Birth Fee: $650 to $1200
Fee Details: I offer sliding scale services. My standard package is $650 & includes 2 prenatal visits 2.5 hours each, which covers all of your questions and helps you to create your birth plan. On-call 25/7 two weeks prior to your due date by phone, text, or email, continuous labor support during early and active labor, staying at hospital up to three hours post-partum and one post-partum visit within 7 days of your birth. I also offer placenta encapsulation services, reiki healing sessions, meditation support, dream counseling, herbal consultations and bodywork which can be added into a package deal up to $1200. I am a Dynamic Body Balancing practitioner which is a blend of myofascial release and craniosacral therapy with specific techniques for pregnancy. I have also studied Spinning Babies. I am currently in my verification process to become a post-partum doula. I am open-minded, non-judgemental and holistic in my approach. Comfortable working in home, hospital, and birth center settings.
Birth Doula Experience: 5 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 4Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Minnesota Prison Doula Project, Ahavah Birthworks, Everyday Miracles
Genevieve was truly an integral part of our birthing experience. She provided ongoing support along our pregnancy journey, throughout labor and birth, and for weeks following our child’s birth. From our first meeting, Genevieve was exceptionally professional and responsible, kind, caring, giving, and very knowledgeable. She provided us with an abundance of information and I felt quite prepared as our child’s birth day approached.
Genieve helped to facilitate a deeply spiritual space for us, which allowed a supportive connection between my husband and I during our child’s birth experience. She worked extremely well with my husband, my mother, and our midwives, and helped to guide their support, strength, and caring, to create a pyramid of love that surrounded me. With this strong base of support, we were able to have the best birth experience we could have had. Genevieve’s calm endurance throughout our labor provided the strength we needed through those critical last few moments of birth. I am truly grateful and honored for Genevieve’s presence and support throughout our pregnancy, labor and birthing experience. If and when we have another child, we will certainly ask for Genevieve’s support and facilitation once again.
I was matched with Genevieve in my 3rd trimester because of my anxiety regarding previous trauma possibly resurfacing during labor. She was an amazing resource of information and comfort. She was always able to direct me to a reputable resource for more reading when I needed help making decisions and had wonderful recommendations when I was overdue and needed to do something to have the natural labor and birth I wanted. While my time laboring in the hospital was short, she was great at giving me comfort over the phone while I was still at home. In person, she knew exactly what I needed with every contraction. She blended in with me and my partner perfectly so that she was never taking anything away from "our experience" but was able to direct him when he wasn't sure what would be the most helpful.
She was such a calming presence and I especially loved having her support when I was bleeding heavily after delivering my placenta and my partner was with our baby. She also encapsulated my placenta and I was so pleased with the results. She made me a beautiful print and keepsake to go with it. She really went above and beyond with everything.
I treasured having Genevieve as my doula and she has been wonderful when I want support or info on natural baby care. She is so knowledgeable and even with my trust issues, I've always felt so comfortable with her. I've really come to think of her as a friend. She was made to do this!
I cannot find words enough to express my gratitude and wonder and the beauty and feeling of safety that Genevieve brought to my birthing and pregnancy experience. I am a 40 year old first time mother and though this was an intended pregnancy it still had elements of unsureness and worry to it. Not only is Genevieve experienced with birthing, but she is an open compassionate and unbiased person. I was able to be totally honest with all my fears, inadequacies and anxieties and I always knew she would be able to be helpful and reassuring. When my birth actually happened she spent 3 days at the hospital with me, unwavering in her support and level-headed presence. She helped me make the biggest decision of my life with clear-headedness and compassion. She came the day I left the hospital to bring me my carseat and make sure I took a nap. I could not recommend her any more highly. She is the most beautiful kind person I have ever met, and having her be one of the first people on the planet to hold my beloved daughter is an honor I cannot over say. I wish every woman on this planet could have her present at their deliveries, we would all be given an incredible gift that I, at least have. My spirit is eternally grateful for her presence and efforts.
I feel really blessed that I got to know denevive and have her be my doula during my pregnancy, she was so caring and willing to hear my worries and give me words of encouragemen, also she Introduce me to tea infusiona for pregnancy and drinki those infusiona during my pregnancy helped me a lot! I have nothing but good thing to say about Genevieve!
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