Birth

 “We cannot begin to thank you enough for all that you did for our family throughout our pregnancy and labor.  You helped bring our sweetest gift into the world in a peaceful and natural way, as a first time mom, it meant the world for me to be prepared for and to have the birth experience that I wanted.  Without you, it would not have been possible…. Not only did you ease my worries, but you helped [my husband] to get comfortable in his role as a father…”  ~Brie

 

I combine my knowledge of midwifery, HypnoBirth, yoga and decade worth of experience to prepare women physically and psychologically for natural births.  I offer custom guided meditation and affirmation methods that allow my clients to process fears and desires so they are prepared to embrace the mystery of birth.  I love to work with people who are self-directed, willing and ready to take on the knowledge and responsibility for their birth.

Why Hire a Doula??

Experience and familiarity with birth.  A doula has attended many births and knows what is normal during labor and can therefore reassure and prepare you and your family for the birth you want.

Continuous care.  Because there is no such thing as a due date, the staff, doctor or midwife you are familiar with may not be there when you are giving birth.  Your doula would be a familiar touch in a new environment.   In this case your doula’s presence is essential for you to have the birth experience you visioned.

Coping techniques and comfort measures  Unfortunately many of us have been conditioned to fear birth through television but labor and birth are not as they are portrayed in the media.  Your doula keeps you grounded, calm and shares coping techniques to help you progress through labor.  Doulas will also make suggestions for your partner or family to guide you through and between contractions.

Your doula works only for you.  Hospital staff cannot stay by your side because they have other patients and responsibilities and your family may be overwhelmed and need rest but your doula has the knowledge, time and energy for you!

A woman in labor is at her most vulnerable state.  Your doula will make sure your needs and wishes are prioritized and not overlooked.

Clinical studies show that having a doula :

Reduces the risk of C-section

Reduces the length of labor

Reduces the need of induction, forceps and other interventions

Reduces use of any medication for pain relief and

Decreases risk of newborn being admitted to special care


Childbirth Preparation  $300 (available virtually)

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A private class that covers pregnancy, mental, labor & birth health, coping mechanisms and comfort techniques, birth plans, postpartum health, processing previous birth experiences (great for VBAC!), breastfeeding and more. Includes ongoing email support. Class is scheduled over 2-4 days.  Group rate $800

Newborn Care Guide  $250 (available virtually)kg

Basics of newborn and new mom care including postpartum body & mental care, diapering (cloth/disposable), feeding (bottle/breast& first foods), bathing, soothing methods, baby wearing, skin care, health, hygiene etc. Includes ongoing email support.  Class is scheduled over 2-4 days. Group rate $700

Essential Birth Doula Package  $1200

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  • Discussion and implementation of birth preferences, coping mechanisms and more.
  • 24/7 Email and phone support throughout pregnancy
  • On Call 24/7 two weeks before due date
  • Continuous labor & birth support
  • Breastfeeding initiation and support
  • Postpartum visit to review labor/birth

Jejelaye Birth Doula Package  $1800mah

Jejelaye  birth doula package includes everything in the Essential Doula Package plus…

  • Childbirth Preparation &
  • Custom guided meditations sessions

Postpartum Doula  $1200 for 3days 3hrs/day

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  • Newborn Care
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Soothing techniques and tools
  • Errands
  • Meal preparation
  • Light house work
  • Baby wearing
  • Help transition older siblings
  • Postpartum Yoga
  • Sleep Training solutions and more

 

 

“I highly recommend Moji’s doula services to anyone that is expecting. She brings to your pregnancy a calmness and focus that is hard to find on your own. She strives to help you work through your fears and desires and through meditation and deep relaxation help you achieve a very positive perspective on your pregnancy and pending labor and delivery. She is also helpful with siblings and making recommendations to help them adjust to a new family member. Moji also values health and is quick to provide homeopathic remedies for typical pregnancy discomforts.  She was critical in helping me work through fears from a previous labor and delivery and helping fully prepare myself to bring my most recent daughter into this world. I feel very fortunate to have had her by my side during labor and delivery.”

~ Kristen, VBAC



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