Traditional Birth Support
Tiffany Renee specializes in home birth, birth center births, as well as hospital births. She is a certified birth doula with PALS Doulas, a lactation counselor, a student midwife, a clinical herbalist, and a trained healthcare professional offering support throughout your birthing journey. She incorporates the ancestral services of energywork (such as reiki), herbalism, and movement for pregnancy and labor.
Tiffany Renee loves to support people who have autoimmune/chronic disorders as they navigate fertility, pregnancy, labor & delivery, postpartum, or miscarriage. Spoonie folks, she is the doula for you.
Due to the unforeseen circumstances of COVID-19, Tiffany offers prenatal and postpartum support as a hybrid model that includes virtual and in-person sessions. She will still attend your labor and delivery in person at all birth centers, home births, and, as of October 1, 2020, the following hospitals:
Please check in with your medical provider for up-to-date details on their facility visitor policies, which may change daily.
*The University of Washington Medical system oscillates on their visitor policy in allowing one or two support people. These changes are often put into effect within 24 hours. Please check with your provider about the current visitor policy before hiring your doula:
Becoming a parent is life changing and different with each pregnancy. We'll meet during your second/third trimester and develop (or review) your birth plan, review your childbirth education experience, lactation preparation and planning, ensure all of your needs have been met with appropriate resources, and decompress about your pregnancy experience.
Early Labor: movement, breath work, acupressure, and energywork tools established in prenatal sessions to keep labor progression going smoothly; spinning babies and traditional movements incorporated.
Active Labor: Acupressure, doula comfort measures, breath work
3rd/4th Stage of Labor: acquire placenta as requested, herbal tea & nourishing foods/snacks provided, baby's first latch, lactation support
Week 1&2- adjusting to the new normal, lactation support, client utilizes postpartum nutrition plan (usually in freezer and fridge), postpartum teas, sitz bath
Week 3&4 - minor adjustments to postpartum plan, extended lactation support, closing/blessing ceremony - as wanted
(you can bill your insurance for reimbursement, too!)
*need sliding scale? Inquire for details tiffanyrenee[at]mahoganypoint.com
Food and making sure people have access to good food are Tiffany's (unofficial) love languages. It's no surprise that Lactation (aka Breastfeeding/Chest-feeding) has become one of her primary focuses as a birthworker. Lactation is a combination of an innate process and learned skills. Tiffany helps new parents navigate the equally wonderful and deeply humbling experience of feeding their newborn. Expect to work with Tiffany during your third trimester and consistently throughout your first 30 days postpartum, then on a case-by-case evaluation. Her support includes teaching, problem-solving, or referring out (to your physician or an IBCLC) for the following:
Teach: The Basics of Lactation, hand expression, optimal use of your chosen pump, optimal latching/feeding positions for body and bottle, first latch - even in the OR/post-cesarean, common burping techniques, creating a sustainable & realistic plan for you and family
Painful Latch/Painful Feeding
Difficulties latching and/or feeding baby
Plugged/Clogged ducts, potential Mastits
Chafed or sore nipples
Inverted, flat, or large nipples
Navigating the unexpected with you and/or baby
$75 per consult