“DOULA” is from the Greek, “to be of service to,” and refers to someone
experienced in childbirth, providing emotional & practical support
during labor and post partum. Chris has this experience.
Chris provides loving, informed, safe support and advocacy during labor, birth and early postpartum. She guides you, physically and emotionally, at home and/or hospital throughout the birth experience.
Post Partum Doula
Chris provides professional support and companionship for the early weeks after the baby is born. She assists you and your family with emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, comprehensive breastfeeding support, newborn care, infant and mother massage, family adjustment, meal preparation, and light household tidying.
An eclectic experience supporting emotional, physical, and
informational needs. We’ll explore fears, expectations, practical
solutions, communication with partners and practitioners, breathwork,
relaxation, detailed information about least-to-most-complicated
births, medications, cesareans, postpartum and breastfeeding. Emphasis
on helping a woman in labor, in all aspects, including helping partners
to love and encourage Mamas throughout transition into motherhood. Home
or hospital birth. 2-3 sessions.
Childbirth Refresher Class
Individually designed to review and process past experiences and focus on current
pregnancy. Birth goals, birth plan, relaxation, fears, new questions and any additional information needed will be reviewed.
Sibling Preparation for Birth
Individually geared for your child’s developmental age to prepare for
home or hospital birth. Child’s own birth support person encouraged to
attend. 1 session.
Discussing social, emotional, and cultural issues, family support,
latch, positioning, milk supply, sleep, diet, pumping and storing,
herbs, siblings, birth control, sexuality and returning to work. 1
Individual & Group Support
is a Certified Lactation Consultant and Educator, she will help you
understand how to increase your milk supply, latch your baby without
pain and assist you with other challenges of breast feeding.
A weekly gathering of pregnant and new moms and babies in Moss Beach, CA on
Wednesdays, from 10:30-12:30. Moms get a chance to talk about their concerns and ask questions about
pregnancy, infancy, breast feeding and mothering. Though Chris facilitates this group, the topics are truly mother-led.
Personal consultation for pre-conception, prenatal, labor, unexpected outcomes, postpartum and infant care is available.
We have an extensive list of local and national professionals and
organizations that we are happy to share with our clients. Please look
at our "Contact Us" page for some useful links.