Baby Owen, 2012

                                                                                                                                                    Baby Owen, 2012

NYC certified Birth Doula Services

Whether you're working towards a low intervention or natural birth, I use my extensive experience to work closely with you and your partner to create a space of safety and security so that you can tune into your body to let the birthing process take over.  I'm a full time doula who is certified in hypnobirthing, has a number of successful VBACs (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean), and has received training from Ina May Gaskin.  

 

My birth services are offered throughout NYC and include:

 

Prenatal support 

  • Assistance in developing your birth preferences during our prenatal visit
  • Training and coaching your partner in comfort measures and techniques
  • Coaching you through the pregnancy with generous phone and email support 


Assistance During Labor

  • Massage, relaxation and breathing techniques, positioning, hypnobirthing, pain relief through TENS, affirmations, and visualizations in addition to implementing any other preferred comfort measures you have in mind
  • Advocacy for your wishes and guidance in making decisions during birth


Postpartum Support

  • Immediate support with breastfeeding after the birth
  • Continued support with breastfeeding and debriefing the birth experience during our postnatal visit within 3-10 days of the birth
  • Connecting you to the necessary resources and services for you and your baby

 

"The whole point of woman-centered birth is the knowledge that a woman is the birth power source.  She may need and deserve help but in essence, she always had, currently has, and will have the power."  ~Heather McCue