What to Expect
As a birth doula I support birthing people and their partners during the labor and birth of their baby. I do not replace the birthing persons 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 prenatal appointments at your home where we get to know each other and discuss your birth preferences (environment, energy, etc.) and practice various coping techniques. During early labor I will meet 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 1-2 hours after the birth of your baby. I also offer one postpartum visit at your home to help answer any questions about your healing, about your baby, to process the birth experience, or to help with 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 sessions 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 work with birthing people who want a professional by their side that can suggest positions and perform hands-on techniques, to create balance and space in the birthing body to support the physiological process of birth. I work with immediate postpartum people who want 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
A birth tub can add so much comfort to your labor!
Increases comfort and mobility
Natural pain relief
Lowers stress and increases relaxation
Increases feeling of control
Gentle welcome for baby
Lower risk of significant tearing
Higher satisfaction with birth experience
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.