Why am I a Doula?
I have a passion for supporting and empowering expecting parents on their journey into parenthood. I aim to help facilitate the safe and satisfying birth experience you desire by providing emotional and physical support, as well as education and resources during your pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
I believe in women. I believe in their strength and power, in their inherent wisdom and deep love. It is important to me to spend my days supporting women, and facilitating beautiful environments and experiences for them and their children. I've spent my life devoted to research and education to help myself and others reclaim their sovereignty.
My practice is all inclusive, and I aim to support and guide any intending parents on their journey, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, and class. Born and raised in Australia, I am now a DONA trained birth doula, practicing in the Los Angeles area.
With helping hands, and an open heart
But what is a Doula?
A birth doula accompanies women in the journey of childbirth, through prenatal support, labor and delivery , as well as postpartum support, to help facilitate a safe and satisfying birth experience for the woman and her partner.
I draw on my professional training, knowledge, experience, and intuition to provide physical (non-medical), emotional, and informational support to women and their partners during the transition into parenthood. It is my goal to help you feel prepared and empowered for your birth experience.
I offer a soothing touch, a calm, peaceful presence and confidence in you and your birth partner. I can make suggestions for labor progress, and help with relaxation, massage, counter-pressure, positioning, and other techniques for your comfort.
I am independent and self-employed, and as such, am working for YOU, not your caregiver or place of birth.
What does a Doula package involve?
Then two in-home prenatal visits covering:
-Your goals and desires for you birth.
-Any concerns or fears.
-Help in preparing a birth plan.
-Assistance practicing comfort measures.
During this time I provide telephone and email support,
as well as 24-hr availability around your due date,
and a guaranteed back up doula.
I provide continuous judgement-free emotional and physical labor support
wherever you have chosen to give birth (home, birthing center, hospital).
Physical and emotional comfort methods, as well as support for your birth partner,
and space for them to process this incredible journey.
Support through first few postpartum hours.
Initial lactation support through first feed.
Supporting skin-to-skin (if desired)
1-2 postpartum in-home visits covering:
-Sleeping and feeding support, whether breast or bottle.
-Holding space for reflection and processing of the birth experience.
-Providing additional resources and referrals as needed.
What does a Doula package cost?
The cost for my doula package is $2000, which covers all you prenatal appointments,
my presence for the duration of your labour experience, as well as a postpartum follow up visit.