***I have entered a season of life where my primary focus is on my family, our homeschooling journey & homestead. It’s been the utmost privilege to support the families that I have over the years. I will not be taking Doula or Birth Photography clients for the foreseeable future. For Placenta Encapsulation or Newborn/Family photography, don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly for availability. My email is Gentlewavesdoula15@gmail.com ***
I am honored to be referring all families directly to Empower- A Birth Collective
A little more about Empower & this amazing group of birth professionals:
Empower- A Birth Collective is a group of Birth and Postpartum Doulas, Childbirth and Parenting Educators, Lactation Education and Support by an IBCLC, Birth and Family Photographers & Placenta Encapsulation Specialists. They have pulled everyone together so you don’t have to be overwhelmed when something comes up. You already have your team ready and honored to serve you! When you choose to have The Collective support you, you get the whole TEAM!
Included in their Birth Doula support offerings are the things we’ve have found over the years to be vital in our clients creating a pregnancy, birth, and parenting experience filled with comfort and confidence. You don’t have to find all the things on your own, we’ve got you covered…
- A Childbirth Education Series hosted monthly at our office or live on Zoom
- A custom Client Portal containing educational resources, Spinning Babies education, Evidence Based Birth information, Prenatal and Postpartum Planners & so much more…
- Complementary Prenatal Chiropractic Exam and Adjustment with our collaborative Webster Certified Chiropractor, Dr. Ryan Rooyakkers
- A community of like minded professionals and families to continue to support YOU!!
All members of The Collective have valuable experience and unique personalities to give you the best support possible. We share the responsibilities teaching childbirth classes, on-call time and professional development. We believe that the team approach allows for our doulas to have a well rounded balance in their professional and personal lives, and ensures their self-care to provide you the highest level of support.
As professionally trained birth doulas, we support families during pregnancy, birth, and parenting to help ensure a safe, comforting, and satisfying experience. We have complete confidence in helping to empower you during one of the most beautiful journeys of your life. We draw on professional training, knowledge, and experience to provide emotional support, physical comfort, and as needed, communication with your care team to ensure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions as they arise during your pregnancy, birth and parenting experience. We can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, make suggestions for labor progress, help with relaxation, soothing touch, positioning, and other techniques for comfort. We are an independent entity, and as such, as your doulas, we are working for you, not your caregiver or hospital.