In addition to our doula support and education services, we offer an assortment of other specialty services to help you prepare for this new stage.
The Basics of Breastfeeding
This two hour class provides an in-depth introduction to the art & science of breastfeeding your baby. Meghann Scaife will help you understand how your body works, the ins and outs of lactation, and the benefits for your baby AND you.
This two-hour course is $75.
We'd love to help you celebrate the incredible beauty of your expecting body by making a plaster cast of your belly. This time creates a wonderful momento of your pregnancy while giving you a relaxing, hands-on experience.
This option is $50.
We are pleased to partner with Becky Field of Field House Photography as our "in-house" photographer. Becky offers special pricing exclusive to our Fresno Birth & Baby families. . Maternity, newborn, and milestone portrait sessions are also available. For more information and to book this exclusive offer, please visit fieldhousephoto.com or contact Becky directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (559) 393-1036.
"Birth Story" packages for FB&B families start at $800.
Placenta encapsulation is currently offered by Melissa Grable.
Placentophagy, ingestion of placenta, has been practiced for centuries. It is still a common practice in most countries. Different countries have various rituals and beliefs about the amazing placenta.
The placenta is thought to be rich in nutrients that the mother needs to recover more readily from childbirth. Globally, women have been known to eat parts of the placenta to help with lactation. Knowledgeable midwives in this country have their birth mothers take bites of raw placenta to help stop hemorrhaging, due to its beneficial oxytocin content.
The placenta is considered rich in iron and protein, which would be useful to women recovering from childbirth, and a particularly beneficial to vegetarian women. Pregnancy is taxing on the body, even if the mother follows the best of health regimes. The theory behind placentophagy is that you are returning the nutrients lost during the birth process back to the body to aide in quick and smooth postpartum recovery.
The placenta's hormonal make-up is completely unique to the mother. No prescription, vitamin or herbal supplement can do what one placenta pill can. How amazing is that!?
The benefits of placenta encapsulation include:
- Decrease in baby blues and postpartum depression
- Increase and enriched breastmilk
- Increase in energy
- Decrease in lochia (postpartum bleeding)
- Decrease in iron deficiency
- Decrease insomnia or sleep disorders
Placenta encapsulation services start at $250 for Fresno Birth & Baby doula services clients. ($300 a la carte.)
Preparing for a Cesarean Delivery
This two hour class walks you through the mechanics and expectations of a Cesarean birth.
Kathryn will help you understand your choices, get prepared for the unique challenges of your birth, and what to expect as you recover.
This two-hour course is $75.
Preparing Your Home for Your Baby
Would you like to make sure that your home is ready for baby’s arrival? Kathryn DiPalma loves to walk families through ways to make your home a baby-safe and well-organized space for your family.
This experience is $50 per hour.
Looking for a place to connect with other mamas? Our monthly Birth Circle meetings are a fantastic time to meet other moms and find a diverse village of supportive ladies as we navigate motherhood together!