Our sibling doulas provide on-call childcare to support older siblings when parents must leave for the hospital or other birthplace for the birth of a new baby; we can also provide in-home support for older siblings during a homebirth.
Our sibling doulas offer the following services:
Free initial consultation/interview
One face-to-face prenatal visit to introduce the doula to older sibling(s) and to learn the family’s needs
Referrals as needed to community or other resources
On-call services 'round the clock from 38 weeks until the birth of your baby
Continuous childcare for up to 12 hours during the labor/birth and early postpartum hours (additional charges apply after first 12 hours of support)
Your doula will provide up to 12 hours of continuous sibling support while you are in labor and in the early hours postpartum. If you need support beyond 12 hours, additional hours of support will be charged at the hourly rate of $40/hour. After 12 hours, your doula may rely on back-up support to continue to provide coverage. At no time will your child(ren) be left unattended.