Hi expectant families!  My personal experiences of birth and motherhood enlightened me to the importance of women feeling nurtured, respected and informed throughout their childbearing year, and how this translates into both immediate and long-term benefits for the entire family.  Being a mom is my most cherished role and it's so gratifying to support women as they are born into the club!

As a doula, I believe that women labor most effectively when they feel safe and relaxed. Therefore, we'll spend the prenatal period helping you feel prepared for and optimistic about your upcoming birth.  We'll talk about your options and preferences regarding labor, birth and breastfeeding, in order to guide your family towards a more meaningful and empowering birth experience. I'll draw upon various pain management techniques to help you labor more comfortably, such as comforting touch, relaxation techniques (including hypnobirthing), offering suggestions for change in position, and much more.   I've trained with Gena Kirby in the art of rebozo and with Gail Tully for "Spinning Babies." 

My birth service package includes:

-- A complimentary meeting (in person, phone or Skype), where we'll get to know each other and decide if we'd like to work together for your birth.

-- 1 or 2 prenatal appointments, where we'll discuss your birth vision, relevant history, your thoughts & feelings about your upcoming birth, and plans for the postpartum period.  

-- 24/7 on-call availability (especially around the time leading up to your due date and until you give birth), continuous support throughout your labor, delivery & immediately postpartum.

-- 1 postpartum visit, where we'll talk about your birth experience & discuss how you are doing in terms of breastfeeding, childcare, self-care and adjusting to life with baby.  I can offer recommendations for follow-up support services and am usually available to offer additional postpartum support if needed.

Rate: Sliding scale & flexible payment plans available

*Package deals including Childbirth Education &/or Postpartum support available