I like to meet with you and your labor partner twice before labor. I visit you in your home and we will become better acquainted, explore and discuss your birth preferences, discuss any fears or concerns, and plan how we might work best together as a team.
Second visit, we go over prenatal exercises to ease discomforts and aid in optimal fetal positioning, ways to use the rebozo, comfort measures for labor and more. This visit usually lasts 1-3 hours and is tailored to suit your family’s specific needs and desires.
Post Birth Care
Post-birth care. I will stay after your birth for 1-3 hours to help with initiating breastfeeding, retrieving or preparing food, taking photos, and anything else you may need. I love providing you and your partner a post-birth meal before I leave you.
One In Home Postpartum visit 2-14 days after your birth to assist with any breastfeeding and/or parenting questions and draw you a healing newborn herbal bath.
PostPartum health & wellness kit including all natural, Baby bo boo balm, Sore muscle massage oil or coconut nipple cream, post birth lavender sitz bath
Continuous birth doula support as soon as you request it. I will meet you at your home or your place of birth when my assistance is requested (usually once active labor has been established) and stay 1-3 hours after your baby is born or when family/friends start coming in.
Comfort techniques during labor including: Verbal encouragement & reassurance, massage, homeopathy, herbs, essential oils, relaxation & pain management techniques, positioning suggestions, plus information about medical procedures when if needed.
Birth Preferences & Planning
A complimentary interview to determine if I am the right doula for you. Birth is an intimate experience and only those you are comfortable and feel safe around should attend your birth. It is very important to me and my doula philosophy that the dad/partner or labor partner is at this meeting. It’s very casual and we usually chat for 45-60 minutes. I suggest that you interview several doulas to find the right doula for you! In the unlikely event that I am unable to attend your birth due to unforeseen circumstances, I have several back up doulas in the areas available to support you.
24/7 email/phone call and or text availability throughout your pregnancy