The Whole MAMA: Doula Services
The Whole MAMA: making motherhood a spiritual practice.
Our goal is to find peace in being exactly who we are, right now. Whether you “co-sleep” or “cry it out”, breast feed or formula, cloth diaper or buy the target brand of disposable diapers, eat meat or you’re a vegan, work out of the home or not…The goal of the Whole MAMA is to bridge the gap. Not only accept the differences, but celebrate them. In ourselves and each other. And feel fantastic doing it! We believe when MAMA ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy, so the goal is to work towards living and feeling whole, body, mind and spirit!
The support of a birth doula has become, so clearly an important step in making motherhood, from the very beginning, a magical and spiritual practice. A doula provides the loving reinforcement that the doctor, nurse and life partner all combined can’t provide. And it is in no way their short coming it is simply not their job. They each provide such vital and separate roles, roles that a doula does not. The doula is there to “mother the mother”. The role of the doula is to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support from start to finish. If you are looking for a connected and grounded delivery, a doula is for you. Please get in touch with any questions or to schedule a consultation: email@example.com.
“I’m unsure if words can really express how amazing having Liz present during my labor/delivery of my 1st child was.
After years of trying to conceive i was finally going to have a baby boy. Initially I was very spectacle about having someone involved in such an intimate experience,at the suggestion of my doctor we met with Liz …within 5 minutes my husband and I were completely comfortable and excited to work with Liz. She asked questions I never would have thought of and had a wealth of information to share through her training and even shared her own personal experiences.
Thinking my little one was coming earlier than expected Liz came over within 24 hours of my call and spent 3 hours getting to know us and my expectations of labor and delivery. After our meeting she sent an extremely comprehensive birth plan from our conversation all things I can now say I would have forgotten.
Leading up to my delivery I heard from Liz everyday sometimes questions other were just words of encouragement getting me through the waiting…. Much needed at 39 and 40 weeks!
So 40 weeks and 2 days the time finally came, not at all how I thought it would.. I needed to be induced it was about 9 or 10 o’clock at night within minutes Liz was available to come to the hospital, we knew it was going to take a while so we had said to come in the morning instead of getting some rest herself she kept in touch via text and calls all night long.
After a long night of no activity I was put on pitocin . Liz was at the hospital with a smile and a great hug by 8 a.m. I had decided not to have an epidural and started enduring contractions Liz was fully prepared with words of encouragement and aromatherapy oils. To be honest everything my husband said and did was annoying ..things i thought i wanted i didnt…I pretty much only wanted liz. During my contractions Liz utilize aromatherapy oils and pressure points she noticed I was holding a lot of tension in my face and clenching my jaw so she focused on pressure points on my face. I was able to anticipate my contraction coming down by the consistency and area she focused on on my face in other words I was able to look ahead and know that the pain would be over soon it was really interesting and unbelievable at the same time…this is something that still amazes me.. Unfortunately we did have some complications with the baby’s heart rate dropping and at any given point had a whole slew of doctors and nurses in the room everyone had gotten pushed aside except for the doctors but while that was happening I still had the scent of the oils and it did truly calm me in a very unpleasant, confusing and panic moment. ultimately I did need to have a c-section after hours contractions I am proud that I was able to labor and endure the contractions without an epidural. I would not have been able to get through that without having Liz by my side.
my husband who is a real do it yourself-er has told every single one of our friends who are currently pregnant and thinking of becoming pregnant that a doula specifically Liz is an absolute must for their wife.”Rebekah K.