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?
If you scanned my social media, you may have seen that I'm currently in Midwifery school, meaning I am not yet a licensed midwife. This means I can only be hired as a Doula at the time. I do not offer unassisted birth services. 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, etc. A Doula is your non-medical support person. As a Doula, I offer 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?
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.
What type of births do you support?
I physically support all births except unassisted births. This means I can support: VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), planned or emergency cesarean, hospital birth, birthing center, and home births. If you are planning a home birth/birthing center birth, you will need to hire a Licensed Midwife.
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?
Here are a few licensed Midwife in the Houston/surrounding areas that I've worked with and personally recommend.
Cy-Fair Birth Center (Patricia Ghaly)
The Birthing Place (Now being served by Kinara Janai)
Full circle family services (Frances Coleman)
Yellowrose Midwifery Group ( Ashly Kowalski & Megan Robinson)