Fee Details: My fee is set on a sliding scale according to what each family is able to pay. If money is too tight to even meet the lower end of my scale, I am still open to negotiate on a case-by-case basis according to my availability. It is my firm belief that every family deserves to have support in their birth experience regardless of their economic condition.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 2 births attended
Currently working towards Doula certification(s)
Specific certifications for the above: Trained Labor Doula
Type of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals I am trained as a doula to provide emotional, physical, and informational support to you and your partner and to support you in advocating for your choices to be respected in the hospital environment. Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers My experience thus far at birth centers has shown them to be a wonderful option for women who want a natural birth experience in the safety of a birth-positive clinical environment. I can provide all the same support services of physical, emotional, and informational support as I can in a hospital or home birth. Some birth centers may also have additional tools to facilitate your experience such as birthing tubs, etc. Attends home births? Some Home Births I will happily attend a home birth that is attended by a midwife or a doctor. As a doula I am not a trained medical professional and cannot be at an unattended home birth as it would be cause for the denial/revocation of my pending CAPPA certification. If you are considering a home birth I am happy to be your doula, assist you in finding a midwife, if needed, and help you create your birth plan.
Other Relevant Certifications
LMT/LMP (Licensed Massage Therapist/Practitioner)
Healing Touch Practitioner
Specialized training or previous experience
Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Special Services Offered
Acupressure and/or acupuncture in labor
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Service Area Map
Area of practice: Santa Fe, NM Travel range: 30 miles Travel comments/restrictions: Travel availability contingent on weather conditions. This winter is anticipated to be stormy so please take that under consideration when inquiring for a birth outside of Santa Fe.