I will provide virtual support for your pregnancy and birth at home or in the hospital, and provide you with ongoing labor support until baby arrives.
What to expect
This package combines the Doula Essentials Package with (3) ADDITIONAL Private Birth Prep Classes + (1) Additional Bonus Class (as shown below)
In our FIRST visit, we will review your intake forms and get to know you and your partner. Your strengths. Your fears. Your birth wishes. We will discuss nutrition and how to cultivate a holistic pregnancy.
In our SECOND visit, we will discuss all of your birth options and create Your BIRTH PREFERENCES. A shared google doc will be created shortly after this visit, for you and your partner to edit and review.
In our THIRD visit, we will extensively review the ANATOMY of Labor and Childbirth BASICS (includes 75 page childbirth education manual.) Partner Present if possible.
In our FOURTH VISIT, we will have a RESTORATIVE PRIVATE PRENATAL YOGA (Partner Optional) session tailored to your needs - to address any discomfort in your body as your pregnancy continues.
Our FIFTH visit (Partner Optional around week 34 or 35) we will learn basic BREATHING and SOUNDING techniques, CREATE your BIRTH ANCHORS and BIRTH AFFIRMATION (SELF HYPNOSIS).
In our BIRTH REHEARSAL Visit (around week 34 or 35 - with Partner present if possible) we briefly review the Stages of Labor and practice a variety of comfort measures, hand adjustments, massage, and labor rehearsal. We will discover your best ways of coping with pain and fatigue and learn the best ways for your partner and I to support you.
In our last prenatal visit, we will meet with your OB/Midwife to discuss your BIRTH PREFERENCES (around week 36 or 37).
I will attend your birth at home or in the hospital, and provide you with ongoing labor support during the Active Phase of your labor.
After your birth, I will come to your home for (1) Postnatal Visit (75-90 minutes). In our POSTPARTUM VISIT, we will check in on how you are feeling, review the birth, admire your baby, and I will provide you with education/resources/support, and get feedback from you about my role as your Doula.
Our last private visit will be (1) Private Postpartum Yoga session via Zoom around 6-8 weeks postpartum (w/ clearance from your OB/Midwife).
A TOTAL OF 10 VISITS (7 prenatal visits + 3 postpartum visits)
*This Package eliminates the need for signing up for any other childbirth education.*
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Birth Doula Consultation (phone/video)
This consultation is for couples curious about having a doula. Recommend watching the "Do You Doula" video on the Home page prior to our meeting. We will meet and discuss your birth preferences, answer any questions, and see if we are a good fit for each other.
“I took many different prenatal yoga classes when I was pregnant and my favorite by far was Keya’s classes. I love Keya and looked forward to her classes every week; I wish that she had daily classes! They felt soooo good on my pregnant body and helped keep my pregnant mind peaceful and at ease. Keya is also a doula and imparts knowledge that will help with birth and postpartum during class. She is an amazing spirit and force and you would be lucky to have her guidance and loving support for your birth.”
“Keya was essential support for me during my pregnancy. I discovered her by chance when she was teaching pre-natal yoga in Culver City, simply because it was close to my house. I followed her to various studios, where her classes gave me the empowerment I needed at the end of my pregnancy. I wound up getting a lactation consultant through my insurance which made sense for me financially, but I always had in the back of my head that a postpartum lactation consultation session with Keya was something I would invest in should the need arise. She is a wonderful and nurturing resource to incorporate into your pregnancy any way you can.”
“Really great experience! The couples yoga was a treat and not something we have ever done before. To be honest, my husband thought it was going to be super long and boring, but he ended up enjoying it a lot. We plan to use the Lunging (together), rebozo scarf, hip squeeze, tailbone push, ball rolling, and heating pad for our labors. We had a small flood in our house before the workshop, so we came into the class frazzled, but were pretty happy and connected by the end of it. Everything that was presented was really valuable!”
“Keya is a great doula! Thorough, patient and a good balance between professional and warm, empowering and advisory. She explained things in a rational way and always showed up just a minute or two early. She was a skilled advocate for me at the hospital. She was kind, composed and assertive when making requests and communicating my needs. I appreciated that I could also go to her yoga classes and have a more holistic relationship. After the birth, she visited me bearing lactation cookies and juice. She visited again a couple of weeks later to teach me and my husband infant massage. It was generous and we are grateful to have met her.”
