DOULA SERVICES

I am a trained doula and working towards my certification and need to provide volunteer/pro bono free services to 2 more expecting moms to complete my certification. Please let me know if you or someone you know are due in the next few months that would be interested in having a Doula.

 

Additional services subject for fee such as additional massages, maternity reiki, and placenta encapsulation 

EMAIL:  doula.gardenwellness@gmail.com

I am an apprentice wholistic birth doula, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Certified Maternity Reiki therapist, Certified Yomassage Therapist, Certified infant massage instructor, and certified placenta encapsulation specialist. A Mother of 6 and dog mom.

"You are the expert of your own body and birth. I am passionate about helping women connect to themselves and their bodies so they can have the best birth experience. As your doula and massage therapist, I am there to provide calm, confident support through education, natural pain management, emotional comfort, and skilled bodywork while using integrative therapies with a focus on overall health and wellness I’m passionate about women accepting their bodies and feeling healthy during and after pregnancy; allowing them to mother in an authentic way. "

Massage + Doula = AWESOME

Hands-On Labor Support

If you're contemplating hiring a doula to support you in labor, and like physical touch to relieve pain, consider a massage doula. My focus is to support your health and well-being throughout pregnancy and into new motherhood. I want every wombman to be prepared mentally, emotionally, physically for the demands of childbirth. 

When I attend your labor as a massage doula, you get both: I still remain with you for the duration of your labor, still provide emotional support and all the other thousand little things doulas do, AND you'll have an experienced labor massage therapist at your beck and call.

But doesn't lying down for an hour and getting a massage in labor sound really difficult?! This is why doing massage in labor is an art form, with an emphasis on flexibility. Often we're doing one thing during contractions, and another thing between them. You might be trying to rest in early labor and long grounding strokes down your back help your body let go of the contractions when they pass. You might find strength in simply having points held on your feet, or sacral counterpressure. You might be holding yourself up on your arms for hours at a time and really benefit from arm and shoulder massage so you can keep going. It'll entirely depend on what works for you in the moment, and I absolutely love guiding partners to find their own confidence in supporting you.

What You Get

Before baby is born, we'll schedule two meetings so we can get to know one another, discuss your hopes and goals for your birth and cover any questions you may have. When you're in labor (or think you might be), you call me as soon as you think I might be useful to you, and I'll stay until shortly after we meet your new baby. Then I'll come back to visit you again a few days later to chat about your experience and help out however I can. You're of course welcome to call or email me with any questions at any point along the way. We will also focus on overall self-care for you and baby with yomassage and infant massage instruction.

Bonus Massage

But wait, there's more!  you'll receive a 90-minute prenatal massage, free of charge. This pre-labor massage allows us to become accustomed to working together, helps you get an idea of my style and rhythm, and gives me an opportunity to learn what you like. Plus, my clients love it!

Virtual Labor Doula Support

I have completed certification training  as a virtual doula and I am apart of the Maternal Healthcare by Mahmee Network.

A virtual doula will provide prenatal support, postpartum and birth planning all via the computer or phone. They will still support your labor and birth through facetime or zoom by suggesting breathing techniques, new positions and helping you advocate for yourself using education, understanding and informed consent.

During this current health crisis families are still having babies and in need of labor support. In this time of social distancing and with hospital doula/visitor policies are in flux.

Prenatal sessions/visits: 

  • 3-4 Visits 

  • Creation of birth & support plans

  • Mini childbirth education, discussion of birth, postpartum, and baby care options

  • An exploration of the sacred anatomy and how birth works 

  • Comfort measures / essential oils for exploring techniques and tools to enhance comfort in late pregnancy to integrate during labor. As well as a primer on essential oils to enhance the experience of birth.

  • Learn mindfulness by integrating tools of meditation, deep listening and selfcare

  • Individualized ideas for birth positions & breathing patterns

  • Nutrition lifestyle support consists of an examination and tune up of your dietary practices to better help align you wit your goals 

  • Included 90-minute Prenatal Massage  can be used at anytime before labor

  • 20% off Additional prenatal massage sessions

  • Virtual doula support

Labor support:

  • Continuous presence throughout your labor, including early home labor

  • Emotional & physical support, including massage techniques and other tricks I've picked up

  • Supporting your primary support people in how best to support you!

  • Intermediary between you and hospital staff, facilitating communication and reminding them of your wishes

 

 

Postpartum Follow Up:

  • General check in

  • Lactation support, including optional lactation massage

  • Birth story processing, and referrals if needed

  • Nutrition and lifestyle support for best foods to optimize breastfeeding and boost energy postpartum

  • Preparation of herbal sitz bath & perineal rinse

  • Womb Aftercare herbal bath teas

  • Included 90-minute postpartum massage

  • 20% off additional postpartum massage sessions

  • Infant Massage Instruction

  • Yomassage 

Virtual  Labor Doula Support:

  • Virtual Consultation

  • Virtual, Text, Phone, Email Prenatal Support:

  • Virtual Prenatal Meetings

  • Virtual Comfort Measures Class for your partner or family member to learn any comfort measures to use them in labor.

  • Labor support through through facetime, skype or any other face to face platform.

  • Virtual, Text, Phone, Email Postpartum Support

  • Virtual Postpartum Meeting

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