Meagan Thompson CD(DONA), CD (CHB), certified birth doula, offers services in Lexington, KY and the Central Kentucky region. She attends hospital, birth center, and home births (with a certified midwife).
If you are interested in hiring Meagan, please contact her to schedule a free consultation.
Pricing and care
Birth Doula Services – $1000*
Two prenatal visits – During these visits (typically at your home), we will explore preferences you have for your upcoming birth experience. It’s a time for us to get to know each other better so you feel comfortable with my presence in your birth space and I feel confident about the best ways to support you. I will do my best to answer questions you have around pregnancy, labor + birth, and postpartum, or point you in the right direction of evidence based informational resources.
Continuous labor support – You (and your partner, if applicable) will have physical and emotional support for the duration of your labor. No need to watch the clock (PLEASE don't watch the clock) during labor. My fee remains the same regardless of how long you want labor support. During the prenatals, we will talk about when to contact me so you feel confident about reaching out when the time comes.
Immediate postpartum care – I will assist with breastfeeding questions and help you get situated for up to two hours after your birth.
One postpartum visit– I will come to your home to talk about your birth experience and see if you have any questions/concerns/victories to share from your early postpartum period. I love to bring food or whatever supplies you may need. I will not ask to hold the baby, but will happily do so if you want free arms for a bit.
Unlimited email/text/phone support – As soon as you hire me, I am available by email, text, or phone call to answer your pregnancy, labor and postpartum questions.
Backup doula – I’m human and unforeseen circumstances could arise that would cause me to miss your birth (or need to grab a few hours of sleep). Rest assured that I work with some wonderful doulas that may serve in my place.
Access to local and online resources
* I believe that every person who wants a doula at their birth should have one. If you think that I might be the right doula for you, please contact me to discuss your situation/needs, and we can come up with a payment plan or possibly a reduced fee. I am also happy to make referrals to other Kentucky doulas who may be able to better meet your personal or financial needs.
All Births for all People
I will provide the above services to ALL PEOPLE, regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression.
Want a hospital birth with an OB and an epidural?
Want to be at home in a birthing tub with a midwife?
Have a scheduled Cesarean birth?
Planning to go to a birth center with midwives and want to round out your birth team?
Not sure what kind of birth you want and feel overwhelmed?
About Birth, LLC, is about ALL BIRTHS FOR ALL PEOPLE. It’s your birth and these are your decisions. I’ll provide evidence based information to help you find your path, and make sure you are seen and heard, regardless of birth setting. There is no right way to birth, but having a team (provider, partner, nurse, doula) that supports you and respects your choices can help make it the best birth experience for you. I’m happy to make referrals to wonderful providers in our area if you’re not sure who’d support your needs and plan.
Following are the healthcare providers with whom I have attended births (but definitely open to growing the list!). Please note that this is not a list of recommended providers for your birth. Some are great for high risk births, while others are better suited for low risk and low intervention births. I am happy to share my experiences with them.
A Woman’s Work - Elizabeth Regan, CPM (Certified Professional Midwife, home births)
Bates, Miller, & Sims - Family Practice Doctors and CNM (Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan)
Home Sweet Home - Sarah Hood, CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife, home births)
Lexington OB-GYN Associates - OB-GYNs (Baptist Health Lexington)
Lexington Women’s Health - OB-GYNs and CNMs (Baptist Health Lexington)
UK Midwife Clinic - CNMs (UK Healthcare)
Woman2Woman - OB-GYN and CNM (St. Joseph East)
WomanCare - OB-GYNs and CNMs (Clark Memorial Hospital)
Women’s Care of the Bluegrass - OB-GYNs and CNMs (Frankfort Regional Medical Center)
Women’s Care of the Commonwealth - OB-GYNs (Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center)