Services

Free Initial Consultation 

Confused about all the scary stories your friends and family members are telling you about what to expect for labor, birth and breastfeeding?

Worry no more!  I can help you sort through all of your options, and help you to discover the strength within yourself to birth your baby with comfort and joy. 

My classes for you and your partner (and whomever else will be with you during your labor and birth) are done in the privacy of your home, or virtually.

Contact me to discuss how best to work around your schedule!

Phone & Email Support 

Once you have taken your class, I am available by phone and email to answer any further questions that you may have.

Childbirth Coaching Class

Your schedules are jam-packed, so my Express classes are just what you need!  Choose from a one-time weekend 4 hour session, or in two weekday evenings. Or I can come to you for an Express 3-hour session - just contact me to make arrangements.  Every class includes further access to online information and the guidebook. And you are always welcome to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have.

As an independent childbirth educator, your questions and concerns will be addressed openly and honestly.  My classes are NOT about learning how to do breathing patterns!  My focus is on the fact that YOUR body KNOWs how to birth - so our time is spent on learning how to reduce your fears, and help yourself to prepare for the birth that YOU want to have. We will also practice Yoga positioning for relaxation and birth.

It is best to take the class in your third trimester - please don't wait until the last 6 weeks!!

Prenatal Breastfeeding classes

As a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, I will provide you with up-to-date, evidence-based information about how lactation works, and how to make it work for you. Included is information about going back to work, pumping, and how to know that your baby is getting enough to eat. Breastfeeding may be natural, but taking a class will just help you avoid many of the "Booby Traps" that interfere with successful and painless breastfeeding.

 

This 1.5 hour session is designed for expectant parents, but if dad can't make it, feel free to bring a friend, your mother, or any other support person.  I suggest taking the class early in your third trimester.

 

As a Birth Educator and Lactation Consultant,
I  will:

Provide you with information

I will support YOUR decisions to have the birth and breastfeeding experience that works for YOU!  This is YOUR baby, and my job is to help you get to YOUR goals, not mine!

Provide you with a care path for breastfeeding success, on your terms

Whether you want to breastfeed for 1 day or 1 year or more, I can help you figure out what will work for you and your lifestyle.

Provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company.

However, I cannot guarantee that they will reimburse you. 

Breastfeeding help is here!

Breastfeeding is not supposed to hurt, but if it does, call me as soon as you can!  If I can't help you over the phone (free 5 minute phone or virtual consult), then we can schedule an appointment for a home visit.  Fees are determined by how far you live from me.  Included with the initial 2 hour consult is telephone follow up to make sure that things are going smoothly.

 

 

 

Community Referrals

Looking for other help?  I have been working in the human services field in the region for more than 20 years, and have lots of resources for you!

Fees

 

Lactation Consultant Services:

Up to 2 hour home visit (within 10 miles of Campbell Hall) - $150

Up to 2 hour home visit - more than 10 miles from Campbell Hall - $200

Virtual Visit: $30 per 30 minutes

Sullivan County Home Visits - $225-$275 (depends on location)

Fees include free follow up texts/phone calls as needed.

I provide a detailed receipt so that you can submit it to your insurance company and try for reimbursement.

Follow up home visit - sliding fee scale

Please contact me to discuss sliding fee scale for my services!

Childbirth classes:

3 hour Express private class in Orange County - $225 per couple

4 hour (in 1 or 2 sessions) private class(es) - $275 per couple

Please contact me directly to discuss reduced fees for virtual sessions.