Labor Support

A labor doula is like a coach, providing informational, emotional and physical support to a woman and her partner (and sometimes other family members) before, during and after childbirth. 

We operate as a team, so you get two doulas for the price of one! We share an on-call schedule, so whoever is on call when it’s time for you to give birth, will join you for the entirety of your labor and birth. If the labor goes on particularly long, we may switch out to ensure you have the best support possible throughout the entire labor and birth.

Puddletown Labor Support can include:

  • 2 prenatal visits with both doulas to become acquainted; explore your priorities, fears and concerns; practice positions for each stage of labor; and plan how we might best work together
  • Assistance in developing your birth plan
  • Evidence-based information on the benefits. alternatives and risks of common interventions and procedures used during childbirth
  • On-call support 24 hours/day starting the month before your estimated due date
  • Continuous emotional, informational and physical support during labor and birth, until 1-2 hours after the birth
  • Breastfeeding support
  • 2 postpartum visits (one with each of us) to help you process your birth experience, to touch base about your well-being, and to help strategize solutions for any challenges you are experiencing or anticipating
  • Phone and email support for all your questions and concerns until 6 weeks after your birth
  • Backup doula support in cases of unforeseen circumstances (like illness)

FEE: SLIDING SCALE


Sibling Support

A sibling doula is an experienced person who can care for your other children while you are laboring and birthing. Let us take the stress of childcare off your shoulders so you can focus on bringing the new baby into the world.

Puddletown Sibling Support can include:

  • 1-2 prenatal visits to become acquainted with you and your child(ren)
  • On call support 24 hours/day starting 2 weeks before your estimated due date
  • Continuous childcare for your child(ren) during the hours you are laboring and birthing, until 1-2 hours after the birth
  • Updates by phone/text as needed on how your child(ren) are doing while you are laboring and birthing
  • Assistance introducing your child(ren) to the new baby
  • Backup doula support in cases of unforeseen circumstances (like illness)

FEE: $30/HOUR for one child


For families who would like help preparing for childbirth, but may not need labor and birth support, we offer private, in-home consultations. This is a great option for families who may not have time to take a childbirth education course, or for parents who just want a refresher. We are able to tailor our session to your preferred topics.

Puddletown Childbirth Prep can include:

  • Discussion of your priorities, fears and concerns
  • Practicing positions and comfort techniques for each stage of labor
  • Assistance in developing your birth plan
  • Evidence-based information on the benefits, alternatives and risks of common interventions and procedures used during childbirth
  • Email support up until your birth if additional questions arise

FEE: $100/2 hours, $200/4 hours

Childbirth Prep


Katie is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST), and can help you select and/or install your car seat. She will come to your house for a private, in-home consultation, and can tailor the session to your needs.

Puddletown Car Seat Services can include:

  • Discussion of car seat options and assistance in selecting the right one for your family, which can include traveling to a store together to look at the options
  • Demonstrating the various ways to correctly install your car seat in one or more cars, and helping you find the way that works best for you and your car
  • Demonstrating how to correctly place a child in the car seat
  • Helpful tips on how to keep your kids safe in and around cars
  • Providing information about car seat recalls

FEE: $25 for installation only, $50 for selection and installation

Car Seat Services