Birth and Postpartum services

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                   BIRTH / POSTPARTUM DOULA & CONSULTATION

I have been a birth and postpartum doula for over 18 years.  I have attended over 500 births, 40 of which were home water births as an assistant midwife, and I have worked with over 800 families postpartum.  I see myself as an educator, not one to instill dependence.   It is never my agenda, always yours!  As a birth doula and an assistant midwife I was trained to prefer natural birth.  I feel now, 18 years later, that all births are sacred!  I do not stand in judgement of birth.   I am interested in birth as a teacher.   If you are not interested in having a doula with you hours on end, then sign up for a consultation!  I can prepare your team for your special day!  As your doula I love to come to your home in early labor and work that 12 hour window it can take to get to 5cm. (on average)  From 5-10cm on average is half that time.  I have often walked clients into the hospital at 8-9 cm.  Rather have your sister there but she has no clue how to be a good support at birth?  I can help!  There are definite ins and outs, dos and don’ts in a birth room.

INTUITION AND THE BIRTH ROOM

As you see from my site, I am a trained intuitive, but as your doula I do not give readings during, or after a birth. You need a doula, not a mystic, while birthing. My greatest value as your doula is to be grounded, and very much in pace with you during labor.  After birth I am happy to offer a baby reading or Soul Session just for you to process your birth experience.

Birth Doula

Rose Birth Doula package is a standard package.

Orchid Birth Doula Package includes the Rose Package +12 hours of postpartum.

ROSE DOULA PACKAGE ($3500.00)

I only accept one birth a month.  I am all yours for that month.  I have only had to call in a back up once out of 500 births and that was at a 72 hour home birth.  (That’s rare, don’t panic:)  The role of a doula is sacred and a bond is formed.  Often doulas will take 3-4 clients and often a client ends up with a back up.  It can be jarring

I am on-call 24 hrs a day 2 weeks before your due date and 2 weeks after your due date for any and all questions. I do not give medical advice. That is the work of your midwife or doctor. We meet twice before your due date beginning a month before. I am always happy to meet more than this should the need arise.

Meeting 1:
Getting to know each other
Birth navigation.
Myth-busting, and “the middle way.”
Birth plan preparation (less is more)
Implementing my “top five” system

Meeting 2:

Meeting the Masculine in the room. How we do anything is how we do everything. Tools, pushing stage, positions, signs of labor.
Knowing the stages and where we’re at… Grief and birth.

Labor:
I come to home, hospital, or birth center at 511. (5 minutes apart, lasting a minute for over an hour.) I am with you the entire time until one hour after the birth. (The average birth is 15 to 24 hours.)Photography / video and written birth story included (Ask me about my modified packages for VBAC, repeat clients, and 2nd/3rd time mommies.)

Postpartum visit:( 1 hour)  Sharing your birth experience.  Postpartum depression can be reduced by 40 % if a new mother tells her birth story as SHE experienced it, within a week of delivery.
Breast-feeding support

ORCHID BIRTH PACKAGE- $4100 Includes all of the above and12 hours of postpartum care.

(The above fees are subject to change, and do not include registry fees.)


Private Birth Education

I am an ICEA certified childbirth educator

I offer a private in-home birth education class geared toward home or hospital birth. It lasts four hours and we cover the following: $175.00

  • Anatomy and terminology
  • The Tao of birth
  • About your hospital (the ins and outs)
  • About your home birth
  • “What we resist persists.”
  • The land of labor (positions, breath, tools, aromatherapy)
  • Product information (less is more)
  • Birth history –your partners and yours
  • Birth plan construction

Postpartum Care

What I offer as your Postpartum Doula:

infant care education- I not only cover care of the physical, but I help you understand how your little one communicates.

breast feeding support
first bath
cord /circumcision care
jaundice/ colic solutions
baby massage
baby carrier instruction
product and nursery consultation
sleep sculpting

When everyone is settled I also offer the following:

lite cooking. (1 dish per visit)
lite cleaning
baby laundry

Postpartum is $50 per hour

SLEEP SCULPTING CONSULTATION 

(BETTER SLEEP FOR YOU AND BABY)

$180 1-2 hours 

Custom sleep consultation using food, consistent biological appropriate tools, and your way of being, to enhance better sleep for YOUR baby.  There is no one size fits all with human beings that ever fit well!  Most books and systems must appeal to a large population.  My work is rooted in the individual!  Best to start anytime before 3 months old for a pre-consult, then again at 17lbs to get that 6 hours straight of sleep.  Did you know that sleeping through the night technically for infants under one years of age is six hours?  Any other process or sleep training that offers more than that usually goes against the natural grain of infancy.  I like to work with what is.  I work to understand who your baby is as an individual and create a plan that best suits your baby and your family.

SPIRIT BABY READINGS $160 

What is a spirit baby reading?  Babies understand and communicate more than you know!  I teach you how to interpret the cues and signs from your baby.  Often while pregnant many women feel connection and messages from baby.  Once born many assume that magic and communication is over.  It isn’t.  Babies communicate through feeling and imagery.   Readings can take place pre-gestation, gestation, during and after delivery or anytime pre-verbal.  Babies in arms only.  If you have little one on the move I can still connect with the information little one wishes to share remotely.

Mama Soul Sessions  $160

As a new mom you may need a place to land.  Come in for tea and a chat.  Its postpartum Spiritual counseling with a dash of intuition and healing.  You need time, care, and attention as well!