My Doula Practice

My Doula Practice2019-11-15T15:44:11-07:00

The Divine Feminine

When I learned I was likely unable to carry, I mourned the loss of my ability to experience the miracle of birth. In that grieving, I realized I could still be a part of this deeply powerful, beautiful, feminine rite of passage. And so, I became a doula.

Since early 2017, the majority of my mental and emotional energy has been focused on one subject: babies. In my quest to flow with that energy, I discovered the magical profession of being a doula. Providing emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing person and partner, even when things are tough, gives me so much connected energy that I leave every engagement feeling like I have light coming out all my fingers.

My journey to serve led me to pursue the following designations:

The Pillars Of My Practice

  • Trust

  • Knowledge

  • Unwavering Support

  • Connection

My practice is entirely about one thing- you. Childbirth has the ability to become a woman’s most significant accomplishment…or a source of negativity. I am all about empowering women and will do everything I can to make sure your experience, from pregnancy through postpartum, is as close to what you envision as is possible.

I strive to build a strong foundation prenatally, establishing knowledge and building a trust-based relationship to allow you to relax into the belief that you will be held in strong, safe arms. We’ll detail your vision and discuss tools to get you there. I will be absolutely, 100% present with you whenever you need me. There is nowhere else I’d rather be.

Much love,

Mariah

P.S. If you’d like to read a little more about the fertility journey that got me started on this path, please check out my Tribe Spotlight

SERVICES

I work with women and families in Davis, Sacramento, and the surrounding areas. I attended births in the Bay Area on a case-by case basis.

If you’d like to schedule a free consultation, there are three ways:

– Email: mariah@babyvine.com

–  Phone: 530-341-8235

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Please be sure to share your due date, where you live, where you plan to have your birth and your phone number. Oh, and if you email me, I always love seeing pictures  :)

Below is an overview of the services included in every birth doula engagement.  I generally offer postpartum services after birth engagements, however if you are interested in those individually, just let me know. We’ll go into much greater depth about how we might work together when we speak. ❤️

Preparing for Birth
Preparing for Birth
After our complimentary initial consult, we will have 2 prenatal appointments where we will get to know each other, refine your birth vision, answer questions and teach comfort techniques. You will have unlimited phone and text access throughout pregnancy and postpartum. I will become 100% “on call” available for you beginning two weeks before your due date. Yes, this means I will take my phone with me anywhere I go and answer anytime you call, day or night.
The Birth Experience
The Birth Experience
I will join you wherever you are when you feel you are moving into active labor, and wherever you go from there on out, I go. I will be with you through your labor and birth, no matter how long it takes. I will be with you in the immediate postpartum hours, to assist with initiation of breastfeeding and getting you comfortable in your new temporary digs.
After Baby Arrives
After Baby Arrives
I will come to your home for a postpartum visit in the week after your birth to process your birth, answer any baby-and-mom care questions, provide referrals and resources and, well, discuss anything else that’s on your mind. If you feel there’s more to say after that meeting, I’m happy to schedule a second visit at no charge.
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