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Birth + Postpartum Services


I am a certified childbirth educator, postpartum doula and birth doula serving Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Oxnard, Oak View, Ojai, Santa Paula, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara..

In addition to providing separate services, I now offer a New Mama Bundle that combines my mentoring and doula services into one all-encompassing package - perfect for the expecting mama who prefers to be fully prepared and supported during this incredible time in her life.

Testimonials from past clients can be found here; please scroll further for pricing and packages. 

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Birth + Postpartum Services


I am a certified childbirth educator, postpartum doula and birth doula serving Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Oxnard, Oak View, Ojai, Santa Paula, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara..

In addition to providing separate services, I now offer a New Mama Bundle that combines my mentoring and doula services into one all-encompassing package - perfect for the expecting mama who prefers to be fully prepared and supported during this incredible time in her life.

Testimonials from past clients can be found here; please scroll further for pricing and packages. 

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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, each other and themselves with confidence.

The services I provide as a postpartum doula include, but are not limited to: caring for baby while you rest; mentoring in the realms of baby care, self care and the essence of being present in your new normal; light housekeeping as needed; meal preparation; assistance with breast- and bottle-feeding as well as pumping; escorting you and baby to follow-up appointments; running errands for you or together; accompanying you on walks or other trips outdoors when desired; and providing countless insights and resources from my own personal experience as a mother in addition to many evidence-based books and websites. 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 learn a significant reason why I chose to become a birth and postpartum mentor/doula, please read this personal piece that was published by HelloGiggles.

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Childbirth Ed.


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

Childbirth Ed.


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

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PRIVATE Mentoring sessions

I am available for private childbirth and postpartum mentoring sessions that we can completely customize to you and your unique pregnancy, birth and postpartum intentions and experiences. The classes can take place in person or via video chat - whatever you prefer. Please feel free to invite all members of your birth and postpartum team to ensure that all of you are on the same page when it comes to your experience. 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


summer childbirth Class series at Ventura Birth Center

{Begins July 7, 2018}

Join me this July and August for a childbirth class that incorporates the wisdom of Birthing From Within with the evidence-based information that is considered pertinent knowledge for all birthing parents. In the six weeks we spend together we will cover the must-knows of birth and postpartum, including topics such as the following:

  • Phases and stages of labor
  • Laboring and birthing positions
  • Birthing in awareness via up-to-date evidence-based research
  • Understanding informed consent
  • Intended and unintended outcomes of common birth interventions
  • Best support practices for partners and other members of your birth team
  • Mindfulness and pain-coping techniques
  • The fourth trimester (postpartum)
  • Breastfeeding and newborn care
  • Local resources

What makes this class unique is the way we go about the actual birth and postpartum preparation. Together we will focus on unearthing your own internal wisdom as parents, while simultaneously familiarizing yourselves with the modern map of birth used in America today.

By choosing to not adhere to a rigid class structure, and by incorporating art and discussion with traditional lecture, participants are able to go deeper within themselves and gain the confidence required to practice embracing the unknown. After all, that's what birth is essentially - a great unknown. And the only way to truly prepare for an initiation of this magnitude is to connect with your own personal inner knowing surrounded by those who value you, hear you and support your growth.

This fully comprehensive and powerful six-week childbirth class series will leave you feeling aware, present, connected and capable of becoming the parent you've been called to be. Register now, space is limited.

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Prenatal Preparatory 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

Prenatal Preparatory 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 PREP Consultation

Having a birth plan and 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 three-hour birth discussion and planning consultation allows time for us to go over any concerns you may have, as well as the intended and unintended outcomes of some of the more common situations that come up during childbirth. We will then devise your actual birth intentions and write them out together both creatively and practically. 

$100 for a three-hour session, $30 for each additional hour


Postpartum PREP Consultation

There is nothing better than feeling totally prepared for the arrival of your little one. During our three-hour postpartum discussion and planning consultation, 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. Other fourth trimester preparations we will consider together include assistance with creating a baby registry, organizing a meal train and setting up your living space to accommodate your new addition.

