Doula

When you become pregnant, your lifestyle instantly shifts in a way that many people around you just can’t understand. And that’s ok. But with that shift comes questions, overwhelm, and a great desire for support.

Hiring a doula to advocate, support, and guide you through your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience can make all the difference.

A doula provides in person care, and alters their support tactics based on how you desire to feel during your entire pregnancy and postpartum experience. Coulee Health Doula services are currently available for those in the greater La Crosse region of Wisconsin. We will travel to support you at your birth within a 60 minute radius of our Coulee Health facility.

When you hire a Coulee Health doula, you’re investing in 20 years of combined experience, care, and expertise from a trained professional whose knowledge base becomes a gold mine for an expecting mother.

Coulee Health doulas are highly trained in:

  • Core and pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Movement

  • Nutrition

  • Childbirth support

  • Postpartum support

  • Lactation

  • Advocacy


BEFORE HIRING A DOULA

If you need to ask more questions or learn more before hiring one of our doulas, we encourage you to book your FREE 30 minute doula consult. Consults can be held in-person at Coulee Health or virtually.

During your free consult you will:

  • Learn about the individuals on our doula team
  • Learn more about the doula process and how they can support you through this season
  • Ask any and all of your questions. We LOVE questions, so make sure you write them down before the consult!

Birth Doula Support

This package includes:

  • 2 prenatal visits
    • During these visits you will learn the multiple ways a doula can support you through your experience, discuss your desires and questions, and leave with a list of topics to think about and/or discuss with your partner.
  • On call support during the two weeks surrounding your due date 
    • Your doula will not make any additional travel plans during this two week period and is guaranteed to be on call 24 hours a day.
  • Unlimited support during your labor and delivery
    • During your prenatal visits, we will form a plan that best suits your needs and desires for when you will activate us for in person support during labor and delivery. This may look different for everyone and will be a customized plan.
  • 2 postpartum visits
    • Your first visit will take place 36-48 hours postpartum and usually lasts around an hour. Second visit 3-6 days postpartum and usually lasts around an hour.
    • During the first visit we will check in, make sure feeding is going well, parent(s) feel comfortable and supported, have time to talk about how things went, answer any questions you may have, and of course help where needed.
    • 3-6 days postpartum is when there is a big shift in hormones. During this second visit we want to check in to see if you’re feeling that shift physically and emotionally and make sure you’re feeling supported through it. This visit involves support, answering questions, listening, holding space, and providing resources where needed.
    • If travel (beyond 1 hour drive time one way) is necessary for doula support: Client will cover the cost of travel, transportation, and lodging upon booking. Prenatal and postpartum visits may be held virtually if travel further than 30 miles from Coulee Health or the doula’s home is necessary.

Coulee Health Doulas available to be hired for this service:


POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES

A postpartum doula is a non-medical assistant in the days, weeks and/or months following the birth or adoption of a baby or babies.

Services Provided:

A postpartum care plan is individualized to the family’s specific needs and desires providing unbiased, caring, and supportive services to all types of families. Supports offered include but are not limited to:

  • Support in physical and emotional recovery of birth
  • Breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding support
  • Light housekeeping + healthy meal preparation
  • General infant care (bathing, diapering, massage, swaddling, comforting, baby wearing)
  • Referral to local resources for parenting class, support groups, lactation support, mental health support and pediatricians
  • Available by phone or email during normal working hours 7a-9p Mon-Fri, when not with client in person.  

If travel over 30 miles is necessary for doula support: Client will cover a mileage fee of .60 per mile.

Coulee Health Doulas available to be hired for postpartum services:


PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION

SCOPE OF SERVICE

After delivery, you will keep the placenta refrigerated, or frozen if it will be longer than 24 hours before the placenta transfer. You will then notify me by phone that it is ready for encapsulation. Depending on which package you choose, you may have a family/friend drop off the placenta or I can pick it up from your location within a limited time window. Once the placenta is in my hands, I will process it and return it to you, encapsulated.

Some of the numerous reported benefits to placenta encapsulation include:

  1. Alleviated postpartum bleeding
  2. Enhanced uterine involution (uterus return to pre-pregnancy size)
  3. Improved and accelerated healing and recovery
  4. Reduced maternal postpartum pain
  5. Prevention or treatment of anemia
  6. Improved lactation
  7. Facilitated bonding with newborn
  8. Increased strength and vitality
  9. Prevention and relief of headaches
  10. Treatment and prevention of hypothyroidism
  11. Replenishment and regulation of hormones
  12. Improved quality of sleep
  13. Increased libido

Basic Package: 220.00 

-Encapsulation with your chosen method of Gentle Steaming, Raw or Raw cubes for 1st week and the rest encapsulated.

-A placenta tincture to be utilized by the client in later months.

-Umbilical Cord Keepsake or Print

-Delivery back to you along with written dosing and care instructions

-Does not include the pick-up of the placenta. Placenta must be dropped off by a friend or family member.

Premier Package: 250.00

-Pick up placenta from your place of birth.

-Encapsulation with your chosen method of Traditional, Raw or Raw cubes for 1st week and the rest encapsulated.

-A placenta tincture to be utilized by the client in later months.

-Umbilical Cord Keepsake or Print

-Delivery back to you along with all written dosing and care instructions


MEET YOUR COULEE HEALTH DOULA TEAM


REFUND POLICY

  • Your initial 500.00 deposit is non refundable.
  • If you paid the full amount and something happened where you needed to cancel your doula service:
    • The initial deposit is non refundable.
    • We will refund you the remainder (minus the cost of any doula services already utilized).
    • Instead of being refunded, you will also have the option to apply the remaining amount towards other Coulee Health services.

NEED MORE ASSISTANCE BEFORE HIRING A DOULA?

If you need to ask more questions or learn more before hiring one of our doulas, we encourage you to book your FREE 30 minute doula consult.

During your free consult you will:

  • Learn about the individuals on our doula team
  • Learn more about the doula process and how they can support you through this season
  • Ask any and all of your questions. We LOVE questions so make sure you write them down before the consult!