Birth & Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Childbirth / Parent Educator, Babywearing Consultant
“I think one of the best things we could do would be to help women, parents, families discover their own birth power, from within themselves. And to let them know it’s always been there, they just needed to tap into it.”
-John H. Kennell, MD
I offer childbirth education classes in the comfort of your home. This is a 3 hour session tailored to your specific needs.
We can explore:
Anatomy & Physiology of birth
Stages of labor
Your childbirth options
How to personalize your birth experience
Common medical procedures
Breathing, Massage & Counter pressure techniques
Postpartum Care & Breastfeeding
Among other hands on tools.
I also discuss positions and techniques that can be done prenatally to help with optimal baby positioning, help you prepare your body for labor and for the postpartum experience. I also cover the importance of the "baby moon" phase of feeding and bonding with your baby immediately after birth. I charge $350 for this class, and you can have another expecting couple join us for no additional charge.
I offer newborn care classes privately in your home and provide non-judgmental, evidence based information.
This includes information about:
Identifying feeding cues
Bonding with your newborn
As well as learning techniques in:
& Normal newborn behavior.
My fee for these private classes is $200 and are scheduled in 2-2.5 hr sessions (but are flexible to your needs). This cost includes printed materials and demonstration items. You can have another expecting couple join us for no additional charge.
I provide a baby wearing consultation before and/or after your baby arrives, in the privacy of your home.
The benefits of baby wearing
How to wear safely and comfortably for yourself and your baby
Which styles work best for your different needs at different stages of your baby's development
I will help you learn how to use your own carrier(s), and then we can demonstrate my variety of different carriers, wraps and slings, to find out which ones may work best for you and your baby. Each consultation can be adjusted to your specific needs, and carriers of your choice.
The cost for my consultation is $175 for a 1.5hr meeting. This can also be used as an addition to any of the above classes for a reduced fee.