Aromatherapy for Pregnancy, Labor, Postpartum, Breastfeeding and Baby Care For pregnancy: I have essential oils available for relieving leg cramps, fluid retention, general tiredness, varicose veins, stretch marks, relieving fatigue, upset stomach, calming, skin care, relieving tension, and insomnia. I can also prepare a belly balm for you to use which should help […]
What is a Doula anyway?
The word doula is an ancient, Greek, word that means woman who serves. And indeed, we do serve! A birth doula will offer you continuous emotional support throughout your labor and birth and offer many different physical comfort measures during your labor, offer information during labor and birth, and help you and your partner advocate for yourselves if you are birthing in a hospital. The postpartum doula will ideally come to your home when you return from your birthplace and send the whole family to bed to sleep, rest, relax, recover, and bond with your new baby. We will feed and hydrate your family, help teaching bathing, breastfeeding, etc., and take over your household for you until you are feeling up to doing it yourself. We are there to mother the mother and nurture your family!
My Position on Birth
My position on birth is that it is up to the mom-to-be to plan for her ideal, dream, birth. Once we have that plan in place, I will try to help her achieve this, with emotional support, comfort measures, information and advocacy. We also have to be open to change though as things can sometimes turn on a dime. I will support whatever decisions you have made for your birth. I will supply you with the most recent evidence based research that you can use when making your plan or making decisions during the labor and birth. We are all about the evidence!
Birth Doula Service
I include 2 prenatal visits, the labor and delivery, an hour or two after the birth, a postpartum visit once the couple gets home from their birthplace, and am on call from 37-42 weeks pregnant. My clients can also call, text, or email anytime they have a question or need some more information.
Childbirth Education Classes
(12 hours) I can teach group or private childbirth education classes as well as a breastfeeding class, newborn care class, or a class on pain medications for labor. Please see the flyer on the bottom of my website for current childbirth ed class information!
I can teach a prenatal class for expecting parents or my clients can contact me after they have had their baby and need some assistance with breastfeeding.
Postpartum Doula Service
I am there once the couple gets home from their birthplace to mother the mother and nurture the family. Ideally, I would send the whole family to bed to rest, relax, bond with their baby, etc., and I would take over caring for them by feeding and hydrating them, helping with breastfeeding, and taking over household tasks until Mama feels up to getting back to this work.
Aromatherapy I can offer aromatherapy services to any of my clients and also do consultations for anyone interested in using aromatherapy for their physical/emotional issues. I am also trained in The Raindrop Technique Therapy.
Birth doula fee is $900
Postpartum doula fee is $30 per hour
Lactation counseling fee is $30 per hour
Breastfeeding Class is $75 for a 2.5 hour class
Newborn Care Class is $75.00 for a 3 hour class
Group and private classes are available. Please inquire!