Online Birth Mexican Doula
Having extra support before, during, and after birth can be very good for you and your partner during your birth experience. However, on some occasions, families feel a little concerned about sharing this very special moment with an extra person. On the other hand, having a doula might not be an option for you right now due to the pandemic restrictions or the local availability of doulas. This service is also perfect for second-time moms who already know what is going on but feel they need to recap and have some backup just if required.
What do I do as an online birth doula?
I offer you support all the way since hiring and during the first week with your baby. We do mental checkups and exercises to discuss your birth preferences and get ready for birth with personalized information and one-on-one calls every week. I became your personal birth coach for the last part of your pregnancy! Moreover, my main focus is to help your partner develop the necessary skills to help you through the birth using the rebozo and other techniques. After birth, you will get specialized breastfeeding support and a special session to help you with newborn care basics and cope with the first days' anxiety.
What does the online birth doula service include?
A 2-hour session preparation session (at home or online) where we talk about birth and get your partner ready for supporting you using rebozo and relaxation techniques.
Weekly checkup calls from hiring until the labor starts. I will design personalized tools/activities/handouts for you whenever necessary.
Chat/email available before birth during office hours.
24/7 chat/video/call availability during labor; from when you feel the first contractions until 24 hrs after the baby is born.
A 2-hour checkup session during the first week after the birth (at home or online) to talk about newborn care, breastfeeding, and mental health care.
Online Postpartum Mexican Doula
What do I do as a postpartum doula?
I offer to be with you the first six weeks with information, reassurance, and professional breastfeeding support.
What do I do as an online postpartum doula?
A weekly video call (one-hour session) where you can ask anything and we can have special sessions, for example, I will teach you baby massage, basic postpartum exercise, breastfeeding support, etc.
A workbook with activities, advice, and recipes for self-care for after birth.
A special care package sent to your home.
24/7 email/chat support for any questions and concerns you might have.
A traditional Mexican closing ceremony at your home any time after the 6 weeks including a special massage, herbal bath, and closing with rebozos.
(I will make a COVID-19 test 48 hrs before the date).
Pregnancy Rebozo Massage - Online class for couples
Because of the new restrictions, I will have an online session with you and your birth partner to teach you the basics of rebozo massage and support during birth. We also go through some relaxation techniques according to your personality and preferences.
Mexican Closing Ceremony - Cerrada
In Mexico, we honor the first 40 days after birth as a period called "La cuarentena". During this period, the mother is taken care of by the women of her family. After this period there is a special ceremony called "La cerrada" (The closing) that welcomes the mother into her new life and offers relaxation to the body and mind.
The closing ceremony is 4-hour long and it includes a special body massage, a herbal bath (optional), a birth history processing session, special drinks and food, and a "closing the bones" special rebozo massage to comfort and contain.
Close family, friends, and the partner are welcome to this ceremony to help the mother and honor her.