Birthwork

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:

Swedish Medical Center - First Hill 

Virginia Mason - Seattle 

Northwest Medical Center*

UW Medical Center - Montlake*

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

Prenatal Sessions

​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.

Birth Services*  

  • 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

Postpartum Sessions

  • 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

Total: $2,000

(you can bill your insurance for reimbursement, too!)

*need sliding scale?  Inquire for details tiffanyrenee[at]mahoganypoint.com

Lactation Services

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

Problem Solving/Know-When-To-Refer:

Painful Latch/Painful Feeding

Difficulties latching and/or feeding baby 

Plugged/Clogged ducts, potential Mastits

Engorgement

Chafed or sore nipples

Inverted, flat, or large nipples

Navigating the unexpected with you and/or baby

$75 per consult

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