Mandy's Doula Services  serving the South Bay Area
Birth is sacred and powerful every time!  How could  I not be a part of it?
I am a Birth and Postpartum Doula.  I support body, mind and spirit completely.  I provide compassionate, respectful and loving support before, during and after you give birth.  

It is my intent to support the
entire family and all kinds of families.  The birth experience is shared by the parents and can have a profound deepening affect on their relationship.  I hope for parents to feel empowered by their birthing experience.

I can be a source of information for you.  If I don't know the answer, I will find it.  I can also be your advocate.  The themes we may discuss before labor are:

  • Placenta Encapsulation
  • the use of pain medications
  • induction of labor 
  • tests
  • immunizations
  • cutting of the umbilical cord 
  • your baby's first bath
  • breastfeeding 
  • circumcision

I am committed to holding a space in which you can lean into with safety and reassurance.  Whether labor becomes stagnant or  intense, I have tools to support you.
  • TENS Unit
  • traditional Mexican Rebozo
  • suggesting different positions
  • breath awareness
  • visualization
  • massage and counter pressure
  • aromatherapy and herbs
  • essential oils 
  • heat and cold packs
  • reassurance 
  • music

Studies have shown that when doulas attend births, labors are shorter with fewer complications, and babies are healthier and breastfeed more easily.  The statistics below are taken from the book "Mothering the Mother, How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier and Healthier Birth" by Marshall H. Klaus, John H. Kennell, Phyllis H. Klaus.
  • 50% reduction in the cesarean rate
  • 25% shorter labor
  • 60% reduction in epidural requests
  • 40% reduction in oxytocin use
  • 30% reduction in analgesia use
  • 40% reduction in forceps delivery

The power lies within each and every woman.  With courage, love and support she can be empowered to discover her strength and can birth her baby with ease.  

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