Why Work With a Doula Partnership?
After decades as solo practicing doulas, Kate Dewey and Jane Drichta have teamed up to provide a shared-call experience for their clients. This unique practice style allows them to be more available for their families and travel commitments, while continuing to do the work they both love. Some of the benefits of this style for our birthing clients are:
We also offer many other services. Our combined skill set includes childbirth education, lactation support, newborn sleep consulting and postpartum doula care. If you'd like to add any of these services to your package, please let us know.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I see if we are a good fit?
Set up an interview with us! Click here for our Interested Client Form. We are currently alternating interview locations* between Seattle and the Eastside, so look for both options when setting up your interview. A scheduling link will be sent to you upon completion of the form linked above.
After we've met and I have decided to hire you, what happens?
A deposit of $800 is collected upon hire and you will be sent links to book the appointments for the first and second prenatal visits with your doulas. Each doula will do one prenatal visit with you in your home.* The remaining balance of $1000 is collected at/after the second prenatal visit or around 37 weeks.
What happens when I think I am in labor?
We have one call number that will be provided to our clients so getting in touch with us is simple. The doula on call will help you navigate your early labor and help decide when to join you in labor for more hands on support. The doula will be with you, working through your contractions and helping you navigate through your labor until the birth of your baby. After baby is born, the doula will remain with you for at least the first hour postpartum.
After the birth, is there a postpartum visit?
The doula who primarily attended your birth will come to do your postpartum visit about 1-2 weeks after your baby's birth and you will have access to that same call number in the event that any questions arise during your postpartum time. Additional 60-minute postpartum check-in visits over zoom can be added at no additional cost at any time.
*PLEASE read our COVID policies to learn about changes
Birth Doula Fee~ $1800
KC Johnston CD(DONA), LMP, LCCE
KC is taking a hiatus from Birth Doula work to pursue her education as a Nurse Midwife! She will still be available for Private Classes on a limited basis and will be taking some call shifts for Kate and Jane in 2019-2020!