A doula is a birth companion. I am educational, emotional, and physical support for before, during, and after the labor experience.
I am certified through Childbirth International. I have attended 45 births as of 6/29/18.
I offer payment plans and can work on an individual basis for payment.
Yes. I can gracefully remove anyone from the room that may be disrupting you during your labor.
No. I offer it as an extra for women who are interested
Consuming your placenta postpartum in a pill form has been shown to decrease the effects of the hormone changes that can sometimes lead to PPD (Postpartum Depression). It can also help with your milk supply and give you greater energy for healing. I use the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) technique. I steam the placenta with Ginger, lemon and hot pepper, then dehydrate the placenta. Once dried, I pulverize the placenta and encapsulate it.
There are at least 2 prenatal visits. The first visit will go over how you see your birth going, and the second will be practicing labor/birth positions and other pain-management techniques. There is a two-visit minimum, but if more time together is needed, more visits can happen.
I will go on-call two weeks before your due date and can be contacted at any time.
I attend your birth, then offer two postpartum visits.
Yes. I am a continued-care provider, regardless of the facility.