I work directly for the birthing woman.
As your birth doula, I support you physically, emotionally, and with up-to-date information during your pregnancy, birth, and immediately post-birth.
My support extends to your partner/family as you desire.
At our prenatal meetings we build a relationship of trust as we create a plan to best serve you
During your birth process, I'm a guiding and re-assuring presence. I'm aware of both your energy and the energies of others' around you. My support may change moment-to-moment to clear the clutter as you open for birth.
I've doula-ed at hospitals, birth centers, and at home-births.
I've doula-ed for single women, partner fully present, partner not so much into it, long births, short births, unexpected turns.
I've doula-ed for people from a variety of cultures and lifestyles. I've served people with anxiety, and prior birth trauma. I've served "young," "old," those with medical conditions, and "low risk" people.
I'm with you 1-2 hours after birth to assist as needed while you settle in with your baby earth-side.
Postpartum doula: Choose from a birth-postpartum combination package, or postpartum doula as a stand-alone service.
Recently, I've served fully virtually.
I may see you two times in the first week to keep it calm or to establish breast-feeding, then come by for processing, chores, time for you to sleep, sibling help, or more.
I see some clients a year after birth for day-care or reflective listening
I offer everything from ceremony, to practical help such as dog walking.
Mostly, I listen. Second most often: I serve as a guide as you settle into feeding and sleeping with your newborn with ease.
-Presence at your labor, birth and 1-2 hours post birth (breastfeeding help if you like)
-3 prenatal meetings: intake, birth options, partner tips, Spinning Babies, birth/postpartum plans/dreams, childbirth education, lactation support, ways to maximize chance of a vaginal birth, relaxation, yoga/reiki, all/some of these, or other.
-Unlimited phone, email, text, virtual support from 1st payment
-On-call for you from 37 weeks pregnant until birth
-1 visit postpartum as your settle in with baby
Everything in Opening package plus 12 hours of postpartum doula which may include 1 overnight in the first 2 months postpartum.
Everything in Opening package plus 4 hours of postpartum doula , day-time, 8 to 5.
I come to you when you are home with baby: a listening ear, birth-story debrief, baby-care tips, breastfeeding help, referrals, grounding ceremony, sibling help, chores, errands, a break so you sleep, baby-wearing,+ (Hourly rate is $39.00 per hour: 8 to 4 daytime)
7 visits during pregnancy and postpartum for up to 16 hours total. (For example: 3 prenatals and 4 postpartums or 1 prenatal and 6 postpartums. No birth support.)
We talk 1:1 virtually or in person at your home for 75 minutes.
You share your birth story with me, according to YOU, the birthing woman.
We begin with a brief grounding ceremony. Next, you share why you are here and what you hope to get out of the session.
Then, you talk, let it out!
I am the container for your story.
This may be the first time you shared your story in full authenticity.
You may need to fully feel the deep wound in your body caused by the robbing of your birth. You may just share, not even sure of what you feel, or how much you wish to sort it out.
You may move toward release. You may move toward healing. You may move shift.
You let it out here, raw form.
I may use reflective listening, awareness of triggers, and other tools.
You may talk, scream, cry, or anything, on your own terms.
This is free from the medical model, in that you are a woman in full capacity. You are not secondary to your diagnosis, secondary to your baby, or to your spirit baby. You need not see yourself as "saved" by the medical establishment. You may see it this way when that is your authentic way. This is about YOU.