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BIRTH DOULA SERVICE

As a birth doula, my primary role is to make you and your partner feel prepared, informed and supported for the sacred transition you are going through as a couple / family. This encompasses education and empowerment on the physiology of labor, newborn procedures, pain regulation, the importance of set and setting, physical preparation of your body and the breath as a guiding force. Equally important is to really get to know you, your beliefs, your feelings, your preferences and how you envision your birth to be. I am originally from The Netherlands where still the majority of the women is labouring naturally without pain medication. My birth doula approach is that I bring in calmness and trust because I believe in your body’s wisdom and will advocate for your and your partners wishes and desires.  

”Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life."  – Ina May Gaskin 

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presence

Ayurvedic Birth Package
Prenatal - Birth - Postpartum Support 

Prenatal Preparation
1 X 75 min - Birth planning session
1 x 75 min - Ayurvedic anamnesis + care session
1 X 60 min - Breath work, visualisation techniques for set and setting (HypnoBirthing), unpacking beliefs 
1x 60 min - Physiology of female reproductive system during labor, labor positions, natural pain medication
 
Labor Support 
- On call availability throughout early labor
- Emotional and physical support through active labor
- Back - up doula support 
- Protein rich soup (vegan or non vegan)
- Gentle massage after labor 

Postpartum Support 
1x 2,5 hours visit (new born care, lactation / emotional support, meal prep, sitz bath, galactagogue infusions, birth processing)

Extra's:

- Inanna Birth & Postpartum Resource Guide (bridging Ayurveda and science on topics such as natural pain medication, labor positions, Ayurvedic suggestions to prepare for labor, lactation tips).  
- Unlimited message and email support during our time together (prenatal, birth up to 1 week after birth)

Package price:

$1750

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care

Ayurvedic Birth and Postpartum Package

Prenatal - Birth - Postpartum Support 

Everything in the Presence package and the Comfort 5-day Postpartum Package 

Prenatal Preparation
1 X 75 min - Birth planning session
1 x 75 min - Ayurvedic anamnesis + care session
1 X 60 min - Breath work, visualisation techniques (HypnoBirthing), unpacking beliefs 
1x 60 min - Physiology of female reproductive system

Labor Support 
- On call availability throughout early labor
- Emotional and physical support through active labor
- Back- up doula support 
- Protein rich soup (vegan or non vegan)
- Gentle massage after labor 

Postpartum Support 
5 X 2,5 hours visit (new born care, lactation / emotional support, meal prep, sitz bath, birth processing)
5 X Galactagogue infusion (to stimulate breastmilk)
5 X Breakfast (two servings)
3 X Bone broth (or veg broth) 


Postpartum Massage Therapy
3 X Ayurvedic Abyangha Massage with organic homemade oils (60 - 75 min)

Extra's:
- Inanna Birth & Postpartum Resource Guide (bridging Ayurveda and science on topics such as natural pain medication, labor positions, Ayurvedic suggestions to prepare for labor, lactation tips).  
- Unlimited message and email support during our time together (prenatal, birth up to 2 weeks after birth)

Package price:

$3100 

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 "Susan was my prenatal, birth and postpartum doula. Throughout our time working together I have learned so much about how to prepare for the big day. When in doubt, Susan had the right words to reassure me and give me strength. I felt heard, and I knew I could trust her.

When it was time to give birth, she made me feel comfortable and I had a natural non-medicated birth like I wanted to. 
 
During the postpartum phase she gave me oil massages, prepared healthy and delicious food and sitzbaths. When I needed some time to myself, she took care of my son and was able to soothe him in case he was upset. 

Susan was the extra support that we needed, because me and my husband don’t have any family here since I am from Paris. During the time she worked with us she was like our family. I am so glad my midwife recommended her to me!" 

— Marie-Anne Pasquet-Gwon, Los Angeles, US

"Susan truly cares for her clients. She always checked in with me over the 4 weeks she took care of me, making sure I was being nurtured, listened to and supported.

Susan looked out for me emotionally. She offered a kind listening ear and a safe place to cry. She was proactive in finding out information for me that I needed as well as setting up a food train for when she would be stopping work with me.

Her massages were pure bliss and relaxation! Susan has a magical touch and a very caring and loving heart.
 
I highly recommend Susan for doula support. She is a gem with skills, knowledge and a huge heart. Gentle, yet strong— exactly the medicine you need for postpartum healing and support during those insanely challenging first few months."

— Priya Surrago, Los Angeles, US

"Supporting a new family during pregnancy, labor and postpartum requires a very intuitive, balanced and grounded soul — Susan is that and so much more. Her comforting touch of massage allowed my body to release energy from birth and exhale into the recovery phase. She nourished our bodies with delectable warm, healing foods — each meal was filled with love. Susan’s loving support during our most vulnerable period was a key ingredient in navigating the ebb & flow of the postpartum journey with our first born. We are eternally grateful."

— Brooke Johnston, Los Angeles, US