My Approach to Pregnancy/Birth Support
I want you to feel confident going into your birth. If you’re like most women, confidence comes from being educated on what to expect and feeling prepared. Teaching and birth have always been passion of mine, which is why I’ve spent the past 10 years as a childbirth educator. I specialize in helping women who would like to avoid as many interventions as possible and who are aiming for a natural birth.
This can include things like:
*Questions that came up from a prenatal appointment
*Request a review of your birth plan
*Needing guidance on alleviating pregnancy discomforts
*Help with gathering information about a topic such as induction, labor support techniques, newborn procedures, and more.
Sometimes it’s just easier to talk through a problem or concern on the phone.
Phone calls can be followed up with additional email support – like links to resources or documents that would help you with your situation.
Face to face communication is so valuable. And with Zoom, we can connect from anywhere. It’s also a great way to engage your partner in the process of preparing for your birth.
Our Zoom appointments will be customized to meet your needs. This could include discussing and/or showing you labor support techniques, positions for laboring, deciding who will be on your birth team, and more!
If we’re going to work together throughout the rest of your pregnancy, it’s important that we’re a good fit! You want to be able to trust me and the advice I provide, and I want to feel confident that I can meet your expectations. That’s why I offer a free 30 minute virtual appointment so that we can learn a bit more about each other before you decide if you would like to purchase my services. You don’t even have to leave home!
Basic Pregnancy Support
- 1 Zoom appointment lasting 1.5 – 2 hrs
- Phone support – phone calls returned within 24 hrs
- Email support – emails answered within 2 business days
Deluxe Pregnancy Support
- 2 Zoom appointments lasting 1.5 – 2 hrs each
- Unlimited phone support – phone calls returned within 3 hrs
- Unlimited email support – emails returned within 1-2 business days
Services Customized to Meet Your Needs
I don’t work for your doctor, and I don’t work for your hospital. This allows me to provide unbiased information and resources for you. I’ve also attended almost 70 births over the past 10 years in homes and at 7 different hospitals. This has given me a unique perspective into what GOOD care looks like, when there might be other options you’re not being told about, and also tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way. I also have a strong background in research, which helps me to sort out the good, the bad, and the ugly information out there and share the best most relevant information I can with you. Whether you’re looking for someone to help you write a birth plan, achieve a healthy pregnancy, prepare for the logistics of your birth – like labor positions and comfort measures, or something else, I’d love to talk with you to see if we’re a good fit!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it acceptable for christians to use herbs for healing?
Absolutely! When God created the earth and everything on it, he said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.”(Genesis 1:29)
What if I don't specifically have a women's health issue? Can you still help me?
Maybe! One of the lessons I’ve learned along the way is that I cannot be all things to all people, and it is impossible to be an “expert” on everything. That’s why I’ve chosen to specialize in women’s health and focus my continuing education there. However, all health issues rely on underlying good health, which I very likely can help you to improve!
do you take insurance?
No. Because I am not a licensed medical professional, I cannot accept insurance. You MAY be able to use your HSA/FSA account though, depending on your plan.
what if I'm not a christian? can i still work with you?
Yes! It wouldn’t be very Christian of me to exclude you, would it?! Seriously, it’s ok if you don’t consider yourself a Christian. I promise I won’t force my beliefs on you.
are you a licensed medical professional?
No. I cannot diagnose, treat, or cure you of any illness or disease. What I CAN do as a hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) practitioner and herbal educator is to teach you how to improve your health based on your symptoms and the information you share with me.
what if i don't know much about herbs and natural remedies?
That’s what I’m here for! No question is too basic. We ALL start somewhere, and I absolutely love meeting people where they are. I will never judge you for “not knowing enough” just like I hope you won’t ever judge me if I’m not as far along in my faith as you are!