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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 WILKIN

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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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.

Ameya accepts Medi-Cal for postpartum doula services. 

The Medi-Cal benefit covers learning The Natural Recovery Method, her signature method that empowers mamas with the wisdom needed to fully heal from birth. This 1-on-1 series is best done in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. She also offers postpartum care and support services, both in person and by Telehealth.

 

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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KENDALL NICHOLE

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Kendall is passionate about the womb, about the deep mystery and powerful initiation of birth, and letting these times bring us into deeper connection with ourselves, our loved ones, and spirit. She believes that the cervix is a portal to the spirit world and birth is an example of true magic, bringing the formless to form. 

 

She is a birth and postpartum doula, with a trauma informed background and trainings in somatic experiencing, various forms of energy work, and a personal passion for herbs, nourishing foods, and ritual.

Trained in Venusian Temple Arts via the Rose Lineage ministry based in Kauai, she also offers hands on sessions focusing on the heart and womb that can be very supportive postpartum for womb/pelvic floor healing, emotional/trauma release, and deepening self-intimacy. She blends her energy intuitive background and a natural ability to listen and co-create spaces for magic to unfold. 

Reach out to discuss how we can co-create a container fit to your needs.

 

Contact Kendall:

magic@kendallnichole.com

831-227-5848

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LAUREN MACHADO

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Lauren Machado has studied as a birth doula for 4 years and has now found a new passion as a postpartum care provider. She studied under Rachelle Garcia Seliga, through the Innate Postpartum Care Training. She got inspired to become a postpartum care provider through the journey of her own postpartum, seeing/feeling how important and how vital it is for the family unit to have many layers of support. She offers a safe space for the family to be a witness into their transition into parenthood. She offers a wide variety of services: support before baby comes, cooking, cleaning, being with baby, yoni steaming, massage, reiki and closing of the bones. 
 

Contact info:

Email: Birthalchemy11@gmail.com

Phone: (916)254-1062

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LEANN BOUTTÉ

Birth Doula

My name is LeAnn Boutté (Boo-tay). I am passionate about supporting families to have the birth experience they imagine.

I believe that no birth is alike and that pregnancy and childbirth are normal and natural processes.  

I care deeply about childbirth education and provide modern, research-based information to inform families of their choices so that they can make educated decisions through pregnancy, labor, and birth. 

I trust you and your body to lead the way while I provide the comfort and support needed for you and your loved ones.

When I am not voraciously learning, our family enjoys camping, snowshoeing, paddling, and hiking in Northern California.  I enjoy crafting and using natural remedies such as essential oils. 

 

I look forward to being a part of the birth you have imagined and supporting you and your loved ones through your once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Contact LeAnn:

Blossoming Bellies Doula Services

https://www.blossomingbelliesdoula.com/

doulaleann@gmail.com

530.913.6961

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MELISSA LEA

Postpartum Doula and Chef

Hello mothers and families, my name is Melissa Lea. I am a postpartum doula and chef and founder of Nourished Mother. ‘Nourished Mother’ was designed to support mothers during the sacred window of her postpartum journey (the first 6 weeks following birth).

 

Within this, my services include meal prep and delivery, abhyanga oil massage, support with herbal baths, and sound healing/yoga nidra meditation exercises for deep relaxation and rest. It is an honor to serve mother and baby during this once in a lifetime experience and initiation. I have deep reverence for this process and offer solely organic, high quality, and local as possible ingredients within the products that I utilize and I share meditations and gentle breathing exercises from that which I have been studying for 5+ years.

 

My services are tailored to what you need and what you are looking for. We can navigate this together with an initial free consultation.

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CAROLINE PATTERSON

Birth Doula CD(DONA), Placenta Encapsulation, Birth As Ceremony, Medi-Cal Provider

Caroline is passionate about caring for mothers and families during the transformational journey of pregnancy and childbirth. She is a certified DONA International Birth Doula and has also received training in the energetic capacity as a Guardian of Birth from her teacher, Maria Maldonado. Caroline believes in creating a safe and supportive space for her clients, ensuring that they feel seen, heard, and empowered to make informed and intuitive decisions throughout pregnancy and childbirth. In the birthing space, she is acutely aware of the effect of her own demeanor on the birthing person and is responsible for the way she holds herself to provide support during that time. She is happy to be a Medi-Cal provider so she can offer her services to a wider range of people who could benefit from having a doula. Every birth she attends is an honor to witness and be a part of.

 

In addition to doula services, Caroline also makes organic body products and tea blends to support women's health, pregnancy, and postpartum. Soon she will be starting midwifery school to continue on her path and broaden her knowledge in the birth setting, and hopes to learn from midwives and doulas from different cultures around the world.

Caroline is available in both Nevada & Yuba County. 

Contact Caroline:

(530)559-7238

ncdoulacaroline@gmail.com

https://carolinedoula.wixsite.com/birth

www.livingnaturalis.com

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HAYLIE BLOSSER

Graceful Beginning Doula Services

CD(DONA)

Hi Friends! My name is Haylie and I am behind the screen of Graceful Beginning Doula Services.  I am a DONA Certified Birth Doula with much experience and education. I am your committed companion through the transformative journey of childbirth and postpartum. My role extends beyond just providing physical support; I am here to offer emotional encouragement, informational guidance, and unwavering advocacy tailored to your unique needs and preferences. From the initial stages of pregnancy to the exhilarating moments of labor and delivery, I am by your side, offering reassurance, comfort measures, and empowering strategies to navigate each phase with confidence and grace. With a compassionate heart and a wealth of knowledge in childbirth, I strive to create a nurturing environment where you feel empowered, respected, and supported as you welcome new life into the world.

I am proud to work with different insurances to give as many expecting families the ability to get the guidance and support they deserve. I currently accept Tricare, Medi-Cal, and Partnership Healthcare of California. Multiple other insurances in progress, so reach out to see if I accept your insurance!

Contact Haylie:

Gracefulbeginningsdoulaservices@yahoo.com

530-913-2533

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