As a birth doula, I have attended births of all types, but I am especially passionate about supporting people who wish to birth without medical intervention. I believe in the power of the female body and spirit to birth as nature designed. As a mother, I have birthed in a hospital, a birthing center, and at home. After each one, I was so in awe of what my body had done. I felt a sense of empowerment that gave me confidence to listen to my feminine intuition as I began parenting. Birth is a rite of passage that should be honored and supported by those who have been there before. And this is why I love serving others at their births.
Read Vanessa’s birth stories here.
As your birth doula, I can offer you a variety of environmental enhancements (dim lights, music, scented towels etc.), non-medical rituals (deep breathing, visualizations etc.) and comfort measures (birth ball, heat pack, massage etc.) that will make it possible for you to stay connected to your labor and cope with each contraction. Vanessa will also work with your partner to make sure they feel confident enough to be your primary support person.
Vanessa's doula package includes:
Two prenatal home visits to discuss birthing preferences and tools to cope during early labor
Phone, email, and text support throughout pregnancy
Reiki for the whole birth team- a gentle touch therapy that many find is helpful for decreasing stress
Use of various props (birth ball, rebozo, handheld massage device, scented oils and more)
Photography of the labor, delivery, and first moments with your baby
Phone, text, and email support during the postpartum period
One postpartum home visit to discuss transition to life with baby and process the birth
Vanessa’s original birth and motherhood affirmation printout/pdf
Prenatal yoga movement and breath exercise plan
Handmade lavender eye pillow
Vanessa offers free, no-obligation interviews if you would like to meet and see if we are a good fit.
Call anytime 347.461.4459
Birth Doula Services for Low-Income Families
I believe that everyone deserves the loving and reliable support of a doula at their birth. If you are interested in hiring a birth doula, but are worried about cost, please contact me (using the form to the right) and I may be able to offer you a reduced rate on my birth doula package.
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