For the time being, I will not be supporting childbirth on-call as a Doula as I have 3 young children to care for at home. Until I am able to be on-call again, I will offer limited Doula services.
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Weather or not you hire a doula, you deserve the best care and support. You deserve to be heard and respected. 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 interviewing for your care provider(s) and birth team, watch for red flags! Watch the language used and their attitude about your birth plan. Find out how your care provider(s) really feel about physiological childbirth. An independent (meaning not offered by a hospital) childbirth class is a great way to prepare. A doula adds wonderful, continuous and customized support for you and your partner.
Choosing the right Doula for you is an important step. I highly recommend interviewing, in person, several people so that you can be sure you are hiring someone who will be the person you expect them to be during your birthing process. Doulas are non-medical. We absolutely cannot speak for you or interfere with medical professionals. However, we can help you in so many ways with physical, emotional and informational support and if necessary remind you of your rights in childbirth. Let's talk! I am happy to help you understand what that might look like during your dream birth. Interviews are always free, even in person.
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 customized 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! Caring for baby so you can rest, shower & eat, 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. Planning and hiring a postpartum Doula during your pregnancy is ideal to reserve their availability; however, it is not required. This is your 40 days of rest after childbirth and bonding with your growing family, lets make it special.
Feel confident & proud to discuss your birth plan with your care providers. The most important part of this process is that you walk away heard, with more information and confidence to voice your unique priorities. This is not a childbirth education class, but I will answer as many questions as I can.
Included: 1-2 hour private consultation, follow up emails, & a completed birth plan ready for your final touches & printing.
Currently unavailable until Fall 2019.
Visit includes relaxing belly rub for preparing to bind, binding (with instruction) & herbal tea or moxa for warming. Evening is the best time for this visit. Binding at night is the best time to bind.
Binding is best 4 to 7 days postpartum & can be continued to 8 weeks postpartum. More healing is needed after cesarean birth, usually around 4 weeks (or less).
A refundable deposit of $40 for borrowing binding is required.
$50/ additional visit
Currently only available for Clients and Students of WSD.
After 40 days of rest, this closing ceremony (learned from Angelina Martinez Miranda) is a wonderful healing ritual founded in Mexican tradition using Rebozos imported directly from the source. This ceremony includes an herbal bath, herbal tea while I hear your birth story, the ceremony, & time to reflect. With your partner or babysitter for infant (feeding breaks are invited). Takes roughly 2 hours.
This is also a welcome ceremony after miscarriage or loss.
Do you need on-call support for your children during the birth of your newest baby? I provide support/childcare for sibling for home births & birth center births.
Please mention coupon code when contacting Warm Scarf Doula. You will be required to present the actual coupon in person. Cannot be combine with any other discount or coupons. These are usually from special events and promotions.
All repeat customers receive a discount on Childbirth Education & Doula services, when available. So weather you took a class last week or were a Doula client last year, you can receive a discount on anything offered by Warm Scarf Doula. Contact Katie for information!
All WSD clients and graduates receive discount registration for a Spinning Babies® Parent Class with Katie Tighe, Certified Parent Educator.
I, Katie Tighe, am a trained birth Doula and Childbirth Educator. As a passionate supporter of childbirth, I offer emotional, physical and informational support to my clients without judgment. 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. I prefer to not be a mediator for my client and her care provider(s), I will try to offer suggestions for how to better communicate directly. I refuse to cooperate with obstetric violence.
I sometimes offer herbal, homeopathic or essential oils as part of my support services. These offerings are in no way being prescribed medically to prevent, cure or treat any health conditions.
I do not perform as an assistant or medical provider in any way, including but not limited to: 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 consult 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..
I am honored to serve growing families in Maryland by providing emotional, physical and informational support.