BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM DOULAS

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SHALIN BUTTERWORTH

CD(DONA), CPpD, CLEC, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Doula Mentor

By providing services as a certified birth doula, certified postpartum doula, and certified lactation educator counselor, and through teaching childbirth classes as an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, I am able to offer comprehensive, compassionate support to all birthing families. Pregnancy and childbirth are normal, natural processes, and I trust the intuitive wisdom and strength of the birthing person. There is not one way to birth, and I believe each family does best when they are informed and supported as they navigate pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood.

I have experienced first-hand the transformative power of birth. Today, I am Mom to a happy, curious five-year-old who is a constant reminder of the beautiful simplicity in this world. My teammate-for-life, my husband David, is the steady calm upon which our family floats. In addition to fostering community and connection with expecting families and fellow birth professionals, I enjoy spontaneous outdoor adventures, connecting with nature, cooking, spending time with my family and friends, movement meditation, and crafting and using natural remedies to maintain optimal health. Wellness starts from within, and I prioritize taking care of myself so that I can be fully present and available for my family and the families I serve.

 

As a birth doula I have been honored with opportunities to support families welcoming their first baby through their fifth, and beyond! I support families of all structures and identities seeking the following pregnancy and birth experiences:  hospital, birth center, home, unmedicated, epidural, cesarean, VBAC, multiples, IVF, IUI, teen parents, advanced maternal age, low- risk, high-risk, and more.

 

It would be a privilege and an honor to walk beside your family as you welcome your littlest addition.

Contact Shalin:

tel: (916) 616-4093

email: shalin@sozenbirthservices.com

web: www.sozenbirthservices.com   

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ASHLEE SAKAISHI-GRIFFITHS

Birth, Postpartum, CMT and Ayurdoula

Ashlee has a deep belief in the power of women to birth their babies and in the importance for mothers and families to receive supportive birth and postpartum care. As an Ayurvedic postpartum doula, birth doula, ​and massage therapist it is her goal to ease the transition into parenthood for new families through nourishing food and rejuvenating bodywork. Ashlee has formally studied Nutrition, Ayurvedic medicine, Ayurvedic bodywork, Labor Doula support, Herbalism, and Ayurvedic postpartum care.  Ashlee has had the joy of working with new families since 2012 in Nevada County and look forward to many more years ahead.

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MARISSA MIGNONE

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Marissa supports parents from pregnancy to parenthood as a Doula, Childbirth Educator and Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga instructor. Her journey as a birth supporter began 10 years ago by becoming a Birthing From Within mentor and has been enhancing the lives of birthing families ever since. Marissa is very passionate about creating safe spaces for parents to awaken and empower themselves through the portals of the childbearing year. She believes the transformation available during that time happens within a container of being held by a mentor.

 

Marissa’s approach to being a Doula is to love and support people unconditionally and to empower them with information, practices, and processes. She believes if birthing people received the care and support they deserve, the world would be a happier, healthier place.

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LARA ELFSTRAND

Postpartum  Doula

Hi!  I’m Lara Elfstrand.  I am ALIVE: authentic, a learner, intuitive, vibrant, and empathetic. And I love to savor the preciousness of life, of the present moment, and the joy of spending time serving parents and their children.  What makes my heart sing is to watch parents and children as they grow in love, respect, and empathy for each other.  I feel most alive when I can create an environment where parents and children feel safe to learn (through play whenever possible and appropriate!)

 

I am a postpartum doula and a "new parent sanity specialist."  Rather than feeling overwhelmed and depleted, I help new parents to get their needs met so that they emerge through the transition to parenthood stronger and more whole, and they fall in love with parenting… together.

 

In my classes and coaching, I offer a structured but flexible time to help transform your life as a parent to go from frazzled and overwhelmed to calm and confident. I am a guide who knows what it’s like to be an overwhelmed new parent and has over 15 years of experience working with hundreds of families with customized tools for sleep, behavior, and coparenting. So you can reduce confrontation and struggle and enjoy your family. 

