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 first had the pleasure of meeting Keya in a prenatal yoga class at YogaWorks. I’d previously been to another similar class at another location and was disappointed. There was just a bit too much feeling your inner child, lets prance around to mantras for my liking. Keya’s class was the complete opposite, and nothing over the top. She’s super grounded, personable and the class focused on breathing, positions to help an achey mom and great music. In fact, I liked her so much we took a pregnancy workshop with her (which we LOVED). So for those who are hippie-(ish), like our family, but don’t want to sit in too much oming and incense. She is the perfect go to! Highly recommended!“
“Keya met all of my expectations and more as my birth doula! She was extremely thorough, attentive and supportive. I don’t think I could have asked for a better doula! She was able to remain calm when I was freaking out and very emotional. She stayed grounded amongst all the chaos in our home. She was peaceful and kind and present. She was able to recognize when I needed her to stay but was unable to articulate it myself and that truly exceeded my expectation. She pushed me gently when I needed pushing and was very accepting when I needed space. Keya has amazing intuition and such a loving energy!”
“I could not have gotten through labor without Keya nor would I want to even imagine her not there with me! She got to my house at the perfect time and helped me start to dance my baby out. Her coping tools and labor navigation not to mention overall warmth and nurturing nature was exactly what I needed. Consider yourself lucky to have such a beautiful soul at your birth”
“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.”
“Do you need a doula? Yes, yes, and yes! Especially if you don’t have another woman supporting you in the birthing room. Your husband can only support you so much when they don’t really know what you’re going through. Is it worth the money? Absolutely, especially if you can’t afford a midwife and have to go with whatever your insurance covers. Having a doula gives you the support you need in a medicalized birth setting. Do you need Keya as your doula? A thousand times yes!!!! Why? She is extremely professional. She will support you in ways you didn’t know you needed without you having to ask. This was my second childbirth and I still hired Keya because I really wanted an unmedicated birth and I knew I needed female support to get there. Unfortunately, things didn’t go my way and after a very long labor I ended up with an emergency c-section. The experience would have been much more stressful and scary without Keya there to support me. She helped me process my feelings about the loss of my ideal birth plan. I also had many stressful things happening in my life during my pregnancy and she kept me focused and grounded so I could stay calm for my baby’s health. My only complaint about Keya is that I loved her too much! Lol after our last visit it was like I lost a friend. I honestly wish she did even more postpartum support because she becomes part of your life and you will miss talking to her.”
“Keya was an amazing doula–brought so much comfort, emotional support and education to my first birth. Couldn’t recommend her more.”
“I went to Keya’s prenatal yoga class every weekend from about 22 weeks until I gave birth. It was a fantastic way to give myself some time to focus on myself and my baby, keep my body healthy, prepare for the birth and, a bonus, meet other soon to be moms. Keya is a fantastic teacher, has the most amazing energy and is wonderfully inclusive. I felt really lucky to have found her – her class made my pregnancy so enjoyable and I actually went to her Baby and Me Yoga class the second I was cleared by the doctor. My husband and I also attended her birthing Partners At Om PLAYSHOP, which was a few hours of breathing, stretching, massage techniques for both of us to use during the labor process. We both found it really fun, and incredibly helpful. No one can prepare you for birth, but we used the techniques and it allowed us to stay calm, centered and focused during what could be a very stressful time. Can’t say enough positive things about Keya and her class, and I am excited to see her every week during my next pregnancy.”
“I’ll write a more in depth review when I have more time but wanted to say that Keya is absolutely gifted as a doula. She stepped in at the last minute (literally when I was having contractions) when our doula couldn’t make it, and I was thrilled she could come as I’d loved her prenatal yoga classes. She was there for us every step of the way through what turned into a three day labor. She kept us from heading to the hospital way too early with calming pain relief techniques at home, and her calm confidence and nonjudgemental, very supportive nature were so comforting to us and made for a harmonious birth team at the hospital. She had no shortage of solutions for helping me through the pain and her yoga and rebozo techniques were lifesavers. We were so grateful to have her there for us. I strongly recommend her as a doula and prenatal yoga teacher- she’s highly professional and her expertise is balanced with compassion and support. She’s a natural caregiver and helped us avoid a c-section and find inner strength we didn’t know we had.”