ABOUT YOUR DOULA
Who I Am
I am a mother of two Amazing young adults, an experienced Dona trained Doula and an Assistant Midwife, trained by The Farm Midwives in Tennessee. I live In the Los angels (South Bay) area. I offer personalized prenatal, birthing, and postnatal support to parents in and around the Los Angeles, Long Beach and Orange County areas. My goal is to give you and your family the attention and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your pregnancy and labor process. As a doula, my job is to help you create the environment and birth you desire. I am hands on in helping the birthing parent feel safe during the labor process. I use Ancient techniques with the Rebozo, acupressure, massage, meditation affirmations and yoga. For postpartum support, I offer belly binding and Placenta Encapsulation. I am CPR certified. I support ALL birthing experiences (hospital or home) and to ALL kinds of parents. (LGBTQ, straight, single, trans, adoption, surrogate, plus size, teen, and special needs) To learn more about me and the services that I offer, please feel free to contact me. Se habla español. Follow on Instagram and Facebook @yourblissfullbirthdoula
IMPORTANCE OF DOULA WORK
Countless scientific trials examining doula care demonstrate remarkably improved physical and psychological outcomes for both mother and baby. Doulas have a positive impact on the well-being of the entire family. Our initial meeting will help me tailor my packages to fit your needs, as every pregnancy is different. To schedule an initial consultation, or to learn more about my practice, please contact me to build your personalized doula support experience.
Position ideas for comfort and labor progression cross over with hands-on comfort measures like comforting touch, counter pressure, breathing techniques and other “doula magic” for families. A doula’s skilled hands and positioning tools can often help a malpositioned baby find its way through the pelvis and into the birthing parent’s arms.
Doulas help families to feel supported, easing the emotional experience of birth and also helping to create a space where the hormones of labor can work at their best. Whether a birth is completely unmedicated or medically very complex, every family can benefit from nurturing and connection at this tender, incredible time in their lives.
Whether it’s a romantic partner, a friend or another family member like the baby’s grandma, the birth partner’s experience matters in birth. Our doulas are there to support every birth partner in being as involved as they’d like with the birth. Physical and emotional support make a huge difference for everyone involved.
Evidence-Based Information and Advocacy
DONA International doulas are trained to help families connect with evidence-based resources so they can ask great questions and make informed decisions about their births. Our doulas serve as a bridge of communication between women and their providers, lifting them up to help them find their voices and advocate for the very best care.
All families benefit with a birth doula on their team!
From our initial meeting all the way through your pregnancy and delivery, I take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs. I’m always available to contact by phone/email throughout and will provide everything you require to make sure your experience is as calm and positive as possible. I take the time to assist with breastfeeding and latching issues and I will support in any transition the parents desire using common sense and science to achieve the best possible results for your family.
PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION (extra fee) What is placenta encapsulation?
Placental encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been steamed, dehydrated, ground, and placed into pills. Traditionally, this is taken by the mother and is believed to impart numerous health benefits. It is frequently taken shortly after giving birth, during a woman’s menstrual period, or during menopause with the belief that it helps counter some of the symptoms of menopause.
What are the proposed benefits of placenta encapsulation: Tradition and holistic medical customs embrace a number of potential advantages which come from ingesting the placenta.
Among these possible benefits are:
Increased release of the hormone oxytocin, which helps the uterus return to normal size and encourages bonding with the infant
Increase in CRH, a stress-reducing hormone
A decrease in
Restoration of iron levels in the blood
Increase in milk production
After beginning our relationship with a meet and greet, I am committed to your health and the wellbeing of your growing family. We schedule up to 4 prenatal visits throughout your pregnancy. During those visits we bond through dialogue about expectations of birth and motherhood, birth plans, nutrition, flexibility exercises, family issues, or sibling issues. We practice using a birth ball and the rebozo. I become on call 2 weeks prior to your due date and will have a backup Doula in case of some unforeseen issue on my part. I will be there to provide you with a no boundaries approach of continuous emotional and physical support, and answer any and all questions you may have by text, email or by phone.
