My Personal Philosophy

My work is guided by a strong connection to spirit, an analysis and awareness of mental attitudes, a growing emotional intelligence, a passion for human rights, and commitment to healing body as the vehicle for manifestation. As a birth worker, I am holding the space for a woman to do the work necessary to birth her child. I view birth as a natural part of life. I trust the wisdom of women’s bodies and understand the transformative nature of taking this journey. READ MORE

 

Current Services Available

 

Birth Doula Support

My role as a birth doula is also known as a birth companion and post-birth supporter. I am a nonmedical person who assists a person before, during, and/or after childbirth, as well as their spouse and/or family, by providing physical assistance and emotional support. I provide care for childbearing families with respect for cultural diversity while also working to eliminate harmful practices within those same cultures. I also support people of all genders in their birthing journey. A birth doula:

  • Understands the process of birth and the emotional needs of a person in labor
  • Assists in preparing for and carrying out plans for birth
  • Stays with throughout the labor
  • Supports the partner and/or family in participating at their comfort level
  • Provides emotional support and physical comfort measures
  • Facilitates communication between the laboring individual, their partner and their clinical care providers

My Services Include:

  • One or two prenatal meetings to
    • Discuss your preferences
    • Practice positions for managing labor
    • Facilitate relaxation
  • Phone and email communication throughout your pregnancy
  • On-call from week 37 until you give birth
  • Two postpartum visits within 6 weeks of birth.
  • Additionally, I also offer extended postpartum support if necessary.

My Experience

  • 7 years of experience working with Black and Latino families
  • High-tier doula by definition, meaning I’ve attended over 100 births as a doula and as a midwife
  • CPR certification

How to Inquire About My Services

I meet with potential clients for an initial one hour informational meeting, free of charge, where you can ask me questions about my role and gauge whether we are a good match for one another.

My birth doula fee is $1500. Extended postpartum support after 6 weeks brings my fee to $2500. Payment plans are available, as well as an income-based sliding scale. Please inquire for more information.

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