So What Can I Do For You?
Help you every step of the way! I am so passionate about birth, I want you to have the birth that YOU desire, and I can help you achieve that. Education is a big step. Throughout your pregnancy, we will meet, email and contact over the phone. You will have me on speed-dial before your birth! Any questions you may have, I can find answers for you. We will create a birth plan together, and I encourage you partner to participate as well.
While in labor, I will be with you the whole time, assisting with physical and emotional support. Getting your partner involved, knowing what your wishes are and advocating for you. I will remember this and be forever blessed that I was able to assist in the beginning of your family.
After the baby is born, I help to get breastfeeding established. I will get you more comfortable and of course fed-birth is hard work!! Pictures of these precious moments can be taken with your camera too, and it's ok if your hair is messed up!
Soon after your birth, I come to your home for a postpartum visit. See how breastfeeding is going, answer any questions you may have, and just be there to see you and the baby! It's funny how much moms forget what happened during the birth, so it's great to just talk. And the best part is holding the sweetest little gift.
I can also help you with postpartum care. Helping make the transition into motherhood easier. Caring for the baby while you rest, feeding, helping with siblings.
I am a DONA certified birth doula in the central New York area. I am a founder of the CNY Doula Connection. I also offer postpartum care, childbirth education classes and trainings, lactation support, belly binding, and placenta encapsulation and training in the greater Syracuse area.
Serving families in Syracuse, Watertown, Oneida, Rome, Utica, Cooperstown, Auburn, Cortland, Ithaca, Binghamton, Norwich, oneonta, oswego and more since 2006.