I have attended births of many kinds: at home, in hospital, first-time moms, VBACs, etc. Even a vaginal breech birth!
I have counseled hundreds of women all over the country about breastfeeding.
I have given birth to two glorious children: one cesarean birth after 60 hours of unmedicated labor, and one VBAC at home in 4.5 hours.
I have spent the past twenty-eight years learning all I can about how pregnant people birth, how pregnant people respond to their bodies and why they run into obstacles in labor.
I nursed two children for six years and wrote a children's book about it.
I have helped parents and their families reconcile what they hoped for with what actually happened. I have grieved and celebrated with them.
Coursework completed specific to childbirth:
Before the birth:
As you move through your pregnancy your body will change. Together we will joyfully
During labor and birth:
I am there to support you and your partner(s) in whatever way you desire
After the birth:
We can craft a package together, but the usual minimum package for a "typical pregnancy is ten bodywork sessions (an $1100 value) plus doula services (an $900 value) for $1750.
Unusual circumstances do arise and I am here help you through them. Having a doula can make a medically difficult pregnancy more manageable. And in times of great sorrow and stress a doula can provide a kind unconditionally supportive companion if a pregnancy is lost or needs to be terminated. Please call me for specific arrangements at (585)746-4682.