Settling In With Baby

Childbirth Education, Birth and Postpartum Doula Services

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne

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I graduated from Biola University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, passed my state boards and practiced as a floor Nurse for about 12 years and for the last 25+ years have worked with mothers and babies in some capacity. I have worked in Pediatrics, NICU, Labor and Delivery, Newborn Nursery and Postpartum as a nurse. 
I am a Childbirth Educator, a  DONA certified Birth Doula, a CAPPA trained Postpartum Doula, a Breastfeeding Counselor, a new mom group facilitator and  the ONLY BRM (Body Ready Method) Certified PRO in Riverside County.
To say I wear many hats is an understatement. My life's calling is that of service and my love is for expectant families. I enjoy walking you through the exciting times of pregnancy, birth and the first few weeks of your postpartum journey. I support you in your choices and meet you where you are. I bring the calm to your situation as we navigate together learning about pregnancy, walking through birth and postpartum together.
I consider myself more of a 'hospital' or birth center doula, I guess it has a lot to do with my nursing background. But with the recent change in events I will support a home birth mom if that is her choice. I support moms that want to have an unmedicated birth in the hospital, those that want the epidural as soon as they can have one and those that want to see how labor goes. I have also been that support for moms having a belly birth by choice and by necessity.
My husband and I have one grown daughter, a son-in-law and three of the cutest grandsons ever, with the littlest newby born  in 2022.
This is so much more than a job, this is my calling!  And though I don't refer to my doula families as "numbers" for my accolades, I've been lucky enough to have worked with more than 250+ families over the course of my career. 
I'd love to get to know you!

Currently providing in person Childbirth Education Classes at Rancho Springs Medical Center as well as private via Zoom,  BRM Asessments (Prenatal Prep), Virtual Birth and Postpartum Doula support for 2023 with limited openings for in person birth support Jan - Mar 2024.
I am active on Facebook with two private support groups just for expectant moms (bump buddies) and new moms (Murrieta & Temecula New Moms). These groups are facilitated by myself and Julie Alexander, an IBCLC and we welcome all expectant and new moms to join us here for support during pregnancy and beyond. 

I have an instagram, @settlinginwithbaby - join me there too.

Virtual Birth/Newborn Care Class

Enjoy Personalized Birth Classes from the comfort of your own home on Zoom.

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Childbirth Education

Customized Private Childbirth Education and Group Classes

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Birth Doula

I bring the calm to your birth

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Postpartum Doula

Supporting new moms through the first few weeks of Motherhood

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New Moms Meet Up

Come meet other new moms and find Community, Friendships and Support

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Facebook Support Groups

Support for pregnancy, birth and beyond

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Postpartum Doula Services - Arizona

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Included in Your In Person Birth Doula Package  PAUSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2023 but still reach out as I am taking a select few for in person support beginning Jan 2024 - I am referring out to some local doulas to provide in person support until I return
  • Free Meet & Greet to see if I am the right doula for you, Q&A and Contract Questions
  • 1-3 Prenatal Session to review your birth preferences and desires (time dependent)
  • Breastfeeding Class with Julie Alexander, IBCLC
  • Tips on getting baby into the optimal Position for Birth
  • BRM Assessment and Tools (Prenatal Prep)
  • Use of my Tens Unit for Birth
  • 24/7 On Call Labor Support. I come when you want me to come and stay until the end regardless of how long birth takes
  • Back up Birth Doula 
  • One  hour of Postpartum Support at the Hospital until you feel prepared to have quiet time with your family alone
  • Birth Photos if desired 
  • 2 dozen lactation cookies
  • One Postpartum Visit within the first two weeks to help you process your birth, help you with self/infant care/feeding questions 
  • Unlimited phone/text/email support for the first six weeks to help you "Settle In"
  • Unlimited access to birth and baby resources throughout the valley
  • Additional Postpartum Doula Support Hours can be added at $30/hr
    • Total Investment is $1600/Rancho Springs, Loma Linda Murrieta, Acorn Birth Center and homebirths within the greater Temecula Valley
Virtual Doula Services $800 (STILL AVAILABLE)
  • 3 prenatal meetups (in person or on Zoom)
  • Birth plan preparation
  • Virtual Doula Toolbox
  • BRM assessment and tools
  • Body Ready Method Preparation
  • Childbirth Prep One Day Class at Rancho Springs
  • Comfort For Labor in person Class at Rancho Springs
  • Labor Comfort Measures Flashcards
  • Extensive Birth Partner Preparation
  • Comfort For Labor Class on Zoom again at 36 weeks to prepare for birth
  • Unlimited Phone, Email and Text Support prior to birth
  • 24/7 Phone, text, Facetime, Messenger Support During Birth
  • 2 doz Lactation Cookies 
  • Postpartum Followup Visit via Zoom if desired within 1 week to help process birth 
  • 6 Weeks of Unlimited Phone, Email, Text Support and resources

Postpartum Doula Packages: (virtual only-but please reach out for referrals to local doulas that are providing in person support)
Families can customize doula care and choose from a variety of days and times to fit your specific needs. I am available in 2 to 12 hour time blocks at $30.00/hour for local and $35.00/hour for outside the Temecula Valley. 
  • Murrieta, CA, and Peoria, AZ United States