Birth Doula Support
Labor to Love, LLC is a birth doula service. Services are special to each mother and client. All arrangements include at least one prenatal visit, birthing support and one postpartum visit. Phone availability and extra visits can be arranged when needed.
I come to your home (or you can come to mine!) and we discuss your birth plan, answer questions and go over what to expect of me.
I can meet you at your home or at the hospital/ birth center. I will bring a bag of goodies that will aid me in supporting you. I will take pictures if you would like and stay until you are comfortable. I will also provide breast feeding support as needed.
After your baby is born, I will visit within the first 2 weeks and follow up on you. I want to know how things are going and ask about your experience with the birth.
Labor to Love, LLC is also a bereavement doula service. Bereavement doulas help mothers and families through the difficult decisions and mourning of fetal loss, miscarriage and abortion. For whatever reason you lose your baby, I am here to help walk you through the process and understand the procedures. You should not have to go through infant loss unsupported.
Once you find yourself facing an impossible decision, you call me up and we talk. We can talk about what brought you do this cross roads, what you would like to do and what your options are. Let us decompress the situation and lay all our options out on the table. Being educated and aware helps form the confidence to make clear decisions.
Child Birth Photography is a passionate work of art. The ability to capture moments of love, exhaustion and vulnerability is magical. I want to take those feelings of labor and birth and make them a tangible object for you and your family to cherish for years to come. Photography services are catered to each client individually and can vary from birth to birth.
Finding the perfect photographer for your birth depends on your style preferences and the personality of the photographer you are interviewing. That is why it is important to have an initial meeting to talk and get acquainted. Just like a doula, you are inviting this person into your birth space and having a connection is just as important as liking their work.
Once you have signed the contract and a deposit is received, we can move forward planning your ideal experience. Will you like crowning photos? Will you be breastfeeding? Are there moments you wish to capture specifically? Who will be attending the birth and would you like images with them? We can discuss all the little details you would like.
Labor and Birth
Here is where the magic happens. I am on-call 24/7 starting 2 weeks before your due date until 2 weeks after. I arrive at the previously agreed upon birth location when you have hit 5cm or you are in active labor. I am with you and your team until the baby is born and then 1-2 hours afterwards. I capture labor, delivery and the first moments during the "Golden Hour"
Be confident in your ability to birth your baby by taking The Confident Birth! This childbirth education class is a private, in person class from the comfort of your own home. Topics range from birth anatomy to complications and interventions in the birth space. Using this crash course, you will learn the important knowledge needed to comfortably navigate your birth space. Classes run about 4 hours long and can be done in one evening. Included in the course you will receive a packet of handouts and information you will find valuable in your pregnancy and birth journey.
Classes can be taken at any trimester, but are best utilized in the last 4 weeks as you approach your due date. The more you know about your upcoming delivery, the more we can focus on the important stuff that pertains to your individual needs.