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
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 BIRTH REHEARSAL Visit (around week 34 or 35 - with Partner present if possible) we 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 provide virtual support for your birth at home or in the hospital, and provide you with ongoing labor support during your labor.
After your birth, we will meet virtually. 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 visit will be (1) Private Postpartum Yoga Rehab session via Zoom around 6-8 weeks postpartum (w/ clearance from your OB/Midwife).
A TOTAL OF 6 VISITS (3 Prenatal Visits + 3 Postpartum Visit)
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Birth Doula Free VIRTUAL 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 prenatal yoga with Keya and had her help me after the birth of my baby as a postpartum doula. Keya is a fantastic yoga teacher and is always sharing tips/movements/poses to help during labor. I used a lot of what she talked about during my labor. Keya is also a wonderful postpartum doula. It was great to have her help. I don’t know how I would have made it through those first few weeks without it!”
“It was so wonderful being there, Keya! Such great energy and inspiring group! Looking forward to the next ones!”
“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.”
“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!”
“At our prenatal visits you were very warm and easy to talk to also very informative. As far as Birth goes, I could not have done it without you nor do I even want to imagine not having you there! You just made it all better. I had full trust in you and your abilities to sooth me during contractions and the standing with bent knees with you was a definite tool that helped me. I loved the aromatherapy and all the other extras as well. Your very nurturing and a true professional. Thank you for staying as long as you did to make sure our little wild man was ok.“
“We loved the Partners At Om Playshop! I think my husband Evan was a little uncertain about coming since we’d already done a childbirth prep class at UCLA Santa Monica, but afterwards he said that he loved it and thought it was more fun and informative than the hospital class. We plan to use the “birth cave” meditation, assisted lunges, birthing ball techniques, hip pressure, and rebozo sifting. It felt great to move in sync with one another, especially with our due date so soon on the horizon.”
“Through two pregnancies, Keya has been an inspirational and calming figure, as my prenatal yoga instructor. I started going to her prenatal class in 2009 and found her to be incredibly helpful for my changing and growing body. She always guided me through each class, achieving a more positive and excited outcome. I enjoyed my pregnancies even more because of her. She is always helping pregnant women connect with one another, and has outstanding advice for preparing to manage labor and birth. She’s extremely knowledgeable with years of experience and I’d highly recommend her yoga classes as well as her doula services.”
I’m thankful to be teaching in one of the best Pilates & Movement Studios on the West side with kick-ass teachers who have shared a wealth of information with me on diastasis, including how to diagnose and rehabilitate it.