Thanksgiving Week Specials on Childbirth Education Classes!!
As of Novemeber 1, 2018, there is extremely limited availability for Doula clients due to my own pregnancy. Join my mailing list on the bottom of the home page to stay up to date on my return from maternity leave.
Childbirth classes and other Doula services will continue into spring 2019 and return after my 40 days of rest.
Weather or not you hire a doula, you deserve the best care and support. You deserve to be heard and respected, it is your right. True support from your partner, from your family, from your care provider and the rest of your birth team should be respectful, thoughtful and compassionate. When you are shopping and interviewing for your birth team, watch for red flags! Watch the language used and their attitude about your birth plan. Find out how your care providers really feel about and react to physiological childbirth. Good, out of hospital childbirth education is a great way to prepare. A doula can also be a wonderful way to have continuous and customized support for you.
Questions and fears during pregnancy are very intense. Your Doula is available for you by text, phone and email for all your questions and to make sure you feel heard as you prepare for childbirth. Prenatal visits are not only good for building trust, but also for relaxation and releasing stress. This is why I always recommend two prenatal visits in your home. Of course, this can always be adjusted based on your needs and desires.
Postpartum support varies based on your needs. The bare minimum postpartum support is to hold space with you, give encouragement and resources and hear your birth story. But it can be so much more! Light chores, foot massage, belly binding, closing ceremony, and more. What do you want/need? Just let your Doula know! Don't be afraid to ask and voice your needs, even if they feel insignificant. This is your 40 days of rest and bonding, lets make it special.
Limited time only. Some offers may not be combined with others, please read details for more information.
Please mention coupon code when contacting Warm Scarf Doula. You will be required to present the coupon in person also. Cannot be combine with any other discount or coupons.
Doula clients receive a discount on Childbirth Education with Warm Scarf Doula or BBC online. All BBC graduates (in person or online) receive a discount on Doula support.
All WSD clients and graduates receive 10% off a Spinning Babies® Parent Class.
Additionally, package includes accompanying client to a prenatal care provider visit or on a tour of client's birth facility, if desired.
Do you need oncall support for your children during the birth of your newest baby? I provide support/childcare for sibling for home births & birth center births. (For planned hospital birth: see sibling class info.)
Length of visit varies from 1 hour to 2 hours. Clients only.
Visit includes relaxing belly rub for preparing to bind, binding and herbal tea or moxa for warming. Evening is the best time for this visit. Binding at night is the best time to bind. Prenatal reservation is recommended.
Binding is best 4 to 7 days postpartum and can be continued to 8 weeks postpartum. More healing is needed after cesarean birth, usually around 4 weeks.
A refundable deposit of $40 for borrowing binding is required. Discount available for clients.
$50 for additional visits.
Currently no over-night availability. Can be for light household chores, hearing birth story, holding baby while you have self care, grocery shopping, foot massage and more... What do you need today?
Currenly only available for WSD Doula clients and childbirth education graduates.
After 40 days of rest, this closing ceremony is a wonderful healing ritual founded in Mexican maternity tradition (taught to Katie by the very wise Angelina Martinez Miranda). The rebozos used are purchased directly from Mexican villages. This ceremony includes an herbal tea while I hear your birth story, the ceremony, & time to reflect in quiet. It is best done with your partner or babysitter for the infant (breaks for feedings are welcome).
Also a welcome ceremony after miscarriage or loss.
I, Katie Tighe, am a trained birth Doula and certified childbirth educator. As a passionate supporter of childbirth, I offer emotional, physical and informational support to my clients. I am NOT a licensed therapist or medical professional. I refrain from offering medical advice. I give clients information about medical procedures and I trust my clients to be in control of their health during their pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I trust in women's ability to birth and a mother's deep intuition to protect herself and her baby or babies. I will not be a mediator for my client and her care provider(s), I will instead offer suggestions for how to better communicate directly. I also refuse to be a cooperate in obstetric violence. I sometimes offer herbal, homeopathic or essential oils as part of my support services. These offerings are in no way being prescribed as medicinal to cures or treat any health conditions.
I do not perform as an assistant or medical provider in any way, including but not limited to resuscitation, taking blood pressure, listening to baby's heart rate, weighing baby, medical exams of any kind or medical procedures of any kind. For medical advice and concerns, please refer to a medical care provider. For therapeutic massage, chiropractic care, acupuncture, homeopathic remedies or medicinal herbs please visit a licensed or certified professional. I maintain a list of highly skilled and reputable professionals in the area that I am happy to share with clients and students for referrals.
I am honored to serve growing families in Maryland.