To prepare for and accomplish something, most of us focus on what to 'do.' While doing is important, I focus on 'being' to help us create a powerful context in which to work. When we establish a powerful way of 'being' doing seems to unfold naturally.
NOTE: As of 2016 I've retired the birth doula part of my practice. I have been blessed to work with wonderful families over the years and am grateful to have been with families during this most special time of life.
Postpartum Doula Support
I focus on nurturing and supporting you as you transition into your parenting role. I often ask new parents, 'how would you like this day to go?' to help establish in what way I can support them each day.
I provide the following services:
- emotional support and reassurance
- guidance regarding care for mother and baby
- breastfeeding support
- sibling care
- light housekeeping and meal preparation
- running errands
- linking you to community resources as needed.
I generally meet with you once prior to baby's birth to learn about what is important to you and what, if any, areas of concern you have. We establish a likely initial schedule for the first week or two after your baby's birth.
I usually work weekdays up to 9pm as needed, and a have a three-hour per day minimum.
Birth and Postpartum Consulting
As an experienced birth and postpartum doula with experience in home as well as hospital birth on the San Francisco Peninsula, I offer birth and postpartum consulting services to expectant and new parents who are looking for information based on your unique needs.
I can provide insight which supports you in creating your birth and parenting 'team,' and similarities and differences of various birth locations. My commitment is to help you become informed and aware of your choices so that you can choose what's right for you.