Prenatal Services-I am there for you from the moment you choose me as your doula. During your pregnancy I meet with you, your partner, and other possible members of your birth team. I pour into everyone, not just the expectant mom. I teach breathing techniques, birthing positions, and more. But most importantly, I get to know you. I learn what makes you happy and what upsets you, what comforts you or what disturbs you, and overall how we can best work together!
Continuous Labor and Birth Support-I am there for you at the onset of labor until everyone is happy and the entire family is healthy. I will join you when you and your partner are ready. I will provide physical assistance and comfort, position advice, rebozo support, on the spot education, and more! After the baby is born, I stand back as you and your partner bond with the baby. I can help with initial breastfeeding latch. Should there be a need for the baby to be separated from mom, I don't leave mom's side. I will also capture all these precious moments through camera if desired by the family!
Childbirth Education Courses-I am a certified Madriella Childbirth Educator. My courses are geared towards a hospital birth, although I can tweak them for those birthing at home or a birth center. I teach on options for medicated or non-medicated childbirth. But my focus is to teach on hospital procedures and how you can advocate for your birth wishes and desires. Most moms choose to birth in a hospital but are scared that they will lose their voice and be forced to do things they do not wish. In my class you will learn how to ask the questions you need to, to get the answers you understand. You will learn what hospitals offer for pain management and comfort support. And of course, you will learn the basics of labor like what are the signs of labor, what are the stages of labor, what is proper prenatal care, basic newborn care and so much more. This is a very valuable class. I offer classes based on request so follow me on Facebook for class schedules in a group setting. I also offer classes to my birth clients in their homes for an additional fee.
Fourth Trimester Services-Your moments when you bring the baby home are super precious, but can be overwhelming and exhausting. I will help make your life easier through nurturing and education. Postpartum services can begin the day your baby is born through three months old. My services include light housekeeping, assistance with recovery from birth, mother-baby bonding, infant soothing, breastfeeding, and so much more! I educate on all the fancy baby gear and baby-wearing. I teach family members the ins and outs of adding this new family member, and help them learn how to best soothe and help the new mom. I am also trained to know the signs of postpartum depression and can offer referrals as needed. When I am with you, your family is my priority! I offer day and overnight shifts, and pricing starts at $25/hr and varies depending on hours booked.
Additional Services-I also offer placenta encapsulation and belly casting. You can add these on to your package if you are already a client. I also offer them a la carte.