Birth & Postpartum Services
My holistic birth services aim to support not just the physiology of birth, but you as a whole person. If you so desire, I can incorporate energy work, herbs, homeopathy, crystals, breathwork, and other modalities to ensure that you feel supported mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as well as physically.
Birth Pool Rental
$200 for current clients
Message for non-client rate
La Bassine Maxi Professional birth pool is an inflated cocoon shaped birth tub with plenty of room for two people to move around. The deep inflated floor provides extra comfort while moving around and kneeling. This pool has a perfect water depth that covers your belly and comes with a cover that helps to maintain water temperature while your out of the pool.
What is included in the rental?
La Bassine Maxi Professional Pool w/ cover
tarp to go under the pool
disposable single use pool liner (must be used when using the pool)
air pump to inflate the pool
water temperature thermometer
Sink adapter (you may need to purchase one that fits your sink:)
Single use lead free RV water line 25ft hose for filling and emptying the pool**
Water pump to drain pool
What you will need:
*I have several faucet adapters. In the event you require something different for your plumbing, that is your responsibility to purchase.
**if you require a hose longer than 25ft, it is your responsibility to purchase. Must be RV water line hose as garden hoses contain contaminantes.
Prenatal Education Appointment
Held in your home or virtually, if you prefer, we will create a written birth and postpartum plan that meets your spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. Discuss pregnancy, holistic infant care(such as, but not limited to cloth diapering and baby wearing if desired), comfort measures, birth preparation, and breastfeeding education. I also provide support and guidance for partners to encourage their participation, if desired, nurturing you both as you embark on this journey to birth baby while answering questions or concerns you have along the way.
Mother Roasting Postpartum Support
I believe in the ancient art of mother roasting-warming and pampering you so you can recuperate and bond with baby. Mother roasting is based on the Aryvedic principle of "bringing warmth" back to the mother in the postpartum period. I will do light house cleaning, assist with breastfeeding, answer questions, birth processing, and bring a warming, healing soup for you while she enjoys an herbal foot bath, moxibustion, and gentle food rub, if desired.
$60 per session
When the infant feeding companies and medical establishments pushed breastfeeding out of prevalence, with it we lost the support and knowledge women used to get from a community of nursing mothers. Now more than ever, parents are relying on professional lactation counselors to get personalized assistance and expert advice.
When mothers receive comprehensive, evidence-based lacation support, they:
are 60% less likely to give up on breastfeeding
have higher exclusively breastfeeding rates than mothers who did not receive lactation support
are 10x more likely to reach their breastfeeding goals
feel more confident and on average, breastfeed for 20%-40% longer than mothers who didn't receive support.
However, lactation support isn't just for those who plan to exclusively breastfeed. I can also help in situations in which you have to supplement with a SNS due to true low supply. I can also help when you need to talk about pumping, freezing, and paced bottle feeding plans for when you return to work.
Placentophagy is the mammalian act of consuming your placenta after childbirth. Mothers have reported experiencing the following benefits from consuming their encapsulated or tinctured placenta:
increased milk supply
uterine involution (going from pregnancy state to non-pregnancy state in short time frame)
help with postnatal mood disorders
hormone balance and restoration
I have a separate area in my home for placenta preparation, but I will prepare in my client's home, if desired. I prepare and steam the placenta using the Traditional Chinese Medicine method. It is then dehydrated, ground up, and encapsulated in vegetarian size 0 capsules. The amount of capsules varies from person to person, but a single placenta usually yields 80-120 capsules. A complimentary umbilical cord keepsake is included. Items such as a placenta tincture(highly recommended) or salve are available for an additional charge.
Virtual Birthkeeper Coaching
Get personalized coaching for your birth or your birth business. A virtual birthkeeper session can help you tap into your intuition, overcome mental blocks, and physically prepare you for the road ahead. Whether you require coaching to help plan your birth or you are a new birth worker who wishes to have advice to help your business thrive, this session is for you!
Bengkung Belly Binding
Postpartum belly binding has many benefits in supporting the new mother's recovery. Each binding session will include a warming paste, belly panel, and white cotton wrap with instructions to the mother and partner. Dyed wraps may be used for an additional charge. Wrapping done before 3 weeks has the best results. Cesarean mothers should wait 4-6 weeks, or until their incision has healed and they are cleared by their care provider.