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Doula Services & Classes

Doula Services

I am not here to empower you-- I am here to help you see the path to your own empowerment, and to share with you the tools that you may need. But You must take the first step. I cannot carry the pack up the mountain, I cannot take the journey for you. I will guard the Gate for you, but you must cross the threshold on your own.


I am not here to advocate for you during your hospital birth-- that is not my place (ethically or legally), that is however in your power and is the role of your partner (if you have one). I am here to show you that you have options, and that you can advocate for yourself and your baby. You have rights, you have options, you have Informed Consent, and you can say yes or no to anything.


I am not here to make your birth turn out any which way-- it is not my duty to determine the destiny of another human being. It is my duty to be Present, to Witness, and to Support you in any choices you may (or may not) make regardless of my own beliefs or standings regarding them. Every mother's journey is different, and each transformation looks different for every mother. It is not my place to say how that will look, it is up to You to determine your own fate.

As a Full-Spectrum Holistic Doula, I provide doula services no matter what your pregnancy may look like or what the outcome may be-- you may have decided to abort, or put your baby up for adoption. You may be a surrogate, or be using a surrogate. You may be having a perfectly normal pregnancy, or a high risk one. You may be having a homebirth, or a scheduled Cesarean. I provide information and resources regarding your options, routine procedures, alternatives, evidence-based practices, spiritual practices, alternative healing for common complaints and health, and more. If I don't have it, I'll find it.


My birth doula fee is $375 plus a gas fee if applicable (for home visits and/or hospital deliveries beyond 25 miles from my home). However, based on the financial situation per each individual client my doula fee may be reduced on a sliding scale (there is an application). Payment plans are available if paying upfront in full is not an option, but the total fee must be paid in full by 37 weeks (unless other arrangements are made). Financial need will be discussed with each client on a case-by-case basis. I am also more than happy to attend with other doulas as well, as either the primary or secondary doula or as a back-up to another doula. The fee to be a backup doula is $175 to either be paid by the mother or the primary doula. A non-refundable $75 deposit is required by 37 weeks, and if I end up being the attendant doula the remaining $100 should be paid by the birth unless otherwise arranged. If I do not end up being the attendant doula, the additional $100 is waived.


My Primary Doula Fee Covers:

  • A minimum of 2 prenatal home visits after the initial consultation meeting (preferably three prenatal home visits) and one postpartum home visit.
  • 24/7 on-call availability for the 2 weeks leading up to your delivery until whenever you go into labor to attend you at home or in the hospital, and to answer any questions you may have (unless of course you go into labor before then and I am needed,). However, my time is only guaranteed for those two weeks on as I have made childcare arrangements, etc.
  • Availability to answer any questions or perform research for you at any point during your pregnancy.
  • Availability to talk with you about any questions you may have during the 6-weeks immediatly postpartum.
  • Mentoring on alternative methods for resolving or lessening the Common Complaints of Pregnancy and the first 6 weeks postpartum (including but not limited to diet, herbs, and homeopathy).
  • One complimentary Soft Animal Trauma Resolution Session.
  • $75 off my Holistic Childbirth Education class (when available).
  • "Sacred Foods Pregnancy Supplement" Kit (as available).


My Back-Up Doula Fee Includes:

  • One prenatal visit.
  • 24/7 availability for your birth from two weeks before your due date until whenever you go into labor in case your primary cannot make it (the non-refundable $75 deposit secures my availability).
  • Availability to answer any questions or perform research for you at any point during your pregnancy.
  • Availability to talk with you about any questions you may have during the 6-weeks immediatly postpartum.
  • One postpartum home visit *if* I am the attendant doula for your birth.

I believe that all women/mothers/persons should be supported in their choices, hence why I also offer Pregnancy Release Mentoring and Doula Support [[this is a term that I coined to include all forms of releasing or ending a pregnancy, whether consciously deciding to end a pregnancy, assisting the body if needed during a spontaneous miscarriage, or assisting the body during a later-term fetal demise]] as well as adoption and bereavement support.


My support includes providing information on all your options, from non-judgmental organizations including teen mom housing and job placement opportunities, local support groups and DSS/federal aid for low-income and single mothers, adoption, clinical abortion options (including information on medical--the pill-- and surgical-- D&C or aspiration, like what to expect and risks involved with each) and what to do if you can't afford an abortion, herbal abortion, healing after the loss of a baby and post-abortion trauma, family planning options, and more. I am also available for you while you undergo your process or procedure either for in-person doula support if you are local to me or long-distance phone/e-mail support.


Please contact me for more information.

