Prenatal visits are an important way for us to get to know each other. It allows me to be around you + your partner to better understand the goals you have for your pregnancy, delivery + baby. These visits are a great way to provide me with insight on how I can best support you in this journey. My current packages provide between 1-3 prenatal visits during your pregnancy. These visits can be scheduled at any time, ideally with the first around 30 weeks or soon after you sign the contract. Much like pregnancy + labor these meetings are informal and can be virtual, in your home or at a local coffee shop. This is a time where we can talk about your pregnancy so far + any questions or concerns you may have. This is also a great time to talk more about what is to come in terms of delivery, overall birth preferences + preparing for your little one.
Part of my responsibility as your birth doula is to be up to date on the best practices within the birthing industry as well as utilizing evidence-based birth data. With there being so much contradicting information in terms of pregnancy and childbirth currently available, it is my ultimate goal to provide you with the most up-to-date accurate information.
After delivery, I stay with you for 1-2hours to support with breastfeeding (or whatever feeding method you have chosen) is established. I make sure your room is organized, you are cleaned + settled. I will continue to check in with you through text during your hospital stay (with no urgency to respond). Depending on your selected package, a post-visit, once you are home, happens within 3-10 days after delivery to unpack your birthing experience, concerns, + any resources you may need moving forward in way of referrals +/or connections.
It is incredibly important to process the events + emotions of delivery, even in the most perfect birthing experiences. Most importantly, this is a time to connect with Mom specifically.
First 40 Days:
As a postpartum doula, I am here to support you during your 4th trimester. Whether that is for the first few days home after the baby arrives or to add a little more support in those initial weeks of parenthood. I am here to assist during the day or night to help your family transition into a life with an infant. My current packages provide as little as 2 weeks of support to 6 weeks of support. Hourly options are available up request.
Similar to birth, I do not believe that there is a one-size-fits-all when it comes to postpartum care. Once you have selected the number of hours that you feel will be the most supportive to you, we will schedule a postpartum prenatal to create a schedule for your postpartum period and discuss more of what that time will look like.
No matter where you may be in your birthing journey; early days of pregnancy or the last few weeks before welcoming your little one home, planning for postpartum support is essential in your recovery.
My ultimate goal for postpartum support is to create an environment where parents can ease into parenthood with confidence.
Closing of the Bones Ceremony
The Closing of the Bones Ceremony is a sacred ritual done with the intention to "close" the new mother after birth through a ritual of Gratitude. This particular Ceremony was derived from the Moroccan Culture + is typically completed after a bath to encourage relaxation. The wrapping + pulling provides a sense of protection, warmth, connection + relaxing sensation throughout the body. The entire body is hugged + the closing slowly alleviates any pelvic instability, aches + or tiredness in the body.
There will be opportunities to check in, communion over apple mint tea, snacks + more.
This ceremony is designed to support however you would like to commemorate this moment. It could be very big with friends + family to celebrate or it can be small and an intimate moment that is just for you. There is no wrong way to give thanks to your body for all its hard work +
for celebrating this new season in your life.