As a Doula, Im committed to offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during, and after birth. I can assist with pain management, essential oils, reiki, massage, prenatal yoga, acupressure and acupuncture, placenta planting ceremony or placenta encapsulation as well as support in making and keeping birth plans. As a Doula I stay through thick and thin, throughout any unforeseen changes in the birth plan from hospital or home, epidural to C-section. I’m there to support you and your family.
Because of the Unique nature of each birth, price may vary due to to the parents needs. Starting 2020 : $1000. For full spectrum birth doula ( includes prenatal visits up to four. Day of labor, on call for two weeks prior to due date, and postpartum support directly after birth and within two weeks after ) Postpartum Doula : I only offer postpartum support for my birth Doula clients only and up to two weeks in home support. Hourly Rates TBD
Placenta encapsulation:$250. Belly binding: $50. Payment can be be made in full after a signed agreement or in increments throughout the pregnancy via Venmo. Once we have a signed agreement, I reserve your due date, we start making prenatal appointments and am on call 2 weeks prior to that date. I feel strongly that everyone that wants a doula should have access to one. If I can’t be available during your due date or you can’t afford a doula, I will gladly direct you to a trusted Dona trained doula who may be available. GIFT CERTIFICATES available for parent to spend towards the services I perform only.
Marisol was our doula for our babies birth. As a new mother and a trained doula and pre natal yoga teacher, I was very selective about who I wanted to invite into the very personal special space of the birth of my first child. As we met for the first time, I knew the level of knowledge and comfort she brought was something that I definitely wanted during my birthing experience. I went into labor on Christmas Eve night and she came right over to be by my side working on my acupressure points till it’s time to deliver. She even brought Santa socks ready for my cold feet. I had my baby girl on Christmas Day. She stayed with me till I went through breast feeding / pumping training as well. We look back on our photos from the delivery room, which were taken by Marisol, without us even discussing it. I love her quick thinking. My whole family will forever be grateful to everything Marisol did for us as our doula. I highly recommend her to any new or experienced mothers. Thank you for the space to share.
Marisol was a wonderful doula, and I would highly recommend her to anyone. She was responsive, especially in the middle of the night, and she was our advocate in the hospital and helped explain the procedures to us in ways that were easy to understand during such a stressful time. She was an excellent support for us and extremely valuable. At first, we did not consider a doula, but looking back, I am so glad that we decided that Marisol was part of our birth plan! Marisol was exactly the support we needed during the birth of our first daughter. Her familiarity with the hospital and ability to navigate stressful decisions was invaluable. We highly recommend her!
My plan was to have a natural birth at the hospital and thanks to having Marisol with us I was able to do just that! My due date had passed and I was being pressured by my doctors into having and induction. I felt anxious and concerned about using drugs and called Marisol to see what she thought. She asked me if all my tests and babies vitals were normal that maybe just let nature tell us when the baby was ready. That night I went into labor! I think the calm nature of our talk reassured my body to relax. I was in a lot of pain when we arrived at the hospital but
as soon as I heard Marisol’s voice, patiently supporting me through the contractions , I was able to completely let go. I soon forgot about everything that was happening around us and we created a space where I felt safe to open my body and use the contractions. At one point during a painful transition, I felt I was gonna give up
and ask for an epidural, but she helped me find the strength within me to keep going and believe in myself! That was all I needed.
When the hospital staff tried to pressure me into taking pain meds and confine me to bed she advocated for my choice to keep moving and use gravity. In the end my labor was shorter then the hospital doctor predicted. He was very impressed. Having a doula was the best idea.
Marisol is truly very gifted!
Me and my family have so much gratitude for her. I would do it all over again with her as my doula.
Culver City, Ca
“A woman who never put on airs of any kind, her whole happiness lay in seeing her children grow up in good health, and she was willing to do any amount of work to achieve that goal. That's the kind of mother she was; I can't imagine any other kind that I would rather have. “
MARISOL RAMIREZ HALL
Feel free to contact me for pricing. Please include your due date, location and if it’s hospital or home birth plan. Thank you.
(Southbay) Los Angeles,Ca