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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.  . 

”We are the only species of mammal that doubts our ability to give birth” – Ina May Gaskin 

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Ayurvedic Birth Package

Prenatal - Birth 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 (HypnoBirthing), unpacking beliefs 

1x 60 min - Physiology of female reproductive system during labor

 

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 (baby care, lactation / emotional support, birth processing)

Package price:

$1750

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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 (baby care, lactation / emotional support, birth processing)

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. 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 well fed, nurtured, listened to and supported. Her food was sooo good and I felt great knowing she was incorporating ancient Ayurvedic wisdom designed for my Dosha into the menu. She also made me protein superfood balls for middle of the night hunger from breastfeeding as well as extra food I could heat up easily to eat when she wasn’t there.

 

Susan also 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.

 

I highly recommend Susan for postpartum 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

"Susan was my postpartum doula when I had my first child. I can say that my recovery would have been so much harder and longer without her. She cooked me delicious healthy meals, gave me healing massages, and made sure I was feeling as well as I could. Emotionally and physically it was wonderful to have someone take care of just me as the first couple weeks of motherhood were overwhelming and exhausting. I highly recommend Susan to any mamas to be. Postpartum care is so important and having someone you can trust to get you through the initial period is crucial. Susan is that person. She has a warm gentle demeanor and has a way of making you feel loved and cared for. And she makes amazing food!!!"

— Solongo Gansukh, Los Angeles, US