Holding space for another person is incredibly profound. When you hold space for someone, you bring your entire presence to them. You walk along with them without judgment, sharing their journey to an unknown destination. Yet you're completely willing to end up wherever they need to go. You give your heart, let go of control, and offer unconditional support. - Lynn Hauka
Birth Doula Services Include:
*Free consultation to determine your needs for birth support
*Support during your pregnancy as you prepare for birth and parenting. We will utilize birth planning tools to discuss your preferences and needs. We will work together to create your unique birth plan, practice comfort measures, and work with your partner on supportive birth team dynamics. I offer once-per trimester check-in visits, virtually or in-person at my favorite outdoor "offices" -the UNCC Botantical Gardens, Optimist Hall, McGill Rose Garden
*Continuous, unlimited active labor support at your home or hospital or birth center
*Immediate postpartum support to help with birth recovery, getting settled with your newborn and initiating breastfeeding and bonding
*1-2 postpartum virtual or home visits: during your first week home, and then between 4-6 weeks postpartum to help you transition peacefully into parenthood. We will debrief your birth experience, plan for continued postpartum wellness, and discuss any questions you have.
*Access to my library of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, parenting resources
*Continued Text/Phone/Email support for 6 weeks postpartum
*Aromatherapy specially designed to support your labor
*Seasonal goodies from my homestead apothecary : fresh flowers, herbals teas and tinctures to support your wellness
*I am on-call 24/7 for your labor from the moment you hire me until your baby is born. I limit my monthly calendar to a small number of births to ensure a quality relationship with each client. I work with an excellent team of professional and experienced doulas for back-up so your birth is always covered. My back-up partners are Heidi, Collin and Becca
I will only be booking an exclusive 2 doula clients per month in 2021-2022 to ensure the highest quality of personalized care! Because of this limit, my calendar fills very quickly! Please contact me to chat about your needs for doula support.
"You are a Birth Servant. Do good without show or fuss. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is helped, yet still free and in charge. When the baby is born, they will rightly say; We Did It Ourselves !"
– Tao Te Ching