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Birth Services


I am a CAPPA certified childbirth educator and postpartum doula serving Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Santa Paula, Ojai and Santa Barbara in California. I also provide low-cost birth doula services to local families while working toward my Stillbirthday birth doula certification.

Testimonials from past clients can be found here; please scroll further for pricing and packages. I look forward to working with you!

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Birth Services


I am a CAPPA certified childbirth educator and postpartum doula serving Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Santa Paula, Ojai and Santa Barbara in California. I also provide low-cost birth doula services to local families while working toward my Stillbirthday birth doula certification.

Testimonials from past clients can be found here; please scroll further for pricing and packages. I look forward to working with you!

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The major role of a birth doula is to support the laboring woman both physically and emotionally during her labor and childbirth experience so that she feels respected, empowered and capable. 

The major role of the postpartum doula is to help the family make a smooth adjustment to life with a new baby by educating and supporting the new parents in such a way that they feel empowered to care for their newborn with confidence.

The services I provide as a postpartum doula include, but are not limited to: infant care while mother rests; educating the new family in baby care and feeding methods following the pediatrician’s guidelines or that of the American Academy of Pediatrics; light housekeeping; baby laundry; escorting mother and baby to follow-up appointments; teaching calming/soothing techniques; and providing resources. I am also certified in adult, infant and pediatric CPR and first aid through the American Heart Association. 

Studies have shown that women who have a birth doula with them during labor and childbirth have shorter labors, are less likely to request pain medications, are less likely to have emergency cesarean sections and are more likely to be satisfied with their birth experience. 

Studies have also shown that women who have social support during the postpartum period tend to have less postpartum depression, breastfeed for a longer duration and make a better adjustment to parenthood overall.

To discover why I chose to become a doula and childbirth educator, please read this personal piece that was published by HelloGiggles.

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Childbirth Education


"The moment you change your perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body." - Dr. Bruce Lipton

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Childbirth Education


"The moment you change your perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body." - Dr. Bruce Lipton

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PRIVATE CHILDBIRTH COURSES

I am available for private childbirth and postpartum classes that we can completely customize to you and your unique pregnancy, birth and postpartum intentions and experiences. The classes can take place at your home or via video chat - whatever you prefer. Prices range based on course customization, with a minimum of six two-hour classes booked. Additional classes can be added at $25 per hour.

$300 minimum
 

Substitute Services

I have received my childbirth educator training and certification through CAPPA and I am available to sub for instructors who may be in need of such assistance. Please contact me here to discuss availability.

$25 per hour

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Prenatal Services


"To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched - along with the body - making pregnancy a time of transition, growth and profound beginnings." - Anne Christian Buchanan and Debra K. Kingsporn

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Prenatal Services


"To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched - along with the body - making pregnancy a time of transition, growth and profound beginnings." - Anne Christian Buchanan and Debra K. Kingsporn

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BIRTH PLANNING ASSISTANCE

Are you totally lost when it comes to creating your birth plan? I've been there/done that twice and have read all about the process in a variety of sources, books and websites alike, so trust that I can be a huge help to you when it comes time to figure out what your ideal birth experience would be. Having a birth plan {which we will refer to as your birth intentions} sets you up for success, whether or not every single one of your hopes is met. Does it guarantee a pain-free and perfect birth experience? No. But it does guarantee that you will be more prepared for one of life's most important and uncontrollable situations. The Birth Planning package starts with a 90-minute consultation/Q&A, during which we will discuss any concerns you may have, as well as go over the intended and unintended outcomes of some of the more common situations that come up during labor and delivery. We will then continue the session with a creation hour, during which we devise your actual birth intentions and discuss how you would like the printed version of them to look {colors, fonts, etc.}. I will then type up your birth intentions and send five copies {printed on quality card-stock paper} to you via snail-mail once the final design has been approved.

$75 for a three-hour session, $15 for each additional hour


Postpartum Planning ASSISTANCE

There is nothing better than feeling totally prepared for the arrival of your little bundle. During our three-hour postpartum planning session, we will discuss your expectations and concerns regarding recovery after childbirth and life with a newborn, and use the knowledge gained to create a personalized postpartum plan for you and your family. Your specific circumstances, physical and emotional needs and existing support system will all be taken into consideration, and your final plan will be typed up and printed on quality card-stock paper. Other preparations to be considered include assistance with creating a baby registry, organizing a meal train and setting up your living space to accommodate baby.

