Fresno Doulas- Birth and Postpartum advocates

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Welcome, new friends!

Welcome to our page, we are so glad you found us. We are a dynamic group of professionally certified birth and postpartum doulas.  Our doulas are passionate about helping expecting parents feel comfortable with every aspect of their pregnancy and labor and delivery. Our postpartum doula is  also here to help parents adjust to life with a new family member.

As doulas who are also parents, we understand how profoundly pregnancy affects every aspect of your life. We commit to helping our clients have peace of mind as they navigate those forty weeks of waiting for  their new baby. Doulas know pregnancy is about so much more than birth plans and baby showers! All Families Doula Services is here to provide you with the support, guidance, and information you need to ease your transition into parenthood and beyond.

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Fresno- Birth Doula Search

We know finding the right doula in Fresno can be a bit daunting. Inclusivity and compassion are two of our top priorities at All Families Doula Services.  We strive to support all family dynamics,  from single moms to LGBT couples.  We’ve worked with teen moms,  high risk pregnancies, and helping women navigate postpartum depression. Birth partner support is another one of our top priorities. We know dads and birth partners are often overlooked and work to elevate their presence during pregnancy and birth.

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NO LIMITS

When we say we’re here to help, we really mean it! Our clients have unlimited 24 hour support via both text and email from the second they sign their contract. They have their doula on-call via phone 24 hours/day  from 36 weeks of pregnancy-42 weeks. She is always ready to join them for the birth as soon as requested and will stay for the duration of labor!  Working as a team gives our clients the advantage of ALWAYS having someone on-call.

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What IS a doula?

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According to Merriam-Webster: a doula is a nonmedical person who assists a person before, during, and/or after childbirth, as well as their spouse and/or family, by providing physical assistance and emotional support.

Rather than trying to say all of that, we just say that your doula is an educated support person. She is simply there for YOU and your partner.

While your OB takes care of your health during pregnancy, and an on-call OB takes care of your body and baby during L&D,  your birth partner provides you with unconditional love and emotional support, your doula addresses only you and your needs in an objective and supportive way. Or we can focus solely your birth partner, and make sure they have the support they need to be there for you!

  We provide our clients with educational information, clarify all of the options they might not know they have, and help give them the best chance of letting them  both have the meaningful birth experience that they are hoping for, and one that they will cherish forever.

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What a doula really does (and does not do!)

 Our Doulas do:

*attend an OB appointment with our clients if requested

*review all information given to our clients by their provider and help clarify anything they may have questions about

*help our clients understand all of the options they will have at the hospital and help them decide what their ideal birth would look like

*offer  books and resources or referrals for any additional support our clients may feel they need

*Answer every question our clients have during pregnancy and offer solutions when needed

*Get to know the birth partner to ensure we know what type of support they prefer while attending the birth

*Provide a myriad of comfort measures during labor such as: affirmations, massage, position changes, use of a birth ball/peanut ball, visualization, meditation, and relief for the birth partner

  Our Doulas do NOT:

*have an opinion about “the right way” to deliver a baby. Rather, we support everything from  home births to hospital births, scheduled C-sections to natural childbirth, to inductions and epidurals. We just make sure our clients have all of the information they request. And we are there to support them in their decisions.

*offer any medical advice

*attend unassisted births (a birth without a doctor or midwife present)

*provide any medical services (such as cervical checks, perennial massage, etc)

*contradict anything a doctor, midwife, and hospital staff recommends

*make any decisions about you or your baby or encourage you to “change your mind.”

*interfere with or take the place of your birth partner.

We are currently available in these cities

Fresno

Madera

Clovis

Hanford

Get to know our doula team

Sara Kate

FRESNO DOULA

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Sara is  the founder of All Families Doula Services and the original Fresno doula on our team.  After  her son was born in 2012, she decided to  finally follow her dream and pursue doulahood.  She enrolled in a professional doula training program (Madriella) and became certified in birth in April of 2016. She also started a postpartum training program through the same agency, and is working on finishing her postpartum certification as well.

