I provide referrals for midwives (homebirth or hospital based), doctors, doulas, complementary health care providers, birth and parenting classes, books, and other resources.
I help you envision where you would like to give birth, whether it be in a hospital, birth center or your own home.
I assist families in cultivating the tools they need to safely welcome their babies in a peaceful and loving way.
I listen to your concerns, answer questions, offer suggestions, and support your pregnancy and birth in a way that is unique for you.
Call or email to set up a free 15-minute phone consultation during which I can answer a few questions or provide you with information about how I can support you during your pregnancy.
We will then schedule a 60-minute visit after which I will provide you with a customized resource list.
Some of the most commonly discussed topics:
* Understanding the nature of giving birth
* How to create and have a respectful and satisfying birth experience
* How to write a birth plan
* What Doctor? Midwife? Home? Hospital?
*How to prepare for a natural birth
*Interviewing and hiring a Doula
*What books to read
*What type of birth education class
*How to include a partner, friend or family member in the birth and preparation
*How family and friends can be supportive before, during, and after the birth
*Ways to take care of oneself as far as exercise and nutrition
*How to deal with various discomforts of pregnancy
*Transitioning into parenthood
*Emotional obstacles to having your desired birth
*How to advocate for yourself when in the hospital
*Baby Shower/ Blessingway planning and coordination
*Relaxation and breathing techniques for pregnancy, labor and birth
The cost for a 60 minute consultation is $40