As a doula I provide physical, emotional, and educational support to the birthing family.
I attend births at many of the local hospitals and with most of the local midwives in the out-of-hospital setting.
My doula package includes 1-2 prenatal appointments, unlimited texts, and my being on-call for you in the 2 weeks surrounding your due date. I then come to you when you are in labor and stay with you through the birthing process and for approximately 2 hours after the birth. I also come to you for a postpartum visit at around 7-10 days after your baby is born.
My doula fee is $1100. I do offer a discount to families who are birthing in a home or birth center setting. I also offer discounts to families who have taken a Birth Boot Camp class with me and to repeat families.
Please never let my fees keep you from contacting me. I love to barter and offer many different payment plans and options.
The picture above is me in labor with our 5th baby and my doula (now midwife, Taryn) providing counterpressure.
Hi! I am Amanda, and I am the owner of Ever-Altered Birth Services (formerly The Fruitful Doula)
My need for knowledge surrounding birth started after my second daughter was born in 2007. I had had 2 traumatic birth experiences in 2 years and thought, there has to be a better way to do this. In 2009, I became pregnant with our third daughter and began reading and watching everything I could find. I hired a doula for her birth and had an amazing birth experience with her. Less than a year after she was born, I trained as a doula. I worked as a doula for almost 2 years when in late 2011 I gave birth to our 4th daughter, at home. Less than a year after that, I trained as a Birth Boot Camp Instructor (BBCI) in September of 2012. In late 2014 I gave birth to our only son, again at home. I have worked as both a doula and BBCI, since my training, but did take time off to support my family through deployments, my own births, and schooling my small children. In 2017, I gave birth to our last child, in a planned hospital birth, by way of an emergency surgical delivery.
I am an open book when it comes to my birth stories. I love pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and all those moments of early parenting and would love to assist you on your journey.