As a Certified Maternal Child Community Worker I am trained to support and provide evidence based education on prenatal nutrition, natural childbirth, physical and emotional support to assist honeys through labor & birth, breastfeeding transitioning into their postpartum journey. I have created a Mind, Body, Babee wellness model of care to provide honeys the true evidence on labor and birth transitioning into breastfeeding. The goal is to reduce your birthing fear by taking charge. Curating a positive birth memory by increasing your mindfulness, mobility of your body, and the utilization of pelvic floor exercises to relax your body to birth your babee safely. Self awareness and self efficacy are impactful ways to support your body through health literacy combined with cultural humility. My services GUARANTEE that.
Childbirth is just as much mental as it is physical. By understanding the childbirth process and practicing the ability to relax your mind and body, you're able to have a more enjoyable birth. I SUPPORT, educate, advocate, coach, and nurture honeys to-bee throughout your pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and postpartum journey with all questions of the things in between using extensive training such screening for perinatal mood disorders, birth guided therapy sessions and more.
Guided Meditation - Visual Imagery - Breathing Techniques
Help NORMALIZE your feelings and bodily sensations that happen during pregnancy, which can feel very scary and unnerving for a first-time honey.
Breathing techniques that have been proven to decrease inflammation, increase oxygen intake, lower stress from pregnancy and reduce pain through labor and birth.
Help UNPACK previous emotional or physical birth trauma that may cause angst or concerns for your through feedback connections, new family birth art therapy, prenatal classes/exercises and/or postpartum assessments within my scope of training with Perinatal Mood Disorder screenings.
Prenatal nutrition and exercise EARLY in pregnancy can set the trajectory for your labor. A well fed body, movement, pliable pelvic floor muscles and gravity will help to shorten active labor. Birth planning that will not only curate a labor plan to use through each stage of labor but also through pregnancy with preferred resources such as meditation classes, daily exercises to incorporate, and prenatal yoga. But honey.....be prepared to do some daily walking, weekly squatting and hip exercises to open your hips and relax pelvic floor muscles used in labor during our prenatal visits to prepare for childbirth!
Prenatal Nutrition - Pelvic Floor Stretches - Hip Openers - Relaxation Techniques - Vibration Therapy
My advanced doula training as a Certified Maternal Child Health Consultant allows me to work with some of the most vulnerable and high risk populations that may suffer from pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia. high blood pressure elevations, gestational diabetes, medically necessary cesareans and more. I am trained to educate you on how to screen for digital blood pressure and temperature readings, glucose and urinalysis labs.
Provide EVIDENCE - BASED techniques to help wiggle your babee out using COMFORT MEASURES such as fetal positioning mapping, massage and laboring positions optimal for hip openers and pelvic floor relaxation, counter pressure points during surges in labor, and the use of physical-touch which is incredibly beneficial in helping the honey-to-bee maintain a sense of comfort and control.
You and your partner absolutely need continuous labor & birth support catered to you, honey! I collaborate with your partner to educate them on how to be an effective support partner during birth to less likely use any pain medication with relaxation techniques and labor & birth positioning to achieve a desired nonmedicated birth. Labor at home longer with an educated partner and birth plan to sway and rock you through early labor. Not fully committed to a non medicated birth. We've got you too, honey! Your birth matters.
You have breastfeeding rights, too, honey! My services increase your chances of initiating breastfeeding with your babee. Its been proven too!
"Those who received the home-visiting doula intervention were significantly more likely to initiate breastfeeding (63.9% compared to 49.6%)." (NIH)
We don't force feed babees over here, honey with immediate latch attempts after birth, we wait for babee to show feeding cues that they are ready for the first latch by protecting instinctual reflexes between honey and babee to begin baby led nursing time after birth. My services guarantee support through the Golden Hours to assist with hand expression, breastfeeding or pumping.
Breastfeeding Class - Hand Expression - Milk Supply - Newborn Care - Babee Wearing - Bedsharing - Postpartum Support - Sleep
Provide in person support and updated education on breastfeeding and obtaining a pain free first latch to ensure breastfeeding or pumping gets off to a great start immediately after childbirth into the early days.
Sleep is so important to families so we offer sleep visits to support new honeys for the day or overnight care of your babee. Our postpartum doulas are trained and certified to help YOU learn your babee and to assist with your transition into the postpartum with household chores, meal prepping, newborn care partner support and more.
As a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist with TOTs specialty training and postpartum doula, I offer lactation services that protect the initiation of the first latch. I provide prenatal, immediate and postpartum lactation support within the first 40 days of breastfeeding to ensure honeys get off to a great start. I assist with challenges in the early days and utilize resources if babee's needs warrant further attention beyond my scope.
