I am a birth doula trained through Bini Birth, and prenatal yoga instructor certified through Mukti Yoga School. I currently live in Hermosa Beach with my husband, Ryan and our two young children, Logan and Avery. My personal journey to become a birth doula began through my own vinyasa yoga practice of many years, where I ultimately decided to become certified to teach prenatal yoga during my second pregnancy.
It was through the process of prenatal yoga teacher training that I became thirsty for more knowledge about the entire birthing process. I learned to recognize the stages of labor and birth not only physically, but also how women feel mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Drawing from personal experience and from teaching prenatal yoga, my passion was ignited to become a birth doula. I truly love this work and I feel as though there is no greater joy or honor than to be a part of such a beautiful, life-changing event for a family.
“In giving birth to babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.”
Birth Doula Services
As a birth doula, I am hired to provide emotional support and physical comfort for a laboring woman. I can help to gather information and, if needed, provide reassurance and facilitate communication between the laboring woman, her partner, and clinical care providers. I can provide support before labor begins, and during active birth. I do not take the place of her partner, but rather help the couple in any capacity that they need.
During labor, a doula’s skills make a true difference in the birth experience itself, increasing maternal satisfaction. As a birth doula, I do not make any medical decisions for a laboring woman or perform clinical tasks. Rather, I can make suggestions for labor progress and help with relaxation, soothing massage, positioning for labor, and other techniques for comfort. As a doula, I can help to relieve stress and anxiety. I am in awe of a mother’s intuition, strength and her ability to let go of fear... allowing her heart and body to miraculously follow.
Birth Doula Service - $1500
Complimentary initial consultation
2 prenatal visits to inform parents of comfort measures, the stages of labor, and what to expect during the postpartum period
One postnatal visit to check on the status of mom and baby
Assist in preparing for and carrying out your plans for birth
On-call starting at 38 weeks
Support you during the entire labor and delivery process
Provide emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint
Help you get the information you need to make informed decisions
Facilitate communication between the laboring woman, her partner and her clinical care providers
Allow the woman’s partner to participate at his/her comfort level
Unlimited email and phone support
Birth Doula + Private Prenatal Yoga - $1800
Everything included in my Birth Doula Service, plus four (4) private prenatal yoga sessions in the comfort of your own home.
Customized Birth Doula Services
Contact me for details to work together on a custom plan tailored to your precise needs and wishes. This would be ideal for a planned cesarean birth, or for an expecting mom looking to personalize the amount of doula involvement that you and your partner are seeking.
Prenatal Yoga Classes
My prenatal yoga classes focus on teaching appropriate yoga poses and modifications for safely strengthening the body and mind during pregnancy. Enter a serene and nurturing environment created to allow you to stretch and strengthen muscles, energize the body and relive stress and anxiety. This class will help to ease the common discomforts of pregnancy and develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques. Giving you essential tools to call on during labor, and during the postpartum period.
Happy Baby El Segundo - Tues. 7:30-8:45pm
Beach Cities Yoga Hermosa Beach - Sat. 8:30-9:45am
Private Prenatal Yoga - Contact me for details
Please leave me a note to inquire about any of the services listed above.