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Birth Doula Support

A doula is an important part of your birth team as their focus is on supporting & partnering with YOU throughout this journey.  Doulas are for any woman who desires to be informed, supported, validated, & encouraged as she births her baby her way.  There is an overwhelming amount of information available, that at times can cause the birth process to seem more confusing.  We are committed to helping you navigate through this information as you seek to make the best decisions you can for your family.  We attend hospital, home births and birth center deliveries.  We don’t believe there is only one right way to birth.  Whether you’re choosing an unmedicated, medicated, induction, or scheduled c-section; we will always support you from start to finish.

All of our Birth Packages provide continuous labor & birth doula support.  After you give birth, we typically stay 1-1.5 hours to provide immediate postpartum support, assist with breastfeeding (if desired), and make sure you’re settled.  We are on call 24/7 and available to you from the time of contract signing until your baby’s born.  We always have a reliable backup doula in place, in the small chance your contracted doula is unavailable.

We happily offer a discounted rate on our “Basic Birth Support Package” for families in full time ministry.

Postpartum Doula Support

We commit to come alongside you and help create a smooth and easy transition into parenthood for your entire family. Imagine being able to look back on the initial weeks following your newborn’s arrival, and feeling calm, confident, & fully supported with parenthood, rather than feeling like you barely survived.  Our postpartum doulas are not just there to take care of the baby, but to provide support for the entire family. We provide daytime and overnight postpartum support while customizing our postpartum care to your specific needs.  Postpartum support can include helping with breastfeeding, bottle feeding, newborn care, and education, easing family adjustments, errands, meal prep, and specifically dedicated to supporting the mother as she rests and recovers. You can choose from one of our postpartum packages or we would love to assist you in creating your own.

Sibling Doula Support

Welcome a new baby into your home is an exciting time for everyone, but understandably also requires a bit more planning when there is an older sibling(s) involved. Sibling Doula Support is in-person care for your older child(ren) during labor & delivery by an experienced and compassionate birth professional. She can answer questions about the birth process in an age appropriate way for your child, while also providing reassurance and a safe place for them to express their emotions freely. Your Sibling Doula is on-call 24/7 from the time of contract signing and will arrive at your home or place of birth once labor begins and you request her to come.  Contact us for more information regarding our Sibling Doula Support Packages.

Lactation

We often hear how breastfeeding is natural.  While breastfeeding is a natural means of feeding your baby, this does not mean that it is always easy.  Every breastfeeding relationship between a mom and her baby is unique and it’s something they learn together over time.  Whether you’re still unsure about breastfeeding altogether, or know without a doubt it’s something you want to do; we are here to help.  Our certified Lactation Counselor provides private and group breastfeeding classes, personalized in-home consults, knowledge and local resources to provide the support you need to be successful in your goals with breastfeeding. We additionally have phone/text support packages so that you always know you have an expert at your fingertips available to answer your questions.   

Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation is the process of a new mother consuming her placenta postpartum. The placenta is prepared and steamed on the stove. It is then sliced, dehydrated, and then ground into a powder. At that time the powder is processed into capsules for the mother’s personal consumption.  The placenta on average yields between 150-200 capsules.

Possible Benefits Include:

  • Preventing and/or lessening the risk of postpartum depression or ‘baby blues’
  • Replenishing the mother’s iron from blood loss during birth and to help prevent postpartum anemia
  • Lending the mother a consistent flow of oxytocin long after her birth euphoria ends
  • Providing the HPL hormone to help establish early and healthy milk supply
  • To stabilize her ever changing hormones after birth
  • To replenish her B vitamins and energy that were used during the labor and birthing process
  • Protection from infection and bleeding due to retained placenta tissue or membranes
  • Offer natural pain relief from the labor and birth of the baby
  • Tinctures are mainly meant for energy, transition, stress, hormone stabilization, as well as returning cycles and menopause.

Bengkung Belly Binding

Postpartum Belly Binding has traditionally been used to offer extra support as the abdominal muscles retract and important organs move back into place.  Belly Binding also helps to improve posture and support ligaments that have loosened throughout pregnancy.  It is usually found to be most beneficial in the first 8-12 weeks postpartum.  Typically a woman can begin wrapping within the first week following a vaginal delivery, and after 4-6 weeks following a c-section with permission from her doctor or midwife.

