Birth is delicate and special, I strive to bring a peaceful presence to every birth I attend. I am so happy to be providing Birth Doula services full time. I am very passionate about birth. About supporting women through pregnancy, labor and delivery. I have received my Birth Doula Certification through Birth Arts International. I currently reside in Tacoma, and work with women in Pierce, lower King and some of Kitsap and Thurston counties. I am attending births in all settings: home, hospital and birth center.
What is a Doula?
A personal support in pregnancy, labor and delivery. Doula’s are trained to attend to women during their most vulnerable times.
Doula’s believe that birth is a vital and important experience in a woman’s life. They are specifically attuned to a woman’s emotional and physical needs during pregnancy, labor and delivery. They assist women in planning for their birth, talk about resources and provide education and information on choices. A doula takes the time to listen and understand your desires for your birth.
As a doula, I work close to you during pregnancy to prepare and get to know you. I encourage you through the different stages of development and offer many resources. As we near closer to your birth, we talk regularly and I make myself available for any questions that rise. I provide continuous support throughout your entire labor and delivery, from the moment of onset active labor until your baby is born. I am proud to advocate a woman’s rights to make the choices that are best for her, as well as provide support and encouragement for partners. I am trained in specific labor coping techniques and resources, such as counter pressure, aromatherapy, Rebozo techniques, belly wrapping and more. I enter every client relationship ready to listen, support and encourage.
I encourage all women interested in Doula services to contact my as early as possible. I take a limited number of clients per month, in order to ensure my full attention and availability to each client as well as my own family. I prefer to meet and sign contracts as early as possible, to establish a trusting personal relationship and provide the most essential pregnancy support and birth preparation. I will also accept new clients after 37 weeks.
Complimentary introduction meeting
2 prenatal appointments to discuss birth desires and plan, labor positions, and coping techniques
24/7 availability for support or questions via text or phone
On call availability starting at 37 weeks until 2 weeks post due date
Full and continuous availability once active labor has started
Complete support during entire labor
2 hours of immediate postpartum support
1 postpartum visit to discuss birth and postpartum emotions
For questions about services or to book a meeting, contact here.
*Birth Photography is a separate package and is not automatically included in Doula services. To inquire about BOTH services, see RATES page or contact me personally*
Wisteria Studios birth doula, Tacoma WA