I have been serving expectant and new families for over fifteen years and have only grown in my love for this work over that time. I began as a doula, childbirth educator and infant ASL instructor, earning certifications from DONA, PALS, ICEA and Sign2Me. I later moved into sleep consulting and birth consulting using an eclectic approach based on my extensive experience. I also offer infant parenting support through in-person classes or virtual coaching. My passion is enabling parents to embark on their birth and parenting journey with confidence and joy rather than uncertainty and fear. I seek to introduce my clients to strategies that are not only easily implemented but also customizable to match their priorities, philosophies and needs. Sleep consulting, birth consulting and infant parenting support are offered virtually, allowing you to receive assistance in the comfort of your own home. Infant parenting classes are in-person on the eastside.
Interested in labor support, but unsure about the expense of a doula or having an extra person at your birth? Birth consultants essentially provide doula support without attending the birth in person, and do so at a fraction of the cost of traditional doulas. They walk with families through their entire birth experience from pregnancy through postpartum. Birth consultants meet with a family prenatally to determine their wishes for the upcoming delivery. They then go “on call” so the family can contact them day or night, usually around 37 weeks gestation. The birth consultant is available to answer any questions, talk through options, provide information and help with advocacy and decision-making at all points during the labor and delivery via phone, text, and/or Skype/FaceTime. Once baby is born, the consultant will often provide a final meeting with the family to review their birth, answer any questions and provide referrals for breastfeeding and/or other care providers as needed.
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