What is a Doula?
Your Guide to Fertility, Birth and Motherhood
Not a doctor or a midwife, a doula is your resource for information, emotional support and physical comfort. Empower yourself through hands on healing and education to create the birth experience you desire.
With the decision to bring new life into the world comes a radical shift of consciousness. This is a time of great power, deep introspection and new body awareness. It can also be a time of confusion and doubt. Having a guide, or doula, on one of life’s most sacred journeys, gives you the physical and emotional support you need for a joyful and fearless pregnancy and birth.
Studies show that having a doula present with you during birth that women and their partners are more likely to feel positive about their birth experience, are more likely to breastfeed successfully, and incidences of postpartum depression is lessened. Requests for epidurals are reduced by 60% and pain medication by 30%, cesarean rate decreases by 50%, Pitocin use during labor decreases by 40%, and labor is 25% shorter. (Statistics from The Mother of All Pregnancy Books, 2nd Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Ann Douglas)
As your doula, I am trained to guide you through conception, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and postpartum care. Through the miracle of birth, we will cultivate your divine feminine spirit and create a new humanity in peace. I will provide a safe space for you emotionally and spiritually while giving you the information and awareness you need for a successful pregnancy and labor. Schedule a free consultation for more information and pricing.
Complete Doula Package
As your doula, I am trained to guide you through conception, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and postpartum care. Through the miracle of birth, we will cultivate your divine feminine spirit and create a new humanity in peace. I will provide a safe space for you emotionally and spiritually while giving you the information and awareness you need for a successful pregnancy and labor.
Schedule a free consultation for more information and pricing.
Additional Doula Services
For consultation and information about a healthy pregnancy and assistance in creating a birth vision, to postpartum adjustments and guidance, explore these individual sessions designed to give you support at any stage of your pregnancy.
I also offer a special and unique healing postpartum session where I help you to explore the magic of birth in telling your sacred birth story–especially helpful if you have had a traumatic birth.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and are looking for a trusted source to help you explore all of your options these sessions for you. Let me guide you through this special time and together create the birth plan that is just for you.
- Childbirth or supplemental education regarding pregnancy, birth, the postpartum period, breastfeeding, utilizing local resources and making informed decisions
- Create a birth vision
- Nutrition, herbal, yoga and exercise recommendations
- Email and phone support throughout pregnancy
$165 per 90 min session
After the birth of your child, I offer education, companionship and hands-on support during the postpartum period to help you heal and bond with your newborn and begin breastfeeding and general care.
- Birth review, coping & health assessment
- Breastfeeding assessment, education, support and resources
- Infant care education
- Infant massage techniques
- Baby wearing
- Creating a support network and resources
- Postpartum herbal therapy suggestions
$150 per 90 min session (Home or Office visits)
Postpartum Healing Session
Surrender to the unfolding of your unique birth experience through The Sacred Birth Story.
The wide open self that emerges when you transcend the known through giving birth will be spoken and retold to be treasured as a heart-keep.
Ignite joy, wonder, compassion and strength as we weave the story of your child’s arrival through visualization, intuitive touch, and storytelling. This session will create a safe space to transform your journey into deep understanding and a story of awesome love.
$150 per 90 min session