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 feeling fear from anyone present during its transition) is one more LITTLE BEING who will carry the baseline template or initial experience, of LOVE (not fear) to share with this world. This is my experience, as I have witnessed the immediate results and down-stream effects of both realities: fear-based vs LOVE-Calm-Gentle-based entry. So I do everything in my power, when people cross my path, to inspire an empowered LOVE-based entry… because this reality is simultaneously Magical, Magnificent, and Miraculous!
PRE-Natal Session: 4hrs as single or divided into multiple visits.
Labour Session: Early labour until 2-3hrs post-birth
POST-Natal Session: 4hrs as single or divided into multiple visits.
You are so intuitive! It was like you knew exactly what I needed, just before I asked, every time! Showing up and choosing to stay overnight, when I wasn't even 100% sure he was coming yet; encouraging me to change position just as I considered doing so; stimulating Kidney1 and other acupuncture points as I was feeling the need for them; compressing my hips during contraction with perfect pressure every time and for just long enough; knowing exactly how to stimulate and encourage baby to get in position and start pushing for himself! Erika, You ARE the medicine! What you offer is not just black and white. You are, and You offer a whole rainbow of colors. When You show up, the healing possibilities are infinite!
As first time parents, we never fully understood the wave that was about to come our way, but knew we wanted support. Our Healer and Doula, Erika, was outstanding at ensuring our mental and physical energies were channeled towards the birth of our son, effectively. Her connection was personal, open, and warm. Prior to the birth, she was present to help, listen, and guide us through our concerns and decisions. She also helped both of us to relax and release stressors present. Throughout the birth, she was an effective team leader by being hands-on to release pain, communicate details of our medical plan and synchronize best approaches for birth with the hospital staff. Our birth could not have been more of a success! She came in to our life at the right time!
Even just your words offer so much comfort and support, in this time of personal exhaustion and worry for my premature infant.
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.
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:
COMPARABLY, Mom and Dad proceed as follows:
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:
Thus, WATER is a perfectly SAFE and incredibly gentle and pleasurable birthing medium for mom and baby … and partner and family if desired!