A birth doula is a labor support person who attends to a birthing family’s emotional and physical needs before and during labor and birth. A birth doula does not replace your medical caregiver (midwife or doctor) or your birthing companion, but rather helps that companion become involved in the birth to the extent that he/she feels comfortable.
Continuous labor support has consistently been shown to improve birth outcomes. The doulas at Sunflowers Healing and Wellness combine unique backgrounds in HypnoBirthing, management consulting, health and wellness coaching, clinical hypnotherapy, energy healing, childbirth education, and labor support to assist their clients have empowered, satisfying, safe, and joyful birthing experiences.
Our doulas believe strongly that every family deserves to write their own birth story. Our doulas will help you understand all your birthing options, help you create the conditions and strategies most aligned with your preferences, and then provide judgement-free support of your choices and preferences.
The combination of HypnoBirthing and doula support is powerful. Many of our clients choose to also learn HypnoBirthing with Lindsey and enjoy shorter, easier, more comfortable labors by choosing providers aligned with their birth preferences, maintaining good prenatal health, and practicing HypnoBirthing techniques. As a result, our clients’ statistics (Sunflowers data below reflects births up through 12/2018) are notably better than national averages.
Blissful Birthing Doula Support | Lindsey - $1500 | Katia - $1500 | Janna - $1100
This package includes:
HypnoBirthing 5wk Group Course | $425 | $325 for Sunflowers Doula Clients
Sunflowers doula clients save $125 off group instruction. Your doula will provide you with a discount code to use when you register for class. More information on our HypnoBirthing page.
Returning Clients | Lindsey - $1250 | Katia - $1250 | Janna - $850
Clients who previously worked with a Sunflowers doula save $250 on our fee!
Sunflowers Doulas attend births in homes, birth centers, and hospitals in most of DC, Northern Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County), and parts of Prince George’s County. Please inquire to see if service is provided to your area.
Please contact us to inquire about availability during your birthing time. Even if it’s last minute, we may still be able to help you have the birth you desire.
We are always available for returning clients! Lindsey is currently accepting new clients with due dates in September 2019 and beyond. Katia and Janna are currently accepting clients with due dates in July 2019 and beyond.
Because attending your birth is important, our doulas carefully balance on-call periods. Unless a personal/family emergency arises, you can count on your doula to be with you for your labor and birth. In those rare situations when she cannot attend, a back-up doula will be available.