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Mamas on Bedrest Pregnancy Services

Mamas on Bedrest and Beyond is proud to announce it’s line of services, including the Mamas on Bedrest AntePartum Doula Training Program! All of my services are offered by a certified doula, childbirth educator and lactation educator! Currently MBB is the only organization to offer antepartum (prenatal) high risk pregnancy support in the Greater Austin area! I am happy to serve the Greater Austin mamas and am available online for consultations for non-local mamas.

What is a doula? 

A Doula is a woman who is trained to assist another woman during childbirth and who may provide support to the family (before and) after the baby is born.

Doula  Services

Mamas on Bedrest Ante partum (Prenatal) Doula Support – This is our signature service for mamas who have been prescribed bed rest or put on activity restriction! As an ante partum doula I will make sure that your home runs smoothly so that you can get the rest that you need. Starting as early as 22 weeks and visiting weekly until delivery, during our 2 hour visits I will ensure that you are resting comfortably, that you have adequate support for your neck, hips and back, are not incurring any bed sores and will provide suggestions and comfort measures for you. I will answer questions regarding your prenatal course, birth options and choices and educate you on what you can expect during labor and delivery and post partum. When I’m not there, I’m never more than a call/text/e-mail away! I am readily available during normal business hours (10am – 6 pm) and within 24 hours after hours. I prepare mama and her family as they prepare for their new addition, and will arrange meals if necessary, perform light housekeeping and run errands as needed. I am not a baby sitter and will not care for your older children in your home in your absence.

Package Pricing:

Bedrest Beginning at 22 – 29 weeks gestation ->Delivery (Estimated 18 weeks) – $1800

Bedrest Beginning at 30-39 weeks gestation -> Delivery (Estimated 10 Weeks) – $1000

Single 2 hour visit – $199

Mamas on Bedrest Post Partum Doula Support – You Did it! You and your baby are home and now it’s time to settle in. You bond with your baby while I care for you and your family. During each 2 hour Post partum doula visit, I will make sure mama is comfortable, that breastfeeding is established, that mama understands her post partum discharge instructions and answer any non-medical questions. Most of all, I will quietly perform my duties to ensure that mama, baby and family have the peace and quiet needed to bond and welcome the new addition. I will arrange meals if necessary, perform light housekeeping and errands as needed. I will answer e-mails regularly during normal business hours (10am – 6 pm) and within 24 hours after hours.

Pricing: 

1 visit – $199

2 visits – $359

4 visits – $700

For families who may want a customized package (extended bedrest, post partum complications that necessitate additional in home support, or a combination of ante partum and post partum doula services) I’m happy to customize a package to meet your needs. Call 512-288-0827 for a consultation.

Birth Doula Services – I will help you (whether you’ve been on bedrest or not!) and your partner focus and manage labor contractions to successfully navigate labor and to help create a smooth, uncomplicated delivery. I will make sure that as much as possible, your birth proceeds your way! Your previously designed birth plan will be referred to regularly and shared with the hospital staff at admission. I will help guide you and your partner through labor and will offer suggestions and provide comfort measures throughout the birth. The studies are clear. Women who have a doula attend their births:

  • four times less likely to have a low birth weight (LBW) baby,
  • two times less likely to experience a birth complication involving themselves or their baby,
  • Significantly more likely to initiate breastfeeding.

During birth, Doula Assisted Mothers experience:

  • 50% reduction in cesarean rate
  • 25% shorter labor
  • 60% reduction in epidural requests
  • 30% reduction in pain medication use
  • 40% reduction in forceps delivery
  • 40% reduction in oxytocin (pitocin) use

Pricing : $999. In addition to full support during your labor and delivery, I will meet with you for two pre-natal visits to get to know you and help plan your birth and two post partum visits to get you settled in, comfortable and breastfeeding. During your pregnancy I am available via e-mail for questions.

Belly Binds: $50. These custom made wraps support mamas’ recovery post partum and are a must if mama has experienced a diastasis rectus (separation of her abdominal muscles)! I will show you how to apply the wrap so that your core  is supported and so that the abdominal muscles can come together to recover and heal.

Mamas on Bedrest & Beyond! – $2997. This package has it all-literally! It’s a combination of the ante partum services, the birth attendance and the post partum doula services. I get to know these families on a very deep level and am able to provide intimate, personalized care. This is an exceptional option for mamas on prolonged bed rest, families who are experiencing bedrest without extended family to help or families who anticipate pregnancy and birth challenges. This package consists of 18 weeks of prenatal visits, attendance at the birth and up to 6 months of post partum visits.

30 Minute Complimentary Bedrest Breakthrough Sessions.

This is where you begin when you don’t know where to begin! Get immediate answers to your most pressing bed rest questions, as well as begin to formulate a plan for bed rest success. This 30 minute session is free and available to you now. E-mail info@mamasonbedrest.com to schedule your appointment today!

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This guide has it all! The latest medical and scientific research regarding the bed rest prescription, tools and tips from “Former Mamas on Bedrest”, The essential items you need for bed rest success and even a section for dads on surviving when your partner goes on bed rest. Purchase this Essential Guide to receive tips and tools to not only survive bed rest, but  to THRIVE on bed rest! Get your copy now on Amazon.com!