Fords Herbal & Doula Services

"Christ-centered herbal & birth services."
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What ​is a Doula?​​​

Doula is a Greek word for "women's servant." Today, a doula can be described as a birth and labor coach. Women have traditionally solely served and supported other women during pregnancy and birth for thousands of years as doulas and midwives. Many studies have shown that women have reported more positive birth experiences after hiring a professionally trained doula. Additionally, statistics show that having a doula:
decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%
decreases the length of labor by 25%
decreases the use of synthetic oxytocin by 40%
decreases requests for an epidural by 60%

Pregnancy and birth are beautiful times in a woman's life, sort of her rite to passage. Fords Herbal & Doula Services honors that sacred rite by providing emotional, physical, informational, and holistic support throughout your pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum period.  I am a trained doula, able to provide a broad range of services, including, labor massage, pain management support, a customized essential oil blend for labor, birth plan, labor positions, breastfeeding support, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, postpartum support, 24/7 phone & text support, labor photos, Expectant Mom Herbal Essentials Package, and resource information. 

My commitment as a doula: 
Traditional knowledge demonstrates that herbs have been used for thousands of years to help prepare the woman's body for birth, and to heal all manner of ailments. This knowledge has been backed up by current clinical research and trials. I stay current on best industry practices, and am dedicated to research.

My commitment as a doula is to support the pregnant mother to the best of my ability.  As your doula, I am working and advocating for you, and not your doctor or birth facility. I reside in the heart of Nashville, however, I am available to travel within a 60 mile radius of Nashville. The areas I cover include, but are not limited to, Smyrna, Lavergne, Murfreesboro, Lebanon, Goodlettsville,  Antioch, Madison, Clarksville, White House, etc. 

Birth Doula Package $600:

  • ​Labor support (includes breathing and relaxation techniques)
  • Labor massage
  • Birth positions
  • Customized essential oil blend (helps with relaxation, pain, fatigue, and nausea during labor)
  • Customized birth plan
  • Resource information
  • Breastfeeding support
  • 1-2 prenatal visits
  • 1 postpartum visit
  • 24/7 support via text/email/phone
  • I am able to take video/pictures on your device during/after labor and birth (contingent upon birth progress, my first priority is you)
  • Fords  herbal essentials package (includes Baby Butt Balm, Perineum & Belly Oil, Sore Nipple Balm, Mommy's Milk Tea, Raspberry Leaf  Uterine Tonic Tea,  Perineum Spray, Mother's Belly Butter)
  • You also have the option to add on an outdoor pregnancy photo shoot with an experienced photographer ($80- this service is not included in the birth doula package, and is available as an add on only. Shoots usually last an hour, and images will be provided on usb/flash drive). 
  • All of these services are customizable, and can be tweaked to your convenience. I will meet with you in your home or at an agreed location for a free consultation/initial interview. We will meet on one or two other occassions for pre-natal visits. Payment plans are available, with a $150 deposit to  reserve your due date.

Deposit Link: PayPal.Me/fordsherbaldoula 
Nashville Farmers Market: Please join me Friday's & Saturday's at the farmers market to purchase herbal products, or visit the online herb shop.