You must have so many questions regarding your new journey! Please review my FAQ prior to your free phone consultation.
What's the difference between a Midwife and a Doula?
A Midwife is the medical professional for your prenatal care, birth, postpartum care, and baby's care up to 6 weeks. They carry medical equipment and can do things like draw blood for labs, cervical checks, receive medical reports, file your birth certificate, etc. A Doula is your non-medical support person. A Doula is a support person that offers educational, emotional, and physical support throughout the same time frame - and sometimes longer! Having both a doula and a midwife on your birth team is truly a dynamic duo!
Do you take insurance?
For doula services, we do not accept insurance. We do accept payments via cash, card, check, electronic transfer. Sometimes, you may be able to use the Barter system for discounted services. Payment plans are always available with Harmonious Birthing.
For Midwifery services, done through Yellow Rose Midwives - we accept Medicaid (Community Health Choice), Cigna, and United Healthcare. Payment plans are available to cash/self pay clients.
What type of births do you support?
Our Doula services physically support all births except unassisted births. This means we can support: VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), planned or emergency cesarean, hospital births, birthing center, and home births. If you are planning a home birth/birthing center birth, you will need to hire a Midwife.
If you choose to work with me via Yellow Rose Midwives (for Midwifery Services), we are currently only offering birthing center births. We do support VBAC, twins, and LGTBQ+ community.
When should I hire a Doula?
Start looking for your Doula prior to becoming pregnant if you can! Care with me starts as early as possible. However, in most cases, it won't be "too late" to hire a Doula. It is important to have a consultation with your Doula and secure care with them by paying their deposit, as slots can fill up quickly. Hiring a Doula later in the pregnancy can also mean less time to pay off your balance, versus starting a plan from the beginning.
How do I find a midwife?
I am currently an Apprentice Midwife at Yellow Rose Midwives (Birth Center), and you can request for me (DeShaun) for your midwifery care. It is best to book a tour as soon as you find out you are pregnant, as slots can get full. If you are looking for strictly homebirth (not birth center), please contact The Birthing Place with Midwife Kinara. You may request to have me *assist* Midwife Kinara at your birth.