Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does Kooshlie mean?
Kooshlie is a miss-spelled Norwegian word (koslig)that means 'cozy' or comfortable. I adopted it as my moniker after traveling in Norway back in 2001-2002. The proper spelling was taken, so I phonetically spelled it. It works well with my doula work, as my goal is to make you comfortable during your journey through birth.
Q: What does a doula do?
A: Please read the full description here regarding my doula support:
You can also check out what DONA International says about doula support. DONA Doulas state they are,
a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.”
Q: Where do you offer your classes?
A: Kooshlie Care Doula services offers classes that are fulfilling, informative and convenient. Classes currently are offered in your home, online (via Zoom), and at Blessed Births Birth Center in Greenville, SC. Stay tuned, we will soon be offering in-person classes again! *Due to the Covid-19 pandemic most classes – private and with the birth center -- are being offered virtually.
Q: What access to support do I get after I hire a doula?
A: Once you book support with Kooshlie Care Doula Services you have 24/7 access via email, phone, and text support. We are more than happy to meet-up to in-person, attend prenatal appointments or birth classes with you. Unless it’s an emergency, text messages will be responded to the next business day. If you need to reach your doula immediately, please call!
Q: Do you offer discounts?
A: It is my goal to be available to support women who want and need a doula regardless of their financial situation. At this time doula services are not covered by insurance. Please don’t let money be a deterrent in hiring a doula. As an independent business owner, I have the autonomy to work with potential clients and offer a sliding scale or payment plans. Additionally, you can pay for doula support via HSA or FSA accounts. Lastly, doula services can be “registered” for and gifts of support can be applied to your balance from family and friends! Learn more about how your loved ones can assist in your birth journey!