As your birth doula, I can:
provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to you before, during and just after childbirth.
help result in a shorter labor with fewer complications
help reduce negative feelings about your childbirth experience
help reduce the need for pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum extraction
help reduce the request for pain medication and epidurals, as well as the incidence of cesareans
As your Placenta Services Provider, I can:
provide placenta encapsulation pills
help you have a better postpartum
"My husband and I are so happy we chose to have Renee be a part of our baby’s birth. When first doing our research, we weren't really sure if we would need a doula for our home birth, but we’re so glad we decided to work with Renee! Prior to the birth of our baby, Renee came to our house on two separate occasions to meet with us and answer any questions we had. She gave many helpful recommendations for supplements, exercises, and questions to ask our midwives. Leading up to my due date, Renee would check in on a weekly basis. As soon as my contractions began, I notified Renee. She followed up every few hours to see how I was doing and progressing. She let me know at what point she wanted to come to our house and begin supporting both myself and my husband. I texted her at 3 a.m. when contractions began to pick-up and she was over less than an hour later. Renee was calm throughout labor, reminding my husband and I to eat, drink, and rest as much as possible. During active labor, Renee was by our side the whole time applying pressure and giving tips to my husband for how to help. Renee was responsive to any and all feedback I gave her during my labor. After our baby was born, Renee stayed with us for a few hours to make sure my husband, baby, and I were comfortable. Renee checked in every few hours to make sure everything was going well, and when I told her I was struggling with getting my baby to latch, she quickly referred me to someone who could help. Renee visited a few days after the birth with our encapsulated placenta and continued to check in daily for the next week. Renee was worth her weight in gold. If you're debating having Renee be a part of your birth plan, I highly recommend you do so! We will be using Renee for any future births. Thank you, Renee!" EC - 9/11/23
"I loved having Renee as my doula and would highly recommend her to anyone interested in using one! Renee exudes a very friendly, warm, comfortable vibe which I think plays a big part in what makes her a great doula. From our first phone conversation to our postpartum visit, she did a great job at making me feel heard and understood and was never pushy with her own agenda. She let me decide exactly what I wanted out of this birth and I feel like I got it, 100%. I felt great knowing that she has had years of experience being a doula and it showed the more we spoke with all the questions I bounced off of her. I chose to use Renee as I wanted to have a natural birth, specifically a water birth, for the first time (I had an epidural with my first child) so I wanted that extra layer of comfort and guidance while in labor (for myself and my husband). I couldn't be happer with how my water birth went and I truly think it went so smooth because I had her by my side and was able to be more relaxed and comfortable during my labor. Although my time at the birthing center was rather short and I had labored mostly at home, I think it all worked out so well because of her guidance. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a doula, but especially to someone who is going for a natural medicine free birth for the first time and would like the extra support to get through." TC - 8/8/23
"Renée was just what we needed on our birthing team. She was wonderful to work with, a great coach and cheerleader during labor, and so supportive. She also encapsulated my placenta, made a tincture, prints and a keep sake with the umbilical chord. I'd highly recommend her to anyone preparing for the birthing process!"
MB - 5/27/23
"Renee was the best of all the decisions we made to prepare for our twins. This was my first pregnancy and Renee helped me every step of the way - far before my babies were born and well after. There was an exceptional amount of doctor visits and appointments, making it very easy to be overwhelmed and anxious. Renee not only listened to my worries, but she was also a steadying presence throughout and was integral to helping me have the pregnancy experience I wanted. When I had questions Renee was always quick to answer or provide options and information. Most importantly, she was kind and calming throughout. I can't recommend her services highly enough." EQ - 11/12/2022
"I cannot recommend Renee enough. She was a huge part of our birth team. I had a lot of anxiety thinking about labor and wanted as much extra support as I could find to be with us during delivery. We also wanted someone who would make sure my husband felt included as well. Renee spent extra time with me during pregnancy to talk through and process my feelings regarding delivery, making me feel more confident going into labor. When we were in labor Renee jumped right in to provide physical support and emotional support. She could read the room and it felt like she knew exactly what I needed at every moment. I told her it felt like my mom was with me. After giving birth I was struggling with my mental health and she has checked in on me and my husband, prioritizing our health and making sure that we're okay. I can't recommend her enough - she is worth every penny and you will be so blessed to have her on your team. She was an answer to prayer for us." SK - 10/13/2022
"I had an incredible experience with Renee. She was professional, reasonably priced, efficient, kind, caring, and knowledgeable. I am so thankful that my doula introduced me to Renee. Her products are incredible and I will certainly be revisiting her services in the future. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Thank you for your care, Renee, and for checking in on me :)" AF - 11/19/2020
"Renee was such an important part of our birth story and we feel so luck to have had her with us. We had a marathon labor and she went above and beyond to be accessible, responsive and present the entire way. Without her encouragement and expert comforting techniques we may not have had the natural birth outcome that we did. We 100% plan on using Renee for any other births that might be in our future and we highly recommend her any chance that we get!" KO - 8/25/2020
"I used Renee's Placenta encapsulation services and am beyond happy with how it was prepared and came out. The beautiful cord heart, to the placenta stamp and on top of it my placenta tincture and supplements! You can tell it was beautifully prepared with love! It adds such an amazing memory to our birth story and great for keepsakes. I suggest this service for everyone! She is amazing." Brooke :) 6/17/2020
"When I set out to find a doula, Renee came highly recommended. We didn’t know what we were looking for but when we met her we knew she was the right choice for us immediately. Renee is kind, knowledgeable and intuitive when it comes to the needs of pregnant women and their partners and families. She’s asks the right questions and helps you to create reasonable expectations for your birth that help to regulate any fears and anxieties. She also helped me feel empowered. She is the kind of person who goes above and beyond. She is incredibly respectful of your wishes and desires and supports any kind of birth you want. She was right there with me encouraging me during the course of my pregnancy, my labor and even after the birth. She knew what I needed before I had to ask and also reassured me and normalized the process. One of the things I loved most about having Renee as my doula was that she explained things to me and gave me suggestions when I was met with decisions in labor. I believe I had a much better labor because of this. I tell everyone that I hired a doula and made a friend. If I decide to have more kids I will be calling her immediately. Five stars for Renee!" JG - 3/23/2019
"I would recommend Renee's services whether this is your first time birthing or your tenth. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and the best part is no matter what path your birthing experience should take she is 110% supportive with all your decisions and there are no judgments. It really is about what is best for you and what you would like to gain out of the experience!" MO - 12/14/2016
It is such a beautiful privilege to witness the beginning of a new life!
I decided to become a doula after the birth of my first child. While reading an article in a parenting magazine about doulas, I realized what a wonderful gift it would be to help women have better births and postpartum!
Contact me today to talk about what you are looking for in your labor experience.
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