DOULA MENU OF OFFERINGS

Doula means woman caregiver, and describes a trained and experienced labor companion who provides the woman and her husband or partner continuous emotional support, physical comfort and assistance in obtaining information before, during and just after childbirth. The acceptance of doulas in maternity care is growing rapidly with the recognition of their important contribution to the improved physical outcomes and emotional well-being of mothers and infants.

  • A postpartum doula provides care to a family with a newborn baby.
  • A birth doula:
    • Recognizes birth as a key life experience that the mother will remember all her life
    • Understand the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor
    • Assists the woman and her partner in preparing for and carrying out their plans for the birth
    • Stays by the side of the laboring woman throughout the entire labor
    • Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures, an objective viewpoint, and assistance to the woman in getting the information she needs to make good decisions
    • Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner, and clinical care providers
    • Perceives her role as one who nurtures and protects the woman’s memory of her birth experience

PRIVATE PRENATAL OR POSTPARTUM YOGA - $125

prenatal-yoga

Pilates and Yoga during and after pregnancy releases stored fatigue, massages the joints & shifting organs, increases digestion, brings energy to the mother & helps to maintain hormonal balance. In addition, meditation increases the mother’s concentration and attunes her to communication with baby & her newly attuned nature.

PRENATAL PILATES/YOGA PACKAGE - $300

prenatal-pilates

*private pilates or yoga session

*massage

*herbal tea or bath

*sacred sharing

LABOR & BIRTH SUPPORT - $1200

birth-support

*3 prenatal visits

*birth preparation homework

*labor support

*breast feeding support

*3 postpartum visits

*intuitive massage

*photo record of your birth

*herbal childbearing & postpartum teas & sitz bath

*2 private prenatal pilates or yoga session

*2 private postpartum pilates or yoga sessions

PLACENTA PREPARATION - $200

placenta

Encapsulation or food preparation within 48 hrs of birth

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT - $35 (3 hours minimum)

postpartum-support

*personal support as the new mother heals

*food preparation

*breast feeding  support

*sacred sharing

*baby bathing

*light grocery shopping on my way over

**postpartum yoga & rituals may be added to this session

BIRTH RITUAL- $300

birth-ritual

Rituals are practices in which we make the mundane sacred. They are experiences in which we build, create, and participate in that take us deeper into our own awareness. In these sessions, you choose the work that feels right to you & I help you move through the process.

Examples of Rituals are:

*Labyrinth building, tracing & walking

*Yantra Drawing & Painting

*Altar building

*Belly casting and blessing

*Letters to sacred parts of ourselves

*Birthing Dances

HERBAL TEA INFUSIONS, BATHS & DECOCTION - $10/60

Bath-postnatal

Hand Blended & individually prepared herbs which support the energetics of pregnancy, labor, & postpartum healing. A 2 hour wellness consultation will give precise information for healing and hormonal balance.