Childbirth Education

For your preparation to your birth, if your partner wants to be as involved as possible, or your grandmother or sister wants to participate, this is a wonderful opportunity to get educated about childbearing.  This is your birth, get informed to make decisions confidently and birth your baby!

WHEN: Classes are held Thursday evenings 7-9pm for a four-part series.  For the focus for everyone attending, we will only allow nursing infants up to one year of age to attend with you.

TOPICS include the holistic stages of labor, labor support tools, birth positions, what to do with the placenta, breastfeeding, the truth about the postpartum period, what are obstetrical procedures, birth kit.

Contact me with any questions or to sign up for class.


Maya Abdominal Care

Values of Receiving Abdominal Care: 

☽ Aligns the uterus to her proper anatomical position                                                     ☽ Manifests and regulates healthy hormonal cycles                                               ☽ Promotes fertility and good implantation                                                               ☽ Improves blood, lymph, nerve and energy flow                                                   ☽ Assists in good digestive function which strengthens immunity                         ☽ Encourages healing of scar tissues and wounds                                                         ☽ Supports clear communication between the brain and ovaries                                         

Contact me with any questions or for a session.

Sessions generally run 1.5 hours, may include herbal & nutritional consult.


Herbal Consultation

Herbs are Nurturing Foods!

🌱 Herbs complement to supplement what you are already using to nourish yourself.                                                                                                                     🌱 Herbs aid in the digestive process to breakdown food.                                     🌱 Herbs can create subtle changes in the body which can in turn increase your awareness to any beneficial changes that occur.                                                  🌱 Working with herbs often lead us to getting to the root of our issues by addressing the source of the signs and symptoms.

Contact me with any questions or for a consultation.

Herbal remedies are available and individualized for you.


Placenta Preparation

There are several ways to prepare your placenta after birth.  Please ask for further instructions for each.

Lotus: The umbilical cord is left connected to the baby until it dries and separates on its own.  Herbal care for the placenta is needed.    

Raw/Smoothie: Wash and cut a section into small cubes and swallow little pieces for a few days or blend with your favorite ingredients.

Encapsulate: Traditional Chinese Medicine has long made placenta into medicine.  Wash & prepare the placenta, steam with herbs, slice, dehydrate, powder, encapsulate.  Request your placenta to be encapsulated for a fee.

Bury: Many people choose to plant a special tree and place the placenta under it.  Often times this is said to help ground the child onto Earth. 

Contact me with any questions or to have your placenta encapsulated.

You will receive your prepared placenta usually the day after your birth.


Doulas

Doulas come to assist you in pregnancy or labor or birth or postpartum, whenever you want them to be there for you.  Each doula has their own gifts and parameters so it is good to meet with them to see how it would be a good fit.  They can help with meals, childcare, presence at labor, someone to talk to, postpartum duties and many more.  

Sacred Birthing School, led by Barbara Essman, has been birthing many doulas on Kaua`i island.  

Kaua`i Doulas is also on facebook and is a network where you can find an active doula.


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