Birth is beautiful and empowering, and you and your baby deserve to experience the beauty and power of birth. You have a voice and body that should be honored and treated with respect and care. I want to do my part to help you cherish your birth story.
I provide services to mamas and partners (and their little life) to give needed support while bringing their baby into the world. I offer education and resources during pregnancy that will help you birth your baby in the way that you hope. We will discuss a birthing plan, setting realistic goals and discussing decision-making skills, as well as planning for options when things don't go the way we hope. I will offer evidence-based information to help you make informed choices in the many decisions you will need to make prior to and possibly during your birth. I will provide tireless emotional and physical support to you while you labor and birth and will journey with you in the weeks after to help give you and your family the greatest start to this new chapter in your life.
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Prenatal and Postpartum Consulting and Education
During our two prenatal appointments, we will discuss birthing plan options and decision-making plans, pain relief, and the physiology of birth and fear. I am not a midwife or a doctor, so I cannot give you advice, but I can present you with evidence and options, as much as you desire. Postpartum, we will debrief your birth experience and discuss basic newborn, breastfeeding, and recovery care.
Labor and Birth Care
From 37 weeks on, I will be on-call to answer questions and offer support and to attend your birth as soon as you want me there. I will be present for the duration of the birth until a few hours after. My role will be to offer support and options for pain relief, as well as physical support you or your partner may need.
Birth Pool Rental
I own a Birth Pool in a Box Eco Mini (see model here). I rent it out to be used during birth, if you desire. See my resources page and blog post regarding the benefits and details of having a water birth.
If your little one is no longer alive inside your womb, or if she or he may not live long after birth, let me first say how grieved I am for your loss. I am so very sorry.
If you would desire, I would be honored to be a support to you in your birth journey, difficult as it will be. See my resources page for more information on miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death.
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