I was born into this world with the guidance of a midwife, which seems to have instilled in me a deep trust in birth. I discovered birth work in 2007, and have been passionate about supporting birthing families ever since.
As a doula, I support the you prenatally by exploring with you you current ideas about birth, and cultivating trust in your body, your baby, and the process. I also offer practical tools for building a pain-coping mindset.
In labor, I team up with the partner, if involved, and use visualization, massage, breath, movement, and other techniques to help you navigate the unknown landscape that is birth. I also guide parents in forming and maintaining a conscious connection with their baby before, during and after birth. I serve as an informational resource as well as emotional and physical support during pregnancy, birth and the early postpartum period. I provide assistance with establishing breastfeeding and basic care for the new family as you settle into your new life.
I also offer postpartum doula services at an hourly rate, as well as placenta encapsulation. I am a student midwife, and am currently enrolled in the Birthing From Within Mentor certification program. Birthing From Within childbirth educations classes are available on an individual basis, or contact me to find out more about group classes.
I offer my services on a sliding scale, so please feel free to contact me to set up a free consultation. Doula package includes: 2-3 prenatal visits, on-call availability for your due period, continuous support during labor and for the first two hours postpartum, and two postpartum visits. Phone and email support is included from the time you hire me to six weeks after birth.
Lastly, I am fluent in Spanish, and have international birth experience in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Uganda.
Many blessings on your parenting journey. I look forward to connecting with you! :)