Born Again Birthkeeping

Supporting women and families throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

 

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother? Never. A mother is something absolutely new.

Osho

 

What is a doula?

A DOULA IS...

A non-medical support person devoted to assisting women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum by providing information and education, physical assistance, and emotional support.


It's no question that the experience of childbirth has a powerful effect on women with the potential for permanent and long-term impact. Several studies have investigated the effects of the childbirth experience on women’s lives and one particular study involving 1,168 women found that even 5 years after the time of delivery, women could still accurately recall the details of their birthing experience.


Having a doula as a member of the birth team not only increases the likelihood of a positive birthing experience but it also decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, the length of labor by 25%, the use of oxytocin by 40%, and requests for an epidural by 60%.

I firmly believe that whenever, wherever, or however you choose to birth your baby. you deserve to know your options. You deserve to make your decisions from a place of knowledge and confidence. You deserve to feel respected and heard throughout your pregnancy, labor, and birth.


Our initial meeting will help me tailor my packages to fit your specific needs, as every pregnancy is different. To schedule an initial consultation or to learn more about the packages I offer, please contact me.

 
Hand on Bump

Prenatal Visits

Informative and compassionate.

Expectant Couple

Birthing Support

Here for you when you need it most.

Mother and Baby

Postpartum Care

Helping you to the best start possible.

The Journey

Born Again Birthkeeping is a newly planted vision in the heart of Coldwater, Michigan. Leahamarie has had an interest in birth since joining the natural health community at the age of 18. She has completed over 150 hours of specialized doula and birth educator training in Wollongong, Australia and is currently double-certifying with HERBAL (a holistic based doula training.) Leahamarie is passionate about all things related to birth and women’s wellness. Her goal is the educate, advocate for, and serve the women of Midwest Michigan with both her hands and her heart. 

In her free time Leahamarie enjoys exploring new cultures and countries, researching nutrition and plant-based medicine, cooking up delicious vegan meals for her dearest loved ones, and attending concerts of all genres.

 

Pricing + Packages

Every mother deserves kind and respectful support regardless of her situation. My goal is to make my packages affordable for all women and families. The cost of doula services ranges depending on a few key factors such as where you're located, the number of prenatal meetings we will have, among a few other variables. Each package includes the same birth, phone, and email support. Please keep in mind that booking doula services earlier in your pregnancy is more beneficial to everyone involved. You're provided more support and the relationship between us can grow over a longer period of time.

Standard Doula Package

Investment: $650

One FREE consultation​

2-3 prenatal visits to discuss your circumstances, preferences, goals, fears, expectations, and how I as a doula fit into your birth team.

Unlimited phone & email support.

On-call starting at 38 weeks.

1 postpartum visit to follow up, answer any questions, and support you as a parent. 

Perfectly Pampered Package

Investment: $725

One FREE consultation​

2-3 prenatal visits to discuss your circumstances, preferences, goals, fears, expectations, and how I as a doula fit into your birth team.

Unlimited phone & email support.

On-call starting at 38 weeks.

4 hours of daytime postpartum doula services.

Perfectly Pampered gift basket.

Postpartum Services

Investment: $25/hour for days + $30/hour for nights


The first few days, weeks, and months after baby is born can set the stage for the rest of parenthood. Many women feel that they must somehow continue to do everything they did before birth, all while caring for a newly born baby, and “getting their body back” as soon as possible. These societal expectations are unrealistic, leaving women feeling overwhelmed and like they are not fit for motherhood. This could not be further from the truth! This period after the baby is born is a time of adjustment (also known as the 4th trimester) and your only concern should be on recovering, building a bond with your baby, and adjusting to new parenthood. Allow me the privilege of helping you to have the best possible start!

This can include:


Everyday activities such as household organization, meal planning and preparation, errand running, and light housekeeping.

Newborn care such as safe sleep information, bottle + breastfeeding support, and helping you to process your newborn’s needs.

Emotional + physical needs such as comforting touch, a nonjudgmental sounding board, holding down the fort so you can shower/nap/self-care.

What I will do as your doula varies largely depending on your personal and familial needs. We will discuss what YOU need most and make a plan together!

 

I'd love to connect with  you.

For further inquiries regarding consultations, services, or just general questions - please reach out to me either by email, telephone, or via Facebook.

5176778483

 

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