POP your birth fears
What to expect?
We will have 3 prenatal meetings after agreeing to service:
The first meeting will be discussing your birth vision, discussing your pregnancy, prenatal labor preparation for an easier labor.
The second meeting will be basic childbirth education, the birth plan, & practicing birth positions/ relaxation techniques. We will cover different scenarios such as back-labor and figure out ways you can use your home environment for pre-labor/ early-labor.
The third meeting will discuss postpartum expectations including coming up with a postpartum plan & Baby-proofing your relationship.
In between Prenatal meetings we will be in contact by digital forms of communication including: phone, text, & email. Some examples of what these communications may entail:
Pregnancy related questions
How you are doing emotionally
How your pregnancy is going
Resources: both local and online
Any discussion of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and newborn care
Guidance for prelabor or early labor if you feel you do not need me physically there yet
Discussion of your labor symptoms
The prenatal meetings allow me to truly know what is important to you and what environment/support will allow your Oxytocin to flow. I will be on-call for 2 weeks prior and after your due date. When you feel you need me physically there I will be there within 2 hours. Support you can expect during labor:
Fostering an intimate and peaceful environment for your senses
Guidance for your birth partner
Ensuring you and your partner are meeting your nourishment, hydration, and rest needs
Supporting in positions and recommending positions to aide in labor
Creating a team environment between you and your caregivers to ensure you feel empowered in your birth experience
Emotional support through the different stages of labor
relaxation and coping techniques such as hip-squeezes, massage, water, heat/ice, counter-pressure, & the use of rebozo
Informational support from me and empowering you to seek information from your caregivers
I will provide you with 3 types of postpartum support:
I will stay with you for 1-2 hours immediately after birth to help you settle and help with breastfeeding if necessary
We will have 1 postpartum meeting where we will discuss the birth, I will connect you to resources, & help with breastfeeding is necessary
I will be available to you for 6 weeks postpartum via digital forms of communication to answer postpartum/baby questions and provide resources
Let's talk birth!
Please fill in the forms below. We will schedule a FREE virtual or in person interview/resource meeting. Whether you choose me as your doula or not I will love to refer your to San Diego's amazing perinatal resources!