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BIRTH & PERINATAL

DOULA BIRTH SUPPORT

It is my HONOR & PLEASURE to SUPPORT & INSPIRE You!
EVERY WOMAN who experiences the fullest capabilities of herself and her body is one more EMPOWERED WOMAN in this world!  And EVERY BABY who arrives through gentle, empowered transition (without surrounding fears) is one more LITTLE BEING who will carry the baseline template or initial experience of LOVE (not fear), to share with this world.  I have witnessed the distinct results of both realities: fear-based vs LOVE-Calm-Gentle-based entry. My work is to inspire and support a Fearless, Empowered, LOVE-based entry… because this reality is simultaneously Magical, Magnificent, and Miraculous!

 

3-STAGE SUPPORT: $1300

PRE-Natal Visit(s)

PRE-Natal Session: 4hrs as single or divided into multiple visits.

  • Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual – Support, Counsel, & Therapy for Mom.
  • Support and Counsel for Partner and Siblings.
  • Preparation Techniques for effective, fluid, gentle Labour & Delivery
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Birth Plan Review, including all aspects of labour, delivery, and post-partum relevant to mom, mom’s body, baby, and baby’s body.
  • Preparation of Birthing Space

LABOUR & BIRTH

Labour Session: Early labour until 2-3hrs post-birth

  • Arrive during early labour
  • Help set-up birthing space
  • Birth Team Leader
  • Hands-on support throughout early labour, active labour and birth
  • Hands-on pain release
  • Counsel, clarity, and communication between mom, partner, and other birthing team members
  • Well-Baby assessment
  • Placenta preparations
  • Clean up after birth

POST-Natal Visit(s)

POST-Natal Session: 4hrs as single or divided into multiple visits.

  • Breastfeeding support and counsel
  • Well-Baby assessment
    Well-Mama assessment
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Sleep therapy for Mom and Baby and Partner
  • Colic reduction techniques
  • Post-partum depression reversal
  • Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual – Support, Counsel, & Therapy
  • Integration support and counsel for siblings

LABOUR & DELIVERY SUPPORT:  $900

  • Arrive during early labour
  • Help set-up birthing space
  • Birth Team Leader
  • Hands-on support throughout early labour, active labour and birth
  • Hands-on pain release
  • Counsel, clarity, and communication between mom, partner, and other birthing team members
  • Well-Baby assessment
  • Placenta preparations
  • Clean up after birth

Miscarriage & Still-Birth Counsel & Care:

  • Immediate response to birth
  • Transition Ceremony for Baby
  • Let-Go Ceremony for Parents and Family
  • DAILY VISITS for 10-14 days. Then WEEKLY VISITS as needed.
  • Emotional Release Counsel & Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical & Emotional Trauma Resolution
  • Hourly Rates Apply  OR  By Negotiation

BIRTH  TESTIMONIALS

PRENATAL  MEDITATION

LOVE & CONNECTION

with

Self & Baby

– via Erika Nabuurs

RESOURCES

DOWNLOADS

WEBSITES

BOOKS

1st, 2nd, 3rd, “4th” Trimester

STAGES OF LABOUR

BIRTHING POSITIONS

UMBILICAL CORD

LOTUS BIRTH

STOP PULSING

DELAYED CLAMPING

CLAMP & CUT

PLACENTA

OPTIONS POST-NATAL

EXAMINATION

Examine your placenta post-natally to ensure that it is FULLY INTACT, with no gaps or chunks missing. Missing chunks indicates that the placenta did not fully separate from your uterus; which means that some blood vessels between uterus and placenta may still be active (not properly clamped off) and can result in hemorrhage.

BEST WAY to STOP uterine hemorrhage is to consume your own placenta RAW, immediately. (Take a few clear pictures of the current state of your placenta, before you begin cutting it into pieces!) Cut placenta into small chunks, one inch square. Place one chunk at a time, under your tongue. Leave it for 3-5 minutes. Then replace with a new piece. Repeat for 30-60 minutes. The placenta piece under your tongue will blanch out (turn pale in color) as the blood vessels under your tongue absorb the oxytocin-rich and vasopressin-rich blood from your placental tissue. These hormones will help to constrict uterine-placenta blood vessels and stop hemorrhaging blood-flow.

CONSUMPTION

RAW: …

COOKED: …

ENCAPSULATED:  …Dehydrated…

PLANTING

NATURAL BIRTH VIDEOS

! NO FEAR !

ONLY TRUST  &  EMPOWERED BLISS

UNASSISTED CHILDBIRTH IN HAWAII!

BREECH & DOLPHIN ASSISTED.

Nov 2016.

Mom TRUSTS baby’s CHOICE to be born in BREECH position. Mom TRUSTS her body to deliver baby in BREECH position.  *NOTE: Babies are often born in breech positions at home, without complication. Breech births are simply not allowed to proceed in north american hospitals, for insurance purposes – obstetricians force C-sections in these cases!

Mom EMBRACES the call and support of NATURE!! How magnificent to TRUST the Ocean to rock you and caress you through the POWER of your surges!

Mom Recognizes & Accepts the support of Dolphin Spirit, as the dolphins appear to dance and sing her gently through her Birthing Journey! Dolphin sonar permeates cells (of mom and baby), to activate DNA sequencing for calmness, gentleness, and higher intelligence!

