Evergreen Birth
 
 
 

“There is power that comes to a person when they give birth.  They don’t ask for it, it simply invades them.  Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.”

Sheryl Feldman


Birth Doula support $1,200

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, amongst other ways of support.

  • 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.

 



 
 
 
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 "Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." – Elizabeth Stone

*All information on support services is subject to change. Feel free to email to confirm up to date information. If you, or someone you love is experiencing a life threatening situation due to postpartum please call 911. There is help. You are not alone.

Book recommendations for birth:

Ina May’s “Guide To Childbirth.”

Lindsey Bliss “The Doula’s Guide To Empowering Your Birth.”

Penny Simkin “The Birth Partner.” *good for both birthing person and partner to read

Ina May “Spiritual Midwifery.”

Book recommendations for postpartum:

Heng Ou “The First Forty Days.”

Elizabeth Pantley “The no-cry Sleep Solution.”

Kimberly Johnson “The Fourth Trimester.”

Erica Chidi Cohen “Nurture.”

Body work, pre/postnatal:

Acupuncture:

Jetta Harris 805-455-6534

Tram Pham: 805-563-0222

Chiropractors:

Nicole Barry: 805-201-2909

Elizabeth Wisniewski: 616-826-0104

Massage Therapists:

Hailey Miles: 805-570-7784

Brittany Scott: 805-456-9177

Sara-Lynn Finn: sagebirthdoula.com

Yoga:

Kelly Heath: kellyheath.com (studio classes and private)

Siddhi: siddhisyoga.com (studio classes and private)

Craniosacral Therapy

Caitlin Lyon, BCST

W: www.heartandcenter.com


Lizzy McCahan, BCST

W: www.nivatabodytherapy.com


IBCLC’s

Ciella Baum, IBCLC

W: www.mabellababy.com/ciella-baum


WEB (Welcome Every Baby)

W: www.sbceoportal.org/web


Kitty Maxwell

C: 805-682-5606