Birth

I am passionate about supporting body literacy & sovereignty during the childbearing year!

Photo by Samantha Zipporah: The Women’s Building SF

After nearly a decade of volunteering & working professionally as a birth doula, I have retired from the on-call lifestyle. I now serve birthing people & their support teams through private classes & consultation. The education I offer is solidly grounded in physiology, while holding deep respect for the hyper-dimensional aspects of birth as a Rite of Passage. I hold deep compassion for the unique needs & experiences of each individual.

Some of what folks can expect from a childbirth education consultation with me:

 

  • Accessible & enjoyable anatomy & physiology education including oxytocin, neurobiology, & biochemistry

 

  •  Perspective on what’s “normal”

 

  • Facilitation of dialogue with your own body wisdom & intuition

 

  • Discussion of optimal positioning & a myriad of natural pain coping techniques & tools

 

  • Assistance creating clear communication with care provider(s), & in intimate relationship(s)

 

  • Cheerleading & sass

 

  • Exploration of spiritual, archetypal, & ritual aspects of the birthing process

 

  • Dialogue exploring birth as a sexual act & an altered state of consciousness

Single Session ~ $100164405_438067902933704_1459500972_n

 

  • 90 minutes session in person, via skype, or phone (house calls available to those in the Portland area)

 

  • Referrals to amazing trusted practitioners, books, & websites

 

  • Birth Intentions Worksheet

 

  • Custom sign for the door of the birthing room stating priority intentions

 

  • Actionable emotional, spiritual, nutritional, & herbal options for transformative self care practices

 

A Cycle of Support

 

  • Everything from the single session + 1 month of support, including 2 focused live sessions in person or via phone or skype

 

  • Weekly e-mail check-ins with resources & action items

 

  • Postpartum Care Intention Setting

 

  • Unlimited text & e-mail support with a gaurunteed response within 24 hours during cycle

 

  • Cost ~ $185

 

 

A Season of Support

 

  • Twice monthly live sessions in person or via phone or skype

 

  • Goal setting & accountability

 

  • Weekly e-mail check-ins with resources & action items

 

  • Unlimited text & e-mail support with a gaurunteed response within 24 hours

 

  • Cost ~ $600 (monthly payments available)

 

No one should ever go without support because of lack of funding.

If you truly cannot afford to pay me with cash, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Check out my Reciprocity & Fees policy. If I cannot meet your needs by offering a sliding scale, payment plan, or work for trade, I will still share valuable resources & referrals.