From prenatal education, to labor and birth support, and postpartum services I will be by your side making sure that your voice is heard and you feel supported through the process of transforming into the parent you are becoming.
I offer prenatal education in both group and private formats online and in person. These classes will be tailored to those present and will make sure that you are comfortable with the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, nutrition for pregnancy, birth, and post-partum, choices you have in laboring and birthing, emotional changes throughout the childbearing year, baby care and postpartum care of the mother.
In addition, I also offer belly casting services and workshops to help you memorialize this special time in your life.
Labor & Birth
My goal is to form a relationship with you and your partner during pregnancy so that we merge into a cohesive birth team. I will be by your side through labor and birth to make sure that you are respected and feel safe during this massive transition in your life. My job is to hold space for you while also assisting with comfort measures and making suggestions to help you navigate your labor and birth. I will also be there for the immediate postpartum to make sure that you are safe to bond and connect with your baby, and to help get breastfeeding off to a good start. I will visit you postpartum to check in with how you are emotionally as well as how baby care and breastfeeding are going. I offer a free consultation to make sure that we are a good match before entering into a labor agreement.
The transition to motherhood is the biggest transformation you will go through in your life. It is the changing from who you are up to that point, into an entirely new person with an entirely different role than you have ever held in this life. You deserve to be surrounded by caretakers and supported through this transition. If I am your birthkeeper/doula I will be with you during the immediate postpartum, but if I am not, I can still offer you the services of checking in with you several times postpartum to help you process emotions, answer baby care questions, and assist with breastfeeding as needed.
I also offer placenta encapsulation services if this is something you choose to want postpartum.