My birth services include two prenatal visits to talk about your birth preferences and vision, offer information to you and your partner to address fears or concerns, and practice comfort and coping techniques. This is a time for us to connect and become comfortable with each other, so that I can best support you during your birth. Starting at 38 weeks I am available for 24-hour, on-call phone support.
During labor I will provide continual support for you and your birth partner until your baby is born and immediately following to help initiate breastfeeding. My birth package includes two postpartum follow-up visits to assist with breastfeeding, process the birth, and help mother heal with self-care remedies.
The postpartum period can be a tender time for a new family. I help you acknowledge the new change as you and your partner transition into parenthood.
My specialty in postpartum care is supporting women and partners through this time by encouraging optimal healing with nourishing foods, belly binding, herbal baths, and therapeutic grade essential oils.
I provide reassurance and practical support with breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, holistic newborn care, and infant massage. My desire is to help you find your mothering heart by listening to your body, your baby, and your intuition.
In addition to supporting women and families, I am also a doula educator with Doula Trainings International
Most weeks you can find me cooking up delicious food for the Mothers Unfolding group with Lanell Coultas
Birth and postpartum doula certification - Doula Trainings International
Essential oils for pregnancy, birth, and babies - advanced DTI workshop
Aromatouch technique certified and doTERRA wellness advocate
Rebozo certified - Gena Kirby
I am a DTI certified birth and postpartum doula in Austin, TX. I believe fiercely in shifting our cultural perceptions of birth and postpartum, and in the power of supporting women and families. My own experiences of birth and motherhood cracked my heart wide open and led me on a journey to help others find their own truths and listen intently to their desires and intuition.
I also bring a background of culinary arts and holistic health and healing into my practice through the use of food as medicine, therapeutic grade essential oils, and alternative healing modalities.
I share my life with my incredibly supportive husband of almost 20 years and our two beautiful, spirited children.
Contact me to discuss how I can help support you. I would love to hear from you!