“I recommend First Coast Doulas to everyone for postpartum doula support. Liz sat with me and helped us calm and feed our baby. She really made me feel good during our time together.” ~Candice Rice
Your entire family is at the root of what we do while providing exceptional doula support services.
Each of our doulas has been professionally trained and hand-selected to provide every family the one on one support they during a time that matters the most. We offer several types of doula support services:
- Pregnancy Doula Support
- Labor & Birth Doula Support
- Cesarean Doula Support
- Postpartum & Infant Doula Support
Pregnancy Doula Support
We’ve been dubbed “The Bedrest Besties” by our clients! There’s no reason to carry the weight and demands of pregnancy alone. Being pregnant can be beautiful and emotionally and physically taxing on the mind and body. Our antenatal doulas provide one on one companionship so you don’t have to feel isolated. Let us draw you a bath, put fresh sheets on your bed, and bring you a box of chocolate when life is just too damn much! And we are happy to make you lunch while we catch up on your favorite Netflix series!
Your doula can answer your pregnancy, birth, and parenting questions, encourage you, help you keep your house in order, and think of ways to get through this together! Best part? We’re ready to support you on the other side of birth, as your postpartum & infant doula!
Included in Pregnancy Doula Support
- help with running errands
- meal and snack preparation
- accompany you to and from appointments
- light housework such as laundry, dishes, sweeping, and vacuuming
Investment Begins as $31/hour
Labor & Birth Doula Support
First Coast Doulas are the doulas to have in your corner! If you’ve heard that hiring a doula is your “ticket” to a “natural” drug-free birth it’s a very inaccurate and unrealistic statement! Noone can guarantee any birth outcome, not your doctor, not your midwife, and most certainly not your doula. What First Coast Doulas guarantees is so much better and isn’t make believe!
The first time you heard the word doula attached to an explanation did a crunchy, flowy skirt-wearing, patchouli smelling, home-birthing, anti-vaccinating person come to mind? What if I told you there were doulas who are science-minded, wear actual deodorant, never show up wearing anything scented, and love pushing strollers too? This is First Coast Doulas!
First Coast Doulas knows there’s no right or wrong way to birth or parent your children. We are skilled professionals with experience in the art of SUPPORT and COMMUNICATION. We don’t care if you choose this or that. Point is there is no one size fits all in life. We are the doulas for families who get that! For those who want unwavering, agenda and judgment-free support (oxymoron) we are your doulas!
Included in Labor & Birth Doula Support
- two professional doulas dedicated to you
- build in back up support
- unlimited phone, text, and email support from the time of hire
- a private mini-childbirth prep class
- one in-home prenatal meeting where you and your doulas get to know each other and talk about your vision for your birth.
- phone, text, and email support in pre and early labor until you’re ready for in-person support
- 12 hours of physical support during your labor and birth and up to 1 hour after birth.
- option for additional hours after 12 at the rate of $20 per hour.
- a 1 hour private postpartum visit
Cesarean Doula Support
First Coast Doulas are trusted support professionals within the community. That means that we’re among an elite few who are not only allowed into most operating rooms, but welcomed in to support and comfort you as your baby is born via scheduled or elective cesarean!
Our support carries over into recovery as we help you settle into your room as you experience the first few hours of life as a new parent. Whether you need assistance with the first feedings, help with getting a meal, or just want a silent supporter with you as you get to know your baby, we’re there. We can grab you some food, snap some pics, and facilitate communication between your family and your healthcare team. Most importantly, we make you our top priority!
First Coast Doulas believes that all births can be satisfying, scary, and all the things! Planned cesareans are an amazing option with some perks, but like vaginal birth it’s far from easy! Having someone fully dedicated to your emotional needs who knows the ins and outs of cesarean birth is…priceless. Cesarean doula support is a beautiful thing you’ll never forget. Your birth is worth the investment!
Included in Cesarean Doula Support
- unlimited phone, text, and email support from time of hire
- cesarean prep class
- physical support beginning on day of scheduled birth; arrival at hospital 2 hours prior and ending 4 hours after birth
- 20 hours of postpartum & infant doula support
Postpartum & Infant Doula Support
Postpartum doesn’t have to be a word only associated with depression. It simply means the period of time after giving birth. Your postpartum & infant doula provides support at a time that matters most! We’re there for you as those nights get long and the days seem to all blur together. Studies corroborate long-held knowledge about the fourth trimester: that families benefit from hands-on help in those early weeks of parenthood.
Families choosing First Coast Doulas are encouraged and supported, showering worry-free, sleeping, and enjoying their babies more. Ever heard someone say that they wish they had help with, “all the things” after bring baby home from the hospital? We fill that gap!
First Coast Doulas are revolutionizing the way people think about the first year after childbirth. We are held to the very highest standards and help you feel more confident and relaxed knowing your family will be well supported with helping hands and compassionate hearts.
Your Postpartum & Infant Doula:
- provides support so you can get more sleep/rest
- provides/teaches you newborn care
- gives hands-on, accurate breastfeeding and bottle feeding guidance
- can help you with bottle-training & sleep-shaping & training
- can help with dishes/laundry
- helps you select, order, and put together baby products
- helps you discover all your options and supports your choices
- can change bed sheets
- can help with sibling care
- helps you keep the flow of the house moving
- helps you learn your baby and how to soothe him, her, or them
- can give you a break so you can nap or shower
- can prepare healthy snacks/meals
And… We provide companionship when emotional support and validation are crucial to your well-being.
Support by your side day and night!
Your sunshine has made his/her big arrival! Your doula comes to you two days a week (4 hours each day) for six consecutive weeks!
Here We Grow
Your little sunshine is bright and support is in full bloom! Your doula comes to you three days a week (4 hours each day) for six consecutive weeks!
Lean on Me
We come and check in on you weekly as you heal after birth and grow in parenting. Lean on us as we listen, provide an objective perspective, and assist you in identifying how to best utilize the resources you have. A perfect option for those on a tight budget. Each visit is 2 hours long, is paid by the week before your doula arrives, and is used consecutively for 6 weeks or more.
Day & Night Support:
Your doula comes two nights a week (10 hours each night) and one day ( 6 hours each day) for six consecutive weeks. Feel more rested and support as you and your baby reach new milestones.
The twinkle of your eye doesn’t have to keep you awake all night! Your doula comes to you two nights a week (10 hours each night) for four consecutive weeks.
Sweet dreams begin with overnight doula support. Your doula comes to you two times a week (10 hours each night) for six consecutive weeks.
Your little lightning bug(s) will glow with delight and you can sleep through the night! Your doula comes to you three times a week (10 hours each night) for four consecutive weeks.
$3480 *our most popular package
Your doula sprinkles sleepy dust (it’s not really dust, it’s magic) over your family when she comes to you four times a week (10 hours each night) for six consecutive weeks ready to make nights more magical for your family!
Sometimes there just isn’t a package with exactly what you’re looking for. Perhaps you’re looking for live-in support or you’re not sure what you might want or need. No worries, we got you!
Contact us and we’ll put together a unique package just for you! We also offer single day/night shifts for parents who want that option!
At First Coast Doulas we have a built-in backup system because our doulas work as a team! You can book an unlimited number of days/nights as you need, but booking early is always recommended to guarantee availability when you need us the most!