We are born with the power and strength to birth; it’s naturally rooted within us! So dig deep mama,
you are the birthing tree and giver of life!
Congratulations and thank you for stopping by!
I am Christan, owner and birth doula of Naturally Rooted.
With a passion for all things birth, my goal is to support, educate and empower you through your beautiful birth journey in whichever way you see fit. I know that your birth matters and believe having a doula by your side throughout the entire process will better prepare you for one of the most memorable days of your life.
I come to you with professional DONA International training, a degree in Psychology and a love for helping others. After giving birth to my beautiful baby boy, I found a special interest in the astounding world of birth, support and care for women. I believe that birth is natural and all women are born with the undeniable strength to bring life into the world. With education and support, women are able to make informed decisions that are best for their bodies and babies. I am honored that families invite me into their sacred space as they prepare and bring their babies Earth-side. Every woman deserves to have the birth she desires and I am excited to serve every mama through her beautiful transformation.
Our initial consultation is always free. This is a one hour meeting where we get to know each other and find out if I am the right fit for you and your partner. I will always reserve my availability for one week after our meeting so that you have the time to interview other doulas and make the right decision for you.
I will meet with you and your support partner twice during your pregnancy. During these meetings we will discuss your desired pregnancy, birth preferences, strategies for labor, ways partners can encourage, a postpartum plan, and answer and questions or fears you may have about your impending birth. I also make myself available to you by phone or email 24/7.
Beginning two weeks before your expected due date, I am officially on call for your labor. This means that I do not travel outside of the Tampa area and my phone is on and ready to be answered at all times. As you begin to progress into labor we will arrange for me to meet you and your partner at your home or the birthing center/hospital. I can suggest certain techniques such as massage, repositioning, and other comfort measures to keep you comfortable and focused. I will stay the entire duration of labor and for as long as you need me after.
After your birth, I will follow up with 1-2 visits to your home depending upon the family’s need for support postpartum. During this visit we can discuss your perspective on how your birth went, address any breastfeeding concerns, and refer you to any community resources if needed. Extra postpartum hours are available for an additional fee.
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