Pregnancy and Birth Support
Your child's birth should be a happy and peaceful memory, something that leaves you feeling empowered and confident. It should be a positive experience that you will always remember. Our Doula Package will prepare you physically, psychologically and emotionally for your child's birth.
Our doulas offer information and support to expectant individuals as they prepare for the birth of their babies. During visits, we assist with the creation of birth and postpartum plans and help our clients prepare for a supported postpartum period. We also practice comfort techniques and labor positions to prepare for birth. Clients can call, text or email their doula with questions, fears or concerns throughout pregnancy.
Bengkung Belly Binding
This ancient art commonly practiced in West Africa, South America and Asia supports your core as your body recovers following pregnancy and birth. Belly binding helps to reduce low back pain and reduces abdominal separation by supporting the muscles as they heal. It provides 360 degrees of support to your torso as your internal organs return to their pre-pregnancy positions. Belly binding is included as part of our birth doula package but may be purchased separately as a stand-alone service.
Our practitioner will encapsulate your placenta following the birth of your child. Ingesting the placenta in capsule form may help reduce anxiety, lower the risk of postpartum depression, lessen postpartum bleeding, reduce postpartum hair loss, and promote better sleep. A placenta tincture may also be added to placenta services.
Childbirth Education Class
We offer group and private childbirth education classes to prepare our clients for pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. Our instructor will teach comfort measures, the stages of labor, and teach your partner how to support you during labor. Reserve your space in one of our group classes or contact us to set up private instruction.
Our doulas assist with labor positioning and comfort measures for both medicated and unmedicated births. Your doula will help you understand your options and facilitate communication between you and your medical team so that you can access the information you need to make informed decisions about your care.
Our doulas provide support and information to newly formed families as they adjust to life with a newborn. We assist with infant feeding, talk about your birth experience, discuss postpartum recovery, and suggest community resources for additional information and services.
Breastfeeding or chest feeding, although natural, does not always occur naturally. It is a skill that is learned and requires support. Our doulas provide assistance in getting started and can refer to specialists if more advanced support or a diagnosis is needed. Our doulas are also able to provide support and guidance if choosing to exclusively pump or bottle feed.
Traditional Postpartum Doula Services
Our doulas offer postpartum support rooted in African and Indigenous traditions. Our care is focused on the physical and emotional healing during the first 40 days following childbirth. This time is also known as the 4th trimester. The sessions include an herbal bath, womb steaming, traditional massage with oils, herbal teas, and closing of the bones.
Hourly Postpartum Doula Services
Postpartum doulas assist the family as they adjust to life with a newborn and recover from the demands of childbirth. Services are customized for each family. Package bundles are available.