Bee embraces the evidence that one on one support during pregnancy and birth enhances birth outcomes ten fold. In the months or weeks leading up to your pregnancy, Bee works on educating you and your family in and effort to empower you with information to prepare you for your birth experience. This takes place during the prenatal visits/Bee’s Birth Prep course. These visits are to help keep you informed and guided throughout the interesting process of pregnancy.
Bee’s Birth Prep is an interactive in-person or virtual class that reviews all of the important information you and your support person need to know before entering going into your birthing time. During the visit, Bee reviews topics such as birth physiology, nutritional guidance, herbal remedies for common discomforting pregnancy symptoms, preparation techniques for birth that can done during pregnancy, positions for the baby and the pelvis to facilitate birth, recognizing the signs of labor, breastfeeding, postpartum, common hospital practices and much, much more! In person classes allow for the ability for you to learn how to use a Doppler to listen to your baby from the comfort of your home and for you to get hands on practice with different comfort measures and positions for labor.
During the time your giving birth support, education and empowerment are essential during the process so that mom and dad are satisfied with the safe and healthy delivery of the baby. Through use of aromatherapy, music therapy, counter pressure, hydrotherapy and more, Bee The Doula offers recommendations to assist birthing parents with managing their pain and discomfort throughout labor and birth. You have the right to choose the type of birth you desire and be informed in every decision that you make. Your birth is your birth. Not your medical provider. Yours.
Postpartum home visits help parents, especially first timers, get off to a great start of learning and discovering their new little human and how to manage life as both as individuals and as parents. If you don't plan to have much support after delivering your baby, hiring a postpartum doula is highly recommended. What's your postpartum plan?
To ensure that you receive the best possible care for you and your newborn baby, Bee The Doula will stay in close contact with you after your birth to provide support, physical exams, assist with breastfeeding, and answer any questions you may have as you navigate your way through getting to know your new baby. Some things that be done during each visit may include postnatal yoga, belly binding, postpartum vaginal steaming and just letting you sleep! All of these services can be provided to you in the comfort of your home. Bee The Doula's goal is to stay connected with you after your delivery for newborn development guidance, healthy return to pre-pregnancy state and spiritual longevity .
Bee the doula offers Montrice services to clients if they desire to labor in the comfort of their homes as long as possible before transferring to the birth center or hospital. What is the difference between a doula and a montrice role? As we know, doula’s DO NOT perform clinical assessments or interventions. Montrice’s are individuals that have been trained and can make some clinically assessments of the woman in labor, thus allowing her to remain home as long as she desires. Some of these clinical assessments include, cervical exams to assess dilation of the cervix (per client request), maternal blood pressure and heart rate vital sign checks, fetal position and fetal heart monitoring with doppler. The best candidates for having a montrice as apart of their birth team are first time mothers who are unsure of the birth process and mothers who are desiring to have a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) and want to go into labor spontaneously at home.
Montrice’s only operate in the home setting, and once the client decides to transfer to the birth center or hospital, the montrice will assume the Doula role or support you virtually. The montrice does NOT treat or diagnose, deliver your baby, or take the place of your midwife or OBGYN.
Bee The Doula is a firm believer that Mother Earth has provided us with all the nutritional essentials needed for survival. The same applies with pregnancy and any gynecological issues. Your diet is a huge part of why some of the imbalances within your body exist. You are what you put into your body!
Many different herbs can be used to alleviate different pregnancy complications or bring balance to mom during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum such as drinking ginger tea or using ginger ice cubes to aid with nausea/vomiting. Herbal remedies are also useful during pre-pregnancy such as herbal vaginal steaming and taking chaste tree tincture to help balance hormones and strengthen vaginal tissues. As a woman, healing your womb should be one of the first steps in beginning the journey of healing. When you heal your Yoni, you heal yourself.
Did you know that humans are the only mammals that don't normally consume their placenta after birth? In ancient history, there has been many different traditional and ritualistic ways to ether consume or honor the placenta for providing your baby blood supply and nutrients for 10 months of pregnancy. One example of this tradition is burying the placenta and planting a tree over it to signify the birth and growth of the child. Another example would be adding the placenta to a smoothie or encapsulating the placenta. Placenta encapsulation is very common practice in the ancient Chinese and African cultures. This type of encapsulation is the act of cleaning, steaming and dehydrating your placenta so that it can be ground up and put into capsules for you to take daily. This is a very easy and simple process, but if you don't have the stomach for it, Bee the Doula is blood borne pathogen certified and is knowledgeable in encapsulating your placenta for you using sterile technique and tools!
Common benefits of placenta encapsulation are the balancing of hormones after delivery which helps prevent postpartum depression, aids in the production of breast milk, replenishes iron levels after delivery, and helps the uterus return back to its pre-pregnancy state.
Since 2015, Bee the Doula has been known to some as Bee The Photographer. Memories are some of her favorite things to obtain in life, which is what lead her down the rabbit hole into her love for photography. Every picture here on the website was photographed by Bee, and each moment holds a special place in her heart because these people were so gracious enough to allow her into such a beautiful moment in their lives. Why not enjoy a snapshot in time of such a sacred and amazing moment? After all, you’re gonna remind them of it for the rest of their lives!
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Yoga & Prenatal yoga is such a helpful & inexpensive tool that is used to release tension & stress, ease joint pain and help prepare your pelvis for pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. Yoga combined with mediation and deep belly breathing is a killer combination to have not just managing pain and discomfort in labor and delivery, but throughout any point of your life journey.
Bee understands what’s it’s like to start off in the birth world without a clue of what to do next. Now available is the opportunity to work with Bee via a mentorship. During this mentorship, we will discuss the first importance of doula wellbeing and the tools that are necessary to be successful in that first year of doula life!
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