contract + agreement

As the Eden House Doulas, we:

  • Recognize childbirth as a key life experience that the woman will remember all her life.

  • Understand and trust the process of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor.

  • Offer our mind, heart, and hands, for the well being of the whole woman.

  • Help alleviate fear around birth, which will allow for gentler, smoother, more connected and relaxed birth.

  • Offer a variety of resources and evidence-based research to help educate women (+ partner) with the information they need to make informed decisions.

  • Offer continuous physical comfort and emotional encouragement throughout the birth experience.

  • Act as a liaison between the birthing woman and the medical staff to facilitate clear communication.

  • Provide an objective viewpoint should issues arise and aid the birthing woman (+ partner) in making informed decisions that are consistent with their values.

  • Always support the informed choices of the birthing woman.

  • Inspire confidence in a woman's ability to give birth in her own best way, so that she feels more connected and at peace with her birth choices.

  • Perceive our role as nurturing and protecting the woman's memory of her birth experience.

  • Are knowledgeable, supportive, compassionate, and open; and seek to ensure that the birth is a positive life affirming experience for all those involved.

we do not:

  • Perform clinical tasks, such as fetal heart tone checks or vaginal exams.

  • Give medical advice or diagnose conditions.

  • Make decisions for the birthing woman. We will help get the information necessary for the birthing woman to make an informed decision.

  • Speak to the medical staff instead of the laboring woman regarding matters where decisions are being made. We will discuss your concerns with you and the staff and suggest options, but you or your partner will have the ultimate voice and say.

  • Pressure the birthing woman into certain choices just because that’s what I prefer.

  • Replace the partner during labor. We support and encourage the partner, and enhance the support style between you both rather than replace it.

  • Leave the birthing woman during labor and birth, unless asked.

BIRTH SERVICES:

The Standard Doula - $1,000
Services provided by Liv.

  • One Prenatal Appointment

  • Provide Evidence-based Information & Resources on Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum

  • Discuss Comfort Measures, Pain Coping Techniques, & Interventions

  • 24/7 Phone & Email Support (from date hired-six weeks postpartum)

  • Continuous On-site Birth Support (from early-active labor through two hours after birth)

  • Guaranteed Back-up Doula Support

  • One Postnatal Appointment

The Apprentice Doula - $500
Services provided by an Eden House seasoned apprentice.

Apprentices are working towards their doula certification and are in training at Birth Arts International. Eden House is a safe place where an apprentice can marry the head and heart knowledge with the hands on experience of bump, birth, + beyond. They offer a reduced rate on the Standard Doula Package (seen above) until their training is completed.

Additional Services:

(treat yourself)

  • Prenatal Support & Childbirth Education (2 Hour Meeting – $100)

  • Prenatal Yoga (1 Hour Private Session $45)

  • Prenatal Massage (1 Hour Massage – $75)

  • Postnatal Appointment ($60)

  • Postpartum Gift Basket ($100)

  • Lunch with Your Doula ($30)

Not seeing what you need? Need a doula last minute? Interested in prenatal yoga sessions, but already have all the support you need? Only need breastfeeding support? No worries! I understand and honor that each pregnancy and birth is unique and each family will have different needs. I am happy and able to tailor any of Eden House' services to your specific desires. 

FEES AND PAYMENT:

  • There is a 50% non-refundable retainer fee due when the contract is signed. This fee ensures that we will book your estimated due date in the Eden House calendar and will be at your service. From there, we can build a payment plan for the remaining balance. The remaining balance is to be paid no later than 36 weeks. If you pay after 36 weeks, there is a $100 late fee.

  • We accept credit/debit cards, PayPal, and Venmo.

  • You will have the option to decide where your services will take place. Usually a home works just fine. However, we are also able meet in parks and facilities around the area. If where we are meeting is beyond a 15 mile radius of this address: 7593 Villa Rica Hwy, Dallas GA 30157, then you will be expected to pay $0.50 for every mile over to and from. You will be expected to pay for the mileage over at the end of every month.

  • In the event that the doula is unable to attend your birth due to illness, or she is with another mother who is in labor, or unforeseen circumstances, an experienced back up doula will be provided. All fees remain the same.

  • If the back up doula is unable to attend your birth, and this is due to our error, you will receive a 50% refund.

  • We will make every effort to provide the services described in this agreement; however, sometimes this is impossible. Events such as natural disasters, dangerous driving conditions, immediate family emergencies, or something beyond anyone’s control, will be addressed on a case-by-case basis, and may or may not result in a partial or full refund.

  • If the doula not called for the birth, the fees will not be refunded.

  • If you choose to cancel service before 36 weeks, you may or may not receive a partial refund. This will be considered on an individual basis.

  • If you choose to cancel service at or after 36 weeks, the fees will not be refunded.

  • If you have a cesarean section, planned or emergency, all fees remain the same.

  • For Postpartum payment, you are expected to pay 50% of your fees at the time this contract is signed. From there, we can set up a payment plan. You will be expected to pay the remainder of your fees by the time that our service agreement has ended. This is only if you are exclusively receiving postpartum services.

  • For Build Your Own Doula payment, you are expected to pay 50% of your fees at the time this contract is signed. From there, we can set up a payment plan. You will be expected to pay the remainder of your fees by the time that our service agreement has ended.

  • If you refer someone to Eden House and they choose to hire me (signed contract) by your 6 week postpartum, you will receive a $50 Eden House Gift Card. This can be applied to your balance or used for any other Eden House Service. This is valid for up to 3 referrals. 

It is my heart that every women deserves a doula and the care that they provide. If you have a question or concern about the fees and payment, please do not hesitate to ask. There is usually a very good chance that I will be willing to work with you in spite of financial challenges.contract & Agreement:

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