Kathie Neff, Childbirth Educator, Doula, and Birth Story Listener
CCE(BFW), CD(DONA), DAP Doula (RCHF), CLEC(UCSD)
Welcome to the Rite of Passage known as Birth!
As a Certified BIRTHING FROM WITHIN Childbirth Educator, I use the Three Ways of Knowing: Ancient Knowing, Modern Knowing, and Knowing Self to provide a strong foundation from which to prepare for your birth.
Utilizing a lens of knowing encourages a strength-based, adult learning experience, built into all of my services, which helps you to prepare for labor and birth in a way that also prepares you for parenting . . . and for life.
As a Birth Professional serving the Inland Counties and surrounding communities since 2009, I offer Doula Services, Online Childbirth Classes, Birth Coaching, Infant Feeding Consultations, and Birth Story Listening Sessions.
It is a privilege to serve as a Childbirth Mentor. The work enhances my growth as a human being and expands my inner spirit, since each set of parents come to me as both students and teachers; I learn something new each time I enter into the process.
KNOWING: Community Support During the Childbearing Year
Monthly Zoom meetings for mothers and others through the lens of KNOWING: Ancient Knowing, Modern Knowing, Knowing Self
Monthly communal support and a safe place to grow with baby.
This innnovative approach to supporting you through pregnancy will begin soon in 2021.
BIRTHING FROM WITHIN CHILDBIRTH CLASSES
As the days and weeks fly by, and you imagine meeting your precious baby for the first time, taking a class can help!
In the tradition of Birthing From Within, a variety of maps will help you to find your way through labor. Additionally, we offer a variety of tried and true Pain Coping Practices. No matter your particular plan (unmedicated, or epidural, or other plan) meeting the intensity of labor with strong Pain Coping Practices, practiced in advance, can instill confidence as you move toward that first contraction. The opportunity to explore the potential of each method in class allows you to "add" the practices you find most helpful to your "gathering basket" for labor.
Combining the Pain Coping Skills with practical information about your body's process during labor provides a well-rounded backdrop for how to use your voice and new skills during labor.
What do I already know about birth? What about a MAP for labor?
How the body works in labor and how to encourage labor progress.
Creating a Safe Environment in any birth location
Meeting Unexpected Surprises with Resilience
Planning for Practical Solutions Postpartum
Birth and Parenting as a Rite of Passage: What do I need?
Classes also include two 30-minute check-in's by phone for each couple; one mid-course and the other after the final class.
- Cost of Class includes one of these books: Heart Centered Pregnancy Journal OR Labyrinth of Birth for each couple.
- Regular Price: $260 per couple;
- Twofer Price = Two couples sign up for only $135 each couple.
- Use "Contact Me" below to get more information or to get a link to sign up!
FREE Doula Services for IEHP Clients!
You can now request my services through the Doula Access Program.
- Three (3) Prenatal Preparation Sessions
- Support through your entire Labor & Birth
- 3-Postpartum Support Sessions
My prenatal services include the Birth Story Listening process at no extra cost.
To talk with me about IEHP Doula Services, feel free to send me a message through the contact section below.
To find out more about the Doula Access Program, visit: rchf.org/doulaaccess
To sign up for a doula, or to request me as your doula: Call 951-788-3471, or Email: email@example.com
PRIVATE DOULA SERVICES: $1250 - $1550 (depending on services included)
Designed specifically with couples to include prenatals, entire birth support, postpartum services, and birth processing for one or both parents if needed.
Pregnancy and Birth Coaching
The normal support infrastructure for pregnancy and birth looks very different right now due to COVID-19. Book a phone coaching call if you just need a quick dose of support or if you have questions.
- Preparing for your birth during COVID-19.
- Exploring hospital, home or birth center as possible birth locations.
- Discussing your particular needs in birth preparation and how I might assist you.
- Sliding scale of $25, $35, or $45 for 1 hour conversation.
Birth Story Labyrinth Sessions
The Birth Story Labyrinth process is designed to help explore any residual feelings you may have from a challenging experience giving birth.
A gentle, yet powerful, process to explore challenges that came up during your birth and to view them through a unique lens. This process can be helpful in offering access to greater peace of mind; as preparation for a subsequent birth; and as a helpful tool for birth givers and birth workers alike.
Appointments by phone or in person.
Sliding scale of $25, $35, or $45 per 1-1/2 session via Zoom.