"If a woman doesn't look like a goddess during labor, then someone isn't treating her right." - Ina May Gaskin, legendary midwife
Elizabeth Casasnovas Calderon is a massaging doula continuing in the lineage of traditional birth attendants that incorporate bodywork during the prenatal, birthing time and postpartum periods. She is trained through DONA (Doulas of North America) International. A Neonatal Resuscitation Card Holder, Certified in HypnoBirthing, Lamaze Childbirth Education, Lactation Consultant and Prenatal Yoga. She also has skilled training in the use of acupressure, bodywork and massage, homeopathy, flower essences and essential oils use during pregnancy, labor and postpartum.
Elizabeth offers counseling, education and bodywork for pregnancy, birth and beyond. She helps families make informed decisions and support their goals.
All of our birth doula packages include the following:
- 1 to 2 prenatal visits in your home or in Beacon location
- Overview of childbirth process
- Birth plan / vision preparation
- Demonstration and discussion of coping techniques to use during labor and birth including rebozo
- Birth preparatory exercises which may include visualization, guided meditation, hypnosis, EFT
- Prenatal yoga and hands-on body balancing work to help your pelvis align in preparation for birth
- Optimal fetal position assessment Belly Mapping Spinning Babies techniques
- Unlimited phone and email availability
- Access to lending library
- 24-hour on-call availability from 36 weeks until you go into labor
- Photography or video of your birth with your equipment
- Continuous labor and immediate postpartum support including breastfeeding support
- Postpartum visit (within the first two weeks after birth)
- Breastfeeding assessment and support
- Processing of birth experience
- Adjustment to parenthood support
- Closing of the bones maternal postnatal healing with rebozo, may include belly binding, if desired
- Infant massage demonstration and rebozo for baby
- Babywearing demonstration and support
- Hold the baby while you...
We offer customizable packages to fit your needs. Below are a few examples:
Amethyst Doula Package:
Receive the best doula care and support with all the standard offerings listed above.
Tourquoise Doula Package:
Receive the best doula care and support with all the standard offerings listed above plus add-on options for belly casting, art, henna, mother blessingway, placenta preparation for smoothies and/or placenta encapsulation. Access to all Beacon Birth group and/or private studio classes.
Carnelian Doula Package:
Receive the best doula care and support with all the standard offerings listed above plus add-on options for belly casting, art, henna, mother blessingway, placenta preparation for smoothies and/or placenta encapsulation. Access to all Beacon Birth group and/or private studio classes with in-home class option. 8 hours of postpartum doula care.
Ruby Birth Day Doula Option:
An option for those wanting a doula only for the day of their birth. I will provide you with continuous labor support and breastfeeding guidance after the birth. We will have unlimited email and phone communication throughout your pregnancy and postpartum.
Please call 347-400-8094 or email email@example.com to schedule a complimentary meet and greet.
You and your family deserve caring, skilled support at this special and important time in your lives. Please do not let fees keep you from getting the support you need. I am always happy to discuss payment plans and bartering options with all individuals including single moms, young moms and low-income families or families with special circumstances such as military, adoption or experiencing a loss.
Click on the image below to view a documentary by DONA International about the history of women supporting women in birth.
"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it." - Dr. John Kennell, 1998
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