Kathleen Stern

Provider Type
Childbirth Educator
Birth Doula
Postpartum Doula
Newborn Care Services
Virtual Support
Yes
Kathleen S
Company Name:
Boston Area Doulas
About me
Boston Area Doulas instill strength and reduce fear to help you find your inner badass parent. Non-judgmental, compassionate, and evidence-based services, we prepare you for the seismic shift into parenthood. Kathleen--owner/doula/mom of two--worked in education for 15 years. After the birth of her second child, it became clear that supporting and educating families was ultimately what she was put here to do.

Cancellation Policy: For in person doula services and virtual, non-refundable 30% deposit is due at the signing of contract. If in-person client cancels a scheduled shift with less than 24 hours’ notice, client will be billed for requested, scheduled hours. For virtual doula services, if client cancels a scheduled shift with less than 1 hour notice, client will be billed for the scheduled hourly meeting.

Free consultations available for those seeking in person postpartum doula services, about 30-45 min. Message us to arrange!
 
Rates
Title
Description
Price
Type
Postpartum Doula - 1 Hour of In Person SupportWe offer care in-person in 1-4+ hr blocks sessions to help parents get rest, have emotional support, feel more confident with infant care and feeding, help with infant soothing/bathing, support light cooking and cleaning for family, share informational resources as needed.
$
50
Per Hour
Postpartum Doula Support - 4 Hours of In Person SupportWe offer care in-person in 1-4+ hr blocks sessions to help parents get rest, have emotional support, feel more confident with infant care and feeding, help with infant soothing/bathing, support light cooking and cleaning for family, share informational resources as needed.
$
200
Per Package
Postpartum Doula Support - 1 Hour of Virtual Support1 hour virtual postpartum sessions are best suited for families who are not seeking in-person care, but find themselves needing some additional emotional or educational support. These 1-hour appointments can be purchased singularly, or as a package to accommodate your unique needs.
$
50
Per Hour
“Plan Your Birth” Consultation - VirtualCreate a birth preferences document that outlines your wishes and desires for the birth of your baby to easily convey this information to your health care providers before and during labor. 1 hour Virtual Session.
$
125
Per Session
“Feed Your Infant” Consultation - VIrtualCan be done before or after baby arrives; explores your goals for infant feeding as well as different options (ex: breastfeeding, bottle feeding, supplementing, etc). Mout an infant feeding plan for those parents who return to work outside of the home. Shares referrals, resources and strategies to help meet goals (ex: proper latch, using breast pump, bottle best practices, and building up your freezer stash of breastmilk. 1 hour Virtual Session.
$
125
Per Session
“Prep for the Postpartum Phase” Consultation - VirtualWe will take inventory of your needs, goals, tools and resources to help you prepare for the realities of life with your new baby (physical recovery from birth, sleep for you and your baby, feeding approaches, roles and responsibilities of partners, nourishing food for new parents, mental health resources, etc). Owner Kathleen Stern will share the strategies and ideas with you that she implements during postpartum shifts with her newly postpartum clients. 1 hour Virtual Session.
$
125
Per Session
Labor & Childbirth Class - Virtual OR In PersonTailored to your goals, questions and needs. Topics can include: The anatomy of childbirth, Signs of labor and how to cope with each phase, Inductions & interventions - How, when and why, Comforting techniques for easing pain, Medical and non-medical pain relief options, what to expect with a cesarean birth.
$
200
Per Class
Newborn Care Class - Virtual OR In PersonTailored to your goals, questions and needs. Topics can include: Parenting philosophies, Bringing your baby home - what to expect, How birth shapes the postpartum period, Options for infant feeding, Your baby’s health & wellness, Newborn safety, Newborn care & swaddling, Newborn cues for communication.
$
200
Per Class
Infant Feeding Class - Virtual OR In PersonTailored to your goals, questions and needs. Topics can include: Options for feeding-- breast, bottle, formula, etc. Ways to bond with baby while feeding, Initiating breastfeeding, Troubleshooting common feeding challenges, Introducing solids, Sleep and infant feeding, Colic and reflux, Paced bottle feeding.
$
200
Per Class