“This is a review for Keya’s prenatal yoga class and Keya’s Partners At Om PLAYSHOP. I started going to Keya’s prenatal yoga class from the 1st trimester onwards. I was specifically looking to do prenatal yoga and after looking at Yelp reviews I signed up for the prenatal yoga with Keya once a week. I think that was one of the best decisions I made during the entire course of my pregnancy. The prenatal yoga classes were just what you want for your pregnancy. The pace and poses will not tire you out and yet at the end of the class you feel your body has had a good work out. I remember most of us in the class kept continuing up until the final trimester. There were those who were there in the 38th and 39th week. There is a positive vibe in the class and you feel especially connected to your baby and with all the other expecting moms and their babies. I have also been able to connect with other moms in the class (even after my delivery) and this would have otherwise been difficult for me as I work from home. My husband and I went to Keya’s Partners At Om PLAYSHOP and it was a rewarding experience. I would definitely recommend all expecting moms to sign up for this. We decided on not having a doula for the birth of our child. We had decided on delivering our baby at the hospital with the help of a OB-GYN and for us, Keya’s workshop and inputs were invaluable. The playshop is designed to help pregnant moms and their partners on preparing oneself for birth and delivery, learning exercises during contractions and different breath techniques during delivery. The icing on the cake is a very informative Q&A session. Keya comes with tons of experience in this field and she definitely knows the system well (Hospitals – Pros and Cons, Induction procedures that hospitals will generally recommend pros and cons for them, Self Advocacy, etc). This information is extremely useful if you would like to do your own research and advocate for yourself once you are in the hospital. In our case too, we weren’t happy about our obstetrician, so she helped us find another one in a different hospital and we were happy with the new obstetrician. I was induced for labor and from being 0 cm dilated and 0% effaced, I went into 10 cm dilation and 100% effaced in 8 hours with just Cervidil. The hospital staff believed I was only in early labor (when in reality I was in active labor) and was strongly recommending Morphine to help me with pain management. Apparently Morphine is a respiratory inhibitor and you don’t want that in the baby when he/she comes out so it’s usually given during early labor as it has a short shelf life. We really did not want the morphine because of its effect on the baby. They pushed it really hard, but I was insistent on not taking it in spite of the excruciating pain. Also, while I was going through the crazy pain in the hospital, the only thing that kept me going forward was the breathing exercises and the hip squeeze (that we learned from Keya’s workshop) that my husband would do for me for every contraction which was for the whole 8 hours of my labor. I managed the pain one contraction at a time and thanks to that I was able to say NO to morphine and eventually could manage the labor without the epidural (though I really wanted it)! Thank you Keya from me, my husband and our little one for all the help you have given us. This is my first ever Yelp review but totally worth it for anyone who would need Keya’s help just like I did! Absolutely recommend!”
“It was so great! Very nice to be around other pregnant couples second time around and to do something new as a couple. Pretty much all of the comfort techniques and tips were helpful! It inspired me to use the ball more at home and to think about what foods to stock up at home on for labor. We both enjoyed doing the yoga portion together. Andrew asked if you do any couples yoga classes? He would love to do more yoga and he liked doing it with me and in a way were we got to connect with each other too. We could obviously go to any yoga class together but you would be great at teaching a special couples yoga class for both pregnancy/post pregnancy we would go!”
“I had the privilege of attending Keya’s prenatal Yoga classes from week 13 through the end of my pregnancy. Attending class with her was such a blessing for my spirit and my body. She’s a great resource not just for Yoga, but for pregnancy in general. In her Yoga classes she allows space for expecting mothers to connect with one another and feel safe in discussing concerns with their pregnancies. She is very knowledgeable and is constantly educating herself about the pregnant body and labor and birth management. My body felt great throughout my pregnancy. I was able to apply what I learned in class to help support my growing body. This carried through to labor. During labor I felt grounded and I was really able to focus my mind and breath with each contraction and with my baby. For me, her yoga class made me feel strong and in turn empowered me during labor and birth. She was an invaluable part of my birth dream team.”