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Services

Coral is a compassionate, positive, knowledgeable Doula that shares her heart and soul along with providing evidence based support to each Birth and Postpartum experience. She supports families birthing in Hospitals, Birth Centers as well Home Birth settings, and is grateful to work within the BIPOC and LGBTQ community. She has a passion for being a part of your Birth journey as you envision it and strives to help you make the transition into parenthood as seamless as possible. By preparing you with resources, books, classes, Parenting Groups and emotional support she ensures you feel confident and fully supported during this transformation so you can enjoy your unique birth experience. She finds immense value in the invitation to witness the beauty and ritual of birth and is honored to help others understand and move through their own birthing experience without fear, anxiety or hesitation.

Birth Support Offerings

  • Complimentary Birth Consultation:Choosing your Doula is a choice that involves participating in a relationship where I implement collaborative prenatal care and support during our meetings to result in a unique bond in which we create your ideal birth scenario while also preparing for the unexpected. Over time we will develop trust and grow together along your path to becoming a Parent to your newborn. This consultation is a time for us to discuss your desires and goals, fear and anxieties and for you to ask me any questions about my training, how I relate to my clients in order to provide continuous support, for me to fully hear you so that I may aid in building a calm, productive, sacred birth space. We also spend time connecting as people and using our intuition to decide if we would like to move forward with me as your Birth Doula. So much is decided within our hearts and in this session we get a chance to tap into those instincts and come together so that should we move forward we both feel open to working with one another during this special time and you feel confident that my support would add positive energy, information and trusted guidance to your experience. This can usually lasts up to an hour but I try not to put a time limit since I feel it’s counterproductive to beginning a relationship where trust, communication and honesty is incredibly important.

  • 3-4 Prenatal Meetings prior to birth. During these meeting we speak about all things pregnancy, create a birth plan, talk about styles of birthing and begin to work towards your goals and choices for Labor and Delivery whether they be medicated, unmedicated, a hybrid of the two as well as talking about all the options available to you so that you can make these choices from a place of power, using evidence based information, informed consent and without judgement. Should you need more than this amount of meetings I am always open to making sure your needs are met and you go into your birth feeling complete and ready.

  • Attendance at your birth for the entire duration, with NO additional fees or time restrictions.  At the start of your labor we will be in constant communication and once you request my presence I will stay with you in total support of your choices and adherence to your birth plan (unless there are medical interventions necessary that will keep you and your baby healthy) until you and your baby are settled in and comfortable, your questions are answered and your baby has latched to you breast/chest; should that be your wish.This could mean laboring along with you at home prior to the hospital, beginning in the hospital or a number of different ways that I am able to provide support when YOU choose until your baby is here and you float off into the bliss of Motherhood, wherever that may take place. 

  • 2-3 postpartum visits after your baby is born where we go over basic newborn care, I check in on how you are healing, feeling, and help with getting you acclimated to being a new parent. I assist with sharing swaddling techniques, safe bathing procedures, breastfeeding positions and helping you with any latch issue that may have come up, teaching you how to use your breast pump, sleep solutions and how to take advantage of those first days and weeks with your new baby to bond and connect as much as possible. 

  • I will provide you with postpartum/related recommendations and hand outs related to Postpartum care and expectations, share an extensive Amazon list with items to have to make the transition into the newborn experience smoother and less stressful. 
    Access to experienced back up birth doulas that are able to provide excellent care to to ensure you will be supported by a doula during your birth. 

  • Unlimited phone, text and email support during your pregnancy

  • Access to parent resources through Evidence Based Birth®, these are available exclusively to Evidence Based Birth® Professionals.

  • Access to my extensive lending library including Motherboard Birth which has a plethora of information to help guide you through making choices as we plan our ideal birthing experience.

  • Access to special rates on childbirth classes, references to specialists such as Chiropractors,

  • Acupuncturists, Pelvic Floor Therapists and much more.

