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Monitrice is a French word meaning “one who monitors”.
In addition to doula training and skills, a Monitrice is a birth professional with training in maternal-infant health. She provides prenatal and postpartum education and support and can use her clinical skills to monitor Mom and Baby in the comfort of home before transfer to their chosen birthing site. These skills include taking vital signs, listening to baby’s heart rate, checking cervical dilatation, and observing for normal and abnormal labor patterns. The Monitrice does not perform these clinical tasks in the hospital or birthing center. Once there, she will continue to support the family as their doula, offering continual labor support and initial breastfeeding assistance.
Our Monitrice Service Package is $950.
This service includes:
A free, no obligation consultation for you to get to know us and ask any question you have about doulas
One prenatal meeting to discuss your pregnancy and birth plan and go over our contract.
Email access and text/phone communication for the duration of your pregnancy.
24 hour on-call support for the 2 weeks surrounding your due date.
Labor support at your home and at the hospital and/or birth center.
** The following services are provided only while you are laboring at home. Once you have arrived at the birthing location of your choice, your care provider will monitor you and your baby **
monitoring the laboring woman's vital signs, including temperature, pulse, and blood pressure
monitoring the baby's heart beat for normal reactivity and heart rate patterns
assessing cervical dilation, if desired
monitoring for normal progression of labor
After the delivery of your baby we will also provide:
Postpartum support and breastfeeding assistance for up to 2 hours after your delivery.
One postpartum visit within 2 weeks after delivery to remember and discuss your labor, the birth of your baby, and assist with any breastfeeding questions you may have.
In order to serve you to the best of our abilities, we only take a limited number of clients each month. Because of that, we require a $475 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot on our calendar. The remaining portion of your payment is due by 36 weeks.