She is  currently participating in the 12 month “Cultured Doula Program” through Gena Kirby University. The program focuses on teaching about birth related stories from a global perspective.  Sara was most excited about learning about quantum physics and how the concept can be integrated into childbirth. After completing the program, she is planning on pursuing  a Master Rebozo certification from Gena.

In June of 2017 Sara Read The Positive Birth Book and fell in love with it. She applied to start a Positive Birth Movement group in Fresno, and will be holding her first meeting in August. (more details to come!) The Positive Birth Movement is an international grass roots organization that consists of women meeting and collaborating to support ALL birth choices. According to their website , “We break down the walls that the so-called ‘birth wars’ try to build between women. We don’t hold any one kind of birth up above another. We’re just concerned with every woman getting the best possible birth experience, for her, on that day.”

One of Sara’s passions is teen pregnancy. Sara gave an informational speech in downtown Fresno to 25 teen moms as an invited guest of Barrios Unidos in January of 2017. She spoke about the usefulness of doulas and listened to feedback from over 15 teen moms as they talked about their experience of motherhood.  (If you are a teen mom seeking assistance please go to http://www.fresnobarriosunidos.org.  Furthermore, please also reach out to Sara about special pricing options.)

Sara is currently working on starting a Non Profit Organization in her community. She believes that there is so much opportunity for education about everything birth and postpartum related.  She is hoping that  the Non Profit Organization will help build awareness around these issues in the greater Fresno area.  A few of the first projects she will focus on are: facilitating a baby expo for families who are expecting, holding an annual diaper drive for parents in need, and providing low cost doula care for under-served demographics.

Another one of her passions is education about postpartum  depression and postpartum anxiety.  Because Sara experienced postpartum anxiety after the birth of her son, she knows the stigma around seeking help. Sara is a vocal advocate in community groups about postpartum mood disorders. As a result, she currently represents  the perspective of Fresno doulas  on the Maternal Wellness Committee in Fresno, which is a division of the California Health Collaborative.

In her free time,  Sara is an avid reader and a huge fan of adult coloring. She has been married for 12 years and has a precocious four year old son. She also has three dogs, 2 outside cats, and 7 fish.  Due to her love for animals, Sara has been a vegetarian for 15 years!  Furthermore, her guilty pleasures include: staying up way too late watching Netflix and singing loudly (and  usually off key) in the car.

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Sara’s son, Cannon Regan

 

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Stay tuned for new and updated profiles of team members!

 

Rate, Pricing, and Packages

Platinum Postpartum Package

$900, may be broken into payments if requested 

  • 2 prenatal visits

  • On call doula support for 24 hours a day from 2 weeks before through 2 weeks after due date

  • Immediate postpartum support  for both partners after delivery. Can include breastfeeding support, newborn care, or  exclusive birth partner support

  • 2 (1 hour) postpartum home visits

  • 10 additional postpartum hours, which may be used in 2 or 4 hour segments, within 6 weeks of delivery date

  • Birth memory photo book and written composition of your birth story

 

  • Your doula will attend 2 breastfeeding  support groups or classes with you

Silver Standard Plan (most popular)

$700, may be broken into payments if requested 

  • 2 prenatal visits to review birth planning and comfort techniques

  • On call doula support 24 hours a day for 2 weeks before through 2 weeks after due date

  • Immediate postpartum support after delivery. Can include breastfeeding support, newborn care, or exclusive birth partner support

  • 2 (1 hour) postpartum home visits to review birth story and discuss plan for postpartum success

Bronze Basic Birth Plan:

*available to clients who contact  us 1 week  before EDD

$400 due at contract signing 

  • One brief phone conversation
  • One prenatal visit
  • Your doula will attend your labor/delivery and stay for the entirety
  • One postpartum visit

Additional Services ( each rate subject to change and availability):

 

  • Stand alone postpartum hours may be added for a $25/hour rate,  to be used in 2 to 4 hour segments anytime after delivery

 

  • Placenta encapsulation  $200, to be performed by certified Placenta Encapsulationist Nirvona Parsons of Free Birth Babies  (www.freebirthbabies.com)

 

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