You are probably wondering when exactly is a good time to contact and hire a Doula, and what happens afterwards?
As Doulas we all work differently offering different kinds of support too. At Upendo, after you have had your 20-week ultrasound, is a good time to make contact (20-24 week gestational age) to arrange an appointment for an informal chat with your question list at your home. The first appointment is non-binding (FREE). I have had couples contact me though from when they test positive, so please do if you want to chat in advance of time.
When we meet we can explore if there is a connection and enough trust to continue working together. The first meeting gives me the opportunity to get to know you (both), the kind of support you are looking for, your preferences and any concerns you may have regarding your pregnancy and birth.
After our meeting , i would email you a proposal/contract you can then decide if you would like to proceed with my services by signing it and sending it back elecronically. Once i have received your signed form back, I will block my availability on my agenda and email you further dates to choose for our next appointments/prenatals.
Because i want to give you all the time and attention throughout my support,orting you I only take TWO clients a month. One appointment will be with my backup so that she is not a stranger when life happens my end, on the day of your labor and birth