Birth 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 
Backup doula snohomish county

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. 

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Postpartum Doula Services

I am a certified Postpartum and Infant Care Doula through ProDoula. I am CPR and First Aid trained through the Red Cross. We are trained to assist your postpartum recovery, facilitate breastfeeding or bottle feeding and other infant care. My goal is to ease your transition into parenthood and provide emotional, informational and physical support. My postpartum rate is $40 an hour and $45 an hour from 7 pm until midnight. I don't work any night shifts currently. There is a 4 hour minimum for shifts. Light housekeeping only, meal prep, errands, infant soothing, bathing and care as well as feeding and sleep help. For more detailed information on my services, see the Client Agreement below. 

Beautiful Beginnings Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula

and Childbirth Education

​​Jocelyn Skinner CD(DONA) LCCE

About my amazing back up Doula!

I am super lucky to have a close working relationship with this wonderful lady who serves as my back up, support system and friend. Chloe Wilcox ​CD(DONA) 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.

My fee is $1400. For a more detailed look at what my fee covers please view my client agreement. I accept personal checks (address for mailing available by request), cash, square, PayPal and Venmo. HSA will reimburse for my services. 

​I offer my doula services at a 10% discount for active military, veterans and law enforcement families! Repeat clients also receive 10% off of their doula cost.

In my Birth Doula services 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)