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My birth work is honest and compassionate.
It is playful and energetic.

It comes with no agendas and absolutely no judgements. My birth work is for all identities and all bodies.

I am here for you to be heard. I am here for you to be seen and loved and supported. I am committed to collaboration - while I come into this knowing all I know about birth and postpartum, you come knowing all you know about yourself. Together, we can create a birth and postpartum experience that makes sense for you.

If choreographing dances in early labor is what you need, I am 100% into that. If taking a private moment to let go of some tears feels right, I will give you the space.

I will snuggle your baby and make you delicious, nourishing meals while you nap, shower, break down, and build yourself up into an amazing parent.


Birth

Birth of the baby. Birth of the parent. Birth of the family.


My services begin with a free consultation to determine if we are a good fit to work together. Once hired, we will schedule a series of in-person meetings to discuss:
(this is an incomplete list and functions as a general idea of the possibilities)

  • Labor and birth preferences for all potential scenarios

    • Understanding pros and cons of each preference

  • Methods and techniques to cope with negative emotional and physical sensations

  • Understanding mind/body connection

  • Postpartum prep

Unlimited email/phone support

Access to my vetted list of educational references and community referrals

On call beginning at 37 weeks

Continuous labor support during which I will honor your birth preferences and guide you through all methods and techniques discussed prenatally.

Subcontracted back-up doula

One postpartum meeting to debrief on labor and birth experience and discuss any immediate postpartum challenges

Starting at $850

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Birth Expansion Pack

Choose one. Choose both. Heck, choose one, twice! The options are endless.


Meal PREP

Feeding yourself can be hard, but it becomes increasingly more difficult when caring for a newborn, and yet it is one of the best things you can do to heal your body and prevent emotional and nutrient depletion. Prenatal meal prep can seem daunting, but with this plan, we will set aside one day for me to come to your home and make sure you are covered nutritionally for at least the first week or two postpartum. During the day we will:

  • Prepare 4 freezable meals

    • Labeled with ingredients and reheating instructions

  • Create a grocery list so members of your support team can assist in keeping your home stocked with postpartum essentials

  • List of recipes for some quick, easy, nourishing meals you can make on your own

  • Discussion of postpartum nutrition - understanding what your body needs during this time

SELF CARE

Self care means something different to everyone. While part of this plan is for me to assist and guide you through relaxing activities, a big part of self care is to take care of your mental health. This means allowing yourself to open up and move through difficult emotions. Childbirth can often trigger feelings held tightly inside. This day is set aside for you to not only be nurtured but to give yourself the time and safe space necessary to reflect on your mental health before welcoming your baby into the world. I will be there to:

  • Listen if/when you need to vent

  • Make you a nourishing meal

  • Make a list and plan of action of all the little things you “keep meaning to get to”

  • Assist in relaxing activities of your choice

Postpartum

Assemble your village


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People say it’s stressful but rewarding. People laugh and say you’ll never sleep again. People say here, read this and don’t read that and you have to read this highly alarming article. People say you just have to get through it and it gets easier but also it goes fast and remember to slow down and enjoy it. People want to come over to look at the baby and bring gifts for the baby regardless of the physical and emotional state you are in.

The postpartum doula is sort of like a weed wacker to help you cut through all of it so you can develop your own parenting style with confidence. I am here to support your instincts and validate whatever you are feeling at any given moment. I am here to offer a few tips and tricks that will ease you into this new role. Newborns can be unpredictable and so can your reaction to parenthood. It can be messy and intense sometimes but I promise there is potential for a whole lot of laughter and some really delicious food.

Daytime

Hours will be set on a weekly basis based on what works for both of our schedules. A few things you can expect during our time together include (but are not limited to):

Emotional support

Feeding support

Babywearing assistance

Laundry + other light housework

Meal prep and snacks - Based on your dietary preferences.

  • For a more extensive meal service, please click here.

Additional needs within scope may include

  • Sibling transition and play

  • Caring for pets

  • Light errand running

$30/hr

Overnight

I stay with baby in a separate room and watch for feeding cues.

If breast/chest feeding, I will bring your baby to you or if bottle feeding, I will manage on my own. Then I will change the diaper and put them back to sleep. This allows for less of a disturbance for you and your partner so that you may sleep a little more and have greater energy during the day.

A typical overnight is a separate fee of $35/hr