Resources;

Peninsula Midwives www.PeninsulaMidwives.com Tel. 360 385 6667

GentleBirths.net 360 683 4477

Jefferson Healthcare -  Family Birth Center 360 385 2200 ext 3600

Waterbirth Solutions Inc 360 385 1774


Books

Birthing from Within by Pam England

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper

Orgasmic Birth - The Best Kept Secret  (Documentary)





Many thanks to Maya, Kris and Orion Horrocks

for the use of their amazing birth photo's by Starre Smith.










Velda is blessed to be the mother of two amazing children.

I follow no fixed ideology and strive to be intentional and courageous in all my interactions with others.

One special birth at a time

Testimonials

"Velda's compassionate, attentive and creative style was fabulous, she got me through some very difficult hours; she brought an element of beauty to the birthing process that was priceless! Her service was a rare treat!" Alison and Naiyah


"Velda adapted well to the laboring patients needs and helped her maintain her birth plan wishes as much as possible." Anne RN


"Velda was very involved and supportive without being over bearing to the family or hospital care team. She showed a great connection with the patient."  Molly MD

What is a Doula?

Doula - A woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional and physical support, and comfort to a mother before, during and just after birth.

Studies have found that having a doula present during labor decreases the rates of cesarean section, and the use of pain medications and interventions. Having a doula also positively influences breastfeeding rates and the bonding process between mother and baby.

Values and intention

I want to encourage my clients to tap into the innate wisdom of the female body, and provide them with resources and information based on an understanding of the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman during labor. My intention is to assist you in making empowered choices for the journey from pregnancy to birth.

My service offers assistance in carrying out a family's birth plan, providing an objective viewpoint, and facilitating open communication to nurture and protect the birth experience. I am able to offer grounded energy, with calm and encouraging support to create a relaxed birth environment. I can be your primary labor support and/or assist your partner in supporting you, inspiring confidence and presence throughout the process.

Intuitively, I will do my best to find my role in the space and ease into it, which sometimes means being quiet and at other times assertive. I recognize that this will be a key life experience to you and the entry point into parenthood.

I am comfortable providing service to families in the home, at the birth center, and in hospital settings. 


My services include :‚Äč

.Initial free 1 hour consultation to get to know one another.

.Two 1 hour prenatal visits.

.Phone and email consultation during pregnancy.

.One massage /sound treatment during pregnancy or postpartum.

.Unlimited labor support (including early labor) and staying with the laboring woman / family throughout the labor, until approx 2 hours past the birth.

.Photography with your camera during birth.

.Two postpartum visits. One to check in around the birth experience and the second to finalize our agreements.


My fees are based on a sliding scale $1000 to $1500 per birth. 


It is my belief that every woman is entitled to support through an empowered birth experience. It is a once in a lifetime experience.

Please contact me to discuss my services. 360 821 9034 or veldathomas@hotmail.com






Doula Services