Mom RELIEVES HERSELF of pain, by CHANGING HER LANGUAGE!  Saying “This is so painful!” causes her body to tense up. So she shifts to “This is just a sensation.” which allows the pain to float away!

INCREDIBLE example of PURE TRUST & NO FEAR!!!

Mom has her support team surrounding her, with partner as primary support. She  set up her birthing environment to suit HER preferred birthing position: standing, with chairs to brace herself, and hoist her weight off her pelvis.

Every person present is calm, attentive and light-hearted. There is NO STRESS & NO FEAR in this space.

Mom & Dad proceed CALMLY & EXPERTLY through the birth of both twins, including several instances which would have induced DRAMA & PANIC & AGGRESSIVE REACTION in North-American hospitals:

  1. TWIN pregnancy itself will provoke obstetricians to insist on cesarian section; based on all kinds of inaccurate fear-mongering statistics.
  2. NUCHAL CORD: often OBs and Midwives will stick a finger in vagina, once head is born, to check for umbilical cord around baby’s neck.
  3. Tracheal SUCTION and INTUBATION have been routinely applied to every newborn (vigorous or non-vigorous) for over a decade. The ACOG published in 2015 that “Routine intubation and tracheal suctioning are NO longer required, if the infant is vigorous with good respiratory effort and muscle tone…”  However, many hospitals still employ this unnecessary intervention. It is disruptive and disrespectful of the natural processes and abilities of the newborn infant.
  4. NON-VIGOROUS newborns immediately trigger aggressive resuscitation protocols, by attendings, to initiate ventilation and oxygenation.

 

COMPARABLY, Mom and Dad proceed as follows:

  1. TWIN BIRTH at home, unassisted, with CONFIDENCE!
  2. TWIN ONE’s cord is short, so mom chooses to cut it within 1 minute of birth, so that she can hold baby and try to nurse, before birthing TWIN TWO. However, only 3 minutes after his birth, mom passes him to dad, because TWIN TWO is hot on his heals (ready to birth)!
  3. TWIN TWO is born swiftly and without resistance. Dad notices the NUCHAL CORD which is wrapped twice around her neck, so Dad calmly unwinds the cord.
  4. Dad instinctively offers NATURAL TRACHEAL SUCTION to TWIN TWO by covering her mouth and nares with his mouth, to suck the mucous out.
  5. TWIN TWO is NOT immediately responsive. However, with Mom’s GENTLE nudges/maneuvers and encouragement to BREATH, TWIN TWO begins to breath within one minute of birth – a perfectly reasonable timeframe; especially since she is still receiving oxygen via her intact umbilical cord, attached to her placenta.  Mom continues to gently encourage TWIN TWO to BREATH for a couple minutes, until she is breathing regularly and rhythmically.

TWIN BIRTH – UNASSISTED AT HOME

UNASSISTED NATURAL BIRTH IN RAINFOREST!

Mom labours & delivers completely unassisted until last couple moments before birth. Once baby’s head is out she realizes that shoulder is stuck. She calls for help from Dad…

[This is the ONLY time intervention should occur: when MOM calls/asks for support. Even then, REMEMBER that often the BEST form of support is verbal reassurance that mom and baby are doing great; to keep breathing deeply and gently; and to continue listening to communication/direction/instruction/guidance from her own body and from baby!]  – Erika

… Dad pulls gently but firmly on fully exposed head, to help shoulder pass. Once shoulder is birthed, Dad changes hand position to release tugging force on head and neck. Instead he applies pressure against the arm and shoulder to help draw baby out completely!

[Great work Dad!  Although babies are very malleable, it is best not to exert excessive forces (in this case extension) on the spinal column! So he did only the minimum required, and changed to a more optimal position as soon as possible!] -Erika

Dad gently caresses vaginal opening and baby’s head as it begins crowing.

NOTE how long they allow baby to stay and SWIM underwater! Head is born at video time marker 1:55, and body follows 10 seconds later. Baby swims underwater until time marker 2:37. That’s 42 seconds under water beyond birth!

There is NO FEAR & NO HESITATION to let baby stay in salt water immediately post birth for several reasons:

  1. Amniotic fluid is a saline (salt) solution (also including proteins, carbs, lipids, and urea), as is ocean water. So baby is simply shifting from one salt-mix environment to another.
  2. Baby is still attached to umbilical cord, which is still attached to placenta, which is still attached to mom. This means that blood from mom is still carrying oxygen to baby. So baby does not yet need to breath with its lungs.
  3. At birth (and throughout pregnancy), baby’s lungs are filled with fluid. They are NOT yet inflated with air. For air to enter the lungs, a pressure gradient must exist between the airway and the lung alveoli.  Thus, being birthed out of amniotic fluid into the ocean (or fresh-water birthing pool) means there is NO significant change in pressure between the two fluid mediums. ONLY when baby’s airway (nose and mouth) moves OUT of a WATER medium and IN to an AIR medium does the pressure differential change between airway and lung alveoli. The pressure differential stimulates fluid ejection from the lungs and reflexive intake of air: Baby’s first Breath!

Thus, WATER is a perfectly SAFE and incredibly gentle and pleasurable birthing medium for mom and baby … and partner and family if desired!

OCEAN BIRTH OF SONOMA