Nutritional & Herbal Counseling
HypnoBirthing & Visualization for Pain Control
I have been studying different modalities of nutrition all my adult life. Included in these studies are vegetarian & vegan, raw foods, macrobiotic, Ayurvedic, fermented foods, and the Weston A. Price philosophies. I successfully help women to overcome anemia and group beta strep (GBS). Herbal and homeopathic remedies are a part of my knowledge, as well as vitamin and nutritional supplements.
Hypnobirthing, Visualization & Pain Control
There are several different modalities of pain control, but the best I have seen in my 40+ years of practice using warm water. Either using a birthing tub or just standing in a warm shower, women breathe a sigh of relief once they get into the warm water.
I demonstrate different breathing techniques during prenatal care and breathe with you during the labor and delivery, while reminding you to stay with the current contraction and not be concerned about future contractions.
Guided imagery or visualizations are used during labor, as well as different forms of hypnobirthing. Reminding you that this is all for the baby helps to put things into perspective.
I am also a massage therapist. I massage women during labor and focus on acupressure points that help labor to progress and work with pain control.
Best of all, I make suggestions to your partner of ways to help you through your labor. A glass of water or a caring touch from your loved one can mean a whole lot during these times.
Your pregnancy and the birth of your child is a memory that you will cherish for the rest of your life. I want to empower you to help yourself to have the best and safest birth possible.