Every woman deserves to give birth surrounded by peace, empathy, and trust. Not to mention the calm that stems from years of unique birthing experience. Whether you are seeking birth, prenatal, or postpartum support—or a combination of all three—the benefits of my services are simple: YOU MATTER. I help you navigate each step of the birthing experience, holding you in a place of unbiased care where your voice and concerns will be heard. Let’s turn your birthing experience into a cherished memory.
Phone / In Person Support
Have questions about the birthing process? I’m available by phone, Zoom, or in person.
Let’s make a plan! Get started with prenatal visits and one-on-one birth planning.
Sometimes the most needed support is a combination of prenatal, birthing, and postpartum care. I offer three packages designed to fit the needs of mothers in all stages of pregnancy.
Meet & Greet
To see if we are the right fit. Either via Zoom or in Person.
My info packet goes over all the details of your options, how the process works, and everything you need to know about working with me!
The full balance is due two weeks before the due date.
1-2 prenatal visits (depending on needs)
Phone/Text/Email Support 24/7
Full labor/birth support by me or a certified back-up doula
1 Postpartum visit 3-6 weeks after baby arrives
What is a Doula?
A Doula is a healthcare professional trained in holistic childbirth methods and holistic pain management, often used as a source of comfort and information during gestation, until childbirth.
Why Do I need a Doula?
So many people are worried about the health and well-being of the infant but often the health and well-being ( physical, mental, spiritual, etc.) of a birthing person can be overlooked, resulting in trauma. According to https://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/ Doulas help reduce the risk of traumatic outcomes during birth:
- 25% decrease in the risk of Cesarean; the largest effect was seen with a doula (39% decrease)*
- 8% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth; the largest effect was seen with a doula (15% increase)*
- 10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief; the type of person providing continuous support did not make a difference
- Shorter labors by 41 minutes on average; there is no data on if the type of person providing continuous support makes a difference
- 38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score; there is no data on if the type of person providing continuous support makes a difference
- 31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience; mothers’ risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience was reduced with continuous support provided by a doula or someone in their social network (family or friend), but not hospital staff
I think the numbers say it all… support matters!
What does a Doula do?
- Education for Birthing person and partners
- Local Resourcing for families
- Emotional support
- Physical support for birthing
- Breathing and meditation techniques
- Position handling
- Help for partners during birth
- Two-week around the clock/on-call availability and care
- Support, support, support!!!!
Don't Doulas only help people who give birth naturally?
Being a doula does not mean that you know best, being a doula is simply gentle support. Doulas are of great help in any kind of birth setting be it at home or in the operating room, that is because our main concern is the birthing person’s well-being. Being a Doula is more about finding what is the best fit for your client’s needs at the moment, and sometimes that is just being a safe place to express emotion.
How will a Doula Help Me?
The real question is how are you willing to be helped? This process is about finding a Doula that will suit your needs be it physical, mental, informational, or emotional. A Doula should feel like a safe place to unpack trauma and create reasonable goals for birth.
What happens if I have a miscarriage or don’t successfully deliver?
Upon the unfortunate event of a loss of a child, all Doula expenses will be refunded for funeral expenses or donated to a charity of your choosing on behalf of your baby. There will be a $500 refund for all missed births on behalf of Doula due to attend the birth.
Lets Celebrate the Blessings not the Stressings!
My name is Scir’e Green (sure-ray) and I am a successful BIPOC minority living in the Pacific Northwest. I have been navigating the world of doulaship for the past 10 years. Like many, I began from humble beginnings, providing birthing comfort to my friends and sisters. Something that started so small grew into a great love for the world of birth. Empathy is a gift I have been given, and it is my intent to pass this on in my career as a doula. Not only do I love babies and watching the gift of motherhood, but I also have a deeper love for the people in my community. I have been privileged to live a life dedicated to healing and helping others do the same, simply by providing a place of comfort and wisdom.
I believe that we are all so different, but we are also all very much the same. I provide what is called “Trauma-Informed Care,” which allows me to provide a safe space to “unpack” emotional trauma that may negatively affect your birthing process. Vulnerability is hard, and being pregnant may be the most vulnerable time in your life. That should be something to honor and value. It is my hope that in my time with my clients, we share a safe and healthy space to honor your mind, body, and spirit as well as discuss the lasting effects of trauma and how to navigate triggers. It is my goal to help you help yourself as you step into motherhood. It is my privilege to walk alongside you as you become more educated and emotionally and physically ready to meet your baby!
Roots of Love, Wings of Confidence
Certified Birth Doula #14149
Birth Doula Skills Workshop
I want to take a few minutes and share my experience with my doula Scir’e. I reached out to Scir’e about halfway through my pregnancy that was happening in the middle of a national pandemic. From the moment we connected she made me feel fully understood and supported. Because of the pandemic, I was told I was unable to have my mother at the birthing center, this made me so nervous but after speaking with Scir’e my nerves disappeared. She spoke with me about all of my options and the many possibilities that could happen during the natural birth I was planning. We came up with a plan that I felt so prepared for! When the time came Scir’e was a voice of strength and calming in my time of need. I truly feel like I couldn’t have brought my beautiful little girl into this world without Scir’e’s unconditional love and support. This woman has such a beautiful, loving soul and would be an amazing addition to anyone’s birthing plan.
– Petra Torpey