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Welcome to My Sunshine Birth Services

As a trained and professional birth doula, I provide continuous physical & emotional support for your whole family during the entire birth process. I will be your friend and ally, fully supporting your individual birth plan (that I am happy to help you construct). My ultimate goal is to ensure you have a personalized and positive birth experience. 

As a Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Educator, I will help you prepare for your birth through prenatal education. As an experienced Doula, I support mothers of all ages through  home birth, unmedicated or medicated birth, hospital birth, cesareans, postpartum care, breastfeeding and more. Father centered care ensures dads feel supported just as much as moms, as I guide them to be the best support person possible.

I am proud to provide a variety of caring and professional services for all birthing environments (I’m not just a home birth doula) and can also refer you to my friendly network of professional providers.

What is a Doula? A Birth Doula is a professional, trained labor support person. We do not provide clinical care (i.e. cervical checks, medical exams or catch babies), but we do provide continuous physical and emotional support. Doulas serve mom, dad and siblings starting in late pregnancy and into postpartum. Think of a Doula as your personal guide through this incredible journey.

 


 

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Birth Doula Service
from 600.00

My Sunshine Birth Services is here to help you prepare for your pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and breastfeeding, while providing the supportive care you deserve during every step of your journey. 

As a trained professional birth Doula, Mary Duke, LCCE provides continuous physical & emotional support for your whole family during the entire birth process. My ultimate goal is to ensure you have a personalized and positive birth experience. Mary supports mothers of all ages through home birth, unmedicated/medicated birth, hospital birth, cesareans, postpartum care, breastfeeding and more while still ensuring dads feel supported and well prepared to support their laboring partner.

You Will Receive:

  • Two prenatal in-home visits.

  • Mary will be on call 24/7 from week 37 to birth with backup Doulas ready to serve.

  • Continuous labor support at home, hospital of birth center.

  • One postpartum assessment visit.

  • One in-home visit from a network Certified Lactation Counselor.

$1800 (deposit of $600 due at contract signing, remainder due by 37 weeks). If you prefer to pay 'offline' using cash or a check, contact Mary to register. For questions regarding payments, refunds and other relevant information, visit the Store Policies page.

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In-Home Education & Planning
420.00

Private, in-home childbirth education and planning for personalized support in the privacy and comfort of home. These 6hrs of education are great for busy professionals without the time in their schedule for a full group class, for families to include siblings in their education, or if you just need a refresher course. Busy schedule?? Hours can be broken down to (3) 2hr or (2) 3hr classes. 

If you prefer to pay 'offline' using cash or a check, contact Mary to register. For questions regarding payments, refunds and other relevant information, visit the Store Policies page.

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Placenta Encapsulation
300.00

Your placenta, professionally encapsulated. Price includes capsules and umbilical keepsake.

  • Add a tincture and print for $50.

If you prefer to pay 'offline' using cash or a check, contact Mary to register. For questions regarding payments, refunds and other relevant information, visit the Store Policies page.

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Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Education Class
from 100.00

Meet once a week, for 8 weeks (16hrs), in a group with other local expectant families. This class is led by a Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Educator who will prepare you for pregnancy, birth and postpartum. You will learn about a wide variety of topics including:

  • Prenatal & Postpartum nutrition

  • Relaxation and mindfulness practices

  • Meet Doulas in-person who serve our area

  • The normal, natural process of labor and birth, and health-care practices that support it

  • The rights of childbearing woman

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Labor

  • Changes during late pregnancy and the stages of labor

  • The important role that pain plays in labor and a wide variety of coping strategies for managing it

  • The importance of labor support (Doula/Partner)

  • Partner’s role in labor, breastfeeding and postpartum care

  • Movement and positioning during labor and birth

  • Medical interventions and their indications, risks and alternatives

  • Cesarean awareness and how to plan for a gentle cesarean

  • How to communicate with your healthcare provider

  • Developing a birth plan

  • Breastfeeding

  • Newborn Care

  • Postpartum expectations and self care

  • Baby Blues & Postpartum Depression

  • Birth Control options and Natural Family Planning (Fertility Awareness)

  • Car seat safety

  • Local resources to support you during and after pregnancy

You will also receive:

  • A canvas tote filled with learning materials and all the information we cover for you to take home with you

  • Access to a Network of Birth Professionals, Lactation Support, a resource library, parenting advocates and volunteers.

  • Access to a private facebook group only for my students, so you can ask questions of each other, gather support and hear birth stories.

Date/Time: Classes are 6-8pm CST for 8 weeks (16hrs of education). 
Class size is limited to a maximum of 12 couples. There is a minimum of 3 couples required.

  • Jan 7th - Feb 25th (Tuesdays 6pm-8pm)

  • April 14th - June 9th (Tuesdays 6pm-8pm -- No class May 5th)

  • August 4th - September 22nd (Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm)

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