 


Families Blossoming: $800 (6 week coaching plan) After baby arrives get the support you need to stay grounded so you can support each other while taking care of baby and transitioning into parenthood.

  • A Complimentary session in my office or your home
  • Six weekly 90 minute in-home or office parental/relationship coaching and support sessions. Services from Welcome Home package may be included during these sessions
  • Between session email support

Harmony At Home: $1,600 (a 3 month coaching plan) Families seeking support and guidance for everyday personal, parenting, and relationship issues.
  • A Complimentary session in my office or your home
  • 12 weekly 90 minute in-home or office parental/relationship coaching and support sessions. Services from Welcome Home package may be included during these sessions upon request
  • Package of six NeurOptimal Neurofeedback sessions (more information available)
  • Between-session email support

As a family & relationship counselor I help couples and families at any stage in their growth to heal past hurts, solve problems, and move their relationship up to better levels until it is a source of joy for them.





Testimonials


Here are a few words from my amazing clients...

Leah

Humboldt County, CA ~ 2016

“Words cannot express how grand and deep my love and gratitude is for you. Thank you just falls short. My heart will forever be connected to you-for you helped me to embark on the greatest journey of my life.” ~Leah

Katelyn

Humboldt County, CA ~ 2017

“Choosing Charlotte to be our Doula was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. My pregnancy, birth experience and postpartum period were undoubtedly enriched because of her knowledge, companionship & intuitive care. Charlotte is absolutely one of my very favorite people. She brings joy into our world & it is truly a gift to have her in our lives.” ~Katelyn

Joy

Humboldt County, CA ~ 2015

“Our experience with the birth was so positive because you were a part of it. I can’t thank you enough. Your presence was so powerful. I feel like your knowledge, encouragement, and supportive touch really helped me reach a place of strength I didn’t know I had. Thank you for everything, we will be forever grateful.” ~Joy





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Contact Info

  801 Crescent Way #3, Arcata, CA 95521

  (707) 272-4756

  mamabare82@gmail.com

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