Postpartum Mother Roasting Services

In the Post-Partum we currently are offering or will be offering soon:

  •  Bellybinding
  •  Warming Herbs Belly Paste (usually combined with bellybinding)
  •  Herbal Sitz Bath Blends & Herbal Yoni Saunas (vaginal steam treatments)
  •  Massage
  •  Closing Rituals and Ceremonial Bath
  •  Custom Made-to-Order Placenta Bowls
  •  Placenta Medicine (including but not limited to homeopathic remedies, tincture, and encapsulation)
  •  Placenta Burial Ritual Planning and Placenta Garden Permaculture Designing
  •  Hand-crafted Birth Story Art Journal
  •  Traditional Nutrition for Breastfeeding + Baby's First Foods Mentoring (**see "Brighid's Hearth" for more information**)
  •  Herbal Tinctures (**see "Brighid's Hearth" for more information**)
  •  Soft Animal Trauma Resolution Sessions (**see "Brighid's Hands" for more information**)


For more information on each service, its current availability and pricing, please contact us.

Classes: Available Now

This is a class on "Using the Phases of the Moon with Our Body's Natural Rhythms & Connection to Lunar Cycles for Health, Awareness, Honoring, Conception & Contraception."

~ This class includes information on lunar lore & the link between menstruation & the moon; what exactly Lunaception is and what it can be used for; how to practice Lunaception; how Lunaception can be used with other forms of fertility tracking and family planning for added success for either conception or contraception; troubleshooting and suggestions; a bibliography and further reading; how to use the included charts; + a BONUS section on Honoring Our Moontimes & an introduction to the Red Tent Movement!


To purchase on Etsy (instant digital PDF download), you can do so HERE.

Classes & Workshops: Coming Soon

The classes and workshops listed here are currently in the works and soon will be offered in-person and/or online. To be kept up to date on when they become available, you are encouraged to sign up for our occasional newsletter HERE: http://eepurl.com/bdgNrz

Current Dates for the Sacred Pregnancy Release Workshops:

JUNE 2015: canceled

JULY 2015: canceled


>>> After July, due to my own pregnancy, there won't be any additional workshops until 2016. If you cannot make the June or July 2015 workshops but are interested in attending in 2016, please sign up for our newsletter to receive upcoming workshop announcements. <<<

“Sacred Foods for Fertility, Pregnancy, and Beyond”— traditional foods course on nutritional information, history, food folklore, food preparation methods, and recipes focusing on the childbearing years based on the work of Weston A. Price and Sally Fallon. Includes pre-conception and fertility, pregnancy, labor, the immediate postpartum (including post-miscarriage or abortion), the breastfeeding mother, and baby’s first foods. This can be a go-at-your-own-pace program, or a weekly class. In-person classes are in the works for my area.

  • COST: $340 all together (you save $20); $60 per class a la carte.

Two, thirty-minute One-on-One mentoring sessions are included in the complete program package

Available via e-mail for any questions that may come up or experiences you would like to share. If any extra mentoring is needed, it is $15 per thirty-minutes.

“13 Moons Holistic Childbirth Education” Class— information for expectant mothers and couples on pregnancy, labor and birth, and the mother and newborn in the immediate postpartum. Includes information on relieving the common complaints of pregnancy; natural labor augmentation; common pregnancy, labor and newborn procedures and their alternatives; information on the progression of pregnancy; Altered States of Consciousness, pregnancy and motherhood as a Sacred Journey; the Holistic Stages of Labor; pain relief alternatives in labor; and more. This can be a go-at-your-own-pace program, or a weekly class. In-person classes are in the works for my area.

  • COST: $375

E-mail correspondence is included if any questions come up or if there are any experiences that you would like to share.

OPTIONAL: one, one-hour mentoring session is included. If any extra mentoring is needed, it is $15 per thirty-minutes.

 “Pregnancy, Birth, & Motherhood as a Sacred Journey” Mini Class— learn about brainwave states, altered states of consciousness, and how they are involved in pregnancy, labor, birth, and beyond. Learn how to drop into lower brainwave states to connect with your baby in utero, fostering a bond between you that will reach far into the future. Learn about the importance of a Spiritual Pregnancy Practice, nurturing yourself, and living in the moment vs. worrying the whole pregnancy about your birth outcome. 

  • COST: TBA

E-mail correspondence is included if any questions come up or if there are any experiences that you would like to share.

OPTIONAL: one, thirty-minute mentoring session is included. If any extra mentoring is needed, it is $15 per thirty-minutes.


This is a three-part miniseries that can be delivered once a week over three weeks, or delivered all at once and done as a go-at-your-on-pace program.