As your birth doula, we work together to cultivate the birth plan you desire + deserve. Upon hiring I will be available to you as a resource throughout the remaining weeks of your pregnancy path. During your labor & birth, I will be there to provide you with continuous emotional and physical support and answer any and all questions you may have.
Education surrounding breathing techniques, labor positions, and visualization practices
Perinatal Reiki healing, as needed
On-call 24/7 from 38-42 weeks
Labor + birth + immediate postpartum support
One postpartum visit to check in + process the birth story
(Optional postpartum visit at end of the fourth trimester)
Take a deeper dive into the mechanics and nuances of pregnancy, labor, and birth over a private 3 hour course held virtually via zoom. Remove the fears of the unknown and learn more about what is happening within your body and what laboring & birthing options are available.
Phases and Stages of Labor
Postpartum Body & Support
Supposedly the most “natural” thing a new parent will do is often one of the most difficult, with good reason! It’s something brand new for your baby, often brand new for you as a parent, and as the two (or three) of you navigate these new experiences it can help to have a little extra, specialized support.
Adjustment of positioning and latch technique
Discussion of frequency and duration of feedings
Discussion of any identified need or desire to supplement
Individualized care plans
Referrals as necessary
Appointments may also include information and education on pumping, returning to work, and bottle feeding.
Reiki supports pregnant people through the on-going physical, emotional and spiritual changes of pregnancy; this process helps to prepare them for childbirth. Reiki therapy is a safe, non-invasive, holistic energy therapy for mothers to use throughout pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. There are no contraindications for receiving Reiki. Receiving Reiki in pregnancy has been shown to reduce stress + anxiety, pain, nausea + morning sickness, and improve quality of sleep. Reiki can also be helpful in turning a breech baby, inducing labor, placenta previa, fibroids, and more.
For new parents, Reiki offers a safe and supportive space for them to re-orientate to themselves and their bodies after the birth of their baby. There is a tremendous amount of mental weight, or emotional labor, that exists after birth. Reiki can be used to promote the body’s own natural healing processes, physical and emotional healing from a lengthy or traumatic birth, ease postpartum depression and anxiety. Many new parents feel so comforted by the session that they often drift off to sleep. Your newborn is welcome to attend the session and receive Reiki as well!
Reiki (ray-key) is a gently, natural healing energy activated by intention. It works on every level, not just the physical. The word ‘Reiki’ comes from “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” meaning life energy. Reiki helps stimulate and accelerate the body’s own natural healing processes, bringing it back into balance and alignment. As the nature of Reiki is deeply relaxing and calming, it can help to reduce stress and promote sleep. Reiki is safe to use on all, including pets, children, and newborns.
$56 30 minutes mini-session $82 45 minutes open session $108 60 minutes open session
Fertility Doula Support
1 in 6 couples experience infertility. The journey to conceiving a child can sometimes be long, difficult, and lonely – but it doesn’t have to be! I offer holistic emotional and informational support along your journey to conception whether you’ve just begun trying, you’ve just received an infertility diagnosis, or are doing IVF. As a seasoned birth doula and Reiki practitioner, I can support you through the early weeks of pregnancy (or beyond) as well! Sessions may include:
Review fertility history and discuss goals to assess ways to optimize fertility
Examine any limiting beliefs that may be a hindrance in your fertility journey
Develop a Balance Statement to help you change your mindset
Review your and your partner’s diet and other lifestyle practices
Whether experiencing loss by choice, miscarriage, stillbirth, or diagnosis you deserve support at every step of the way. Together we will navigate the nebulous emotions that surround loss, aiming not to heal but simply to allow. Grief has no timeline and neither does this offering, it is available to you at any moment throughout the loss journey. 20m Reiki healing included.
non-doula pregnancy support
Birth Prep Session
A private 1.5 hour session, held virtually via zoom, crafted to leave you feeling confident about your upcoming birth. We will cover the options you have surrounding all aspects of your labor + birth and the evidence-based risks and benefits of each preference. It’s never too late to be informed! At the conclusion of the session, you will be sent a link to an editable Visual Labor + Birth Preferences Guide.
* This session is not a Childbirth Education Class. If you’re interested in CBE click here. *
Starting to feel overwhelmed with preparing for labor + birth? This is for you.
This 10-part email series is designed to guide you through the second half of your pregnancy. Emails are sent every two weeks with the final email hitting your inbox at week 38. Topics covered include: 2 Reiki Mindfulness + Grounding Exercises, What to Expect: Third Trimester, Postpartum Planning Guide, Physical + Mental Preparations for Labor + Birth, Breastfeeding Prep, and more.