Samantha is a great listener, and she responds with help and advice you want and need, rather than fulfilling some preconceived notion of what her role is. In labor, she made my wife feel informed, supported, and cared for, while making sure I was a big part of the process, which is what we wanted.
Birth doula care is not about doing things a certain way, but rather the context and circumstances that culminate in the birth of your baby. Based on our prenatal sessions, I provide you with information and strategies that align with your sensibilities, so at the end of the day your birth reflects YOU. I prioritize your awareness of bodily autonomy and birthing rights, so that you can work with providers to achieve respectful and informed care.
My approach is to remain curious and avoid assumptions because what feels right for one client may not feel the same for another. Whether you are having a home, epidural or cesarian birth, if you're looking for an experience that celebrates the incredible transition from maiden to motherhood, I'm your doula!
3 prenatal visits
birth support with rebozo, massage, essential oils and breathing › techniques, always incorporating family and partners who want to be get hands on
1 postpartum visit (3 if scheduled cesarean)
24-hour on-call from contract signing
birth template and guidance personalization
breathing and relaxation techniques
referral to services that help make your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience positive and healthy