If you are expecting a baby, you've come to the right place! From childbirth classes, to doulas, to birth tubs and TENS units, we've got it all! Scroll down for more information, or if you are interested in multiple services or supplies, hit the button below to schedule a Discovery Call.
Our hypnosis for childbirth classes will teach you how to prepare your mind and body for birthing. Whether you are giving birth for the first time or want to try a new method after a previous birthing experience, hypnobirthing can help you prepare for the best birthing experience possible. Choose HelloBirth® live virtual group or self-paced asynchronous classes. We also offer refresher workshops for families who previously took a 5wk HypnoBirthing Mongan Method class!
Our doulas bring extensive prenatal, childbirth, and postpartum support experience through training with Birth Arts International, the HypnoBirthing Institute, Spinning Babies, and a variety of holistic wellness modalities.
Committed to helping you have the birth that you desire through empowering information, judgement-free support, and comfort measures, our doulas are ready to help you navigate childbirth in your home, birth center, or hospital setting.
Looking for an intensive childbirth workshop? Need to boost your comfort measures for labor? Maybe you took a class, but are feeling unsure about your preparedness? Then the private workshops below are for you! Both workshops are $195 (tuition includes the birthing person and their partner) for 3 hours of instruction and class materials.
This virtual workshop for expecting and new parents will give you skills to manage the first two weeks and offer strategies for successful continuation of lactation and, specifically, feeding from the breast. Facilitator Tiara Caldwell, CD, IBCLC, LPN, of Crowned and Cradled, will review normal newborn behavior and discuss the benefits of skin to skin with baby led attachment, realistic expectations, and points to get lactation and breastfeeding off to a good start - particularly if you've had initial challenges. Come with your questions and leave with solutions! Registration is $65 for the lactating person and their partner for this 90-minute workshop.
Sunflowers rents AquaDoula® tubs, the original heated birthing pool. With built-in heaters, birthing people can stay in the tub longer without refilling the tub, saving water and giving attendants time to support labor in other ways. The use of hydrotherapy during labor has been shown to improve the quality and experience of childbirth for most birthing people. They report greater feelings of control, comfort, and safety, along with increased mobility, labor efficiency, and lower rates of interventions. Deep immersion in body temperature water is nature's analgesic, reducing blood pressure and pain, promoting relaxation, conserving energy for the laboring person, and creating a gentler entry for the baby.
The AquaDoula® birthing tub features built-in heaters, a spacious interior that accommodates the birthing person and a helper, and its light color enhances provider visibility. The tub is easy to assemble by one person in minutes and takes only 30 minutes to fill. The thermal cover prevents heat loss and the vinyl liner is easy to clean. Finally, the portable tub is easy to transport!
The AquaDoula® birthing tub comes with all supplies needed for use including a disposable liner and a hose you can keep. Tub rentals are $300 for 5 weeks (usually 37-42 weeks). Pick ups & returns are from our location in Alexandria, VA. We do not deliver tups. A rental contract and non-refundable $150 deposit are required. The balance is due at pick up.
A non-invasive and easy to use labor comfort tool, Transcutaneal Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Units have been used across the world to provide gentle, safe, and consistent pain relief to laboring people. Rentals are $85 for a 5-week rental ($45 for our HelloBirth® Hypnobirthing students and included for our doula clients). Rental includes a brief instruction workshop.
Consumed by most mammals and many people who have given birth worldwide, the placenta is perhaps the least understood and most underestimated vital organ! Our skilled and trained placentophagy specialists will take special care to prepare your placenta for smoothies or encapsulation to aide your postpartum experience. Smoothie service fee is $125 (fee waived for our home birth doula clients) and encapsulation starts at $275.
Hypnosis is a normal state of mind that can be incredibly relaxing, peaceful, and effective for creating change in your life. If you are struggling with infertility, common pregnancy ailments (like insomnia, anxiety, or fear), you've experienced a traumatic past experience that is impacting your joyful experience of pregnancy, or perhaps you have a breach baby or a placenta previa, hypnotherapy can help you move past barriers to healing and wellness. Book your New Client Hypnotherapy session with Lindsey and realize your true potential! All sessions are virtual so you can enjoy from the comfort and privacy of your home.
Do you need assistance finding the right caregiver for you? Need someone to go with you on hospital tours? Help crafting an effective birth plan that really articulates your needs? Have you already given birth and need to process the experience? Want to gift time with an expert to someone special? Perhaps an hour or two of childbirth consulting can help you address your unique pregnancy and birthing concerns. Our consulting fee is $100/hr.
Take some time out of your busy day to listen to a guided meditation that will help you relax, unwind, and focus on the things that matter most! Choose from titles like Confident Childbirth, Prenatal Relaxation, Emotionally Balanced Postpartum, Breech Babies, and Affirmations for Cesarean Births.
Blissful Bellies Doula Mikey is ready to help you achieve your birth dreams! Find out more in a 45-minute, virtual, no-obligation doula consultation with her!