What is a doula?
Doula's provide emotional, physical & educational support with a collaborative attitude, and professionalism to the birthing mother and her family. Birth Doulas may provide support to a woman in childbirth at home when a primary care provider is present or up until the time to leave for the birth site (hospital or birth center). The Birth Doula is not the primary care provider nor should she misrepresent herself as one. http://www.tolabor.com/about-tolabor/scope-of-practice/ In my practice, I strive to offer support with the energy of grounded compassionate sisterhood believing the moment of conception on through the birth and postpartum is a rite of passage to be honored with compassionate presence, respect & deep listening. It is an honor to be with you!
Doula Services Pregnancy Birth & Postpartum
VIRTUAL SERVICES AVAILABLE (PLEASE INQUIRE FOR DETAILS)
First, a FREE consultation
Meeting in a comfortable setting or families home to decide whether it's a good fit. An opportunity to understand my style of care & personality as well as get to know you & understand the support you are looking for.
If Hired, 2-3 pre-natal visits focusing on topics to best serve your birth, for example, creating a birth plan together-labor support info, how intimacy & hormones support labor progress, resources, emotional preparation, *Real talk-how to prevent pelvic floor tearing & damage while easing pushing in labor, parenting, post-partum care + Navigation, reflecting on the journey (These can include phone meetings)
Continuous Labor & Delivery Support (on call status at 38 weeks)
Two Postnatal Visit (assistance in transition personal to your needs) 24 hour initial visit & one week later
Post Partum Doula Service available for those looking for support post labor $35/Hour
Offering Placenta Encapsulation $250/flat fee. Complete within 48 hours or less.
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Currently working as a Birth & Postpartum Doula part of Full Moon Birth and Family Wellness Center Santa Cruz, California
Nationally Certified Birth Doula/Activist & Registered Birth doula in the state of MN alongside the NP Everyday Miracles located in Minneapolis, MN "Committed to reducing health disparities & improving birth outcomes for at-risk Moms. We strive to provide compassionate, culturally competent care & non-judgemental welcoming community." (Doula services can be covered through state funded health insurance in Minnesota)
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