As a Colorado-based birth and post-partum doula, I support local families have a positive birth and post-partum experience.
I will be there to care for you emotionally and physically to the capacity that you wish through the experience of giving birth and adjusting to life with your new babe.
Birth Doula Services
As defined by DONA International, a doula is a trained and experienced labor companion who provides the woman and her partner continuous emotional support, physical comfort, and assistance in obtaining information before, during, and just after birth.
As your birth doula I will do just that. I am here to support you in this important experience of giving birth. This is your birth, your life giving moment. Your wishes, traditions, and choices belong to you. My role is to walk beside you and share with you the training and knowledge I have gathered through my studies and experiences honoring women in the sacred initiation of birth. I love bringing forth some of what I have studied in folk herbalism and earth based ceremonial teachings. Some examples include foot baths, plant infused oils, chanting, drumming, live harp music, and plant brushing. It’s really up to you.
We will meet two times before labor to discuss your wishes as well as things such as a birth plan, fetal positioning, and birth scenarios. When you go into labor I will come as soon as you are ready for me to be there and offer continuous support through the time your baby is born and about two hours afterwards. After your new baby is born I will come for 1-2 post partum visits to check in and see how things are going. If you would like continued post partum support, please let me know!
I am so passionate about supporting women in this process of becoming a mother, whether for the first time or all over again with a new child. I offer my support as a birth doula on a sliding scale of $2500-$1000 depending on your family financial circumstances. I am an intermediate spanish speaker and can be supportive in that way as well. We can talk about payment options in person. Please contact me to schedule a free consultation. I look forward to meeting with you and exploring whether or not I am the right doula for you.
In Beauty and Gratitude,
Post Partum Doula Services
So many of us spend the majority of our focus and attention during pregnancy on giving birth. We think of our perfect scenarios, who our primary care giver will be, create birth plans, explore our fears, and on and on. In all of this planning and considering it is common to forget to really think about what comes after the baby is born! Especially for first time parents.
The post partum period is such an important time for a new family. And truthfully, that new family needs lots of support. Some of families have that support through family and community. But for those that don’t (or have some but not quite enough), a post partum doula can be extremely helpful for your physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental well being.
Post partum care is so important to me. I believe it is a facet of what we must reclaim in our culture today. There are so many different types of post partum care. What I offer as a post partum doula is through connection with plants/herbs, rest, womb support, and nourishment.
Post-Partum Doula Services
Here is a quick list of services I offer that you can pick and choose from:
- Herbal Foot Baths
- Plant Infused Skin Oils
- Yoni Steaming/Sitz Bath Preparation
- Plant Brushing/Limpias
- Provide support for mother and baby to have ample bonding time and rest
- Herbal Tea blends
- Belly Binding
- Placenta Encapsulation
- Sacred Mama Bath Preparation (and childcare during bath time)
- Healing Meal Preparation
- Live Harp Music for Mama and Baby (and whole family)
- Light House Cleaning and Smudging
My rate is sliding scale of $55-45 per hour. This includes herbs, soaks, and other materials. It does not include food purchased to prepare meals for your family. Though this is a service I also offer.
I look forward to meeting you in person and deciding if I am the right post partum doula for you.
Mother Blessing Rituals
A Mother Blessing is a ritual to honor a woman as she becomes a mother. This can be done during any pregnancy and even post-partum. Each mother blessing circle is unique. Some are all women and sometimes men are also a part of the gathering. We will uniquely plan this to each birthing person’s desires as they are witnessed through this rite of passage into motherhood.
Here are a few examples of what we can do during your mother blessing to honor this rite of passage.
- Invite the women closest to you that you feel close with and trusting of. Ask them each to bring a bead and/or a gift for your altar or birth.
- Together we all work on a painting ~ either on canvas or on your beautiful belly
- We go around in a circle and share a song, a note, a prayer, etc to honor you as you enter into this initiation portal of motherhood.
- Each bead brought for you I use to make into a sacred piece of jewelry for you.
- We can hire a henna artist to come and henna your belly and perhaps the hands of the women who have come as well.
- We honor you with a foot bath and massage.
- There is a beautiful table full of flowers and beautiful, festive food for us all to share, either pre-prepared or potluck style.
- I can weave you a sacred flower crown.
- We can make a braided art piece, braiding our prayer, intentions, and support for you.
- Candle Making
- Birth Flag Art Project
If you’re interested in hiring me to help you in creating a Mother Blessing Ritual contact me! Prices vary.