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:: you matter ::

:: you matter ::

:: you matter ::

BIRTH IS A RIGHT OF PASSAGE

you are the essential element of this experience.

you deserve to feel grounded, nurtured & transformed.

This may be your first or one of a few birth experiences.  What is it you hold dear to your heart when you lean-in to your longings about labor, birth, and even parenthood?  We will offer our best support to facilitate balance, meaning and joy in whatever way that makes the most sense for you.  We honor the community you belong to, and respect the world views that come with you to this experience.

YOU ARE ESSENTIAL: Lived Experiences Matter in Birth

Our work together will illuminate how your everyday lived experiences hold valuable information about your unique desires in the labor and birth process.  We are trusted, trauma informed labor and birth companions who facilitate mind-body-spirit connection. This is a powerful collaboration in any birth but especially if you belong to a community whose needs have historically been invisiblized, or have lived experiences with anxiety and trauma that resulted in your needs being ignored and/or stigmatized.  You are your best guide and we promise to listen.

What desires come alive in your heart when you envision what is ahead in this time of great transition for you and your growing family?

And while yes, birth IS a right of passage, there are also many layers and overtones in our modern world that tend to elevate the noise of this experience, making it increasingly challenging to tap into and maintain what it is you sincerely want, hope for, and even need in this process as it unfolds.  Physiologic adaptations to stress, anxiety, depression, racism, homophobia, and trauma of all kinds can intimately interfere with your birth process.  Our goal is not to dismiss these barriers, but to lean-in to them and identify where your needs tend to be invisiblized, while also using a mind-body-spirit approach to create anchor points for this process.

There is a growing movement of folks who are leaning-in to a realignment of what it means to have meaningful experiences amidst growing health disparities in birth.  Our work offers collaboration in a way that help you and your support team feel informed as well as vibrant and excited about what comes next.  Together we'll explore how you can connect to your grounded center through a number of modalities including optimal fetal positioning, enhanced movement, writing, meditation, visualizations, massage, and spiritful practice among other modalities.

Local and national cultural health disparities are mirrored in the birth process, namely as it relates to the everyday lived experiences of navigating stress, anxiety, depression, racism, homophobia, and trauma of all kinds.  Communities most intimately effected by rising health disparities in birth disproportionately land in the lives of those living with anxiety, trauma, depression (or other mental health challenges), communities of color, and LGBTQIA2+.  The bulk of current research is centered in Black communities where the majority of adverse disparities occur.  When you already have to work extra hard to advocate for your unique needs, it makes sense to have a doula with you who can see you eye to eye.  You are meant to be the strongest vibration in this process.  We will lay a foundation to keep you informed, safe, and joyful.  We believe #blacklivesmatter and the needs of everyone who have historically been ignored, stigmatized, and invisibilized, deserve to have a team member at their birth who can show up to nourish, love, and fully support them all the while prividing appropriate information and trauma informed advocacy.

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Telia brings a deep well of labor support skills and an equally deep well of compassion to every labor.  As a labor nurse I was always happy to see Telia because I knew she was my other half.  She is a gift to our community.

-Anna H

Luna was an incredible partner and especially helpful in providing information and clarifying options when we had to navigate more difficult decisions.

--LM

During 24+ hours of labor, Luna was a grounding and encouraging presence.  I honestly wouldn't have been able to make it as far as I did without her gentle reminders and suggestions.  And during the early postpartum period, she was there with validation and witnessing--she even saved me from an awful plugged duct by suggesting resources.  It makes me so happy to know Luna is providing doula support in our community!

 

--MZ

Luna stepped in when our trusted support withdrew from us in our time of need.  Luna got to know us and made us more comfortable with ourselves and each other.  I appreciate how you were there for both and all of us.

--JC

Luna offered wise reminders and witnessed me in my strength and believed in my Warrior Mama spirit--showing so much respect and empathy.  My heart is happy to know Luna is in my community supporting families before, during and after the intensity of birth.

--MZ

Telia was kind and supportive during my change of birth plan.  During the chaos the only thing I was focused on was Telia telling me it was going to be okay.  I would recommend Telia hands down to anyone who is having a baby.  The love and care she puts into not only the birth but checking on us after was absolutely amazing.  When we have our second, Telia will be there with us again.

-Jess S.

Luna brought great perspective to the table and really helped me prepare for bringing my babe into the world.

--BK

Luna's advice throughout all these months made me feel prepared and confident.

--AH

It was comforting to have Luna as part of the process and be able to talk through the last stages of pregnancy.  Also, to help further process our feelings about our first experience!  Thank you Luna for being on call so quickly for another rapid birth!

--SO

This was our third baby and our first time using a doula.  Luna helped me to process our previous birth experiences and really helped me to hone in on and actualize my desires for this birth.  Luna is warm as well as knowledgable, and had a wealth of resources for anything I sought support for.

 

--MS

I was somewhat frightened by the recent rising maternal mortality and child morbidity rates in Black families.  Telia not only assisted us through our pregnancy with information but was there as the liaison with our medical staff with things just didn't sound right.  She came to appointments, taught my husband techniques to help me in labor, and even visited after baby was born.  Overall Telia was an amazing doula and helped me have the most amazing birth experience.  I'm excited to work with her again when the time comes!

-Rina I

Luna stayed with us through the labor to postpartum transition, which I was nervous about.  She helped to make our postpartum room a sanctuary.  This effort helped me to feel cared for and comfortable in our space so that I could focus on resting and bonding as a family across the first couple of postpartum days in the hospital before going home.

--MS

Luna offered a warm, grounding, and heart-filled presence every step of the way.  We are so grateful she was part of our birth experience!

 

--C&HW

Luna provided a wealth of knowledge, gentle advice, and unwavering support through the third trimester and during our postpartum months.  Luna helped us navigate a number of issues during those chaotic, but precious, months...she even helped us find a nanny!  It was great to have someone--other than our medical care provider--whom we could turn to whenever we had questions or concerns.  I would, without hesitation, recommend Luna to anybody thinking about hiring a doula.

 

--JF

 I appreciated Luna's expertise, insight, and gentle, caring nature through out our prenatal visits, laborite, and postpartum visits.  We would recommend Luna to any family looking for support in their childbirth journey.

--MS

Grounded, Trauma Informed & Somewhat Magic Birth Support!

  • Connect & Lean In: We'll meet up to 4 times prenatally
  • Explore: What will make this time meaningful and authentic for you?
  • On-Call: Begins at 37 weeks until birth (with robust back-up support)
  • Integrate: Up to 2 Postpartum visits across Month One
  • Bring on your Questions: Email Communication on an as needed basis
  • Doula Promise: to witness, nurture, inform, advocate & facilitate balance
  • Please Inquire if you are currently covered by Medicaid

Prepare, Ground In & Connect with Your Changing Landscape

  • TEA Birth Support plus Birthers Choice :: Choose One of the Following
  • Envision :: An afternoon in nature to connect with your authentic desires
  • Ground In :: Birth story integration (for past or recent experiences)
  • Fascial Flow Method™ :: One 2-hour session teaches you brain/body hacks
  • Spiritful Abundance :: Attend a class designed to connect grief and joy
  • Freezer Love :: 3-hour meal prep of yummy, nutritious foods for later

it may have taken a long time, / but in the end it did not matter, / after much healing through / self observation she now had / strength, she now had courage, / and the wisdom to wield her new / magic with virtue.  no longer / did she run from her pain or her / troubles, no longer did she allow / delusions to capture her mind, no / longer did she doubt that the greatest / healer she has ever met is her own / unconditional love. / (you are a healer)

-Yung Pueblo in Inward

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