$75 for a three-hour session, $15 for each additional hour
 

birth + POSTPARTUM PLANNING ASSISTANCE

If you would like to take part in both planning sessions, purchase them together for a discounted price. All of the details in the above descriptions apply.

$130 for two three-hour sessions, $15 for each additional hour

 

{GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE HERE}
To check my availability, please click here.

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Labor Services


"Giving birth can be the most empowering experience of a lifetime - an initiation into a new dimension of mind-body awareness." - Ina May Gaskin

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Labor Services


"Giving birth can be the most empowering experience of a lifetime - an initiation into a new dimension of mind-body awareness." - Ina May Gaskin

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BIRTH Doula

As a birth doula I will support and empower you physically, emotionally and spiritually throughout your labor and delivery experiences. I am able to attend births in Ventura, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Oxnard, Oak View, Ojai, Santa Paula, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. Included with my doula services are two prenatal appointments at which we can discuss your birth intentions, as well as a postpartum follow up appointment within your first two weeks at home with your new baby. I am also available to attend doctor or midwife appointments as needed, and you are free to contact me with any and all questions via text, phone or email from the moment our birth doula agreement is signed. 

$800, payment plan available


Birth Story Scribe

With over ten years of published writing experience and two birth stories in my portfolio, I would love to help you and your family remember, in detail, the very special day your baby was born. After attending your birth, I will help put into words exactly what took place during your labor and delivery and will have the story printed in an Artifact Uprising book {design of your choice} alongside any photos taken before, during and after the birth once you have approved the final version of your story. I am able to serve as your birth photographer simultaneously if you don't have a separate photographer.

$300, payment plan available

 

{GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE HERE}
To check my availability, please click here.

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Postpartum Services


"There is POWER that comes to women when they give birth. They don't ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it." - Sheryl Feldman

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Postpartum Services


"There is POWER that comes to women when they give birth. They don't ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it." - Sheryl Feldman

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Be Always Blooming's postpartum doula packages are designed with flexibility in mind. Having parented in a household where both mom and dad have varying work schedules, I am sympathetic to the fact that not everyone works a typical 9 to 5 day, and adapting to schedule changes while learning how to take care of a new baby can throw everyone for a loop. Rest assured that by being able to choose your preferred days and hours within the package guidelines you’ll have the assistance you expect exactly when you need it.

Please note that maximum shift length is four hours, overnights are not being offered at this time and I do not work on holidays. 

Before committing to a specific package, I recommend first clicking here to see what it is that a postpartum doula does, and then choosing a package based on your family’s particular needs. Still not sure which package is right for you? Get in touch for some extra guidance.
 

 

Peace

  • 60 hours over a 12-week period to be distributed based on your family's scheduling needs
  • Two two-hour prenatal consultations so that we can discuss anything and everything about your pregnancy and expectations for life postpartum
  • One postpartum check-in at home or hospital within 24 hours of the birth
  • The ability to reach me 24/7 via phone, text or email during the 12-week period for which you've hired me

$1900 investment, payment plan available


Calm

  • 30 hours over an 8-week period to be distributed based on your family's scheduling needs
  • Two two-hour prenatal consultations so that we can discuss anything and everything about your pregnancy and expectations for life postpartum
  • One postpartum check-in at home or hospital within 24 hours of the birth
  • The ability to reach me 24/7 via phone, text or email during the 8-week period for which you've hired me

$1000 investment, payment plan available


Serenity

  • 24 hours over a 6-week period to be distributed based on your family's scheduling needs
  • Two two-hour prenatal consultations so that we can discuss anything and everything about your pregnancy and expectations for life postpartum
  • One postpartum check-in at home or hospital within 24 hours of the birth
  • The ability to reach me 24/7 via phone, text or email during the 6-week period for which you've hired me

$800 investment, payment plan available


Vitality

  • 20 hours over an 8-week period {two-hour shifts} to be distributed based on your family's scheduling needs
  • Two two-hour prenatal consultations so that we can discuss anything and everything about your pregnancy and expectations for life postpartum
  • One postpartum check-in at home or hospital within 24 hours of the birth
  • The ability to reach me 24/7 via phone, text or email during the 8-week period for which you've hired me

$700 investment, payment plan available

 

My standard non-package fee is $35 per hour with a minimum of two hours booked.
A $10 fee is added to each postpartum visit that exceeds a distance of 15 miles.

{GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE HERE}
To check my availability please click here.