I 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.