Well-woman care, conception, pregnancy, birth, and parenting...The Internet, and friends, and books have plenty of answers, but sometimes what really helps the most is to sit with a trusted and experienced professional who has the time and patience to ask good questions, listen carefully to your answers, and help you sort through your options without judgement or ulterior motive.
I can help you find evidence-based answers.
I offer affordable, hourly consultations on ny topic you're needing help with related to well-woman care, conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and newborn care. An hour or two is usually enough for me to understand what you're really looking for and needing, and to present your options in a clear, easy to understand way, and help you develop a plan.
A consultation is different than a interview for doula services (which is free!). In a consultation, we talk about whatever is on your mind. We can also use this time for private, in-home childbirth education classes. During an interview we talk mainly about what my doula service is, what it includes, what you're hoping for, and how I can help.
- Where should I have my baby?
- Hospital birth or homebirth?
- Which practice should I choose?
- Who should be at my birth?
- Do I need a doula? How do I choose one?
- What's a gentle cesarean? How do I plan one?
- What kind of complementary care should I consider?
- Finding a care provider you love
- Epidurals and their alternatives
- Common medical interventions
- Prenatal testing
- Typical newborn procedures
- Creating a birth plan or postpartum plan
- Processing a prior birth or life experience
- Breastfeeding and pumping