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 doula training 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, then help you create the conditions and strategies most aligned with your preferences.
The combination of HypnoBirthing and Doula support is powerful. Many of our clients choose to also study 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 are notably better than national averages.
* Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can HelpYou Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth, Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus (1993).
Blissful Birthing Basic Support | Lindsey - $1250 | Katia - $1250 | Janna - $850
This package is available to families who have already experienced a labor, parents planning a repeat cesarean, and/or Sunflowers Healing and Wellness HypnoBirthing students.
Blissful Birthing Deluxe Support | Lindsey - $1400 | Katia - $1400 | Janna - $1000
This package is available to all families and includes everything in the Basic package, plus a second prenatal appointment (around 36 weeks) to help you prepare for your birthing day.
Blissful Birthing HypnoBirthing Support | Lindsey - $1700
This package for Lindsey’s clients only is available to all families and includes everything in the Deluxe package, plus HypnoBirthing tuition for Lindsey’s 5-week group course.
Sunflowers Doulas attend births in homes, birth centers, and hospitals in most of DC, Northern Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax), 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 January 2019 and beyond. Katia and Janna are currently accepting clients with due dates in August 2018 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.