Birthwork Support Services
Available for those working with a package offering who are looking to personalize their journey further, as well as anyone hoping to work together on a per service/session basis.
Offerings include clinical and traditional methods of support for your prenatal & postpartum physical-mental-emotinal-and spiritual needs.
Please reach out for rates.
Several offerings available on donation basis.
Sliding Scale available.
*Payment & Scheduling separate from Birthwork Packages.
"Ask Me Anything" Calls
60 min phone or zoom call to ask me/chat about any and all things pregnancy+labor+birth+postpartum!
Personalized 1v1 time to drop in on self advocacy, birth plan preferences/creation, childbirth + anatomy education, as well as all things conception or postpartum! It's like having a doula for the moment, even if you haven't hired one (yet).
Open to folks hoping to be, currently, or recently pregnant, and their family support members.Scheduled by the hour.
Clinical & traditional bodywork sessions available for supporting body-mind-spirit during conception, pregnancy, postpartum, or for infants. Modalities worked with include: Myo/Neurofascial Release Therapy; Neuromuscular Release Therapy; Manteada de Rebozo, Visceral Release-Sobada de Matriz-Womb Massage.
Sobada de Matriz- Womb Massage can be supportive for those looking to become pregnant or those in their 4th Trimester to bring about physiological and energetic realignment. This is an art, an ancestral medicine that was shared with me by elders, keepers of the traditions of the Maya & Mexica people. I honor my Maestras, my Abuelitas with each womb I touch.
Prenatal/Postpartum bodywork sessions are focused on restoring/maintaining balance as your body adjusts & grows during your pregnancy journey.
Sessions can be helpful for:
Stress & Pain Management
Proper Baby Positioning for Birth/Labor
Cultivating a Loving Relationship with one's Body & Baby Before Labor/Birth
Postpartum Birth Story Processing & Integration
Surgical Birth Recovery
PMADs- Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Infant massage sessions are as short as 10 min & as long as babe is willing to receive. Sessions consist of gentle body & energy work to support the new life's cultivation of their relationship to their own body. Sessions may also be a lesson so parents can continue to work with hands on techniques at home between sessions. Sessions are particularly helpful in the case of birth trauma, are a lovely way to deepen your connection to your new babe, & support their deepening a connection to themselves.
Cerrada de Cadera~Closing of the Hips
Traditional ceremony practiced in many parts of Mexico by the indigenous people of that land, done ideally during the 4th Trimester-postpartum period to help close the physical & energetic bodies after giving birth. La cerrada can be a singular ceremony but/& depending on birth story circumstances a series of cerradas may be recommended to honor the full tradition & person. Each ceremony can range from 1-3hr on avg. & incorporates plant baths-banos, massage-sobada, sacred song & prayer, & so much more. The closing of the hips can mark any closing in life & is available for all genders, birthing or not. To close is also to open. After opening your whole self to bring your precious baby earth-side, it is also important to close your self & your postpartum experience, so you may open to being the you that is because of the bridges crossed.
Mother~Birther Blessing Ceremonies
A special moment for the birther to be honored, witnessed, blessed, & uplifted during the powerful time of pregnancy. Individualized to each birther & true to the ancestral teachings of my Maestra/Abuela- Angelina Miranda Martinez, these ceremonies are a beautiful way to bridge the journey from the thought to the manifestation of creation, from maiden to mother.
Tincturing & encapsulation made traditionally with song and blessings specific to birther & baby. Delivered to your home within 24-48 hours of my receiving the placenta. *This is powerful medicine that is not necessary for all postpartum people to ingest & is offered on a case by case basis after us consulting.
Placenta Medicine is a ceremony in itself, & a beautiful way to support the 4th trimester & beyond for both birther & baby.
Sacred burial ceremonies are also offered.
Traditional Belly Binding
The ancestral practice of binding one's midsection can be found in many ancient cultures. The tradition I carry is rooted in my ancestral Mexica lineage. Belly Binding is a way to support the restoration of physical & energetic strength and maintain the heat-calor needed for vitality to be sustained during & after the 4th trimester.
Sessions include a lesson for postpartum person (&/or partner) to continue binding at home throughout the postpartum time. Postpartum person provides own binding wrap/cloth.
*Traditionally a rebozo is what is used to bind. Certain lengths are preferred. Please reach out for a consult if planning on buying your own for guidance on logistics for function & cultural competency. I'm happy to recommend culturally aware & sustainable vendors. I can supply a rebozo for you to keep for an extra fee.