baby blossom - helping mothers bloom
 About me
 
I love babies, pregnancy and the amazing experience of giving birth. Each of these have immeasurable amounts of joy, pain, heartache, bliss, struggle, awe and God's blessing in our lives. It is always amazing to me to hear the stories of lives touched by these tender moments and baby years we treasure and sometimes anguish over. It is my passion and goal to help bring more joy and blessing to the lives I touch during this awesome childbearing year in the life of a family.
 
I have recently began my journey to become a professional birth doula.
 
I am professionally trained as a labor doula and I am working towards my certification with DONA and CAPPA.
 
Therefore, until I receive my "official certification" I will be offering my doula services to families for a discounted rate of $350-
 
See "Birth Doula services" in the next column to learn more about what this includes.
 
Baby Blossom
Childbirth Classes
 
Private or Group Classes available
Flexible schedule- discount for
WM members
 
Topics include:
 
  • Creating a birth plan
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Overview of the normal childbirth process (stages of labor)
  • Comfort measures (both medical and nonmedical)
  • Postpartum period
  • Breastfeeding basics
  • Newborn care
 
Birth Doula Services
 
* Initial interview to get to know you and discuss your birth wishes
 
* Birth plan meeting to discuss and design your birth plan
 
* Additional prenatal visit(s) can be scheduled at your discretion
 
* 24-hour on-call for delivery
 
* Availability via email/telephone for questions and concerns
 
* Attendance at your birth once active labor has begun until 1-2 hours postpartum
 
* Initial breastfeeding help at delivery
 
* Postpartum meeting after delivery
 
Personal Bio:
After college, I married my best friend in May 2000 and we have been blessed with 3 precious children thus far. Each pregnancy and birth were unique in their own way, just like our children. I was able to give birth naturally without pain medication because of the tremendous support and encouragement I received throughout each labor & delivery from my husband and sisters. We also attended a wonderful natural childbirth class before our firstborn.
I believe good education and loving support are the most effective ways to empower women to achieve the birth they desire. 
 
" Making the decision to have a child is momentous. 
It is to decide forever
to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
~Elizabeth Stone
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