Certified Doula &
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Elizabeth comes from a large family where birth was spoken of openly, and always felt a profound respect and a natural pull toward pregnancy and birth. In her childhood she was fascinated to hear birth stories, and was continually more in-awe by the strength and love in birth. During the struggle to become pregnant with her first child Elizabeth felt a draw again toward birth, pregnancy, and the unique experience every woman desires for. Toying with the idea of studying midwifery or becoming a doula, she felt it more important for herself to solely focus on the mother during the birthing experience. Previously a LMT (licensed massage therapist) Elizabeth wanted to help others and help relieve pain. She believes massage helped to guide her toward being a birth professional and the continual use of her hands as healing tools. Elizabeth understands from personal experience that sometimes the road to parenthood is not quite as care-free as we envision, but it makes it that much sweeter. Her vision is that to help ease anxieties surrounding birth and reshape the view to that of strength, pride, and excitement.
Birth Doula Support
From our initial meeting all the way through your pregnancy and birth, I take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs. I’m always available to contact by phone/email 24/7 and make sure your experience is as calm and positive as possible.
I will provide you, or help guide you toward research based information. By doing this you have the capability of coming up with your own well-informed birth plan.
I will provide constant physical support during labor. Promoting relaxation and natural pain management in the forms of massage and trigger point therapy, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and thermotherapy.
Positional support to help positive rotation of baby during labor
Provide added guidance and support with nursing after delivery (if desired).
Along with being present during labor and delivery we will meet for 3+prenatal meetings together (dependent upon support needs), and 1-2 postpartum visits.
Placenta Encapsulation Services
placenta prints &other keepsakes
Hypnobirthing resource and educator in training
Milk bath maternity photography