Most women and families are excited to prepare for conception! By creating a healthy environment, you can optimize fertilization to take place. Maintaining health throughout pregnancy assists in the birthing process, development of a healthy baby, post-birth healing, and creating quality milk supply.
"... studies have shown that having a doula as a member of the birth team decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, the length of labor by 25%, the use of oxytocin by 40%, and requests for an epidural by 60%."
I believe in and am committed to the total health of women, children and families. In order to make informed decisions about your pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and postpartum care you want for you and your baby, it is important to understand your options.
Honoring your right to decide what you need to succeed, we will work together to create an intentional path to your optimal pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum care experience.
As your doula ...
I integrate approaches to help you prepare for motherhood, again or anew, with confidence, optimal health and joy while supporting your choices for a safe delivery at home, in a birthing center, or at a hospital.
We will meet once every trimester and I will check in with you in between, more often after 32 weeks. We can modify the schedule as needed. Each 60-90 minute visit will center on specific needs for your stage of pregnancy, empowering and preparing you for a safe, healthy, happy pregnancy and birth experience, attending appointments with you, answering your questions, and getting to know you, your partner, and family. I will be at-your-side throughout labor, the birth, and afterwards, supporting your vision and needs.
I will always respect your lifestyle and dietary choices, as well as religious and cultural beliefs.
I am available to talk with you by telephone at any time.
every client receives ...
Lots of love and encouragement
An initial consultation
Assistance planning your birth
Direct access to me via phone
Guidance on nourishing foods and self-care
Access to education and resources
Blessingway Ceremony planning (optional)
Micronutrient and other labs to optimize physical health (optional)
Energy healing sessions (optional)
Postpartum vaginal steam for proper healing (optional)