Full Circle Birth Services
Preparation, Education, Doula Support
Our reproductive journey starts before we are born, as genetic material within the eggs our mothers carry, nestled in the pregnancies of our grandmothers. We all share in this lineage regarding our microscopic beginnings, shaped in part by the lives of those who came before us. When we do eventually take the reigns of personal choice, there is much to navigate! The near absolute control we might expect from a computer or business transaction is not available as we move through the biological, emotional, and social processes of reproduction. We do have the option to optimize our health, get informed, and create our optimal team of support - what is cultivated in this journey can lay the groundwork for early parenthood and beyond. Care providers, unique health histories, systemic obstacles, individual expectations - all of these can shape, encourage, or hinder our process of family-making. You deserve support, step by step. Whether you are planning, expecting, anticipating a loss, or simply wanting to learn more, here are some ways I may be of service.
Your support starts here.
Whether it's childbirth education, a pre-conception primer, doula services or referrals, my service to you starts with a conversation. Schedule a 20+ minute phone consult to help me understand your goals and to see if we're a good fit.
Birth Doula Services
Comprehensive, Continuous Care
At least 5 prenatal visits - I prefer 7-10 sessions, time permitting. Your feeling supported, having an informed process, and our familiarity are priorities.
Private, comprehensive, in-depth childbirth education.
Assistance navigating home, birth center or hospital care options, including discussion of risks, benefits, and cultural/historical context when helpful.
Emotional and educational support around common questions, fears and challenges.
Ongoing phone, e-mail and text support.
Assistance in cultivating and expressing your Birth Vision, Plan and Preferences; effective advocacy techniques.
On-call 24/7 availability during the days leading up to and including labor, delivery, and immediate postpartum.
Multiple postpartum visits in the first month postpartum.
Referrals to placenta encapsulation specialists, lactation consultants, postpartum doulas, massage therapists, etc.
On-site local availability limited to Eugene, Oregon.
A primer for pregnancy and birth - from the comfort of your own home.
Thinking about pregnancy in the coming months or years? Trying to avoid an overwhelm of choices in a limited time period? Wondering where to start? Book a 90-minute session for yourself and one guest with your very own doula and childbirth educator - BEFORE conceiving - and get answers to your questions, including the ones you didn't know you'd have! Consider next best steps for an optimal transition into pregnancy and parenthood, and empower yourself now by getting connected to resources and information that align with your goals and values.
This class is also occasionally offered in a group setting. Check out the Events page for current offerings.
Not local? Social Distancing? Contact me about arranging a private video session.
Private Childbirth Education
Personalized, dedicated learning.
Too busy for class series offered by your care provider? Feeling shy, or just wanting to avoid a crowd? This is an opportunity to learn directly from a certified childbirth educator in sessions customized to fit your pregnancy, experience, questions and needs. Class is for birthing person, primary support person, and one guest support person. Series or intensives arranged to fit your schedule. Virtual options available.
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