Beautiful Beginnings Doula Services


My fee is $800. This includes two prenatal visits, I join you in labor and stay with you until delivery, one or two hours postpartum, and two home visits postpartum. For a more detailed look at what my fee covers you can view my client aggreement here. I accept personal checks, cash, square (VISA, MASTERCARD), HSA (Health Savings Account) and PayPal.

Using Miles Circuit to open up the pelvis and help baby to turn, relieving back labor and optimizing baby's position for birth. You can also see the TENS Unit on her low back. 

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Jocelyn Skinner CD(PALS,DONA)

Doula Services

  • Two prenatal meetings in your home, one to two hours long
  • Help writing a Birth Preferences Plan
  • Access to my library
  • Answers to your questions concerning all things childbirth
  • Reduced levels of anxiety/fear about your upcoming birth
  • I join you in labor when you are ready and stay with you until breastfeedig is established, about an hour and a half.
  • Referals to other providers and resources
  • Use of my TENS Unit (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Pain coping techniques
  • Body positioning to speed labor and position baby for birth
  • Advocacy for your birth preferences plan
  • Emotional support, physical support, a calm, mature voice
  • Two postpartum visits at your home
  • Breastfeeding support, infant care and advice
  • Birth notes
  • Pictures taken with your camera if desired
  • A support person for your partner

In my Doula practice I follow the Dona International Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. 

Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth

  • tends to result in shorter labors with fewer complications
  • reduces negative feelings about one’s childbirth experience
  • reduces the need for Pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum extraction and cesareans
  • reduces the mother’s request for pain medication and/or epidurals

Research shows parents who receive support can:

  • Feel more secure and cared for
  • Are more successful in adapting to new family dynamics
  • Have greater success with breastfeeding
  • Have greater self-confidence
  • Have less postpartum depression
  • Have lower incidence of abuse

(DONA International website 5/15/2016)