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
VIRTUAL SERVICES AVAILABLE (PLEASE INQUIRE FOR DETAILS)
First, a FREE consultation
30 minute Zoom meeting 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, 3 pre-natal visits (virtual & in person) 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)
One Postnatal Visit (assistance in transition personal to your needs) within the first week postpartum.
Offering Placenta Encapsulation $300/flat fee. Complete within 48 hours or less.
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Currently working as a Birth Doula in the Bay Area, CA
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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Vaccinations A Thoughtful Parent's Guide,by Aviva Jill Romm
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Full Moon Birth and Family Wellness
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Collective Wings Perinatal Project
Optimal Fetal Positioning Support/Spinning Babies
Must Read/Must See
5 Hospital Procedures That Ruin Your Birth
A Declaration of the Rights of Childbearing Women
Placenta: Essential Resuscitation Equiptment