supporting women from pregnancy to postpartum
Every birth is special. Whether it takes place at the hospital or at home, each is beautiful and deserving of celebration. No matter how you birth your baby, everyone can benefit from having a doula present at the moment of delivery.
As a professional doula in the bay area, I provide personalized prenatal, birthing, and postnatal services. My goal is to give you and your family the support and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your pregnancy and labor process.
Sattvik Birth Doula Services
Sattva is the quality of balance, harmony, goodness, purity, holistic, constructive, creative, building, luminous, serenity, being-ness, peaceful, virtuous.
During our visits we will discuss birth preferences, options and choices, goals, fetal rotation, concerns, comfort measures, and address all your questions. On call from 38 weeks, I will be there to provide you with continuous emotional and physical support with unlimited communication at any time needed. Your second visit includes a traditional steam-chair treatment with a relaxing massage for mother-to be.
Sattvik Birth Doula Service
Includes up to two Prenatal visits and combination of traditional steam-chair treatment and relaxing massage for mother-to be.
When your time for labor arrives I provide personal and experienced support for the duration of your labor and birth. When you are ready for me to join you please contact me one hour prior to allow for travel time.
I will stay up to 2 hours after the birth to help with nursing if desired along with helping you and your partner getting settled and feeling comfortable.
Postpartum visit includes abdominal massage and the traditional wrapping of the belly to assist the natural realignment of internal organs as well as a steam-chair treatment with organic healing herbs and specific essential oils.
Postpartum visit includes nursing tips, abdominal massage and traditional wrapping of the belly to assist a proper realignment of internal organs as well as a steam-chair treatment with organic healing herbs and specific essential oils.
There are many ways to benefit from your placenta after birth and all are equally spiritual and physically supportive to the new mother and her newborn. The most modern and uninvasive way to consume the placenta is in capsule form. Do to it's other uses and benefits, a tincture and salve for topical use can be included upon request.
Placenta capsules have been reported by mothers to:
reduce post-birth bleeding
encourage a quick and healthy milk supply
balance hormones (peaks and drops)
improve the appearance of the skin/hair/nails
reduce stress levels
prevent the baby blues and post-partum depression
energy to cope with a busy day after little sleep
A Sealing Ceremony or a Swaddling ceremony is a unique ritual that helps women reclaim their strength and power. This process is a great way to complete the transitional periods of life such as giving birth, moving to a different place or recovering from a serious illness or a divorce. Sealing ceremony is a way to create a sacred place and give deeper attention to the woman’s heart and soul, for her body and womb, to recreate the ability to live in joy and wisdom, bring the energy back and close energy “Gates” so she can become whole again. It’s a beautiful mothering ritual that awakens the inner light and connects us with our source.
The ritual includes:
Conversation: we begin our work with a conversation during which the woman formulates her request, this determines the direction of our work and the true value of the experience.
Body work with Mexican scarf rebozo;
Traditional Mayan Uterine massage(optional);
Sacred ritual in warm bath with herbs and water massage;
Body massage with warm oils;
Swaddling process: closing seven “Gates” (swaddling the body with 7 rebozos).
And we are closing our work with putting a new cloths as a celebration of a new status.
The whole process usually takes 5-6 hours.
Marma is a Sanskrit word meaning hidden or secret. A marma point is a juncture on the body where two or more types of tissue meet, such as muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints. Although Marma points are much more than a casual connection of tissue and fluids, they are points of the vital life force. When imbalances block the movement of free-flowing energy in the body, the resulting stagnation leads to physical and mental discomfort and disease.
When we touch Marma points we stimulate the body’s biochemistry to produce exactly what the body needs, including neurochemicals and hormones that heal the body, mind and consciousness.
Benefits of Marma therapy
all the benefit of traditional massage
strengthens the organ systems and tissues
relieves physical and mental blockages of energy
helps remove excess ama (toxins)
increases the protection from vata disorders
nourishes the body
encourages good sleep
improves physical stability
balances the dosha
helps easy flow of energy through the energy channels.
helps to release blocked energy helping prevent disease.
After going through three pregnancies and deliveries, I felt this amazing empowerment and connection with my body, my husband and my children. The experience was natural and amazing. I felt then that it was my calling to become a doula and pass on my experience and understanding of how to align with the process of giving birth in order to provide the most nurturing birth-imprint possible for the new baby. The word “doula” is an ancient Greek word meaning ‘woman caregiver’, and in my practice I offer support to women and their partners before, during and after childbirth. My role is to help facilitate safe, positive and empowering birthing experiences by offering the information, emotional support and physical support needed during this time by incorporating knowledge from Ayurvedic, Mayan and Russian traditions.
“My experience with Sattvik birth doula services was truly more than I could have ever asked for. I highly recommend them if you too are looking for a more natural birthing experience.”
“I’m so grateful for the wonderful care, expert advice, and support I received from Sattvik birth doula services. Three months after the birth and I’m still using the tips she gave me.”
“Leysan is a blessing! She will forever keep a special place in my heart! My experience with her during Sarah's birth was incredible, she helped me and my husband to stay relaxed and on point for our beautiful baby girl arrival. She spend many hours in our place getting everything ready on the big day, and with us after Sarah's birth to make sure we were ok to stay on our own ❤️❤️👼👼 many blessings.”
Сегодня необычный день, день дочерей. Вспомнила с теплотой о Лейсан и Хочу выразить огромную благодарность замечательной дуле за волшебные Часы родов в Ее компании. Лейсан милая моя, спасибо за то что ты была со мной!!! Спасибо за то, что настроила меня на ребёнка, я осознала, что роды это не только мне одной дискомфортно и что ребёнок сейчас испытывает самый важный момент в жизни и как я настрою себя так и пройдут роды! Спасибо за то что честно сказала, что это больно, но того стоит. Спасибо за массажи и совместные дыхательные практики, спасибо за сауну и ароматерапию, спасибо за прогулки по коридору и эмоциональную поддержку!!! Спасибо за танцы и смех! Ты на Своём месте! Чувствуется Любовь, забота и сострадание к будущим мамам👍🏻❤️
Нам с Лейсан повезло с акушеркой, она была 4 часа только с нами и больше ни с кем!
I was very fortunate to give birth to my first baby with the guidance of a doula! And I was blessed to find an amazing doula who was caring comforting and someone I was utterly comfortable with within minutes for meeting her... Layson!! Thank you so much for being around me and supporting my pregnancy and birthing process! It was an amazing experience, you were my strength while I was in labor. I will remember you gratefully all my life, Thank you!
For those of you who wish to concieve , for those of you who are pregnant already and not really sure what a doula or a birth coach would mean , please make a call to Leysan . She will open doors to an informed pregnancy so you can be happy, healthy and be present through out this life changing transition. I learnt so many key things that helped make important decisions for a happy birth! And she was with me helping me thru the pain and comforting me with her skill and wisdom. Her post pregnancy cleanse and massage are a must for every new mother to get back to normalcy.
She is an angel. Talk to her and meet her. She'll make your transition memorable, comfortable and natural keeping your choices in mind.