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Etecia Brown



Phone: (415) 841-3915

Birth Fee: $0 to $1500

Postpartum Rate: $30

Fee Details: As a full spectrum doula Etecia offers spiritual, mental, and emotional support to Birthing people (including those who are gender non-conforming). As a person who serves, Etecia is here to help you feel safe, protected, and secure in your knowledge about pregnancy, birth, birth plans, and the physical & emotional changes you might be going through. Etecia's services are designed to be holistic, culturally competent, and inclusive of all families (including single parent Birthers) to help you have a positive childbirth experience. I offer 2 prenatal visits, delivery support, and 2 postpartum visits as well as unlimited email and phone/video support from the time Etecia is hired until the child is born. If you need more or less support Etecia may arrange that with you as well. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *We offer a teenage mom scholarship as well as a low income parent discount.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 5 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 3 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: As a postpartum doula Etecia offers in-home support during the time after the birth of your new baby. This support is meant to empower you on your parenting journey, offering: newborn care information, practical support within the household, and a space for processing the birth experience. The presence of a doula in your home during the first moments after your child is born is intended to create a comfortable, peaceful environment enabling a healthy bond between the newborn and parents. Etecia's postpartum doula services are especially great for parents of multiples, Birthers recovering from Cesarean sections or otherwise challenging births, parents who do not have local family support, parents with concerns about the "Baby Blues", and parents who are new to caring for infants. Please note that this service is not meant to take the place of babysitting services or housekeeping services. All visits will be paid for by the hour for an agreed upon period of time and includes unlimited email and phone support for the time we are hired. Don't forget to ask about Placenta Encapsulation.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
BIRTH DOULA BENEFITS:| Learn to create a holistic health action plan to best serve you and your baby| Receive prenatal, birth, and postnatal intuitive coaching| Understand the course of labor events, terminology, and medical recommendations| Assistance and support creating a Birth Plan (we will explain options, unpack scenarios, and help to enforce your vision)| Relax in a respectful, inclusive, peaceful, and collaborative environment in your place of delivery (Home, Birth Center, or Hospital)| Learn breathing and centering techniques to connect with your higher self and tap into your inner power to strengthen solutions for various situations during pregnancy and labor| Womb healing (energy support to address trauma being held in the womb)| Receive non-synthetic, non-chemical, viable alternatives for easing your pregnancy| Receive aromatherapy to help to ease difficult symptoms of pregnancy______________________________________________________________________________________________________________Receive customized individual Placenta Encapsulation that addresses your specific body and needs*| Receive photos of birth or placenta art to capture labor memories*| Create a belly bump cast*| Receive a special blend of prenatal tea to help with your spiritual wellness and promote the healthy development of your baby*| Receive postnatal tea to help with lactation and combat the "baby blues"*______________________________________________________________________________________________________________**Must be requested, cost is seperate.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________***Please also inquire about our Queer Family Planning Support.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
POST PARTUM DOULA BENEFITS:| Breastfeeding support| Receive help with newborn care techniques (swaddling, bathing, and babywearing, etc.)| Learn infant soothing strategies| Learn ideas for caring for multiple infants| Assistance caring for the baby or babies while you sleep or bathe| Learn resources for physical postpartum recovery| Simple meal preparation and planning| Assistance with keeping up with baby's laundry| Setup and cleaning of breast pump if applicable
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Do you know your birth story? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________In our journey to womb health and healing it is important that we know how we awakened to this life. Your spirit chose to be embodied for you to do great work on this plane. Radical birth support helps you remember the warrior mama you are.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Etecia's holistic training provides her with the experience to help reduce her client's risk of receiving medical interventions or synthetic medications and hormones. Birthers with doula support are also less likely to have a cesarean birth. Understanding the technology of mothering is key for any society to flourish.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Etecia offers empowering breastfeeding support designed to help mamas stand in their power as Creators. Her intentions are to decolonize birthing in the U.S. and normalize breastfeeding. #Freethenipple

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Etecia has been trained in traditional Indigenous American Rebozo techniques. Etecia is also a certified Placenta Encapsulator. Etecia is currently studying indigenous West African traditional healing practices and herbalism.

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Hearthside perinatal bereavement care training
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Henna belly designs
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Therapist or counselor

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership: Research Consultant 2016-Present| Main Street Launch: Entrepreneurs In Residence Fellow 2016| Urban Habitat Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute: Fellow 2016 | University of California San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center, Community Advisory Board: Member of Steering Committee October 2015-present

Languages spoken: English, Spanish (moderate)

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