Whether you have been trying to conceive or are getting ready to start trying, your lifestyle habits play a huge role in your reproductive health. Optimal health for mother and baby begins before conception and continues well after delivery. Let’s set the foundation NOW for a healthy pregnancy in your journey to have a healthy baby.
- Preconception Coaching (see session information below in the FAQ)
Your life is forever changed that first moment you discover that you are pregnant. No longer are you living simply for yourself, you have this little creature growing inside of you who seeks comfort and nourishment from your body.
Understanding what is safe for your baby at each trimester is important but can get confusing, and adopting healthy habits now will not only positively affect your baby’s health outside the womb, but will make labor and postpartum recovery easier for you.
I am here to help you provide the best environment for the growth of your little one while helping you take care of yourself as well.
- Prenatal Coaching (see session information below in the FAQ)
- Maiden to Mother Ceremony ….. Prices vary.
Congratulations on the birth of your little bean! The first weeks postpartum are filled with a mixture of wonderment and anxiety as you and your little one begin to learn about one another. I’m here to provide you with support during this precious time. I provide non-judgmental support for you and your family during this confusing and exhilarating time.
As your doula, I will provide information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recording from birth, bonding if your new one, basic newborn care as well as offer resources and referrals for services in your community (such as ecofriendly baby life and support groups). I also provide light housekeeping chores such as laundry, meal prep, light cleaning, running errands, and watching older children so that parents can bond with their newborn. I will watch and care for your newborn while you and/or your partner use that time to nap, shower, or just take a moment to yourself.
- Postpartum doula services are offered at an hourly rates of $35 and appointments must be a minimum of three hours.
- Postpartum Coaching (see session information below in the FAQ)
- Closing the Bones Ceremony …… $150.00
- Sacred Baby/Mother Circle – Please visit my calendar for upcoming dates/times.
I am a super huge birthnerd and a lot of this is because of my son. Since my partner’s work schedule can be a bit all-over-the-place, I don’t have as much flexibility in my schedule to be able to be on-call for births. I anticipate this changing so if you a planning to give birth in the later half of 2019, please contact me.
I can recommend some rock-star birth doulas in the area though!
A ‘Closing the Bones’ ceremony is a way to support and celebrate a woman after giving birth. It allows you to reflect on the roller-coaster of emotions that new motherhood brings. Rub-downs are paired with a warming herbal paste and a sacred tuck-in where the mother is wrapped in scarves and warm herbal packs. It’s finished with an herbal tea and a treat
Surrounded by those who love her, a Maiden to Mother ceremony is an intimate way to celebrate a transition into motherhood. Also known as a ‘Blessingway’ or a ‘Mother’s Blessing’, this is a time for the mother-to-be and her tribe to come together before the birth of her child to be enveloped in positive energy. The mother is pampered and typically there are a couple of activities. As each ceremony is highly personal, please contact me to plan yours
Coaching sessions can be offered in person for locals or virtually.
As your coach, I am your personal advocate for living a healthy, holistic lifestyle.
Ideally preconception coaching takes place a minimum of 4-6 months before actively trying to conceive. Prenatal coaching can start at any time after conception (the sooner the better however) and postpartum coaching works best when we start working together about a month before your due date. But please don’t hesitate to contact me and I can customize a plan to fit your needs!
Our first step on this journey is a Foundation Setting Session (about an hour) where we will go over your past health history and habits, your current habits, your expectations of me, and the biggest concerns you might have about the current stage of life you are in. In our follow up sessions, we will discuss the impact toxins, nutrition, exercise, self-care, and mindset have on your fertility, yourself, and your family. You’ll understand how your body is getting ready for labor, birth, and postpartum and discover all things that nourish you.
I don’t believe in making a lot of changes all at once as I feel that is unrealistic and hard to maintain, so together we will work with specific goals in mind so that you can be successful in implementing these changes into your lifestyle.
Your program includes (but is not limited to):
- (4) 50-minute sessions per month focused on your goals
- E-mail support between sessions
- Handouts and other support materials
- Food samples (for local clients only), healthy recipes, self-care products, natural remedies
Looking for a gift idea for that special new parent?
My postpartum services make great gifts. I also offer a New Mother Gift Set. This set has been lovingly prepared with a few items to celebrate this new journey, including my Herbal Sitz Bath, Blossoming Belly Butter, and more! Contact me for more information or to request a gift certificate.