Danielle Lugrand is a Black doula in Oklahoma who has provided trauma-informed, culturally knowledgeable birth doula services to all family structures birthing in homes, hospitals, and local freestanding Oklahoma birth centers since 1999.

Benefits of Birth Doula Support

Effects on Birthing Outcome

  • Shorter labors
  • Fewer complications
  • Cesareans are reduced
  • Decreased need for Oxytocin to speed up labor
  • Fewer requests by birthers for medications or epidurals
  • Reduced use of forceps

Effects on Babies

  • Fewer transfers to special care nurseries
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Babies breastfeed/chest feed easier
  • Mothers bond better during postpartum

Benefits for Families

  • Increased satisfaction with their birth experience
  • More positive assessments of their baby
  • Less postpartum depression
  • Partners have increased involvement during labor
  • Partners have an increased understanding of medical procedures
  • Partners experience less pressure

Birth Doula Support Packages

┬áBirth Support Package – $1650.00

  • 24/7 phone consultation begins with your signed contract.
  • Informational Support Tailored to Your Specific Needs – By phone, e-mail or postal mail
  • Access to my lending library ( books, videos, and DVDs)
  • 3 prenatal visits –
    • The first will be in the comfort of your home, we will start working on a birth plan for you and your baby. (Since supporting you will most likely start in your home, I would like to know where you live before you are in labor.)
    • Attend your 36-week prenatal appointment with you to meet your healthcare provider and discuss your specific birth plan requests.
    • Attend your 40-week prenatal appointment so that I can be with you during the discussion as to how your caregiver may want to proceed. (unless you have birthed prior to this date)
  • I consider myself to be on call starting at 37 weeks.

Labor support included…

  • Phone, text, and video support during early labor
  • Constant support once you request that I join you. (Your choice of home, hospital or birthing center)
  • T.E.N.S. Unit usage. (you must buy the electrodes ($8.00 pkg) – I keep them in stock)
  • Access to all my comfort measure tools
  • Early postpartum care; I can help with the initiation of lactation, if desired. I am a Certified Lactation Counselor- CLC.
  • Two Postpartum Visits
    • Your first is a lactation support and wellness visit 24-36 hours after birth at your birthing location.
    • Your second is a one-week visit (virtually or at your home)

Additional Service Available