Advanced Doula Support
Tiffany Renee is an advanced birth doula: a birth doula who has a background in clinical care and advanced/ongoing training in clinical lactation, in addition to her ongoing midwifery education. In short, Tiffany provides her clients the "heart & hands" of doula services with the informed mind of a clinical provider and midwifery student. As your doula, she does not interpret your labs, physical exams, or perform clinical skills such as fetal heart tones or cervical exams.
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/supplement your childbirth education, ensure all of your needs have been met with appropriate resources, and decompress about your pregnancy experience. A Holistic Lactation Prenatal session is included with this service.
Birth Services* (CD, PALS)
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
Holistic Lactation Support is included with this service (2-4 sessions)
Week 3&4 - minor adjustments to postpartum plan, closing/blessing ceremony - as wanted
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.
Please check in with your medical provider for up-to-date details on their facility visitor policies, which may change daily.
(you can bill your insurance for reimbursement, too!)
*need sliding scale? Inquire for details tiffanyrenee[at]mahoganypoint.com
Holistic Lactation Services (CLC, ALPP)
Food and making sure people have access to good food are Tiffany's (unofficial) love languages. It's no surprise that Lactation (Breastfeeding/Chest-feeding) is one of her primary focuses as a birthworker. Lactation is a combination of the physiological process and learned skills. Tiffany guides and counsels new parents on the skills they need to navigate feeding their newborn.
Expect to work with Tiffany during the third trimester and consistently throughout the first 30 days postpartum. Her support includes teaching/counseling, problem-solving, or referring out (to your physician or an IBCLC):
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
clinical herbal support for postpartum healing and lactation
Painful Latch/Painful Feeding
Difficulties latching and/or feeding baby
Plugged/Clogged ducts, potential Mastitis
Chafed or sore nipples
Inverted, flat, or large nipples
Navigating the unexpected with you and/or baby
Home Visit - $100 -150
Home Visit Series (1 prenatal class, 2 postpartum home visits) - $350
Schedule a complimentary meet & greet to get started!