Birth Doula $950.00 (includes placenta encapsulation)
As a Doula, my intention is to inform, empower, guide and support you through your pregnancy, birth, and the immediate postpartum. During the birth, I will provide continuous physical and emotional support. I will guide and support your partner to incorporate him or her into the folds of the birth story, drawing from your needs.
- Our initial meeting will be to decide if we are a good fit. No obligation!
We will meet at least 2 times before your birth for prenatal sessions, normally at your home, or a neutral location, if you feel called to be outside, such as the park or quiet coffee shop.
We will form a comprehensive birth plan and discuss your "ideal" birth while also demystifying negatives and discussing topics related to your body during birth, and what to expect depending on where you are birthing.
During labor we will focus on breath, gentle massage, and meditation.
We will practice mantra's and pain techniques before labor begins, so you feel prepared and empowered.
I will offer reading suggestions and exercises to help you prepare yourself for bringing baby earth-side.
You will have access to my library of books, as well as help finding referrals for various services.
We will plan for your immediate postpartum in detail.
I offer unlimited phone, email and text and will be on call for your birth starting at 37 weeks.
Once you have settled into your new family's routine, I will be back for a postpartum visit to help you process your birth story, and hold space with you as you ease gently into your new role. I will be able to answer any breastfeeding questions, and most importantly, I will get to enjoy your new baby's presence on this earth.
TCM Method $200.00
According to TCM Theory, the process of labor and birth can leave an excess of open, empty space, which is considered yin/cold. It is believed that one way to promote healing during the postpartum period is to add yang energy, via heat. The placenta is cleaned, steamed with lemon, ginger, and additional warming herbs, then prepared for dehydration.
Encapsulation/preparation services include:
Prenatal counseling on the practice, logistics, how to get your placenta released from the hospital and proper storage. I am on-call for you beginning a week prior to your due date and for 6 weeks postpartum for any questions and concerns.
2 check-ins, either by phone or email: 24 hours after beginning capsules, 2 weeks, and 6 weeks postpartum.
All materials and supplies.
Placenta pick up and capsule/product delivery (or in home service if so desired).
Suggestions for recommended use & additional resources specific to client's postpartum needs.
Umbilical Keepsake (if wanted)
In addition to the medicinal uses, another way that we can bring back the tradition of honor and gratitude toward birth and the role of the placenta is to make artistically beautiful prints with it. I make your prints before I wash and prepare the placenta. They are printed with the natural placenta blood or food grade edible coloring on acid-free artists paper. Some families frame them and display their prints as art or others choose to save them as personal keepsakes.
The information on this page has not been evaluated by the FDA. Mama Bird Doula does not intend to make medical treatment claims. Services provided are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Families who choose to utilize the services on this page take full responsibility for their own health and product usage.
P O S T P A R T U M S U P P O R T
The postpartum period is one of the most beautiful, sacred, fragile, incredible, and emotional spaces you'll ever find yourself in. Since the beginning of time, women have needed trusted support to ease them into their new role. You are not alone in needing this. I support mother's and father's on their new path via phone, text, email, or in person. Long distance, next door, I've done it all, as I am always here to answer questions, or lend support in a myriad of ways. Contact me for details.
Feel free to check out the website for PEP if you're local as well! I always encourage clients and friends to join, or volunteer.
Remember, you are not alone.