  • Your very own hemmed, unbleached muslim wrap to keep
  • Individualized in-person tutorial & demonstration on how to properly wrap yourself
  • Instructional video link to use as needed once your Belly Binder has left 

Classes and Workshops

Our prenatal and parenting classes & workshops are designed to cater to the individual needs of the families in our community. 

We offer both private & group class options to accommodate your busy schedules and personal preferences.    

Interested in registering for classes and workshops?  Take a look at our upcoming schedule here:   

2019 Classes & Workshops

Childbirth Prep – Childbirth Education

Knowledge unlocks choices, and knowing your choices can be empowering. Whether you’re planning a hospital birth or a home birth, a medicated or unmedicated birth, our classes are designed to help you understand the process and to be educated your options. We want you to feel confidence in making the best choices you can for you and your baby.

– Learn how your own decision-making processes will help you make the best decisions possible

– Take a special approach to envisioning your birth experience while identifying your individual needs

– Learn the anatomy & physiology of childbirth and become knowledgable in the different stages of labor

– Understand your options & create a birth plan with your personal preferences

– Explore various methods of comfort measures to inspire your own unique childbirth style

Five Hour Childbirth Prep Workshop for $140


Breastfeeding Class

This 2 hour class covers the basics of breastfeeding and is taught by Amber Nagele, M.A., CCC-SLP, CLC:

– Milk supply & common myths

– Latch & positioning

– Preventing common breastfeeding obstacles

– What to expect in the first days/weeks

– Preparing to go back to work (if necessary)

Two Hour Breastfeeding Class for $40


Parenting Foundations – Postpartum Planning, Newborn Care, & Early Development

This one day workshop is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need as you rest and recover from birth, learn to care for your newborn, & step into parenthood confidently.

During the morning session, we will walk through the process of creating a specific postpartum plan as you intentionally allow yourself time to heal, rest, & bond as a family. Together we will practice the basics of newborn care, including swaddling, burping, feeding, changing & bathing. We will discuss tips & tricks for soothing fussy babies, become more knowledgeable about common newborn ailments, and cover the ins and outs of what to expect in the early days after your baby arrives.

In the afternoon we will be joined by child development specialist and parent coach, Caley Kukla, M.Ed as she presents the highlights of the first two years of your child’s life. We will cover milestones across the five major domains, how to facilitate and optimize your baby’s development, and responsive parenting techniques so you and your partner can start your parenting journey as a united team.

Full Day Parenting Foundations Workshop for $99


Bringing Baby Home Workshop – Building Strong Parenting Relationships

The Gottman Bringing Baby Home (BBH) workshop is a research-based and research-tested psychoeducational workshop that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families. It is specifically designed for those planning to become pregnant, expectant couples and parents with children through the age of three.

The goal of BBH is to equip you with the knowledge and skill sets needed to constructively cope with the various changes that typically occur during the first three years after your baby is born.

In this two day workshop, you and your partner will learn how to do the following:

  1. Strengthen your friendship
  2. Increase intimacy and affection
  3. Work through conflict with greater ease
  4. Maintain relationship satisfaction
  5. Reduce hostility
  6. Create positive baby-child interactions
  7. Ensure quality involvement for both parents
  8. Reduce the incidence or severity of postpartum mood disorders

In addition to teaching you what to expect during the transition to parenthood, this workshop will also help you do things like: Better understand child development, create co-parenting strategies with your partner, improve the way you and your partner communicate, and recognize signs of postpartum mood disorders while gaining awareness of treatment options.

Two Day Bringing Baby Home Workshop for $300

We are so grateful to have found Coastal Doulas. Everything from the childbirth classes with Bonnie, to the breastfeeding class with Amber made this first time mom feel comfortable and confident with my pregnancy and delivery. We could not have done the labor without Anna. She was constantly focused on my comfort and always encouraging me along the way. Labor is stressful and confusing and doesn’t go according to your plan, but thankfully Anna was there and made it simple and relaxing. I can’t recommend them enough!
First Time Mom