$100 for a three-hour session, $30 for each additional hour
 

birth + POSTPARTUM Consultation

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.

$190 for two three-hour sessions, $30 for each additional hour


To check my availability, please click here.

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BIRTH 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

BIRTH 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 and mentor

As your birth doula and mentor, I will support and empower you and your birth team physically, emotionally and spiritually throughout your childbirth and immediate postpartum experience. I am able to attend home births, birth center and hospital births in Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Oxnard, Oak View, Ojai, Santa Paula, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. Included with my doula services are four prenatal mentor sessions at which we can discuss your birth intentions and postpartum preparation. Also included is a postpartum follow-up appointment within your first weeks at home with your baby. Upon signing our birth doula agreement, you are free to contact me with any and all questions via text, phone or email through your third month postpartum. 

$1300 investment
payment plans available


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

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

 

One Month

  • 8 hours per week
  • One prenatal mentor consultation at which we will discuss anything and everything about your pregnancy, birth intentions and expectations for life postpartum
  • One in-person 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 four-week period for which you've hired me

$1100 investment
payment plan available


Two months

  • 8 hours per week
  • One prenatal mentor consultation at which we will discuss anything and everything about your pregnancy, birth intentions and expectations for life postpartum
  • One in-person 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 eight-week period for which you've hired me

$2200 investment
payment plan available


three months

  • 8 hours per week
  • One prenatal mentor consultation at which we will discuss anything and everything about your pregnancy, birth intentions and expectations for life postpartum
  • One in-person 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

$3300 investment
payment plan available


Six Months

  • 8 hours per week
  • One prenatal mentor consultation at which we will discuss anything and everything about your pregnancy, birth intentions and expectations for life postpartum
  • One in-person 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 24-week period for which you've hired me

$6600 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.


To check my availability please click here.

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BUNDLES


"What is done in love is well done." - Vincent van Gogh

BUNDLES


"What is done in love is well done." - Vincent van Gogh

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The New Mama Bundle combines my private mentoring sessions with both my birth and postpartum doula services. In doing so, I am your guide, companion and sister. I will accompany you on this journey from the moment we connect, guiding you through pregnancy, birth, the fourth trimester and beyond. Not only will you learn from me, you will teach me in return, as every birth invokes change in those who witness it. Together we will ensure your motherhood journey is filled with discovery, fulfillment, peace, love and satisfaction. 

Your investment garners you the following:
 

PRIVATE Mentoring sessions ($300 value)

I will provide you with comprehensive and modern childbirth mentoring sessions that discuss pregnancy, birth and postpartum equally. These six sessions will be part in-person discussion and part at-home study, but this isn’t your average birth prep class. My sessions, which stem from the Birthing From Within philosophy, will help you to go inward and learn more about your inner self while simultaneously becoming more informed about birth in today’s society. You will learn your options and choose your preferences while also better understanding your spirit and mothering style.


BIRTH DOULA ($1300 value)

When your baby’s birthday arrives, you can call me as soon as labor has started and you feel that you need my support. Once I arrive, I’m there with you to the end, providing any and all support you need to help you reach your goal of having a satisfying birth - whatever that may end up looking like when the time comes. We can’t control the way birth unfolds, but we can certainly guide it in the right direction to the best of our ability together.


POSTPARTUM DOULA ($840 value)

Once birth has finally graced your family, your postpartum care will begin. The New Mama Bundle includes two four-hour visits per week for the first four weeks and 24/7 access to me via email, text or phone for the duration of our contract. But it is my hope that our friendship will continue thereafter, as I am on this motherhood journey with you no matter what. After all, we are more than just a doula and her client. We are women together on this planet, and we have a shared responsibility to raise the next generation of peaceful change makers side-by-side. That being said, if you would like to extend our contracted postpartum time together past the allotted four weeks, that is totally an option (if availability allows).
 

$2300 investment (a savings of $140)
payment plan available
 

My standard non-package fee for postpartum doula services 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.


To check my availability please click here.