As doulas, we pride ourselves on providing you and your partner with care, understanding, information and support throughout, during, and after the birthing process. Our initial meeting will help tailor a package to fit your needs, as every pregnancy is different. To schedule a free initial consultation or to learn more about our practice, please contact us.
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Our labor doulas are available by phone or email from the time you sign your contract. You will have a one-hour prenatal visit to work on a birth plan. Whether you want natural, medicated, water birth or VBAC, you will be supported by your doula. At 37 weeks, your doula will be on-call 24/7. Once you go into labor, your doula will be there for the duration. She will work with both you and your partner. Once the baby arrives, your doula will stay for up to an hour to help with skin-to-skin and initial latching and feeding guidance. You will also have a one-hour follow up postpartum visit to discuss the birth, the baby and any additional questions you may have.
Sibling support is also offered (care for your older children while mom is in labor) to help your growing family transition smoothly.
Once you bring your baby home and you begin to adjust to your new lifestyle, help may be needed. We can help with all aspects of infant care including but not limited to: breastfeeding, bottle feeding, bathing & soothing the baby. Postpartum care can also include meal prep, light cleaning, errands and personal care. A minimum of 4 hours is required for daytime and a minimum of 8 hours is required for overnights. Postpartum care can last as long as you feel you need it. Our goal is to help you with everyday tasks and assist in setting up a daily routine for your new family.
The traditional method of encapsulation is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TMC). TMC is one of the oldest herbal systems in the world. This method includes steaming the placenta using lemon and ginger to infuse and dehydrate before grinding and encapsulating. The process will take place over two days in the client's home. Our goal is to process it in a clean and sanitized environment, with as little outside contamination as possible. The Postpartum Encapsulation Specialist will be in your home no longer than two hours each day. Each placenta will yield between 75 – 250 capsules depending on the size of the placenta. Benefits include: improvement in postpartum mood, balance to post-birth hormones, improvement in lactation and recovery from birth. It should be noted that individual results may vary.
BENGKUNG BELLY BINDING
Bengkung belly binding is the art of wrapping a postpartum woman's belly to hasten the recovery process.
Benefits can include:
Abdominal wall support helping to heal diastasis recti
Support the body's natural spine and posture realignment post-birth
Reduction of water, fat and air in the tissue and cells through constant pressure on the torso
Stabilizes loose ligaments
Helps prevent and relieve lower back strain
Prevents slouching while holding your baby
Provides support while organs return to pre-pregnancy position