Part of our labor doula package, includes 1 visit before birth to really get to know you and your partner. We go over the wants, details, and fears you may have and what things will best help in the support of labor. If any information is desired we will do our best to help find credible resources. If you are interested in creating a birth plan we will create one during a prenatal visit as well.
It is important to us to help you achieve a supported birth. No matter what kind of birth you have, Taylor Bodell Birth Services is here to ease your journey. Every laboring person, and partner(s) can benefit from a doula. Relaxation techniques, position adjustments, simply holding space are some things we do to help ease your labor. Doulas provide continuous support in labor, you will be our only priority and a neutral person to help keep calm. We work for you!
Phone & Email Support Virtual Doula Package
Our virtual doula package covers virtual support during pregnancy or postpartum such as email, texts, and calls. We can help answer questions, find you information and create a birth plan. Taylor Bodell Birth Services checks calls, texts and e-mails frequently. Our clients are encouraged to contact us at any time. We are here to support you on your journey, and help anyway possible.This does not include support during delivery. (Questions are always welcome, but I wont be available to facetime the entire birth)
Postpartum follow-up visit(s)
Within the first 10 days after delivery, we will come to you and talk about your labor, help with the household in any way that we can and to help with any challenges you may be facing. We also have packages for additional postpartum hours to help settle you into your new routine.
Prenatal Yoga Classes
Taylor is a 200 certificated yoga instructor, and certified prenatal yoga instructor.
Currently classes are 1v1 at your home so it can be tailored to you and your needs. Prenatal yoga is an ideal way to support your body, mind, and well being during pregnancy. I will guide you through a class specifically designed for the journey of pregnancy. Linking yoga postures with the breath will lead you to new discoveries, bringing awareness to the mind, body and spirit, and also with your baby. The postures are conducted in a calm, peaceful environment that will help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. Join in this safe and supportive yoga practice to help alleviate many of the common discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. The ultimate purpose of prenatal yoga is to best serve women in their preparation for labor and motherhood. This class brings together pregnant women of all ages and stages; please consult your physician or midwife before beginning prenatal yoga if you have any questions or concerns.
We can't begin to imagine the pain of these circumstances and wish to help in any way possible. We will support you, being present during the loss, physically or virtually and postpartum appointment(s) may be set up . Please contact me for any questions
Miscarriage, still birth, and abortion services are always free, part of my birth fee money helps support these births.
Taylor is a certified childbirth educator, I have had 2 children of my own, been a doula for over 5 years and worked with tons of families through pregnancy, birth and in postpartum. I continue to grow my education working with clients, keeping up with new information in the world and the experience I have gained thus far.
My classes cover birth plans, how things run in our local hospitals, what labor looks like, when to go to the hospital or when to call your midwife/doula/OBGYN, comfort measures, position suggestions during labor, things to do leading up to labor, breastfeeding and milk supply questions and I provide resources to my clients to help them to continue their journey. Preparing people for what birth can look like and how to keep your own vision in focus is my main priority. This is your birth and you have the ability to do things how you feel is right for you. Knowledge is power.
Online Breastfeeding Class
Below is a link to a breastfeeding class that can be taken completely online at your own pace.
Postpartum is very individualized for each family. I am hired before births, after births, for day shifts and night shifts and my duties differ. One thing that is always the same in postpartum care is you can always count on me to help you navigate this time in your lives. I provide resources when needed, light house work, organization, caring for baby, caring for the parent(s), and sibling care. I always encourage those interested to set up a consult with me to see if we are a good fit and to talk about what their expectations are for a postpartum doula so I can assure those needs are met. Getting sleep in those first few days/weeks can seem impossible but with a doula there to help care for baby, take household tasks off your plate, and make suggestions to help care for the healing parent can make a huge difference.
Placenta encapsulation is the process of dehydrating and grounding the placenta into a powder, and placing it into small capsules to take as needed.
Taking placenta pills, can help with the fluctuating hormones and loss of vitamins and nutrients after birth, which can help aid in a easier transition during your postpartum recovery.