The postpartum stage and breastfeeding are powertimes of life as the woman/birthing person and partner transform into a parent(s), bringing new life, love, and creation.
As a doula, I see my main purpose as holding space for the mom-to-be and family during one of the most miraculous and intimate times of one’s life. Holding space takes the form of providing informational, emotional, and physical support at all stages of the perinatal experience for mom and family. I work with moms/parents, partners and families in developing support tools that reflect the uniqueness and needs for that particular family and transition in a compassionate, nonjudgmental, mom/family centered space.
I have received formal doula arts training at Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts, Santa Cruz, CA and received my doula certification through Natural Resources, San Francisco, CA . Also, I’ve had special training with Five Flavors Herbs and American School of Herbalism, Gail Tully of Spinning Babies, Rachel Yellin in “Supporting the Hypnosis-Based Birth,” “Tracking Spirit in the Birth Environment” with Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D, and UCSD Extension Lactation Educators certification with Gini Baker, RN, IBCLC, MPH, and Elizabeth Davis’ “Heart & Hands” midwifery intensive.
I’m experienced in perinatal herbal medicine, acupressure, moxabustion,labor and breastfeeding massage, breastfeeding support, newborn care and parenting, mindfulness meditation, breath and vocalization techniques, as well as other mind and body comfort measures, and postpartum nutrition. I happily support your birth at home, at a birth center or at the hospital.
We work together in your home and place of birth – including home, birth center and hospital. Our prenatal sessions are at your home and are 1.5-2 hours in length.
Areas of Service:
I work in:
Doula support is available outside these areas with an extra traveling fee ($150).
I work at the following hospitals:
The Whole Package: Breast/chest feeding is a dynamic relationship between mother/parent and child with stages and changes over the course of the infant’s life and the parent’s postpartum experience. This packages provides support in initiating breast/chest feeding, increase of milk supply, growth spurts, and maintaining a healthy breast/chest feeding relationship with your child.
In-home Lactation Consultation: up to 2 hours session in your home including pre/post feeding infant weights, breast exam, latch and position assessment and support, and written breast/chest feeding plan, unlimited text/phone/email support.
Follow-up 1 hour in-home session: Cost: $80
Postpartum Doula Support Package
Package 1: 12 hours of pp support (3-4 sessions)
Package 2: 24 hours of pp support (6-8 sessions)
Package 3: 30 hours of pp support (10 sessions)
Package 4: 45 hours of pp support (15 sessions)
Perinatal Doula Support Package
Working together during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum provides a unique opportunity for continuity of care.
My services include:
Payment plans available.
I ask for 24 hour notice to schedule our first postpartum session.Payment plans available.
Questions? Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.