"You are invited to be the guest of honor at the soul shakin’, life-altering party known as Birth. Lady, we will place you on a pedestal and pamper you head to toe or maintain a respectful distance -- whatever your heart desires. There might be some dancing, belly laughing, probably even some moaning. You can soak in a tub if you want. It all depends on your desire. We aren’t saying that it will be easy, but we can promise that there will be a lot of love. The energy of the universe will wrap its arms around you, fill you, and rock your core. Perhaps you’ll enjoy riding the waves as we welcome your child into this world. You’ll know how to get here. We will support you while your intuition guides you. Just listen to your body and do everything that it says." - Ecstatic Birth
The Crowning Lotus mission is to help parents enjoy and celebrate their journey into parenthood by providing complete physical, emotional and educational support to pre and postnatal women of West Michigan with a focus on the greater Grand Rapids and Lakeshore areas. Helping women believe and trust in their abilities to deliver their babies safely and to be fully educated in their options so they are better able to make the decisions that best suit their needs and wishes.
"A woman can only truly make a choice if she is fully and factually informed. Regardless of what you have been told in your lifetime - childbirth can be absolutely amazing and does not have to be a scary -or even extremely painful- experience. Our bodies already know exactly what to do, just as it did to give you this baby in the first place. All you need is some help and a willingness to surrender to this knowledge and believe that you can.
It would be my honor to help make your labor a more fulfilling experience by relieving any fears you may have about childbirth and by making you as comfortable and pain free as possible during your experience. Being the piece of mind and support that you need within the birth path that you have chosen through sharing my experience and skills as a bEARTH Doula and Reiki Master and by being a positive part of the start of your journey into parenthood - the most important role you will ever play."
~Juliea Paige CD(DONA) - Founder of Crowning Lotus
- Complete access to our experience and knowledge as a pregnancy, birthing, breastfeeding and baby expert.
- Free 1 hour consultation
- Free service to teen mothers (18 and under)
- Constant E mail, text and phone contact for questions, concerns and support -AND- E mail or phone visits throughout entire pregnancy until 2-4 weeks postpartum
- Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum education
- 2-3 personal prenatal visits / 1-2 Postpartum visits (or more if needed)
- Access to a lending library of books and information
- Assistance in finding the right health care provider (if needed)
- Help in creating and understanding your birth plan & hospital policies
- On call 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after due date
- Complete labor and delivery support for you (and your partner) through the entire process
- Reiki Master Skills
- Help in over coming anxiety and fear about birth and parenting
- Practice in visualization, breathing and meditation technique
- Knowledge of positions to alleviate pain and discomfort
- Knowledge and practice of massage technique and light acupressure
- Reiki & Crystal Energy Support
- Breastfeeding support
- Connections to local resources for support and services
What We Will NOT Do:
- I will not advocate for you, I will educate and encourage you to advocate for yourself. Having an outsider advocate for you is not going to empower you.
- Stand between you and your health care provider or your partner. I believe in the birthing team as a whole and will trust that you have chosen the right caregiver(s) for the kind of birth that you want.
- Doulas do not do anything medical. We will not check your dialation, blood pressure, administer medications or even suggest medications to take. I may suggest something that you can ask your doctor about, but you should always consult your provider first.
- I will not judge you. Regardless of your background, age, relationship status and sexuality, job, religion or non-religion. We support any decision you make because it is an informed and well considered decision.
Other services that are available:
- Reiki Healing
- Belly Casting
- Massage - $30.00/30 minutes - $60.00/1 hour
- Gemstone Jewelry (Including Birthing Bracelets)
- Handmade Nursing and Baby Goods
- Babywearing 101 - $40.00 for a one hour, one on one session to teach you how to wear - and even breastfeed your baby in a wrap or carrier. Also learn about the differences between carriers, safety tips, and even how to make your own.
Set up a free, no-obligation consultation today.
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