I’m thrilled to offer services for local new & expecting families in addition to my online programs! Please see below for current offerings and more information.
Home Prep While You Birth
I believe that the magic of birth shouldn’t hit the reality fan when you come home to a house that isn’t ready yet. You should be able to focus on healing and bonding with your new family. I meet with you in your home before your birth to get to know you as a family and evaluate areas of your home that may need to be addressed before the baby is born. I set up any last-minute items like stocking the fridge, starting a meal train, or light home pickup (maybe even coordinate a cleaner coming in). If you don’t have friends/family to support you via meal train I offer the option of picking up food for you and delivering meals personally or adding fresh-made meals to your postpartum doula services. I want your first moments home to give you a sense of relief, not stress you out because of what you came back to.
Nursery Room Design
Need help designing a safe space with the essentials? I can source baby-friendly and affordable items custom to your desired room theme or design. I also offer creative solutions for shared spaces and setup of the space. *Setting up the room does not include building furniture.
Baby Gear Consulting
Wondering when to wash the baby clothes or which items to register for? Let me help you build your registry based on the safest, most useful items for your family based on research and real-life experience. You’d be surprised how many baby products are either recalled or not recommended for the use they’re advertised as being great for! I can also help you pick a registry that makes purchasing gifts easier for your family.
Your birth journey doesn’t end when your baby is born. As your postpartum doula, I cover what to expect during your 4th trimester (ideally while you’re still pregnant) and go over a support plan for your lying-in period. My role exists to help you navigate your physical and emotional transition into motherhood (and what that means to you, your partner, and any other members of the family) in a judgment-free manner using evidence-based and biological approaches. I do this by compiling local resources unique to you and your needs, by answering questions, and by providing education and support. I can share tips on babywearing, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding but when a particular expert is needed, I assist you in locating one who can help, along with any local groups that you might benefit from. Please keep in mind that per the role of a doula, I can not give medical advice or diagnose.
Training: I trained as a birth doula through Harmony Doula Group in January 2017 and as a postpartum doula through DONA International in December 2018. I’m continuing my advanced doula education as I work on certifying through DONA and have completed training on working with trauma survivors. (I’m also hoping to add certified lactation educator, certified infant massage instructor and certified child & passenger safety technician to the list when I can down the line as I save up.) I am certified through the American Red Cross for Adult & Infant CPR/AED & First Aid. I have 5 years of personal breastfeeding and babywearing experience, as well as some experience with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) and cloth diapering.
Coverage: Mountain House, Tracy, Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop, Fremont, and Newark
Availability: I’m available 3-4 hours at a time with varied days. We can chat and work out days that work for your schedule (consecutive or spread out).
Cost: Fees range $20-$35 an hour depending on services needed and distance. Home prep, gear consulting and nursery design services require a minimum of 4 hours at $30-$35 an hour. Doula services require 12 hours minimum. All services require a $200 retainer with remaining fees paid on the last day of service via PayPal, credit card, cash, or check.
Please fill out the form below or call (925) 579-1826 to set up a free 30-minute interview.
Natural Light Maternity & Family Lifestyle Photography
There’s something so special about those candid moments in motherhood. I used to take photos of families (a few shots are shared below) but stopped to focus on my parenting website. I’m now offering maternity photos again, and family lifestyle photos as an add-on for my doula clients. Photos can be taken in your home, outdoors or in my home (there’s a ton of bright natural light). I can also recommend some fantastic photographers that I’ve worked with who specialize in different types of photography styles.
Please email me at email@example.com or call (925) 579-1826 to chat more.