From Maiden to Mother
serving birth outside of the system
Physical support from a doula gives the mother or birthing person a feeling of comfort and confidence. (i.e. massage, heat/cold compress, applying pressure, touch)
Emotional support allows the birthing person to feel empowered and gives her strength. (i.e. words of affirmation, meditations, comforting presence)
Informational support allows parents to feel a sense of control and understanding about what is happening. (i.e. breath or positioning techniques, pain management, birth knowledge)
Advocacy allows the family to feel supported in their ability to make decisions. (i.e. supporting birth plans, facilitating communication)
I am a student home birth midwife and practicing doula in the Temecula area, and I am here to pioneer a post-modern community culture, from birth and beyond.
I share with women during pregnancy how to master the mundane of daily life through ritual, nourishment, and living in alignment with the Wheel of the Year.
Working with women allows me to reach the entire family unit, the entire community. My 'woman-at-the-center' approach to care allows our mission to ripple throughout households and lineages.
"[Birthwork] at the center is not only about pregnancy and birth, but also about 'strengthening the family' through creating a welcoming environment, and through broader health and well-being programming offered."
-Robbie Davis Floyd, Birth Models that Work
An All Inclusive Birth Experience- starting at $1400
My birth package is all inclusive - and our work together can begin in preconception up until right before you give birth!
I provide customizable support to help create a desired birth experience- as defined by the family. I believe all birthing people and partners should have the right to resources and knowledge about birth and the options that are available to them. Please ask about payment plans or sliding scale payments if needed.
What's Included in the All Inclusive Package?
We will have three meetings during your pregnancy to get to know each other, discuss all aspects of birth, and create your desired birth plan. I am also available to you during regular business hours to answer any questions or concerns that come up during your pregnancy. I provide 24 hour on-call support after 37 weeks.
On the day of your baby's birth, I provide hands on support for the entire family- based on your desired birth plan and the natural flow of your labor. Support may look like a safe space for everyone to process the experience, pain management techniques, encouragement, position strategies.
Your care will include up to two postpartum visits within the first 1-6 weeks of your baby's birth. I will bring postpartum gifts and we can discuss any spiritual, emotional, or physical discomforts that are arising. I can also address breastfeeding questions, and family support for integrating a new member.
"A huge thank you to my incredible doula who kept me feeling safe throughout my entire birth. Kristen encouraged me, and constantly reminded me how great I was doing, and even captured pictures from her phone." -Sammie
"You were able to ease my pain in ways I didn't know was possible. So grateful for you. Any mama would be so lucky to have your support. I can never thank you enough for your role in our amazing birth." -Jenny
"For real couldn't have done it without you... Thank you babe! Forever grateful for you."
"My wife and I want to personally thank Kristen for being an amazing doula and making this the best experience of our life." -Cody & Ar'es