My favorite birth story, is a birth story full of support. The right support can make a world of difference on your journey. This page is just a starting point. Please reach out if you are searching for help with birth fear, trauma, birth or parenthood education, mental illness, grief, hospital restrictions, medical care navigation, lactation support; reach out if you are looking for a black birth worker or a birth worker of color or of a specific heritage, or for a birth worker who speaks your language. If you looking for local support of any kind (I have connections world wide)- or if you need help with anything else, my inbox is open.
The most important thing to me, is that you feel prepared and supported- regardless if hiring me to be a part of your team is in the plans or not. Birth teams are personal, and I will be the first one to refer you out if either of us feel like you need something different. Birth work is built on community, not competition.
This podcast has made an incredible impact on my personal life and my birth work, and continues to inspire me without fail. This is one of the best resources I could share with anyone in any stage of motherhood, anyone preparing for birth, or working in birth fields. Its easy to put on while your driving or working or cleaning. Not only is it great for learning purposes, but hearing these stories and "meeting" these guests, can inspire us and help us find peace in our labor fears and expectations.
Dr. Berlin is dedicated to sharing tangible information on every aspect of birth, childcare, and pregnancy. He is open minded, an advocate for women's birthing rights, and committed to sharing evidence based care and information.
"Based in CA, Dr. Elliot Berlin is an award winning prenatal chiropractor, childbirth educator and labor doula. His Informed Pregnancy® Project aims to utilize multiple forms of media to compile and deliver unbiased information about pregnancy and childbirth to empower new and expectant parents to make informed choices regarding their pregnancy and parenting journey."
There is so much learning opportunity here, so many resources and valuable information. Every episode has something amazing to offer. Everything from breech birth, to roadside delivery, fitness during pregnancy, Chinese medicinal care, birth and labor mythology and how it can inspire us... and so much more. I will leave a few of my favorite episodes here, and I urge you to head to the website or podcast on apple to learn more and see the full range of episodes available.
"We are glad you are here. We want you to know you are not alone and you are not to blame. Help is available. You will get better."
This is the mission statement, and welcoming line on the postpartum support international movement. It touches my heart in a real way.
1 in 7 Moms and 1 in 10 Dads suffer from postpartum depression. PMADS, or perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are common, real, and not "in your head" These include postpartum depression, anxiety, ocd, panic disorders, ptsd from birth or anything before or after birth, and more.
There are SO many resources, options for healing, and people who want to help. Please don't go through this alone! As someone who went through this personally, I can not begin to explain how far a little help can go. Support changes the world, It gives you a path away from the trauma, away from the pain. It gives you room to breathe. From support groups, to therapists, to doctors, to doulas for postpartum support, to house care, and more- PSI can connect you to the exact help you need, and if you don't know what you need- help you figure that out. They are dedicated, and so am I. Please reach out!
There are specialized coordinators for Dad's, for online support, for military families, for Spanish and Arabic families, and more.
PSI also has support groups for moms of loss. Reach out to me, or PSI for more information and support if you are grieving.
Loss, grief, angels
Still birth, is still birth.
Life, no matter how short, is meaningful. I am a loss mom myself, and it is so important to me to build up this section of my page. There are not nearly enough resources for moms and families of loss. I hope to change that as I grow my brand and my presence in the community.
Resources for loss~
Photography and Birthkeeper Services
I offer my services to every birth, every gestation, every stage.
As your Photographer and Birthkeeper, I am here for you. Let me help you get through the hardest moments, cry with you, hold you, and help you find meaningful ways to honor your baby's birth. This work is important to me. I can help you get through these hours with support and gentle care, I can help you navigate your rights in these tender circumstances, and I can help you begin a healthy journey of grief.
My rates are the same here as in any birth package, I do not believe in cheapening any part of this- your baby's birth is JUST as important to me, as any. I want to give you my all, I make room in my packages for support that goes above and beyond, and this truly allows me to offer and afford such exemplary care. These photos, will be ones you will look back on for all the years to come, they might be the only memories you have with your baby and I take that responsibility so seriously. If you choose to book me for your birth, no matter how it turns out, I pledge to give you my all with my camera, with my heart, and with my hands as I hold space for you in every birth and every life.
A large organization with many resources within, for "mothers enduring neonatal death." Support groups, books, and more.
I adore everything Jenny creates. Her custom work portrays families, birth workers, angel babies, and women in the most ethereal ways. Her figurines are a beautiful gift to give and receive.
I have ordered from Gabrielle more times then I can count. Her work is not specific to loss, but she understands grief and love and motherhood deeply. Her jewelry has brought me healing, peace, and I am so blessed to know her. A resource for EVERY women, man, and child. Her work is truly for everyone. My family is always wearing something from her shop, and she customizes every piece specific to your needs and taste.