Doula Services

Birth and Postpardum

infant-4025284_1920.jpg

Mama,

I am passionate about supporting you on your childbirth journey! Becoming a mother is something many women dream about their whole lives, but often we don’t think about the birth plan until it is upon us. Preparing for the many aspects of your delivery and the weeks to follow is the greatest gift you will give yourself and your partner. Im here to help!

I believe that all women deserve the support of a Doula. If you are looking for someone who will truly offer comfort, loving bodywork, physical and emotional support throughout your labor and recovery I’d love to chat. I’d be honored to love & support you in achieving your most miraculous birth EXPERIENCE!

Much love, Sheri


 

as your Birthing Doula:

Sheri will offer a treasure trove of non-medical pain-management techniques including massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, music and mantras; she will try different combinations to find the right solution for you. She will enhance the co-parent support — and even help him or her relax, which in turn will help you relax and achieve a beautiful and memorable birthing experience.. Sheri’s calming presence starts with you at home and continues throughout your birthing plan.

  • Inspire confidence in a woman’s ability to give birth in her own best way.

  • Labor and birth positioning suggestions for comfort and labor progress (including use of the birth ball where facilities allow).

  • Massage and other alternative pain relief measures during labor.

  • birth planning so you can make informed decisions about the care of you and your baby.

  • Continuous, uninterrupted support throughout labor and birth and immediate postpartum.

  • Providing an environment such that the partner is able to focus on the birth experience and can direct their attention to loving and supporting the laboring mother.

  • Offer resources and information.

  • assist the partner and family members as needed.

  • Going on call two weeks prior to due date.

  • Guaranteed backup doula


as your postpartum doula:

The first weeks home with your baby should be cherished. Sheri’s primary role as a postpartum doula is to “mother the mother,” take care of mama, keeping her comfortable and nourished so the precious bonding experience with baby can unfold.

Sheri is trained and experienced professional offering emotional and practical support to you as new parents. Her services may include massage and physical care for Mama & baby, breastfeeding support, meal planning and preparation.

After birth, healing touch for Mama is essential. Sheri’s massage will expedite blood flow throughout the body and help release hormones related to mama’s milk coming in. Mama will be lovingly cared for using specially prepared herbal treatments and teas, mud wraps and wise traditions. Together we will schedule the best support and body work sessions for Mama’s aftercare helping her and baby settle into their new nest.

postpartum Support services available:

  • Physical and emotional support for Mama including massage & body treatments

  • Fully trained infant sleep training specialist

  • Full charge household support

  • Breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and pumping support and instruction

  • full Overnight Care(not included in packages)

  • Baby soothing expertise

  • Newborn care instruction

  • Meal preparation

  • Light housekeeping and laundry

  • Referrals to local resources and services

goddess care package

Knowing those first 30 days are the most intense with mama’s recovery from birth and adjustment to life and a newborn, this package concentrates care specifically on Mama care and bodywork healing sessions weeks 1-6 at home. Sheri’s plan will help you fully recover after a vaginal or cesarean birth. She will optimize your breastfeeding relationship, prepare 6 nutritious meals planned with Mama; all while you comfortably bond and connect with your baby or twins.

Included in the goddess care package:

  • 1 Birth planning session

  • 1 pre-natal massage for Mama

  • 1 partner birth position session or an add on massage if EPIDURAL is planned

  • Full Birth support beginning in your home to hospital or birthing center and birth of your baby (15 hours)

  • In home after birth care for mama & baby (12 hours for mama’sfirst two weeks)

  • 3 NUTRITIOUS meals planned with mama prior to homecoming (menus provided)

  • 3 Postpartum full body massage and 1 seaweed body wrap for detoxification

  • Postpartum support via phone before and after birth

    The Blissful Birth Package

  • i Birth planning session

  • 1 partner birth support session or ADDITIONAL massage

  • 1 pre-natal massages for Mama

  • Full Birth support beginning to end (15 hours)

  • first few days in home support follow up visit (3-5 hours)

  • Additional Wellness visit two weeks after birth

  • 2 Postpartum massages and 1 seaweed body wrap

  • Postpartum support via phone up to 6 weeks after birth

Postpartum Doula hours can be reserved as needed

Body work for Mama

Pre-natal Massage:

Mama’s need loving touch. this magical time calls for Sheri’s prenatal massage to ease the usual discomforts associated with pregnancy such as lower back, hip, shoulder and neck pain. Mama is left feeling blissful and at her best to happily continue growing in love.

Postpardum massage:

Restorative and Postpartum massage is essential to Mama’s full recovery after birth. As Mama’s body is busy healing this magical time of hope, wonder and joy should be embraced. Sheri’s massage takes Mama away to a blissful state and has many physical and emotional benefits including improvement in sleep, easing fatigue, and reducing stress. Postpardum massage can also help to ease any “baby blues’ that may arise, soothing Mama during this important transition as a women.

Massage with Seaweed body wrap:

Sheri’s Massage and Seaweed Wrap helps to rid the body of toxins from medications during labor & delivery:

  • Detoxifies. A seaweed wrap helps to eliminate toxins from your body.

  • Removes Dead Skin and Moisturizes. Dead skin prevents your body from absorbing moisture.

  • Improves Skin Elasticity and Regeneration. Over time, your skin loses the ability to stretch and return to normal.

  • Reduces Cellulite and Improves Body Contouring.

Using Bentonite clay, made up of aged volcanic ash and seaweed with profound healing properties, the focus (of the body wrap) is to deeply relax and cleanse the lymphatic and immune system. The results of these therapies are increased vitality and well-being, detoxification, improved circulation, reduction of cellulite, and greatly improved skin tone.

Testimonial: “I got lucky to have her in my labor and delivery! With her compassion and care my husband was able to relax and even laugh. The difference from our other birth experiences was enlightening, I would recommend Sheri to everyone! She even kept the household running with her foresight from meal planning to carpools, She was invaluable to our family.” k.r