I am based in Sea Point, Cape Town and support births in Cape Town and surrounding areas*.
I speak English, French and Spanish, and we can use the language you feel most comfortable with.
I offer a free initial consultation of one hour where we get to know each other and see if your needs and expectations correspond to what I can offer you.
It is important for you to feel comfortable and confident with the doula present at your birth.
If we decide to continue together, my services include:
During your pregancy
Two sessions to discuss your wishes and talk through the process of pregnancy and available options for childbirth. Visits focus on making you feel healthy, confident, and prepared for your birth. I also like to meet partners, if any, to ensure we are well connected while serving you through your birth
One full body massage if you wich (massages for clients only are proposed at R300), adapted to your needs (see massage section for more details)
Guidance in creating a birth plan that will set you up for your best chance of having the birth you want
Suggestions on reading, meditation, nutritional advice (non-medical), yoga exercises to help you have a harmonious pregnancy
During your childbirth
On-call support before and during your birth (approximately two weeks before your due date until one week after)
Close assistance and constant presence during your childbirth for better positioning, relaxation, visualization, massage, breathing techniques
Holding the space for a calm and safe environment
If, due to extraordinary circumstances, I am unable to be with you, I will send a back-up doula that we could identify together, according to your wish
After your childbirth
One postpartum visits to check in on breastfeeding, adaptations, organization
Assistance in setting up postpartum support and referrals such as lactation consultants or postpartum doulas
Cost: R4500 (4800 with a full body massage included)
*additional fees will apply for distances greater than 20km radius of Sea Point
Full body massage with heat and oil
Massages are given on a mattress directly on the floor to provide a solid connection to the earth and a feeling of security.
Pillows are arranged to ensure you feel comfortable, and you remain covered during the massage.
I use both Eastern (oil) and Western (Shiatsu) massage techniques.
The treatment lasts approximately one hour.
Cost: R450 (R300 for women choosing the doula services)
Work of art from the language of birth https://www.languageofbirth.com/
The Blessing Way ceremony is a tradition of Navajo Indians (North American Indians often related to Apaches) to celebrate the future mother.
The Navajos used to say "everything that happens here on Earth must first be dreamed". This is exactly what a Blessing Way ceremony does, as a prelude to a major life event.
During the ceremony, close friends and family are invited to rejoice, honour the mother, and offer her loving support.
There are many ways to create this special space for new parents, but it is not the same as a baby shower.
Blessing Way ceremonies usually happen on the 120th day of pregnancy, which according to the Kundalini Yoga tradition represents the moment the soul of the child enters the mother’s womb.
However, it is never too late to have a Blessing Way ceremony, even if you are past your 120th day of pregnancy.
Let's create a celebration that will last a lifetime!