- What is the difference between a Birthkeeper and a Doula?
To me, I really think it depends on who you ask! A doula is someone who gives non-medical guidance and support to families throughout all stages of their fertility. Depending on where they did their training, they may be bound to a certain scope of practice. A birthkeeper has no definition, but to me it is someone who has experience with birth, someone who finds birth sacred, and will meet you where you are at. You choose what your role is for birthing families. You have no scope of practice, however you don't attend as and call yourself a medical provider. I interchange the terms, depending on where I am attending.
- How much are your services?
Under each service tab you will find my pricing!
- Do you take insurance?
At this time I do not take insurance for doula services, but I can take some insurance companies for lactation consults.
- What services do you provide?
I offer reiki services, fertility services, birth and pregnancy services, postpartum services, placenta services, lactation services, classes, keepsakes, nipple salves, and bath soaks! Check out each tab to learn more.
- Where did you take your training?
For Lactation, I attended Georgia Northwestern Technical College and then took the IBCLE exam for my IBCLC certification. For my doula certifications, I studied and completed trainings with both Birth Arts International and HERBAL training. For both my placenta specialist certification and fertility doula certification, I studied and completed with HERBAL training. I received my reiki training under Lisa Powers.
- How far out do you travel?
I currently serve areas within 70 miles of my home in Ellijay, GA. I will serve farther out for an additional travel fee.
- How can I set up a consult with you?
Each service page should have a consult button on it somewhere. My homepage also has this button to show you all services and consults you can choose from!
- Do you ever plan to be a midwife?
YES! My ultimate goal is to become a midwife and serve homebirth families only. I plan to complete a traditional midwifery program first and go from there. If I don't have to, I don't ever want to attend a program and serve the state. But who knows, this may have to change depending on where I plan to serve and if I stay in Georgia.
- What types of births do you attend?
All births at this time. Hospital, homebirth.
- What is the difference between you and a midwife?
A midwife has medical training and does the medicalized side of things when it comes to birth. They do prenatal care, postpartum care, and everything in between. I do not do any type of medical support such as cervical exams, taking blood pressure, checking for signs of healing of tears and cesarean incisions, give medical advice, or newborn exams. I am solely here for education, emotional support, and physical support. I do not make medical decisions for you. I give you the tools to make decisions yourself.