Mothers, Fathers, Caregivers, Professionals and Collective Members!
We Offer Birth and Postpartum Doula Services...
Nurturing Babyhood N’ Beyond, LLC - Empowers women and birthing people to imagine their ideal, safest, positive birthing experience out of pure love, respect, trusting of their bodies and ability to give birth.
Understanding the importance of making informed health decisions, having a birth plan, healthy support socially, emotionally and physically during their prenatal and postpartum period. Including and offering evidence-based information and best practices for positive maternal health, birth and infant health outcomes.
We have a maternal health crisis in the United States, and maternal mortality and morbidity rates continue to rise.
We want to continue to be a part of the change by making sure ALL families are going into their pregnancy feeling prepared, empowered and informed for healthier and safer health outcomes.
A Professionally trained Birth-Postpartum Doula,
who is very well experienced and super passionate about supporting families is ready to connect with you!
Experienced and Supports with the Following Types of Birth Preferences & Births:
IVF, Expecting Mutiple Babies (Twins)
Spontaneous Labor (unmedicated vaginal births) Epidural, Planned Induction, Cesarean Section, Planned Cesarean Section (C-Section), Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
“Some studies have shown that having a Birth Doula as a member of the birthing team
can potentially decrease the overall cesarean rate by 50%,
the length of labor by 25%, the use of oxytocin by 40%, and requests for an epidural by 60%.”
Babies come into our worlds without any sort of booklet with instructions to guide us along the babyhood journey. We are here to support you and readily available to connect with you!
It is such a precious, tender and critical time. We can help expectant parents and caregivers feel more relaxed and less stressed during the planning of pregnancy, prenatal, birth, postpartum and parenthood.
Baby-Infant Massage Services
A passionate Certified Infant Massage Instructor can support you and your families to form bonding with your babies & young children. Educating you on evidenced-based information and the wonderful benefits of baby massage: Through your nurturing loving touch, you will be able to communicate with your baby, feel less stressed, more confident etc. There are tons of research-based information on the health benefits of baby massage for both baby and their families including: Bonding, relaxing their muscles, feeling calmer, stimulation, gas, constipation, colic, and baby and family can sleep better." Sleep is a primal need for your health and wellness..."
"The practice involves a combination of relaxing strokes, light kneading, and gentle squeezing. It uses the same strokes that generations of parents all over the world have practiced, yet it becomes a rhythmic dance that is uniquely personal between the parent and baby when experienced at home from day-to-day. Providing physical, emotional and mental health benefits, infant massage is a unique yet natural way to increase the bond between a parent and child."
~Infant Massage WINC
What is a Birth Doula?
“A Birth Doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.”
What Clients have to say about their experiences!
" Merline was the best prenatal, labor and post-natal doula. She was so knowledgeable and always made sure I was aware of my rights as a WOC. She always was available to answer any of my questions. She had tips during pre-natal, labor and post-natal visits. She listened to my partner and I and was an amazing support system throughout my whole pregnancy, during labor and post-natal. I would recommend Merline and would hire her again as my doula. Thank you, Merline."
"Merline's support from my second trimester until present has been an essential tool in the entire process. Merline was intentional about my needs. She referred my husband and I to childbirth education to have our questions answered, and the course was an informative experience. Merline walked us through our birthing plan and was always a phone call/text away. During delivery Merline ensured that all requests were fulfilled down to my lavender essential oil and jazz music for my desired natural birth. Merline was our greatest support and advocate when I was not in control. My family is forever grateful for such experience."
"I have to give a huge shoutout to my doula, my friend, and my sis Merline for supporting me and giving me a great experience while in labor and giving birth and NATURALLY no meds at that!! (Nurturing Babyhood N’ Beyond) This was nothing like my last birth I’ll tell you that! But it was so worth it. Having you by my side through it all. I’m so grateful for you! Thank you! “
~ Yolanda P.
What is a Postpartum Doula?
"A postpartum doula offers customized support to support with your individual wants and needs...
Physical, emotional, informational, and hands-on support to parents and their families during the postpartum period, often called the fourth trimester. Postpartum doulas essentially mother the new parents and hold their hand through their life-changing transition."
You deserve time to process your birth, heal, recover, and sleep unapologetically. Manage your transition into parenthood and thrive!
What Clients have to say about their experiences!
" Throughout postpartum Merline has continued to be a support. She drove me home from the hospital. She cleaned up around the house, visited us weekly. She's provided me with nutritious meals that promote good breastfeeding, calls and/or texts to check up on us regularly."
" We are so grateful for all of the support you have offered us on the birth and postpartum journey."
With love + gratitude
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