As your doula I am committed to your comfort, your wishes and the wellbeing of your growing family, available for up to two prenatal visits for up to 2 hours. In this visit we can establish a rapport and discuss the vision you have for your birth. We can set guidelines and expectations, and answer any and all questions you may have as well as guide you in writing your birth plan. I will be there to provide you with continuous emotional and physical support on call for 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks post your due date. I can provide resources for you to fulfill any needs you have throughout your pregnancy.
Throughout the entirety of your labor and birthing journey, whenever you choose to have me there, I will offer continuous support to you and your family before, during, and after birth. I will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you’re doing and offer physical and emotional support to you and your partner. I will remain with you after birth to provide breastfeeding support, get you and your family settled in and help process your birth experience.
Postpartum is a precious time often referred to as the sacred window. A time to heal, replenish, and build a strong bond with your baby, I understand that this is a time of great change and support is needed in many forms. We can not always anticipate what we may need given the many variables that arise in the fourth trimester.
As your doula I want to be here for you to lean on in this time. I include one postpartum visit in my doula package to discuss your birth experience, answer any questions you may have, offer continued breastfeeding support, assist you in your healing, as well as offer newborn tips and care.
Additionally I provide postpartum services by the hour for a minimum of 3 hours. I can provide newborn care so that you can take time for yourself to rest, rejuvenate, work or simply get a change of scenery. I can do light cleaning, errands or cooking for you and your family.
Sacred Postpartum Medicine
Consumption of the placenta is an ancient remedy that has gained more recent popularity .It is an organ that your body has beautifully created specific to your and your babies needs. Ingestion of your placenta in postpartum can be a tool to assist in healing from birth and ease the physical and emotional transition into motherhood and caring for a newborn. Although research is still limited there are reported benefits including increased energy, increased breast milk production, hormonal balance including decreased risk of postpartum depression, and is a rich source of iron that reduces postpartum bleeding.
Placenta encapsulation is the process of steaming and dehydrating the placenta, grinding it into a fine powder and encapsulating.
In addition to placenta encapsulation I also offer
- Umbilical cord keepsake
- Placenta Tincture
- Placenta salve
Prenatally we can discuss any questions or concerns you have regarding your placenta and the consumption process. I will pick up your placenta from the place where you have given birth or from your home afterward. I will transport your placenta to my home office where I will prepare your placenta. I will have it returned in capsules within 48 hours with dosage instructions. I look forward to providing this nourishing and sacred medicine to you.