doula & nutritionist

Cherry Blossom Families


Doula Services

"Birth is an opportunity to transcend.  To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through Birth."

-Marcie Macari

 

Prenatal Support

  • Complimentary 1st meeting to determine if we are a good match.

  • 2 Pre-natal visits to discuss the birth you are envisioning, fears you might have, and my role as your doula. We will talk in depth about the labor and birth process and the options you have.  Different comfort measures and techniques for labor and delivery will be explained and discussed.

  • I will help you prepare a Birth Preference sheet. 

  • Nutrition Support:  In each of your visits we will cover mom & baby nutrition.  Topics such as "eating for two", super foods for you and your baby, eating for sustained energy in labor, nutrition and the quality of your breast milk, and nutrition while breastfeeding will be discussed.  We will also go through any specific questions or concerns you might have.

  • Ongoing email and phone support throughout pregnancy.

  • Use of all books and DVDs in my lending library.

 

Labor Support

  • I am call for you 24 hours a day/7 days a week starting two weeks before your due date until you give birth to your baby.

  • After labor is established, I will accompany you at home or hospital/birth center and stay with you continuously until the birth of your baby.

  • Pain relief measures during labor including: relaxation, helping mom find a ritual and rhythm, breathing, massage, counter pressure,  bath/showers, hot/cold packs, walking, positioning, verbal cues, aromatherapy, etc.

  • Labor and birthing suggestions for comfort and progress, optimal fetal positioning.

  • Photographs of labor, birth and baby as time and circumstance allow.

  • Support for partner.

 

Postpartum Support

  • I stay for one to two hours immediately post-partum, or until your are settled.

  • Postpartum Visit: We will meet within a week or two after the birth of your baby to go over your experience, and answer any questions you might have.

  • Email and phone support in the weeks following the birth.



Investment: $800

Discount offered to previous clients.