Pre/Postnatal and Doula Services
Swedish Massage is safe for prenatal clients after certain accommodations are made for your changing body and safety considerations. Following the latest scientific findings regarding safety for pregnancy massage, I accept prenatal clients in all trimesters, although recommend a doctor’s note for clients with high-risk pregnancy or a history of miscarriage, and only perform massage in a side-lying position after the first trimester. Pillows will be placed to eliminate weight resting on the aorta and to properly align the spine for your comfort and safety.
Postpartum Doula Services:
Basic Services: By purchasing this appointment, you are buying the services of a postpartum doula, which includes: 3 visits of two hours each time in the 90 days after you’ve adopted or given birth. As a postpartum doula, I am available at any scheduled time for check-ins about questions or concerns you are having or help with household tasks I also provide support or childcare to relieve the burden on you and your partner for a night’s rest before a big day of work, entertain older children while you spend time focused on baby care, help with household tasks, or give you time in which you may opt to put baby down for a nap and take a nap yourself. Tasks I can perform for you at your home will be discussed during our initial consultation meeting, is outlined in the initial paperwork, and can be discussed by phone before visits. Once you purchase this package, the initial intake documents will be emailed to you if they were not already given to you in person, either at the initial consultation interview or at another visit to my studio. They can be returned to me either electronically or brought with you to our first meeting.
Additional 8-20 hours postpartum doula services: This is an add-on service to the Basic Postpartum Doula Services. If you’d like more than just 2 hours of help per month, you may add on as many packages of additional time as you’d like to ease the burden of your family, partner, and most importantly, yourself at home so you can focus on taking care of you and baby!
Prenatal / Birth Doula Services
By purchasing this appointment, you are buying the services of a birth doula. These services include: our initial 45-min meeting in the studio to discuss the expectations of your birth doula, your birth plan and desired support types, your perusal of the provided documents and the Childbirth Book Lending Library on my site, my presence at either your home or birthing center/hospital at the time of your choosing and for an hour or two after your birth until you are comfortable and your family is ready for quiet time together, one postpartum visit to cover infant massage, discussion of the birth itself, answering questions, and discussing feedback. Once you purchase this package, some of the initial intake documents will be emailed to you if they were not already given to you in person, either at the initial consultation interview or at another visit to my studio. They can be returned to me either electronically or brought with you to this appointment.
Free Doula Consultation
For prenatal clients looking for a doula, this is a brief meeting designed to introduce you to me, my services, and my offerings, and for us to get to know each other a little bit so you can decide if we’re a good fit. We’ll meet for a few minutes in the comfort of my studio, enjoy a cup of tea, and chat about your pregnancy, desires and plans, and what I offer as a birth and postpartum doula. If you decide to proceed with my services that day, you may let me know then or another day, by purchasing the package under Appointments here online, or by phone or in person.