In my Doula practice I follow the Dona International Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. 

Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth

  • tends to result in shorter labors with fewer complications
  • reduces negative feelings about one’s childbirth experience
  • reduces the need for Pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum extraction and cesareans
  • reduces the mother’s request for pain medication and/or epidurals

Research shows parents who receive support can:

  • Feel more secure and cared for
  • Are more successful in adapting to new family dynamics
  • Have greater success with breastfeeding
  • Have greater self-confidence
  • Have less postpartum depression
  • Have lower incidence of abuse

(DONA International website 5/15/2016)

Doula Services

  • Two prenatal and two postpartum meetings in your home or virtual, one to two hours long
  • I'm on call at 37 weeks, 24/7 phone access
  • Help writing a Birth Preferences Plan
  • Access to my library
  • Reduced levels of anxiety/fear about your upcoming birth
  • I join you in labor when you are ready and stay with you postpartum until breastfeeding is established, about an hour and a half.
  • Referrals to other providers and resources
  • Use of my TENS Unit (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Pain coping techniques
  • Body positioning, spinning babies techniques, to speed labor and position baby for birth
  • Advocacy for your birth preferences plan
  • Emotional support, physical support, a calm, mature voice
  • Breastfeeding support, infant care and advice
  • Birth notes
  • Pictures taken with your camera if desired
  • A support person for your partner
  • A back up doula present if I become unavailable due to sickness or emergency 

Beautiful Beginnings Doula Services

My fee is $1200. For a more detailed look at what my fee covers you can view my client agreement here. I accept personal checks (address for mailing available by request), cash, square (VISA, MASTERCARD), Google Wallet, HSA (Health Savings Account), cash app and PayPal. 

​I also offer a 10% discount for active military, veterans and law enforcement families! Repeat clients also receive 10% off. 

Backup doula snohomish county

Jocelyn Skinner CD(PALS,DONA)

Using Miles Circuit to open up the pelvis and help baby to turn, relieving back labor and optimizing baby's position for birth. You can also see the TENS Unit on her low back. 

About my amazing back up Doulas!

I am super lucky to have a close working relationship with two wonderful ladies who serve as my back ups. Chloe Wilcox and I cover each other for scheduled absences and emergencies. We feel that it is important to be able to spend time with family and have other activities outside of work. Knowing that my clients are covered while I take a day off is very important to me. I will notify you, my clients, of any scheduled days where she will be covering for me ahead of time. Chloe has been a Doula in our area for several years and has served all of her clients with kindness and confidence. She is Dona Certified and Spinning babies trained as I am. She is married with three children who are either on their own or close to it. We share many things in common and enjoy debriefing over coffee.

April Ellis is my other back up. She has also served in our area for years and enjoyed her own Doula career and taught childbirth education. She is currently working as a real estate agent and covers for me if Chloe isn't available. April is married and also has three children, two of whom she home schools. I am so blessed to have consistent back up and support when I need it. 

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