You are expecting! Congratulations! This can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Whether this is is your first birth or your third, every birth and every baby is different, and you want to have a safe and comfortable birth.
We'll meet and get to know one another. And then when you decide you want me on your birth team we'll have at least two prenatal meetings to work on your needs and desires. I'll do a visit with you at your provider and childbirth class. We'll practice your breathing, focus, comfort measures, comfort through pain-relief techniques including breathing, relaxation, massage, and laboring positions. The goal of a doula is to help the mother experience a positive and safe birth, whether an un-medicated birth or a cesarean.
As a professional, I hear you and respect you! I will meet you where you are at in your life, with no judgment or bias.
~ My consultations are free. This is a time for us to meet so that you will know more about doula services and how I may support you. I understand if you are interviewing other doulas and will appreciate the opportunity to sit and chat with you.
When you decide to have me as your doula you will have access to me 24/7. I am human, but my desire is to be available for you when you need me, and that would be to be there for you at the most opportune time that works for you.
I will give you information you need; emotional support with compassion; and physical support, to help you feel calm, at peace and as comfortable as possible -- from pregnancy to postpartum.
~~ We will have two to three prenatal meetings, including an appointment with your provider and one childbirth class. We will go over your likes and dislikes, your health, your desires for your birth -- medicated or non-medicated; natural or caesarean; labor room atmosphere; etc.
We will go over breathing, relaxation techniques, comfort measures, laboring positions, and labor tools.
This is your pregnancy, and your baby. I can assist you by giving you the support that every laboring mother should have. You have the God-given strength to birth your baby, but whatever your desires and needs are, and however you birth, I am there for you and your family to experience a positive and safe birth.
Baby is born! Or, months later you find yourself exhausted, unsure of some decisions, or just need some unbiased support, a postpartum doula may be just what you need.
Daytime/Evening: Baby Care; Sibling Care; Light Housework and Chores; help with Meals, or you simply need a Confidant to listen without judgment.
Overnight Care: To attend to baby during the night so that mom & dad can catch up on sleep. This is especially helpful when parents are preparing to return to work and need to adjust their body-clock.
- Placenta Encapsulation
- Placenta Tincure
- Placenta Prints
- Umbilical Cord Keepsake
Belly Binding (Bengkung style)
- 1 Session with instruction to self-wrap.
- First session + successive return sessions.
Graceful Journey Doula
There is nothing more miraculous to me than witnessing a baby enter the world, let alone being a part of it! The wonder and beauty of childbirth can be truly seen in the strength that a woman has when she has the support, the tools, and the knowledge to be empowered in her laboring.