I offer culturally relevant, holistically minded, spiritually grounded advice and support during pregnancy, labor, and beyond. I advocate for your best interests in communications with the labor support staff to ensure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your baby's birth in order to best realize your ideal birth plan.
What does a doula do?
I provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, make suggestions for labor progression, and help with relaxation, massage, positioning and other techniques for your comfort.
I am committed to offering African centered remedy and sacred birth options, if you so desire, to enhance your experience along the way.
BLESSING WAYS AND HONORING
What is a Blessing Way?
A Blessing Way is a traditional way for the mother-to-be and her close friends and family to honor and celebrate her and her transition into motherhood by giving her nourishing attention and support. These traditions encourage us to approach pregnancy and childbirth as
a sacred experience, and honor it.
Blessing Ways to crafted with the mother's wishes in mind. Our traditional cultures use Blessing Ways to intentionally support and celebrate mom, create community, and affirm the village. These custom sacred experiences are different for every mom.
FOOT WASHING Reminding the mother she must also be nurtured this washing refreshes the spirit
AFFIRMING Singing, dancing, and other sharing activities unite the mothers village and affirm her support
BELLY BLESSING Belly casting, painting, or henna is a wonderful celebratory component to a blessing way
SACRED ACTIVITY Prayer, fear release ceremony, and other activities to cleanse and prepare for this sacred time
What is Honoring?
Birth is a time of opening the body, mind, spirit and hearts to bring
forth life. Sealing or closing ceremonies allow the body to close and the mother to be honored while assisting her in the transition from maiden to mother.
The sealing ceremony is one of many sacred ways used to honor the mother and the amazing work her body has done. This transformative rite of passage aids in recovery and helps to prevent illness restoring balance to the mind, body, and spirit.
SPIRITUAL BATHS Custom spiritual bath of herbs, candles, flowers, and other ingredients to support healing
BONE CLOSING A spiritual, physical, and emotional re-balancing to close what has been opened during birth
BELLY OR WOMB WRAP Stimulate blood flow to firm, tone and strengthen the internal muscles and tighten lose skin
BABY NAMING Prayers and action to affirm the this new life and activate the village to support in their development