Hiring Christy Gochez for guidance & support as your Certified Advanced Doula has many unique benefits. As your Childbirth Educator, Christy is someone you have come to know very well during your pregnancy. She is fully aware of the positions and techniques you have learned and are planning to use in labor. You have many opportunities to observe her skills in supporting and teaching coaches, without replacing them as she leads you in weekly labor rehearsals. As a future midwife she has a strong commitment to natural childbirth, and the knowledge and experience you are looking for in a labor support professional. Christy is someone you know is experienced, knowledgeable, and with whom you have built a good trusting relationship.
Two prenatal visits to go over your birth plan details and discuss your expectations and/or concerns.
New Exercises at every prenatal appointment to ensure optimal fetal positioning for birth.
Unlimited prenatal support via phone, text and email.
Guaranteed back-up doulas.
Emotional & physical support for the mother during labor (help with positioning, massage, relaxation techniques, water, snacks, etc.).
Support for the father during your labor (help with positioning, relaxation support, emotional support, water, snack prep, etc.).
Optional Use of Doulas :
Professional, burst resistant & latex-free birth ball (during labor).
Organic, Non-GMO Essential Oils & Diffuser
Flameless, flickering tea light candles (during labor).
Postpartum support (1-2 hours) to ensure the mother and father are settled in and comfortable (help with cleaning, meal prep). Also to answer any questions, help with breastfeeding or take snapshots of your new family.
This covers the time from the point of a signed contract, prenatal visits, being on-call and costs during the labor and birth (support time, gas, childcare, food etc.). If finances are an issue, we would be happy to work out a payment plan that suits your needs. We do require an initial deposit and the full amount by 35 weeks.