Frequently asked questions
We've had our phone consult (Discovery Call). What happens next?
If our services feels like a good fit for your needs, we'll email you your Welcome Letter and Contract for doula services for your review. You'll mail/email the contract, pay your deposit, and schedule your initial home visit with your doula of choice!
How do I pick my doula?
How do I pay the deposit?
We generally only send our doulas out to your home after the initial deposit is paid. It's our services that you are paying for, not just your one doula. *If for any reason you decide it is NOT a good match at your initial home visit, we will work with you to assign you a different doula OR refund your initial deposit. The initial deposit is non-refundable after you have signed your doula contract.
How do I schedule my initial home visit with my preferred doula?
After my initial home visit, what happens next?
You are officially welcomed into the Mindful Birth family! You're able to schedule your doula visits directly with your doula now, and join us at Birth Circle Gatherings, Birth Coaching calls and more!
When is my balance for doula care due?
Your final balance for services is due on or before 37 weeks.
How do I pay my balance for doula care?
You may mail a check to our office at Mindful Birth Services and Doula Care/11276 Reflection Isles Blvd/Fort Myers FL 33912
What is included in each doula package?
We have various doula packages but our BASIC DOULA PACKAGE includes:
Do I get to choose my backup doula?
If you have a strong preference, yes. Otherwise, our office will assign a back-up based on schedules. You are always able and encouraged to meet the whole team at our Birth Circle Gatherings. (We all attend...unless we are at a birth!)
How do I join the Mindful Birth Mamas facebook group?
Christine will send you a link after the office receives your initial deposit.
When is the next Birth Circle Gathering?
Please visit our calendar.
When do I meet my Postpartum Doula?
You'll schedule your initial home visit with your Postpartum Doula between 35-37 weeks (earlier, in some instances such as twin delivery or a history of preterm birth). Evening and weekend hours are often available.
How do I schedule my initial home visit with my Postpartum Doula?
We'll email you a link to your Postpartum Doula's scheduling page prior to 35 weeks. You'll pick a time that works with your schedule between 35-37 weeks to meet her in your home. She will review your postpartum plan and discuss how she will best serve your family. Evening and weekend hours are often available. She'll want to meet your birth partner and the whole family, if applicable.
What do I need to know about Birth Coaching calls?
Our agency owner, Christine, is our Certified Birthing From Within birth doula, childbirth educator, birth mentor and birth coach. She offers individual and group coaching calls. Check our calendar for any upcoming group coaching calls on various topics. If you'd like to schedule an individual coaching call, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I find the Birth Preferences form to prepare for my 37 week doula prenatal home visit?
Your Birth Preferences form is something your doula will give to you during your pregnancy, for you and your birth partner to fill out together. You'll review it at your 37-week in-home doula prenatal visit. This form is GOLD! We only give it to paying doula clients.
Where can I access my Welcome Letter and Contract for Doula Services?
After your Discovery Call, if you are interested in services or learning more, Christine will email you our Welcome Letter and Contract for Doula Services.
Are Childbirth Classes included?
Yes, Birthing From within classes are included in our UNLIMITED doula care package.
How do I register for Childbirth Classes?
-If you are reserving your UNLIMITED doula care package, childbirth classes are included. Simply let us know which series you'd like and we will add you to the roster. If a class is full, we are NOT able to add more people to the roster. Please register early. Class *always* sells out.
I still have questions. Who can I email?
How do I schedule my initial phone consult (Discovery Call)?
It's your first step! Go to www.calendly.com/mindfulbirthdoula/discoverycall to choose a time for your initial phone consultation.
8 is not enough! How can I add on additional Postpartum Doula Care hours?
You can add on additional Postpartum Doula hours at any time through the Mindful Birth office. Postpartum hours are reserved in 4-hour blocks.