Seeds of Light/ Semillas de Luz
Hello, My name is Brenda, as of July 2018 I became a birth doula trained with DONA. What is a birth doula? A birth doula is a person who mothers the mother before, during and after labor. She provides emotional, physical and spiritual support. A birth doula coaches you, a partner or family member through birth so you can have every option and choice heard.
As a birth doula I want my clients to feel listened to, beautiful, empowered, radiant and when they look back to their birth experience they can remember it as an empowering experience.
My services include but are not limited to:
2 prenatal meetings, where we can become acquainted with one another and start forming a list of preferences for everything surrounding your labor and birth. We will discuss your thoughts or concerns regarding your birth experience. We will work together on techniques for coping in labor and getting your body ready for labor. We will also create a postpartum plan for you.
You will have unlimited communication with me via phone, text, or email from the date you hire me and I will be on call for you 24/7 from week 37 of your pregnancy until your birth.
When your labor begins, I will remain in contact with you and your partner and join you whenever you are ready. I will be present during your labor continuously until your baby's birth.
I will remain with you postpartum 1-2 hours to help you get comfortable, fed, and hydrated, and if you plan to breastfeed, I will help to facilitate breastfeeding if your little one is ready.
I will make two postpartum visits with you within three weeks of your delivery. I will be able to help with breastfeeding, newborn care, light housework, cooking or food shopping, as well as discuss your birth and any thoughts or feelings that are important to you. I am all ears, heart, and hands, and nothing is too big or small.
I will be available via phone, text or email for as long as you need postpartum. I will also help with referrals or recommendations for any of your needs.
As a beginner doula my current fee is $600 a birth sliding scale for POC.
MEDICAL AND LEGAL DISCLAIMER:
Doulas are not doctors or midwives and do not practice medicine. Information presented on this website or in our discussions is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a duly licensed health care professional. Always consult a healthcare provider to determine what is appropriate for your particular situation, and to clarify any questions you have about your care plan. Also, doulas do not make specific health claims or promise medical results. Doulas provide education and guidance, pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and breastfeeding support.