As a Lactation Consultant, I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of new moms. As a Doula, I offer support to my clients in a compassionate and knowledgeable way.
Lactation support and education is offered by a RN, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) who is able to work with complex feeding issues as well as basic breastfeeding education and support. Services are offered either virtually or in person. As a member of the AETNA Provider Network, there is no out of pocket cost to you for up to 6 visits. I also accept most other insurances. Click HERE to see if your visit with me is covered. Prenatal breastfeeding education classes are offered virtually on an ongoing basis.
CUSTOMIZED BREASTFEEDING PACKAGES
All of my packages include a free consultation and are customizable.
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT PACKAGE
1 Breastfeeding Visit - Educational Handouts - Text, phone email support
1 Hour Breastfeeding Visit
GREAT NEWS!!! Most of my in person and virtual breastfeeding services are covered by major insurance carriers. Click HERE to see if your insurance covers your visit with me,
As a Doula I am often asked "What is a Doula?"
A Doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical and educational support to a mother who is expecting, is experiencing labor or has recently given birth. This support extends to the womens partner as well. As a birth doula, I hope to help women have a safe, memorable and empowering birth and postpartum experience. My passion is working with women who experience anxiety during pregnancy and anxiety/depression after giving birth.
The next question I am asked is "What does a Doula do?"
As a Birth Doula, we will visit multiple times before your little one arrives. We will review your birth plan and clarify anything that will help you and your partner to feel more comfortable during birth. We will work on your desires for childbirth and on learning ways to meet your physical and emotional needs throughout the remainder of your pregnancy and during childbirth. We also work to prepare your support person in assisting you as well as assisting you with baby's first feeding.
As a Postpartum Doula, we will work together in the weeks immediately following birth to provide emotional and informational support. Feeding assistance is also offered at these visits. In the months that follow birth, I provide services on transition back to work and support for those experiencing postpartum depression.
Having a baby is a life changing time in our lives and many transitions occur. We can sometimes feel overwhelmed with these changes and desire the support of someone who is educated and has been there.
CUSTOMIZED DOULA PACKAGES
All of my packages include a free consultation and are customizable.
ULTIMATE BIRTH PACKAGE
3 Prenatal Visits - Birth education and planning - Breastfeeding Education - Baby Care Education - Text and email support
ULTIMATE POSTPARTUM PACKAGE
3 Postnatal Visits - Breastfeeding Support - Educational Handouts - Text and email support - Care Package
VIRTUAL DOULA SUPPORT PACKAGE
1 Virtual phone support (90 mins) visit - Educational Handouts - Option for ongoing support.
POSTPARTUM OVERNIGHT CARE
Care provided 7:00 pm - 7:00 am
Offering yoga classes in the Portland Maine area as well through Teachable.
Upcoming 4 Week Series:
Gentle Yoga for Stress Relief, Prenatal Yoga, Curvy Yoga and Restorative Yoga.
FREE gentle yoga class also offered through Teachable.
Stress Relief Yoga: Focuses on mind-body awareness through meditation, breathing exercises and gentle movement.
New class "Morning Yoga and Coffee (Stress Relief Yoga)
Prenatal Yoga: Focuses on poses for pregnant women in order to increase strength and flexibility. Class teaches mamas proper breathing and relaxation techniques for more comfortable labor and delivery.
Mommy and Me Yoga: For mamas and babies 6+ months. This fun class is designed to help mamas connect with their babies and reconnect with their bodies after the changes of pregnancy and motherhood.
Restorative Yoga: This class focuses on opening the body through passive, supported movement. Props are used to support the body and the practice leads to a relaxed state of mind and body. (Currently accepting students for private sessions - Contact us for private sessions).
Curvy Yoga: Have you always wanted to try yoga but feel you "won't fit in" or "I'm not flexible enough", or "I don't have the right body shape/size"? If so, this class is for you. Through gentle movement and breathing, you will learn to appreciate and accept yourself "right where you are". (Currently accepting students for private sessions - Contact us for private sessions).
Here is what students are saying:
"As a slightly older curvy woman, I’ve always found gyms and exercise classes intimidating. But Curvy Yoga with Suzanne has renewed my appreciation for my body and refreshed my mind. I was hesitant to join a yoga class, fearful of the unknown, since I don’t have a skinny, flexible body. As I walked into class, I was greeted with kindness and respect. All of the ladies were of different shapes and sizes, and I think we all share the same insecurities. Suzanne clearly instructs how to do each pose, suggesting and modeling modifications as needed. She ensures her students are safe and comfortable. The room has low lighting and aromatherapy, adding to the experience. I eagerly anticipate class each week. I leave feeling energized and refreshed. I highly recommend Suzanne and her Curvy Yoga class to women of all ages, shapes and sizes so that they, too, can experience a renewed appreciation for the beauty they possess".
"Curvy Yoga is my "me" time. Suzanne is a wonderful instructor! She is knowledgeable and wants you to get the most out of your session. I look forward to class as I get to slow down at the end of my weekend, but also prepare myself mentally and physically for the new week".
"After taking yoga for Stress Relief with Suzanne I felt so calm and relaxed. I would recommend any of her classes."
"My prenatal yoga class prepared me for the birth of my baby. Suzanne is a compassionate and gentle teacher."
"My Morning Yoga and Coffee Class with Suzanne was amazing. No only did the room smell great, I left feeling energized for my day".
As a Certified Aromatherapist, I provide essential oil consultations in a thorough and comprehensive manner. Each session includes a personalized therapeutic oil blend. After reviewing your health history and discussing your particular needs, an aromatherapy blend will be created just for you. I also offer group classes focusing on general aromatherapy education and safety, as well as specific blends to support health. Make and Take Classes are available to you and your party/group. We do not use preservatives or additives in our products.
Essential Oil Consultation (45 mins.) + 1 Product: $75.00
Mini Essential Oil Consultation (15 mins.): $25.00
Essential Oil Workshop: $25.00
Make and Take Party/Class: $25.00 - 45.00 per person (depending on products desired). Make and Take Parties are fun and educational and are either held in your home or my home or at your place of business. All materials and essential oils are included for each person. Schedule your Make and Take today! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERBAL BLENDS and TEAS
Through my herbal education I have a passion for creating just the right herbal blend to treat whatever ails you and to support a healthy lifestyle. Be it my Sweet Dreamer Bedtime Tea Blend or my Lemon Ginger Twist Tea Blend, we will work together to support your health with gifts from nature.
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