 

I offer virtual and in-person postpartum doula services, classes, and coaching that take care of new parents. I help new parents to:

- Get more sleep

- Reduce the chance of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

- Recover from labor and bond with the new baby

- Soothe and connect with the new baby, and figure out what they need

- Support their relationship through the sleep deprivation, identity changes, and added work of early parenting, and to both feel equally competent as parents working together as a united team

 

I serve the greater Auburn, Rocklin, Roseville and east Sacramento areas in person, and elsewhere virtually.  I’m a lifelong learner with lots of degrees and certifications, which you can find at http://www.little-elf.org/about.


 

Contact Lara:

916-579-4013

lara@little-elf.org

web: www.llitel-elf.org

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CHAZLYNN WATTS

Birth  Doula

Chazlynn strongly believes that giving birth is the most powerful right of passage any human being can go through, and with support and guidance, can be the most beautiful and magical experience of one’s life. She witnessed her first birth when she was 12 years old, as her nephew entered this world,and it changed her life forever. 

 

Many years later, with her best friend pregnant, she received her Doula training in San Francisco to help support the birth of her goddaughter.  This began Chazlynn’s journey as a Doula.  After having both of her children at home, she decided to focus on her family.  Now that her children are older,she is excited to support families with their own incredible birth experiences.

 

 It is part of Chazlynn’s life purpose to help people bring babies into this world in a sacred and healthy way.  She loves supporting humans during this precious time. However families choose to birth their babies, at home or in a hospital, her goal is to help their vision come to life. 

 

Chazlynn believes in the power of the human spirit, and the inherent intelligence of the human body.  She loves being there to help empower people to trust in the divine connection of body, mind and spirit throughout the birth journey.  Chazlynn supports families and helps them discover what they feel is best for themselves before, during and after the birth.

 

 Beyond the birth, Chazlynn’s offerings include placenta encapsulation, belly casting, baby shower ritual, folding laundry, guidance and assistance with food preparation after the birth. It is truly her honor to be of service to growing families.

Contact Chazlynn:

tel: 530-613-0083

email: Chazlynndreamz@gmail.com

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AMEYA DUPREY

AyurDoula

Ameya has been helping postpartum mamas fully heal from birth for the last decade. She is passionate about empowering new and expecting mamas to have the tools they need to experience the 4th trimester of their dreams, fully recover from birth and THRIVE, instead of just survive. She is the author of Mama’s Menu: Ayurvedic Recipes for Postpartum Healing, as well as her online postpartum recovery program, Fully Healed Mama.

 

She is available for in-home postpartum AyurDoula care. This service can include cooking healing postpartum meals for strong rejuvenation and milk supply, daily postpartum oil massage, belly-binding, baby massage instruction, herbal foods support, and consultations for Ayurvedic postpartum nutrition and health.

 

To learn how to fully heal from birth without feeling stressed & exhausted, watch the free masterclass: https://shakticare.com/heal.

Contact Ameya: 

https://shakticare.com

ameya@shakticare.com

(530) 388-8296

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ELESSAR EYES

Doula

Elessar wishes to stand at the gates of Life and be a sacred Witness to your Transformation. A natural caregiver, sacred story listener, and a devotee to the Mother, Elessar serves birthing families in their pregnancy, birth and postpartum with an open heart. Elevating not only the mother, but also the Father/ birth partner in their growth, Elessar holds space for the continuum of birth to unfold for families as they step into the portal of Life. Certified Holistic Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified Childbirth Consultant, Professional Family Advocate, and Certified Peristeam Facilitator, Elessar has attended DONA's training and a year long study of Birth, with over 1500 hours of Midwifery study completed, with her sights set on attending a birth center in Ecuador, skills workshops throughout the states, and a midwifery program to sharpen her skills and expand her knowledge at the feet of Mothers, forever a student of Life.