Birth Doula
Services
with Liza

Is CURIOSITY an idea with which you feel you are greeting your pregnancy? 

Would you like to bring more curiosity, education, and wonder to your experience?

LIZA'S BIRTH STORY                                               

After being a Prenatal Yoga teacher since 2013, a birth doula since 2016, and finally birthing my own baby at home in 2021, here is a bit more about me and why we might like to work together as you prepare for your birth.   

 

In my work surrounding pregnancy, babies, and birth in the last decade, when it came time for my pregnancy, labor and birth, I was keenly curious to see what this experience – that I had been studying with students and clients for years – would be like for me.  Truth be told, it took me and my partner a while to get pregnant.  Our fertility journey came with frustrations, questioning and deep longing along the way.  Due to this, I also connected with some powerful fertility wise humans along my path, to whom I love referring.  By the time we conceived, my body showed it was truly ready for it – such a gift – and my pregnancy progressed smoothly and without complication.  I enjoyed being pregnant.  I know this is not the case for all, and I do wish to further elevate the experience for any client of mine.  For me, and my significant birth education since becoming a birth doula (they don’t teach much of anything in those high school classes, right!), we proceeded in our pregnancy planning to birth at home.  This is what felt safe and preferred to me.  My husband and I took the HypnoBabies class as our birth prep class (yes, we still took a class!), and we hired a birth and postpartum doula (yes, doulas still need doulas! :)).

 

All of these connections and further education through my pregnancy continued to foster my curiosity into my experience.  I went into labor from a place of groundedness, confidence, trust, and also unknown excitement and acceptance of my birth road ahead.  I am grateful for the prep I was able to do during those 9 months (or 5yrs as a doula, as my husband would say) to prepare for birth.  I went on to birth my baby girl into my arms at home – in water – as our midwife walked in the door (!) – with my partner in life by my side – with our doula nearby – and with an intuitive knowing that I had everything in me to DO. IT!  It was powerful.  It was magical.  It was hard work.  It was a transformational moment in my life.  This is what birth can be.   

 

This is what birth can be.


I’m thankful for the sense of curiosity during my pregnancy and birth, as I believe it helped me stay open to my experience, learning from it as it evolved, and embracing the twists and turns along the way.

Thank you for reading my story.  More details about my doula services & package below.  Please scroll on.

You can read/see more of my birth story on my IG: @embraceyogawellness

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LIZA AS BIRTH DOULA                                          

 

 

Is CURIOSITY an idea with which you feel you are greeting your pregnancy?  

Would you like to bring more curiosity, education, and wonder to your experience?  

 

If the answer is YES, I’d love to talk more.  

 

Please connect with me for a free consult by filling out my form online below.  

I look forward to talking soon. 

~Liza

WHAT IS A DOULA?

A doula is a labor companion, who is non medical.  As your doula, I am present to emotionally support you, and whomever you choose to have present at your birth.  

HOW CAN A DOULA BENEFIT YOU AND YOUR PARTNER DURING YOUR PREGNANCY & BIRTH?

I meet you and your partner (as applicable), at some point during your pregnancy, and we begin to build a bond of trust and comfort leading up to your birth.  As your birth doula, I am here to listen and help you prepare for birth, so you may walk into your experience with curiosity, confidence and calm.   I can help birthers navigate their options for birth – location, team, choices (yes, you have choices!) – and create a birth vision as desired.  I can help you access quality evidence-based research to inform your choices, so that you may advocate for yourself in your birth.  If you have fears behind any parts of your upcoming birth (which is very common), I can help you face them and aim to clear them, so that you don't carry them forward into your birth and parenthood. 

During your labor, I typically join you before your midwife or doctor, and then remain with you for the duration of your labor (however long or short), until the birth of your child, and the first couple hours into your baby's life.  I can help you and your partner endure a long labor, or act quickly in a fast labor.  As your doula, I can provide suggestions of positions, breathing techniques for you, and comfort measures, potentially for the partner to offer to you.  I can also help you navigate your options, to gain you 100% informed consent, if you find anything confusing or alarming.  As your doula, I help keep the atmosphere calm, and you, confident.

People choose to work with me because they feel a connection, and want me to join their birth team as they embrace the curiosity and wonder of their birth road ahead. 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY BIRTH DOULA PACKAGE?

  • 1 free initial consult

  • 2 pre-natal visits at "your home"  (allow 2hrs each; virtual options available)

  • Unlimited phone/e-mail/text support throughout your pregnancy

  • Access to my lending library

  • 24 hour on call support from 37 weeks until the birth of your baby 

  • Continuous support for your labor and birth, + 1-2hrs after birth

    • ​Birth pool, if planning a homebirth​ (*kit: pool liner, hose, debris net & thermometer provided by you)

    • TENS machine

    • Rebozo

  • 2 post-partum visits at "your home"  (1-2hrs each; virtual options available)

Optional:

  • 1 distance Reiki session with Ashley  (optional -- pre or post-natally)  

  • 1 private Prenatal yoga session with me (optional)  

Investment:

$1500   (+ $150  * if birth pool kit provided by me)

$700 deposit due at booking, remaining balance due on the 1st day of due date month, or 37wks. (whichever is sooner)

Pay by e-transfer preferred. Payment plans available upon request.

Remember that you and your baby are worth this investment, and I will be on-call to you leading up to your baby's birth-day.  This is important, and you deserve to feel fully supported in this huge and awesome life event.

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