I offer healing and holistic birth to afterbirth care and remedies, but also a non-judgemental ear. I visit families in person or virtually when they are comfortable after birth for postpartum care to talk about your birth, newborn care, postpartum support, babee wearing techniques, breastfeeding care and referrals to perinatal health and wellness practitioners if needed.
Birth companion services with an action plan that delivers the results of a positive birth experience that you deserve, honey!
You have options, honey!
****Because I take a limited amount of 2 -3 clients a month, my calendar books up fairly quickly, so don’t hesitate to book your consultation or pay your retainer fee today! I can’t wait to serve your family. 90 day payment plans are available. A required 50% deposit of which $500 is a non refundable retainer fee is required for all birth doula packages to add you to my calendar EXCEPT birth only support in which a retainer fee of $500 is due before services will begin. Receive $100 off if you pay for services in full with the exception of birth only support. Let's chat over coffee to see what's on your mind and if I vibe with your family.
in person Birth & Postpartum support
3 Prenatal Honey Visits to include:
Birth & Partner Support Planning/Prenatal Nutrition
Stages of Labor/Comfort Measures/Labor Prep
The Breast Friend Kit
Partum Me, Honey Box
Postpartum Planning Digital eBook
Candid/Raw Birth Photos/Video of Journey
Use of labor tools (TENS Unit, Birth/Peanut Balls, Massagers, Aromatherapy, etc.)
Unlimited text/email/phone support throughout pregnancy during designated operating hours of 10a-7p
On call support beginning at 38 weeks until delivery ****
Active labor & birth support and afterbirth care through The Golden Hours
#1 Lactation consultation, babee-wearing session, therapeutic processing of birth story by day 3-5 in your home
#2 Visit day 10 after birth and belly binding session (fabric included), postpartum screening/family needs assessments, referrals as needed
#3 & 4 Postpartum Visits
Honey to BEE
1:1 in person support
3 Prenatal Honey Visits to include:
Virtual Birth Partner Prep/Birth Planning
Stages of Labor & Comfort Measures
The Breast Friend Kit
Partum Me Honey eBook
Use of labor tools (TENS Unit, Birth Balls, Massagers, Aromatherapy, etc.)
Text/email pregnancy support during designated operating hours (10a - 7p)
On call support at 38 weeks until delivery
Active labor + birthing support and afterbirth care through The Golden Hours
2 Postpartum/Lactation visits to include: lactation support, babee-wearing instruction, therapeutic processing of birth story, sleep visit and more.
Virtual Birth Planning/Labor & Partner Prep
Unlimited email and text
On call starting 38 weeks
12 hrs Active Labor, Birth & Afterbirth Care through Golden Hours
1 Lactation Visit by day 5 after delivery
****this package is highly recommended for honeys that have birthed before, those that have taken The Birth & The BEES class which is highly partner encouraged and or for those facing an unexpected induction from their provider in late term pregnancy.***
You can have a gentle cesarean birth too with just a few simple changes and full doula support.
***cesarean birth support***
w/10 hrs overnight assistance $500
Breastfeeding Class/CSection Prep
5 hrs of in person support during your cesarean operation
(includes 2-3 hour operation support, lactation support up to 3 hours after delivery
Breast Friend Kit for Colostrum Collection
4 Lactation/Postpartum Visits (Home or Hospital) with lactation specifics on day 3 & day 10 of delivery
(3hr Postpartum Visits performed 2x a week)
(assistance with questions about procedures, advocate for your postpartum wishes, assistance to help with skin to skin immediately after operation, breastfeeding support, companionship, relief of partner support, newborn care, mobility and aftercare)
10 hrs of overnight assistance add'tl $500 (if hospital policy allows more than one overnight visitor, this package would fit honeys with multiple kids to care for as well, hours are from 9pm - 5am)
Many think a doula replaces the Dad or partner during labor. But it's the exact opposite with our services. Your partner has intimate knowledge of you, your likes, your wants and your definite NO's. They know your dislikes, the ways you like to be comforted and encouraged, things that help you feel better when you're having a hard time, things that make you laugh, and so much more. Together we create a circle of support surrounding you, honey! Our classes teach you mindfulness exercises, comfort measures, laboring positions for early labor and how to love on your partner to birth your babee. Learn how to support your honey through every step of the stages and phases of labor. Labor is the longest workout of honeys life and your partners too!! Book a Southern Comfort Labor Prep class and/or on demand lactation support within 24-48 hrs after delivery to assist with breastfeeding up to two hours after delivery. Inquire here.
Start planning your birth vision with a free consultation today!!