Certified Birth Doula  

My Mission 

Let me empower you with the tools, knowledge and emotional support you need to have the birthing experience you desire. Every birthing mother wants to write her own story and I believe you can. What is it that you desire? Water birth? Hospital birth? VBAC? Let’s talk. I truly believe giving birth can be the most magical experience and I am so very honored to be on this journey with you.

Why even have a doula?  

Research has shown that using a doula can make a difference: 

  • decreases overall Cesarean rate by 50% 
  • decreases the length of labor by 25% 
  • decreases the use of Pitocin by 40%
  • decreases the requests for an epidural by 60.2%
  • increases the likelihood of having a more positive birth experience

*Statistics from the American Pregnancy Association

New Mama Package - $1000

What is included:

  • 2 prenatal visits in your home or mine, wherever you feel most comfortable
  • Unlimited phone / text / email throughout your pregnancy
  • Assist in "greening" your home for baby
  • In-person support during labor and delivery - this includes
    • Timing contractions and guiding you to when is best time to go to birthing place
    • Non- medical pain/comfort measures
    • Helping Dad or birth partner participate in labor
    • Reiki / Energy work
    • Use of essential oils
    • Emotional support
  • Support for 1 hour postpartum
  • 1 in-person postpartum visit and unlimited text for up to 2 weeks postpartum
  • All natural healing measures including sitz baths and cooling sprays
  • Support to ensure baby is latching correctly and provide referrals as needed
Take your birth experience to another level but adding one or more of the following upgrades to your already amazing New Mama Package.
$150 Greening of your Home

Without adequate ventilation (which most homes do not have), cleaning products can leave your home full of toxic air that can cause respiratory issues especially with your pets and little ones. Replacing these products with cleaner items is the best way to keep your family safe from the harsh chemicals. Let me guide you in disposing of all the bad stuff and finding the right products for you and your family.

I am a very proud Brand Partner with Young Living.  Young Living has been around for 30 years and the research behind this company was happening years before. They own their own farms and do incredible amounts of testing to ensure the products you get are safe and effective. I have been using their products in my home for over 10 years and I would not trust any other company.

$175+ Postpartum Meals delivered to your Home

Eating good, nutritious food during the postpartum period is crucial for several reasons:

1. **Recovery**: Childbirth is physically demanding, and a well-balanced diet can aid in the body's recovery process. Nutrient-rich foods can help heal tissues and reduce the risk of infection.

2. **Energy**: New mothers often experience fatigue due to sleep deprivation and the demands of caring for a newborn. Nutrient-dense foods provide the energy needed to cope with these challenges.

3. **Breastfeeding**: For those who choose to breastfeed, nutrition is directly linked to milk production and quality. A nutritious diet ensures that the baby receives essential nutrients and helps the mother maintain her own health.

4. **Hormonal Balance**: Hormonal fluctuations are common after childbirth. Nutrient-rich foods can support hormonal balance, which can aid in emotional well-being.

5. **Mood and Mental Health**: Proper nutrition is linked to mood and mental health. Consuming foods rich in vitamins and minerals can help reduce the risk of postpartum depression.

6. **Weight Management**: Eating nutritious foods can assist in gradually losing pregnancy weight in a healthy and sustainable way.

7. **Immune System**: A strong immune system is essential, especially when caring for a newborn. Nutrient-rich foods bolster the immune system, reducing the risk of illness for both mother and baby.

8. **Hydration**: Staying well-hydrated is equally important. Proper fluid intake is vital for milk production and can help prevent postpartum complications like constipation.

In summary, a good postpartum diet helps with recovery, energy levels, breastfeeding, emotional well-being, and overall health, ensuring that both the mother and baby receive the care and nourishment they need during this important period.

Let me deliver delicious and nutritious meals right to your home. Select from a variety of menu items specifically designed to aid in the postpartum period. Make the first 40 days easier on you and your family. Spend less time worrying about what you can eat and focus more on the important things like your sweet newborn.

$300  Prenatal / Postpartum Massage

Prenatal massage offers several benefits for expectant mothers:

1. Stress Reduction: It can help reduce stress and anxiety, promoting relaxation during pregnancy.

2. Pain Relief: Prenatal massages can alleviate common discomforts like back pain, swollen ankles, and sciatic nerve pain.

3. Improved Circulation: Massage can enhance blood and lymph circulation, reducing swelling and improving overall well-being.

4. Better Sleep: Many pregnant women find it easier to sleep after a soothing prenatal massage.

5. Hormone Regulation: Massage may help regulate hormones associated with stress and mood, such as cortisol and serotonin.

6. Enhanced Mood: It can boost the release of endorphins, providing a mood lift and reducing symptoms of depression.

7. Bonding: Prenatal massage can foster a deeper connection between the mother and her growing baby.

8. Preparation for Labor: Some believe it helps prepare the body for childbirth by relaxing muscles and reducing tension.

Always consult with a healthcare provider and choose a qualified prenatal massage therapist to ensure safety and effectiveness.

Allow Louise to meet you in the comfort of your home for 2 sessions: one prenatally and one postpartum.

$1500 Birth Photography

Birth photography is a way to capture the incredible journey of bringing a new life into the world, and it can be a deeply meaningful and emotional experience for both the photographer and the families involved.

I am in awe by what Melis is able to capture in her photos. She has a deep understanding for the birthing process and is prepared for the unexpected. The birth of your child and the journey to motherhood is sacred. Have memories that last a lifetime with a birth photographer like Melis in the room with you.
 What are you waiting for?