Services I provide
Birth Doula Support
From our initial meeting all the way through your pregnancy and birth, I take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs. I’m always available to contact by phone/email 24/7 and make sure your experience is as calm and positive as possible.
I will provide you, or help guide you toward research based information. By doing this you have the capability of coming up with your own well-informed birth plan.
I will provide constant physical support during labor. Promoting relaxation and natural pain management in the forms of massage and trigger point therapy, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and thermotherapy.
Positional support to help positive rotation of baby during labor
Provide added guidance and support with nursing after delivery (if desired).
Along with being present during labor and delivery we will meet for 3+prenatal meetings together (dependant upon support needs), and 1-2 postpartum visits.
Placenta Encapsulation services
placenta prints &other keepsakes
Hypnobirthing resource and educator in training
Milk bath maternity photography
Birth Matters... It matters because it is the way we all begin our lives outside of our source, our mother's bodies. It's the means from which we enter and feel our first impression of the wider world. For each mother, it is an event that shakes and shapes her to her innermost core. Women's perceptions about their bodies and their babies' capabilities will be deeply influenced by the care they receive around the time of birth.
~Ina May Gaskin
Elizabeth Bigelow CBD (CBI)
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Owner/Founder Birth Bees Doula Collective LLC
Welcome to Enliven Birth! As a birth doula my goal is to help you have your own unique, peaceful, and fulfilling birth. I understand everyone has their own unique feelings on pregnancy, birth, and their own history with birth. I believe in your body's capability for birth, I believe in your ideal birth experience and I understand the importance and power in it. I feel addressing fear-attachment to the birth experience is important; and to replace that with strength, love, and appreciation. My job as your doula is to help create your ideal birth experience while supporting you emotionally and physically; providing you with research-based information. Working as a doula and placenta encapsulation specialist is more than a job to me. Birth is my passion! Enliven Birth is unbiased and welcomes all families regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Enliven Birth is located in Asheville, N.C. serving families within a one hour radius. Contact me to learn more about my services, and how I can help you and your family during this special time.
CBI certified birth doula
IPPA trained placenta specialist