A postpartum doula is a wonderful resource that can help you transition to parenthood. Postpartum doulas provide emotional, physical, and evidence-based informational support to families after the birth of their baby. Let a postpartum doula support you through baby's first bath, trimming baby's nails, and learning your newborn's cues. You deserve support! Contact me for a free consultation. I encourage all clients to reach out to several doulas to find the person who will be the best fit for your growing family.
Lactation and feeding support
Because the art of breastfeeding isn't something most moms discuss openly, many mothers find themselves needing a bit of support both getting started and at different stages of the breastfeeding relationship. Thankfully, Ventura County has several levels of lactation assistance available. I am a certified lactation counselor (CLC) and previously supported mothers with breastfeeding in the first magical hour after birth while working as a labor nurse. I was trained as a CLC by Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding in 2016 and am also knowledgable about safe bottle preparation and feeding technique.
I am currently in training as an intuitive reiki healer and include intuitive reiki sessions as an option in all postpartum packages to help mother and baby heal from the birth process. Reiki healing is used to balance the client's energy field in order to enhance the body's ability to naturally heal itself. Reiki sessions may include the use of healing crystals and essential oils, at the discretion of the client, and take place on a massage table while calming music plays. Clients can expect light touch, blowing air to move energy, or light tapping during treatments. Many report sensations of warm energy and calm relaxation.