Rhythm of Birth Doula & Postpartum Journey

Doula Services: 1 Free initial interview to meet and discuss my role at your birth. I encourage your husband or partner to be there. 2-3 Prenatal visits: this is the time in which I gather more important information; discuss your plans for birth; talk about fears and concerns; and practice pain coping, and other comfort measures. (I recommend taking my child birth classes where you will learn pain coping practices and to prepare your heart and mind to give birth). I offer Massage, hydro therapy, aroma therapy 24/7 on call support by phone or e-mail ten days prior to the beginning of labor. Continuous support at the onset of labor (If an emergency arises and the doula you have hired is unavailable to attend your birth, I will arrange for a back-up doula.) After the birth, I will offer breastfeeding support and any other support until you and your partner are comfortable for me to leave. I offer two postpartum visits, 1 in the hospital the day after the baby is born and 1 in your home after 1 week. I am available for e-mail and phone support after the birth of your baby. About my Classes: Rhythm of Birth is a holistic and soulful child birth education class that prepares parents to "birth-in awareness" regardless of whether you deliver at a hospital, birth center, or at home. In your classes, you will learn how to: Experience birth as a rite of passage Eat a sound diet (pregnancy and breastfeeding) Build confidence in yourself and your husband Ask questions and make decisions in labor Protect your birth space Push your baby out Welcome your baby Recover and plan postpartum Care for and feed your newborn Give birth from within during a Cesarean, while using pain medication, or with medical support. ...and much more! Your Classes will be: a balance of practical, useful information and creative, experiential exercises personalized to your needs and interests. not narrowly focused on a particular type of birth stimulating, lively discussions and interesting exercises learning, not just about birth, but also about yourselves! Classes incorporate Birthing from Within® principles. Contact me for more details about classes and if you are interested in registering for a class.