Birth is a ceremony.
: a person trained to provide advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth
Research shows that childbirth does go more smoothly with a doula: labor is 25 percent shorter, the need for epidural pain relief is 60 percent less and the Caesarean section rate is reduced by half.— Susan Gilbert
I would love to support you in any way you see fit. During your labor, postpartum time or just to create some medicine for you.
Please be at home here and if you would like to chat, I would love to meet. Below is a scheduler for digital meetings (via Zoom). In person consultations are ideal but in our busy age a first impression and q&a online helps to get the conversation started.
You might be wondering why you would want a camera in such an intimate moment of your life, your birth. But the fact of the matter is that memories fade. Also, you as the birthing person will not have the vantage point to witness all of the details of your own experience. Photos will tell … Continue reading Birth Story Photography
Women have, throughout history, depended on each other in delivering their babies. Our modernity has removed the kind of support a doula provides out of the birth experience but as our society shifts and heals, we have begun to realize the value in the way things used to be. Birth is a ceremony. Doula … Continue reading Birth Doula
The ceremony does not end at birth. Many cultural traditions revolve around the precious postpartum period. In Mexican and Latin American traditions this time is referred to as the cuarentena, literally translating to quarantine. It’s a practice where for about 40 days parents stay at home with little to focus on the important transition time … Continue reading Postpartum Doula
Our bodies are incredibly smart. They have the capacity to heal and are incredibly adaptive and resilient. Throughout history, mammals have consumed their birthed placentas due to the rich, placental blood, hormones, and nutrients it contains which are essential to the postpartum healing process. I acknowledge you being here, mama, you have come to a deep understanding of … Continue reading Placenta Encapsulation