Birth is a natural and sacred process which allows women to connect more deeply with the innate wisdom and power of their body. It is one of the greatest rites of passage in this life.
The home birth of my son Malcolm nearly 12 years ago and the amazing care I received from my family, friends, and midwife, inspired me to offer the gift of support to other women during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
My labor doula services include:
*2 prenatal visits
*Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments prenatally (optional)
* support and advocacy for you and your partner during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum
*physical and emotional support during labor, including Jin Shin Jyutsu/Acupressure
*birth story and photographs, if desired
*1-2 postpartum visits, which may include help with breastfeeding, infant care, Jin Shin Jyutsu, care of the mother, help with meals, etc..
I am also available to do placenta encapsulation, for an additional fee.
Studies have shown that women who were supported by a doula during their labor reported: labor and birth as less painful, less anxiety after birth, feelings of increased self-confidence, an easier time with breastfeeding, improved relationship with their partner, and lower incidence of postpartum depression.
The Doula Book, by Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus