Calm & Confident Doula Care
We help new and expectant parents go from confused and overwhelmed to Calm & Confident.
We are a group of doulas dedicated to supporting you to have the best birth and postpartum experience possible. We work with you to determine which of the doulas on the team will best fit your needs and budget. All of the doulas are vetted and mentored by Melinda Ferguson. She’s chosen people to represent Calm & Confident who she feels are doulas with great heart and intuition for the work. All of the doulas know they can call on her at any time for whatever support, insights, resources, etc. they may need. Melinda has been a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula for more than 10 years, with numerous continuing education events, and a great deal of experience. She regularly trains new Postpartum Doulas locally and around the country. Melinda loves supporting and mentoring the doulas on her team!
We offer several Birth Doula Packages from $600-$1750 to meet your budget and support needs. Our Postpartum Doula Packages are very flexible, with no minimum number of visits. We work with you to determine what will work best for you and your family. Individualized Childbirth or Postpartum Education, in your home is also available. Again, this is flexible to meet your needs based on your specific situation, budget and topics you’d like to learn about. Melinda also regularly teaches the Get That Baby Out! Class at Sprout Birth Center.
Silver Package includes 1 prenatal and 1 postpartum visit, unlimited phone and email support, and support through labor and birth. We provide non-judgmental physical and emotional support. We help you find your confidence as the laboring person or their support during the prenatal visit which may include pain coping skills, birth planning, discussion of how to work together as a team, and fears around birth. At our postpartum visit we will reflect of the birth experience, check in on feeding of baby, physical recovery, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and overall adjustment to parenthood. Throughout our time together we are here to support you with information, referrals, and emotional support.
Gold Package includes everything in the Silver Package, plus an additional prenatal and postpartum visit. These involve planning for postpartum and additional feeding support.
Platinum Package includes everything in the Gold Package plus a private childbirth education class not he topics of your choice with Melinda Ferguson.
Welcome Home Package- arrive home from your hospital or birth center to 4 hours of help and support with your postpartum doula. This may include making a fresh meal, helping to settle in at home, run out for those suddenly necessary items, and generally reassure you that all is well with this big transition.
Solid Start Package of postpartum support includes 10 four hour shifts to help you be successful with feeding your baby, find your confidence in leading your little ones cues and needs, get some rest and adjust to life with baby. Our doulas are expert listeners and can help you have a smooth transition. We provide non-judgmental support, believing that you know how to make the best decisions for you and your baby. We are happy to provide information as you find your way.
Overnight Postpartum Care- our doulas will help you with nighttime parenting skills. Help your baby and you get good rest so you can take on all the challenges the new day may bring.
A La Carte Postpartum Support- Not sure how much time you need? We work with you to find what feels right– from one visit of fussy baby support to several months of preemie twins. We’ve got you covered. Our team can work together for those who desire a larger number of hours than an individual doula can take on. Leave the organizing of support to us so you can enjoy your postpartum time!
For our parenting blog visit http://www.calmconfidentdoula.com/blog-1/
“From the beginning Melinda was very responsive to our needs and took a lot of time to get to know me and introduce me to doulas that might be a good fit. Compared to other agencies or individuals we met with she took the leg work out of finding a doula and I loved that each of the doulas was vetted before we even met with them.” -SJ (DoulaMatch Testimonial)
“We had a great experience with Calm and Confident Doulas. She was always there for us before, during and after. We booked with less than 2 weeks left before the due date and she came out right away to meet us at our home and give us some great notes and to find out what I like the setting to be. There were lots of questions that I would have never thought about. This made everything so much easier for us as since I had a difficult delivery and complications from our 1st delivery. This process really helped calm my nerves. ” KC (DoulaMatch Testimonial)
“Throughout our time with Melinda she was able to provide helpful techniques and advice. I was impressed by her teaching ability, and focus on not just doing what was needed but helping us learn techniques to care for our new baby when she was away. She also provided a wealth of information to help us connect to new parent resources and groups.” NS (DoulaMatch Testimonial)