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

About


About
I graduated from Biola University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing 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 Birth Doula, a Postpartum Doula and a Breastfeeding Counselor. 
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 all about pregnancy, walking through birth and postpartum together.
I consider myself a 'hospital' or birth center doula. I guess it has a lot to do with my nursing background. 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. If your desire is that of a home birth I have several doulas that I can refer you to and they are all amazing!
My husband and I have one grown daughter, a son-in-law and the cutest little grandson ever. He was born at a military hospital in Texas and I was so blessed to be there to watch him come earthside. 
This is so much more than a job, this is my calling!  I've been lucky enough to have worked with more than 125 families over the course of my career. I'd love to get to know you!

Currently providing Childbirth Education Classes at Rancho Springs Medical Center, GentleBirth Classes at Trailhead Family Chiropractic, Birth and Postpartum Doula support to the greater Temecula Valley and all surrounding cities.

Services


GentleBirth Childbirth Classes

A Unique and Different Kind of Childbirth Education

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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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Packages


Packages
Included in Your Birth Doula Package
  • Free Meet & Greet to see if I am the right doula for you, Q&A and Contract Questions
  • 1 Prenatal Session to review your birth preferences and desires
  • Comfort Class (at Rancho) if time permits
  • Tips on getting baby into the optimal Position 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 to Two hours of Postpartum Support at the Hospital until you feel prepared to have quiet time with your family alone
  • Birth Photos if desired
  • 1 Dozen Padsicles for Home Use after Birth
  • One Hour Postpartum Visit at your home within the first two weeks to help you process your birth, help you with self/infant care/feeding questions and 2 Dozen Lactation Snack Cookies
  • Unlimited phone/text/email support for the first six weeks to help you "Settle In"
  • Additional Postpartum Doula Support Hours can be added at $30/hr
    • Total Investment is $900/local and $1050/outside of Temecula Valley 
    • If you really want a doula but finances are an issue please talk to me as we can always work something out



Postpartum Doula Packages:
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. 

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  • Murrieta, California, United States

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