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Who We Are

Total Labor Care (TLC) is a group of like-minded doulas working together to provide education, guidance and when your time comes – emotional and physical support to you and your family. We seek to reconnect you with your body’s wisdom and the essential emotional support of a clan of women during pregnancy, labor and birth.

Birth guides, emotion coaches, masseuses, advocates, cheerleaders, educators, nurturers, supporters, friends,….fellow women. We are all these things and more during your pregnancy, labor and birth. We work to protect that precious bubble of intimacy formed between mother and unborn baby, mother and partner, and mother and self in which birth garners strength.

  • Need for Forceps 40% decrease Cesarean Rate 50% decrease
  • Epidural Requests 60% decrease Pain Medication 30% decrease
  • Length of Labor 25% decrease Source: The Thinking Woman’s Guide To A Better Birth, Henci Goer
  • Fewer complications/interventions
  • Less use of episiotomies
  • Increased confidence in self and in partner
  • Higher success rate in breastfeeding
  • Increased satisfaction with birth experience
  • Mother views baby more positively
  • Continuity in care: prenatal, labor, birth, and immediate postpartum
  • Babies have shorter hospital stays with fewer admissions to special care nurseries
  • 4-5 prenatal visits
  • 24-7 phone/txt/email availability
  • creation of a birth plan
  • pregnancy/birth education
  • instruction in useful labor positions
  • instruction in helpful pain management techniques including (breathing, mantra, imagery)
  • advocacy in the hospital and birth center setting
  • emotional and physical support during labor
  • partner/family support during labor
  • follow-up hospital visit and or closure meeting in your home
  • support with breastfeeding including information on local resources

Caster: Kathleen Wilson

Fees:

  • $100-$300

Details:

  • This time goes by so fast! Making a keepsake you can reflect on forever can be a really wonderful gift to yourself and your little one. Enjoy the soothing aromas and gentle touches of caring hands in the comfort of your own home. A pregnancy belly cast, also referred to as a belly mask or belly mold, is a plaster casting made of an expecting mom’s beautiful pregnant belly. Instead of a flat 2D image from a photo, a pregnancy belly cast captures the exciting transformation a woman undergoes during pregnancy in full 3 dimensions!

Instructor: Amanda Moore

Fees:

  • $75/couple

Details:

  • Touch is such and important element in early bonding. Join in with other parents in learning how to gently and lovingly incorporate massage into your relationship with your newborn. Not only does touch strengthen the bond between parent and child, but parents often comment that their baby sleeps much better, fusses less, and gains more weight, when massaged regularly.

Instructor: Dorin Jordan

Fees:

  • Class fee is $250 for the 12 weeks series, all materials included. (A $50 deposit is required to hold your space in class.)
  • Private classes are offered at $400 with a 6 week series. Private classes are limited in availability.
  • $350/couple

Details:

  • Bradley Method® standard of 12 weeks.
  • Class size is limited to 8 couples.
  • Current students have access to lending library and classes are video enriched.

Instructor: Kathleen Wilson

Fees:

  • $250/couple

Details:

  • Learn about the mysteries of pregnancy, labor and birth in the comfort of your own home. Design a birth plan, learn about labor techniques and discomfort management.

Instructors: Amanda Moore, David Moore LCSW – Gottman Certified Educators

Fees:

  • $350/couple

Details:

  • Prepare yourself for life with your baby and discover how to be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment with a trained facilitator, learn how to strengthen your relationship with your partner and foster your baby’s development during this new and challenging time in your life. Create a caring and nurturing atmosphere in your home and learn to cope with conflict in a positive way. This workshop, developed by renowned relationship experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, helps to prepare you for the most important and rewarding job you will ever have, raising a child.
  • Learn how to:
  1. Stay connected with your partner
  2. Strengthen your friendship, intimacy and conflict regulation skills
  3. Interact with your baby in a positive way
  4. Keep both parents involved
  5. Deal with conflict successfully

Instructor: Amanda Moore

Fees:

  • $215/couple
  • Private classes available also for $250/couple.

Details:

  • A 6-week class that provides general information about pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum.
  • Parents will learn about:
  1. good nutrition and the role of food in healthy pregnancy; exercises during pregnancy
  2. finding the right OBgyn and hospital/birth location for your birth
  3. the “new baby” consumer – all that stuff out there…what do you need?
  4. the pregnant body, hormones, physical changes and how it all works; pain management
  5. how to incorporate relaxation, meditation and visualization “working w/ body and mind”
  6. the physiology of birth, what it looks like, how it might feel, different kinds of births
  7. how to design your own birth plan and advocate for it
  8. breastfeeding and care of the baby after birth; positions, proper latch, feedings etc.
  9. how to install your baby car seat correctly, hands-on help with installation and resources
  10. procedures and policies for you and baby in the hospital; vaccinations, circumcision, check out etc.
  11. the first few weeks home; setting up a support system and utilizing community resources
  12. the first few weeks – marital stressors and the transition to parenthood (Bringing Baby Home)

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Meet the Doulas!

Amanda Moore

Holistic Expectations

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Dorin Jordan

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Jessica Gonzales

Village Birth & Babies

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Joli Ammons

The Painted Doula

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Kathleen Wilson

Labor Enabler

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Rowan TwoSisters

Labor Whisperer

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AMANDA
DORIN
JESSICA
JOLI
KATHLEEN
ROWAN