I am honored to support you before, during, and immediately after birth Physically, Informationally, and Emotionally to help you have shorter and more comfortable labors. Doulas create a more calm, comfortable, informed, faster experience for the birthing person.
A standard procedure in many cultures, this cotton wrap helps supports your hips and lower belly during pregnancy and postpartum. Ziah will provide the cotton wrap and do the first initial wrap to teach you how to support your body. This is especially helpful if you have had hip pain throughout your pregnancy.
Dancing for Birth™
I am trained in the internationally renowned Dancing for Birth™, Dance for Pre and Post Natal health, Birth Education, and Optimal Fetal Positioning. These movement techniques are proven to improve birth outcomes by lessening pain, creating a calm atmosphere, and moving the baby into an optimal fetal position during birth.
Create a graphic birth plan to help share your wishes with your medical team. This is an important part of learning what choices you may be presented with during birth.
Baby Sign Language
Want your baby to cry less? An infant can sign their wants and needs by age 6 to 11 months, 6 to 12 months before they would be able to speak their first words or a sentence. My daughter was able to tell me “I hear birds outside” at age 11 months, she was signing “milk,” “diaper change,” “eat,” and “pain” at age 6 months.
Ehlers Danlos Support
As a parent with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) I have especially sought out ways to support birthing EDSers with their special physical and emotional needs. I have an extensive handout to give to your medical team on top of having a toolkit to support EDSers during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
I have trained with Trystan Reese, a pioneer in Transgender birth education. This training included support for the Queer community in general on how to support during medical visits, during labor, plus postpartum and chest feeding questions.
Basic Package includes:
2 pre-partum visits
help creating your birth plan
access for advice during the day and via email up to the 35th week
24 hour access after that via text
1 Post-partum visit with baby sign language instruction
my all inclusive education resource list
$750- $325 deposit upon contract, $325 due 32nd week
That's a Wrap Package
all of the above plus a Belly/hip binding wrap pre or post-partum (wrap can be used during both times, you get to keep you wrap).
$850- $425 deposit upon contract, $425 due 32nd week
Dance It Out Package
all of the above plus 2 BirthDance private lessons and dance support during labor.
$1000- $500 deposit upon contract, $500 due 32nd week
Belly Blessing/Mother Blessing Party
An alternative/addition to a baby shower with the focus on the birthing parent's transition into motherhood/parenting. This event can happen before or after birth. Nurturing food and rituals planned with a friend or family member to help transition the parent into their new role.