Phone: (831) 682-6763
Birth Fee: Not specified
Fee Details: My services include: A complimentary interview with you and your partner to see if we would be a good fit. Two prenatal visits. Two to three (or more, if needed) postpartum visits. Phone / text / email support throughout your pregnancy and early postpartum period. Continuous support during your labor and immediate postpartum period (I will come when you want me to come and stay 1-2 hours following your birth). On call from 24-hours a day from 38 weeks gestation until your baby’s birth. Access to my collection of pregnancy-related books and DVD’s. I can provide birth photography for an additional fee.
Birth Doula Experience: 14 years and 20 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I became interested in doula work following the birth of my son, 14 years ago and began training and attending births. After the birth of my second child, I focused mostly on my young family while continuing to attend births periodically. In early 2017, I began the labor doula certification process through CAPPA (www.cappa.net) and became a certified labor doula in December 2017. I am a member of the birth community here in Santa Cruz, serving on the board of directors for Birth Network Santa Cruz (www.birthnet.org). This volunteer position gives me the opportunity to help plan birth-related events in our community as well as interact with parents and other care providers. I want all women to know and understand their choices in childbirth and to feel supported and empowered in the choices they make. I strive to provide physical and emotional support to mothers and their partners before, during and after childbirth. When I am not at a birth or working with families, you can find me spending time with my family, riding my bike or reading. I am excited to be supporting families in my community as a birth doula and I have a long term goal of attending midwifery school. I live in Santa Cruz with my husband and two children.
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Santa Cruz, CA
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