What to Expect
As a birth doula I support families during the labor and birth of their baby. I do not replace your partner, I help alongside them and support them as well. During labor I hold space for you and am there for continuous physical support, emotional support, and to help obtain information. I do not provide medical care of any kind or give any medical advice.
I offer two to four prenatal appointments at your home where we get to know each other and discuss your vision for your birth (environment, energy, etc.) and practice various coping techniques. During early labor I will join you at your home to assist you and your partner. As labor progresses I will be with you at your chosen place of birth to continue support until approximately 2-3 hours after the birth of your baby. I also offer one postpartum visit at your home to process the birth experience and to help answer questions about your healing, about your baby, or about feeding your baby.
I also offer Body Ready MethodSM alignment and corrective sessions as an add on to my birth doula services. During pregnancy we will work in one-on-one sessions in your home to help you optimize balance, strength and resiliency in your body to help stack the cards in your favor for the birth you are hoping to achieve. I can suggest positions and perform hands-on techniques, to create balance and space in the body to support the physiological process of birth. I can work with you in the immediate postpartum period to create a simple protocol to follow to encourage optimal recovery from pregnancy and childbirth. You can choose to have one session or three sessions – it’s completely up to you and how you feel it would help your body and birth.
Why you want to work with a Body Ready MethodSM Pro:
Birth Tub Rental
I offer full service tub rentals for home births. This includes full delivery, set up, and then draining, cleaning and removing the pool. Supplies included are the tub liner, floor liner, debris net, thermometer.
I will be on call 24/7 starting at 37 weeks to come to you and set up the birth tub when you are in labor.
I offer support via phone/virtual, if needed.