My name is Marisa Faas and I live in Upper Bucks County with my husband and two daughters. I have completed training and am now working towards certification through DONA International. Becoming a doula is something I had been giving serious thought to for several years after spending a great deal of time reading and listening to the birth experiences of other women. It wasn't until the birth of my second daughter that I really began to revisit and question my first birth experience. My only concern at that time was the health of my baby and having made it through what I had envisioned would be a wonderful labor and birth, but which in reality had been the opposite. Through doing birth work as a doula, it is my goal to inform, empower and support you. I am honored to be invited along on this transformative journey.
Labor of Love Doula Package includes:
1-2 prenatal visits in your home
Birth plan assistance
Unlimited phone and email support throughout pregnancy from date of hire.
Informational support throughout pregnancy including access to my lending library of books.
24/7 on call availability from 38 to 42 weeks.
I will join you at your home, birth center, or hospital and remain with you through active labor and birth up until about one hour postpartum.
One post-partum visit one to two weeks after birth.
Package prices range from $600-$800
Why hire a doula?
Check out this great video highlighting the benefits of having a doula at your birth.
Birthing From Within: An Extraordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England
The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin
Caring For Infants With Respect by Magda Gerber
Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth by Grantly Dick-Read
The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by Heng Ou
Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block
Your Self-Confident Baby by Magda Gerber
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International