What is traditional doula service versus virtual doula service? How can both of these help you with the birth of your baby?

I have been a birth doula for 16 years and have attended over 600 births including hospital births, home births, birthing center, and surgical births.

Many parents face uncertain financial times when planning for the birth of their baby and often times, hiring a doula is not a priority due to finances.  However, I truly believe in the many benefits and advantages of  having somebody to support you during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, so I am offering both of these services to help support families and make doula support a reality for every family who wants a doula!

Traditional Doula Service
My fee for doula service is $1500.00 dollars which includes a free consultation, 2 in-depth prenatal visits in your home, 24-hour on call availability for your birth, unlimited access to me via text/phone/email, resource support, birth planning assistance, breastfeeding assistance, birth photos, and a follow up visit postbirth.

$500.00 Virtual Doula Service Includes:
-on call support from 30 weeks up to 2 weeks postpartum via text, phone, Skype and email
-24/7 on call support from 37 weeks to birth for texts, email, and Skype
- an initial in-home consultation to help design and review your birth preferences and options
-phone availability during labor to field questions and help with birth options
- 1 in-home postpartum support for breastfeeding

​This service is also ideal for couples who want a more "intimate" experience, feeling more comfortable with having just mom and dad present during the birth.


Lorraine Shorman,CD(DONA)
(714) 624-3495