PRODUCTS and RESOURCES
What's tried and true here at wee welcome? What are the things we don't want to live without?
Extra goodies from wee welcome...to you
The Birth Photos!
I have an amazing Fuji XE-3 that is especially for my birthmark. Mirrorless, great in low light, and capable of instant transfer, you will have candids of your labor and birth (as much or as little as you want!) to send, typically before I even leave your birth! (all website photos without me in them are photos I have taken)
The Bottle Library
As a CLE (Certified Lactation Educator), I am passionate about getting babies fed, whatever that looks like. In our modern life, that often includes figuring out how bottles fit in, be they filled with breast milk or formula. Sometimes, this can be a frustrating endeavor. Bottle Library to the rescue! I have a wide array of bottles and will come with them, talk through the hows and whys of the brands and nipple flows, evaluate what feeding looks like now, and offer suggestions on moving forward with getting your little accustomed to eating from something besides the breast. Birth clients may choose this service as part of their postpartum care. Add on care for wee welcome birth clients $25/hour; clients requesting bottle feeding help only, $40/hour.
The Birth Tub
I was lucky enough to be gifted a beautiful La Bassine Maxi birthing pool that is yours for the asking if you are a wee welcome client planning a home birth OR living in a home without a bathtub. The benefits of water in labor are numerous, and especially deep water, which is precisely what you get from the Maxi pool. Pool and accoutrements are yours for the asking if you are a wee welcome birth client.
The Book Library
So very many books are just waiting for you to use them! Books on birth, labor and delivery, nursing, bonding, nurturing the family, child development, advocacy, hypnobirthing, PMADs...as a wee welcome client they are yours to borrow at any point you wish.
The Backup Collective
I am so incredibly fortunate to have a crew of backup partners ready to spring into action should the need arise. As a doula, I understand the importance of consistent support from a known person, and will ALWAYS be at a birth if it's at all possible. Occasionally, though, illness happens or babies decide to come at the same time....whatever the reason, if I were unable to be at your birth, there is an incredible group of humans ready to jump right in! We met as Open Arms doulasot in the context of social justice work, are passionate about birth, and share similar philosophies of client care. I know that you would be in terrific hands were any of them to be the doula to attend your birth. Below, you'll find links to their information:
Andrea Vaughn: www.birthingabundance.com
Caellyn Everson: www.heldinarms.com
Gwen Kiehne: www.seattlefamilydoula.com
Kristin Travis: www.BEarthmate.com
Vanessa Lovejoy-Guron: www.vanessalovejoyguron.com