Services and Packages

Basic Birth Planning   $60

2 hour appointment to prepare for childbirth including birth plan writing, hospital bag checklist, and childbirth and labor basics 

Basic Birth Planning and Breastfeeding Education $90

A 3 hour or two- 1 1/2 hour appointments including everything from Basic Birth Planning and breastfeeding education 

Basic Birth Package   $600

As your Birth Doula, I will provide continuous emotional and physical support during labor at a hospital, home, or birth center. My fee also includes 2 prenatal visits, 1 postpartum visit, and unlimited phone and email availability.

Calm Birth Meditation $250

As a Calm Birth Meditation Teacher, I can help guide you to a better pregnancy and birth. I provide private in home sessions or a four session class.  Whether planning a medical or natural birth, Calm Birth Meditation will empower you breath by breath, breathing calm into your pregnancy, labor and beyond.

As a Doula, I  Do Not:

Perform any clinical tasks

I will not perform tasks such as taking blood pressure, fetal heart checks or vaginal exams. I am there to provide only physical comfort and emotional support and facilitate communication between you and the staff.

Make decisions for you 

I will help you get the information you need to make an informed decision. I will also remind you if there is a departure from your birth plan.  

Birth Doula and Calm Birth Package   $750

Includes everything from Basic Birth Package and Calm Birth Meditation in either 4 prenatal appointments at your home or 4 group classes and 2 prenatal appointments in your home

Postpartum Support Package   $20/hr 

During the scheduled appointments I will provide the emotional and physical support you may need during this new and exciting time for your growing family. This may include meal prep, light cleaning, laundry, and help with other children.

Birth and Postpartum Combo Package   $750 

Includes everything from the Basic Birth Package and 8 hours of scheduled postpartum support

Speak to the staff on your behalf

I will discuss your concerns with you and suggest options, as well as encourage you to voice your opinions, questions and concerns to the staff. 

Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience

I am there to support you in the birth you choose, whether it be medicated or not, vaginal, emergency or scheduled cesarean, home or hospital.

Community Referrals

As your Doula I will help you find services and providers available to meet your needs during this time. This includes services such as massage therapist, chiropractors, nutritionist, placenta encapsulation, and lactation consultants.

Deluxe Birth and Postpartum Combo Package $875 

Includes everything from the Basic Birth Package and 16 hours of scheduled postpartum support

Birth, Calm Birth and Postpartum Combo Package $950 

Includes everything from the Birth and Calm Birth Package and 8 hours of scheduled postpartum support

"Good strong contractions help my baby come into the world"

Deluxe Birth, Calm Birth and Postpartum Combo Package $1100 

Includes everything from the Birth and Calm Birth Package and 16 hours of scheduled postpartum support

Certified Lactation Counselor  Included as Doula
Trained and certified through The Center for Breastfeeding
 

As a CLC, I will be able to address your questions and concerns about breastfeeding during pregnancy. I will support you immediately following labor and stay until you have finished a feeding and feel comfortable. I will also be available by phone and will follow up at a postpartum visit to help you with any other concerns that may come up.

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Tel: 503-327-6600

Samantha Ann Mercado

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Located in Warrenville Illinois
Supporting families throughout the suburbs of Chicago