Welcome! Odds are if you’re searching for a Doula you are expecting one of the most beautiful gifts life can give; a baby! Though the idea of bringing a new family member into the home can be exciting, it can also be intimidating and overwhelming for many families. Many women are turning to hiring a Doula to serve them in their labor and birth stories, and are finding it helpful to add a Member to their team as they welcome a new baby.
My name is Anna Dunagan, I am a Certified Birth Doula through Childbirth International and currently pursuing certification as a Bereavement Doula through the Stillbirth Academy. I have been a a Doula for about 4 years and have attended 30 births. I love all things birth and find joy in serving women and families in their Journey to motherhood.. Keep reading to see how I can come alongside you in the story of your labor and birth.
Available via phone and text during business hours your entire pregnancy
Two prenatal appointments (1-2 hours each) to get to know each other and to go over and review your labor and birth options, preferences, and preferred comfort measures, and/or postpartum support needs.
The first meeting is a mini childbirth education course, and the second meeting we practice comfort measures and I get to show you what a bring with me in my Doula Bag. If meeting for postpartum support, we typically go over home needs, expectations, first couple weeks postpartum, and what I can do to help those first few weeks.
A few of the services I provide:
Heat + cold therapy
Unlimited phone/text support
Support for partner
Education for coping techniques
Building A Plan for Birth
I will collaborate with you on planning your labor, birth, and first few weeks with baby. You (and your partner) will assume much of the responsibility to document and execute your plans.
During our Mini Childbirth Course we will talk about:
Dilation & Effacement
Fears During Birth
Stages of Labor
Common Medical Interventions
Many of the skills and techniques are doable for your partner as well, so having any other team member for your birth is important. I spend time teaching the skill or position, and then give time to you to practice it.
Child Birth International, (CBI)
Proud to be certified through CBI, An international program dedicated to educating professionals in pregnancy, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and childbirth education
Still Birth Day University (SBDU)
Pursuing Bereavement certifications
BIRTH & POSTPARTUM
AVAILIBILTY FOR SUPPORT
Available through phone call and text throughout pregnancy and two weeks postpartum to answer questions or address any concerns you may have.
Beginning at 38 weeks I will be on-call for labor until you give birth. Depending on needs, that means I can meet you at your home for at-home labor support as well.
Postpartum support typically is scheduled once baby arrives and you are home from hospital, usually scheduled within the first 2 days home, depending on needs of family.
LABOR, BIRTH & POSTPARTUM SUPPORT
I will meet you at your home or chosen birth place within 60 minutes of your call. I will remain with you and provide consistent support for the duration of your labor until you and baby have settled, usually around 1-2 hours postpartum.
I provide 1 postpartum follow-up visit for Birth Doula clients in your home within the first week.
I also provide postpartum support for families who need the extra hands as they bring the new member of the family home. Contact me for rates.
Birth Doula support - $900
Postpartum support -contact for rates
Accessibility is very important to me. Quality service is too! In order to meet both of these I provide services on a sliding scale.
Please reach out to me to see if you qualify for sliding scale pricing. For postpartum support I often have scholarship funds that have been given by families in our community to help you access that care and help you need. Please contact me for more info.
If you pay full value...
Know that your payment is matching the value of services you are receiving in this area, as well as helping other women access these services who may not be able to pay full price. 20% of your payment goes straight towards allowing me to serve families who can’t pay full price.
When you pay in the middle...
Know that your payment is assisting me cover my costs of being a Doula and sustain a life of serving women.
When you pay on the lower end...
Know that your payment and our agreement is a way we can share our passion and gifts with each other through our common ground!