Birth Doula Services

As your birth doula, I am trained and experienced in providing emotional, physical, and educational support as you prepare and experience labor and birth. I help you find your courage to trust your body and instincts, as well as reassure and help you understand what is normal during childbirth. I specialize in supporting women during natural childbirth, but no matter how you birth (ie. medicated or cesarean), I am able to provide compassionate and unbiased support. I respect your birth wishes and I empower you to make informed decisions. If medical procedures arise, I can help explain them. The continuous labor support I provide ensures that you feel safe and supported, which is essential in allowing for birth to progress naturally. During the challenging parts of your labor, I will be with you to help you cope.

Birth Doula Services: $800

Also accepts Medi-Cal Insurance for birth services

  • Includes 2 prenatal visit (in person or virtual) to discuss your pregnancy, concerns, and your birth plans.  I answer your questions with evidence-based information and help you feel confident in being an active participant in your medical care.
  • 24-hour on-call availability two weeks before your due date until delivery.
  • Continuous labor support, which may include: Assisting in labor Positions, use of rebozo techniques and birth ball, implementing various comfort measures, massage, reassurance and emotional support. I make sure your physical needs are tended to and help your partner know how they can best support you during labor.
  • Support during the first 1-2 hours after the birth and help with initial breastfeeding if necessary.
  • 1 postpartum visit at 2 weeks after the birth to discuss any concerns you may have and process your birth experience.
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Note – I do not perform any medical tasks such as checking blood pressure, cervical checks, or fetal heart checks.

Postpartum Doula Services

My overarching goal as a postpartum doula is to help the mother transition into her new role as a mother, heal from birth, and learn and gain confidence in newborn care.

The benefits of postpartum doula care are supported by research and continue the human tradition of supporting women after birth. By providing emotional, physical and informational support, the doula optimizes the health of the mother and infant, enhances breastfeeding success, parent-infant bonding, lower rates of postpartum mood disorders, and contributes to a more positive postpartum experience for the family.

Services may include:

  • Emotional support for mother, partner and family
  • Listen to your birth story to help you process that event
  • Help and education regrading basic newborn care
  • Help with soothing baby and sleep strategies
  • Assistance with swaddling and diapering (I have cloth diapering experience as well)
  • Help with babywearing
  • Basic breastfeeding support
  • Pumping and bottle feeding education and support
  • Care for siblings
  • Care for multiples
  • Light housekeeping, such as laundry or dishes
  • Meal planning and basic food preparation
  • Running errands
  • Text and call support during daytime hours
  • Provide resources and referrals to assist the family’s needs
Postpartum Doula Services

Note – I do not diagnose, nor do I perform any medical tasks such as administering medication. I do not drive anyone.

Postpartum packages and fees:

In-person postpartum support is $30/hour. You can purchase the following packages to secure your spot, desired hours, and my availability for you. Or you can pay per hour a la carte, though I cannot guarantee I will have availability as priority booking is given to those who purchase packages.

Childbirth Education

Holistic and science-based educational classes for expecting parents. The Flourishing Families curriculum will help families connect with what is important to them and become equipped to make meaningful experience surrounding the birth of their baby. Three classes are offered: childbirth, postpartum/newborn, and breastfeeding. Private, in-home instruction available as well as group classes.

Childbirth Class

Learn the facts, anatomy, and the process of labor and delivery. Understand your personality to set up healthy expectations for you birth experience. Explore relaxation methods and comfort techniques to prepare you for a pleasant and successful birth.

Postpartum / Newborn Class

Prepare for the “4th trimester” by learning about the healing process from birth and what to expect postpartum. Learn newborn care basics and what to expect as you and your family grow. Be prepared for possible postpartum road bumps.

Breastfeeding Class

Learn the facts and debunk myths surrounding breastfeeding. Learn the changes your body will make to support feeding your baby, as well as the basics of how to breastfeed. This class will set you up for a successful breastfeeding journey.

Lactation Services

Coming Soon.

Upcoming Group Classes

Locations served:

Yreka, CA and Siskiyou County
Travel fee may apply if located outside a 20-mile radius.