Breathe & Balance & Birth

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Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.

-Harriette Hartigan

A doula's purpose is to empower women & families with knowledge, tools, advocacy, & support before, during, & after birth. 

My doula journey began when I hired a doula to support my family and me for the birth of my daughter. I know I would not have had the birthing experience I wished for if it wasn’t for my doula. She assisted and inspired me in ways I didn’t even know I needed, and is still there for us to this day. I was encouraged by many to become a doula myself, and that is exactly what I did. I am a fully trained and certified birth doula, ready to be of service to your growing family. When you hire me as your doula, you are getting a professional, an advocate, a friend. I believe every birthing person deserves a doula.

If you have financial hardship you may ask about payment options and potential scholarship/sliding scales.

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The doula's role: before, during, and after birth 

PREGNANCY

No matter when you hire me as your doula (the earlier on in pregnancy the better in my opinion) you will get my full support. We will start working towards the healthy pregnancy and birth you know your body is capable of, and made for. I want you to feel confident & loved as you grow your baby. I will help you navigate current, evidence-based resources and information so you feel prepared to expand your family in a way that is authentic and intuitive.

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PRENATAL SUPPORT

Through in-depth prenatal consultations, we will discuss and tailor your birth preferences, clarify your choices, and set accurate expectations for your birth and postpartum experience.

DURING LABOR, BIRTH, & POSTPARTUM 

As a non-medical support person, I will be present to foster a respectful collaborative approach with the clinical team. During your birth and postpartum moments, I provide tools and knowledge that prioritize your comfort, autonomy, and decision-making skills. I bring an informed, calming, and supportive energy to this powerfully unpredictable sacred life event .

POSTNATAL SUPPORT 

Following birth, we will have postpartum visits to discuss the birth experience, answer your questions, and provide non-clinical support as you adjust to your new family rhythms.

ENERGY & WELLNESS SERVICES 

Because of my extensive background as a yoga educator & intuitive energy guide, I offer customized tools to support your prenatal, birth, and postpartum experience, including breathing exercises, yoga, energy work, meditation, reiki, aromatherapy, & more. 

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"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength."

                            -Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD

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Doula Services

Breathe & Balance & Birth
Doula Package

Services include:

  • Complimentary consultation ~ to see if we are a good fit for each other!

  • Two in person prenatal visits 

  • On going communication throughout pregnancy (phone, email, text)

  • On call from 37+ weeks

  • Continuous physical and emotional support during labor & birth

  • 1-2 hour immediate postpartum support to help you settle in as a new family

  • 2 postpartum visits with resources/referrals as needed

Breathe & Balance & Birth
Doula 
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Energy & Wellness Package

Being a doula and being an energy worker go hand in hand. Mama & baby get to benefit from this merging of healing modalities in endless ways!

 

Combined benefits:

 

  • All Doula services as described

 

+++ PLUS +++

  • Three in-person, 90 minute sessions (prenatal or postnatal) customized for your needs

  • Individualized sessions may include some or all of the following ~ energy, yoga, meditation, reiki, mindfulness, crystals, aromatherapy, breathwork & more!

Breathe & Balance & Birth
Energy & Wellness Package

Are you looking for some Mama love with just a sprinkle of doula?

 

If so I can offer you:

 

  • Three in-person, 90 minute sessions (prenatal or postnatal) customized for your needs

  • Individualized sessions may include some or all of the following ~ energy, yoga, meditation, reiki, mindfulness, crystals, aromatherapy, breathwork & more!

"It's not just just the physical act of giving birth that holds the most powerful memories for women, it's how the people around her made her feel and the way she was cared for before, during and after birth."

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* Every woman also deserves basic rights and support in whatever decisions she needs to make concerning her body.

If you need a friend, advocate, trauma-sensitive warrior, etc., please do not hesitate to contact me