  • Access to the Elle Babycare Tens machine to ease any aches or tired muscles and promote relaxation during the early phase of labor, including your own FREE set of  maternity sized electrode pads as well as a detailed set of position cards for you to refer to during labor.

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Postpartum Support

Hello and congratulations on your amazing birth. As a postpartum doula I bring a calming, grounded energy as well as attentive care to your newborn while sharing with you ways to soothe, establish healthy feeding patterns and relieve any extra stress all while helping you adjust to becoming a Parent to your newborn. Making sure any questions are answered fully with evidence based information so that you are equipped to make important choices when it comes to caring for your newborn day and night. I have experience with breast/chestfeeding, exclusive pumping, formula education and selection and take the time to listen to your goals and wishes as you begin your bonding journey with your new baby. I can also help facilitate skin to skin, plenty of rest and hydration to ensure you are recovering and nourished should that be something you are interested in. I believe that slow and steady moving after giving birth is vital as is helping your partner understand how they can help support you during this delicate time of healing and adjustment. I am also a trained Sleep Consultant and can help guide your baby towards healthy sleep habits so that you can get your much needed rest. I am available for both day and night shifts and welcome all questions and schedules to help ease your transition.  

Here is a consolidated list of some of my offerings : although being a doula means being a part of the family team and doing what needs to be done while seamlessly integrating into the family structure. 

  • Lactation Counseling/Latch And Positioning Help

  • Understanding Baby Cues

  • Diapering, Baby Bathing Education

  • Light Housekeeping, 

  • Resources & Referrals (massage, acupuncture, support groups, pediatric chiropractors, pelvic floor therapists and more)

  • Non judgmental support for the entire family

  • Screening for postpartum mood disorders

  • Sleeping solutions and how to get enough sleep in the first weeks and months

  • Helping to create a nurturing & quiet environment for the family

  • Assisting the family by organizing offers of help from friends and family to create a structured flow of support

  • Care for baby when parents want to shower, nap, or spend some special time with siblings

  • Preparation and cleaning of pump supplies and/or bottles

  • Babywearing assistance, education, and demonstrations

  • Caring for the Birthing Person during the recovery from the birth experience in a non-medical capacity 

  • Processing your birth experience

  • Overnight care of your baby

Other Services

Massage and Touch for Labor

As a hands on Birth Doula I can provide you with deep counter pressure support during each stage of labor, delivery and the postpartum period.

Baby Massage Education

As a part of our postpartum visits I provide detailed education to help you soothe, bond and incorporate healing baby massage into your time with your newborn. These techniques help with digestion, maintaining their skin health as well as devoting time to give your newborn the gift of loving touch which benefits both parent and baby. 

Breastfeeding Support

As an experienced and trained breastfeeding counselor Coral is able to provide you with complete support to help you should you choose to Breastfeed your child. 

Nutritional

Support

Coral will guide you through the important and vital nutrients and minerals your body needs both during pregnancy as well as postpartum.

Rebozo

Education 

As your Doula I share the rich tradition and spiritual history of the Rebozo. A historical Mexican garment utilized by indigenous people as a garment, baby carrier and for intimacy and comfort.During labor, the Rebozo can ease discomfort, work with your contractions to relax the pelvis, uterus and ligaments and allow room for the baby to rotate into the optimal position for birth. I include a gift of an authentic Rebozo for you to experience the spiritual connection and multiple postpartum benefits it provides.

Breathing and mindfulness for Labor

As a part of our work together I will share with you helpful deep breathing techniques, mindfulness exercises, guided meditations as well as positive affirmations to enable you to better move through your birth experience. This important aspect of birth support will give you the emotional tools that allow you to maintain a calm, relaxed state which enables you to approach the surges of labor and birth well grounded with a quiet mind, allowing you to fully relax and welcome the process, leaving behind any possible distractions that could interrupt the natural flow of labor.