I offer the following doula support services to families in Santa Cruz, CA and the South Bay Area:

Birth Doula

My Birth Doula Services include 2 prenatal visits, where we get to know each other and talk about what's important to you and how I can best support you and your partner in pregnancy, labor and birth. I am available to you by phone and eĀ­mail to answer any questions that may come up. I am on call for your birth 3 weeks before your due date, until the baby is born. I come to you whenever you are ready for me once you are in labor, provide informational, physical and emotional support and stay with you until two hours after your baby is born. I offer 2 postpartum visits as well, to go over your birth, make sure you are getting the help you need and that everyone is doing well.

All of this is included in one fee, which you can contact me to discuss.

Post Partum Doula

I offer Post Partum Doula Services at an hourly rate for families that could use some extra support in the six weeks after their baby is born.

Parents often need the caring presence of another adult to help with the baby, be emotionally supportive and help around the house. I'm happy to help with infant care and making sure parents have everything they need (fetching things, running errands, cooking, light house keeping, tending to other children, etc). People are often not prepared for the demands and changes that the postpartum period brings into their lives. Proper support is vital for the well being of the whole family.

Placenta Encapsulation

I also offer Placenta Encapsulation Services where I take the placenta home after a birth (or come pick it up if I wasn't already at the birth) and process it (using the Traditional Chinese Method), bringing it back to you in pill form within 72 hours.

Placenta medicine helps stabilize fluctuating moods post partum and helps strengthen a depleted-feeling birthgiver.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about my services, rates and availability:

Angela Hartley