Birth Doula Care

DSC00288Birth Doula – your companion during labor and birth, assisting you and your partner by providing physical comfort, a sense of calm and continuity, emotional support, information and encouragement. I’m there to cheer you on, reassure you, keep labor moving and celebrate with you. I don’t replace your loved ones; I come alongside you as you navigate pregnancy, labor, birth and your postpartum transition. (For information on Postpartum Doula Care, click here.)

The rise of the role of the birth doula in the United States corresponds to the rise in the medicalization of birth, a desire to maximize the benefits and minimize the downsides of that medicalization and the modern couple’s propensity to live far from family. As a birth doula I support your desires for birth in a non-medical role. I provide continuous labor support, physical comfort (through massage and other techniques), and emotional & informational support. I’m available to you throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period to answer questions, offer encouragement and help you sort out the various options you’re presented with along the way. We know a lot about birth, but we don’t know how your baby’s birth will unfold. I assist couples as they navigate their unique journey together.

My basic birth doula service is $900 as described below. I offer clients packages that bundle birth doula care with massage as well. These range from $1000 to $1400. Half of this fee is due at the time we decide to move forward with care. The second payment is due at 37 weeks of the pregnancy. I’m happy to offer a complimentary consultation to see if we feel we are a good match on both ends. If we proceed, we meet three times before labor is expected, sign an agreement together and get to know each other before the big day (or night!?!). Availability? An easy way to check my availability is on Also, feel free to call me at 832-302-9386 or email me at susanoyoung (at) gmail (dot) com.

Basic Doula Service $900

  • On-call from 37th week of pregnancy until baby is born, back-up provided
  • Continuous labor support, from approximately active labor on
  • 3 prenatal meetings (1 hour each)
  • 1 postpartum meeting
  • Access to my lending library
  • Phone, text and email support during pregnancy and postpartum

Calm Doula Package $1000

  • Services in Basic Service
  • 1 60-minute prenatal massage (in home)
  • 1 60-minute postpartum massage (in home)

Calm & Cool $1200

  • Services in Basic Service
  • 1 60-minute prenatal massage
  • 1 90-minute labor preparation massage
  • 1 90-minute postpartum massage
  • infant massage instruction (approximately 30 minutes)

Calm, Cool & Collected $1400

  • Services in Basic Service
  • 2 60-minute prenatal massages
  • 1 90-minute labor preparation massage
  • 2 postpartum massages (1 60-minute, 1 90-minute)
  • infant massage instruction

Additional massages available:        $100 for 60 minutes; $130 for 90 minutes


View what satisfied clients have said about my support on the Testimonials page.


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