Childbirth Classes, Doula Support and Placenta Encapsulation services available in the Wilkes Barre, Lewisburg, Danville, Bloomsburg, Pottsville, Hershey, Harrisburg and surrounding areas of PA.

Prenatal Support & Postpartum Support

Navigate through the unknowns of pregnancy and birth with a Certified Doula by your side. The continuous support of a doula will make you feel undeniably confident, informed, and safe for the arrival of your baby. As a certified doula l I am able to support birthing families in environments varying from homes to hospitals, medicated and unmediated, VBACs and Cesareans.

I am on call for you around the clock and more than happy to answer any questions. Despite how little or silly you may feel the questions may be. I encourage such questions as: 

  • How can I tell that I am in labor? 
  • Am I going to be able to know the difference between Braxton Hicks and contractions? 
  • When should I call you?
  • At what point do I go to the hospital? 

Without a doubt, having a Certified Doula on speed dial will help take out all the guesswork as well as put your mind at ease.

As soon as the onset of labor begins I will join you and your partner. Here, I will guide you through each stage of the process. This will increase your confidence level so you feel safe at home until you decide it’s time to depart to the hospital. At this time, I will guide your partner through all the ways to apply comfort measures and massage techniques. For this purpose, I will remain with you and your partner throughout your entire labor.

My presence is to ensure you have evidenced based information, to act as a guide in anticipating your needs, and to lend an extra pair of hands when needed. I do not take the role of your partner. Rather, I am here to help your partner feel confident and equipped in knowing how to attend to your birthing needs. These skills are gained from the time we spent together during our prenatal appointments and implemented during birth. 

In summary, I am here to guide you through the unknowns of pregnancy and help you feel empowered through labor and delivery. 

Doula Support

Here’s what you’ll get to help you through your birthing experience with The Happy Mama Place:

Doula Support

  • A complimentary consult to determine if we are a good match.

 

  • Two prenatal visits where we will:
    • Get to know each other 
    • Foster a strong connection and build trust
    • Talk about ways to overcome worries and fears
    • Explore coping and comfort measures
    • Learn about correct birthing positions
    • Develop a Birth Vision & Postpartum Plan

 

  • Access to valuable resources, referral services, and helpful workbooks. 

 

  • Unlimited Emails, Call and Text Support from the date of hire. 

 

  • 24/7 on-call call support starting two weeks prior to your estimated due date.

 

Once Labor Begins:

 

  • Phone, video chat, and/or text support during early labor
  • Hands-on support (or video chat) throughout active labor until your baby arrives
  • Partner encouragement and assistance 
  • Immediate postpartum support to help with bonding* and breastfeeding

*I am here to provide emotional and physical support to you and your partner and will follow your Birth Vision wishes (developed during our prenatal visits) regarding the labor process and bonding period.

After Baby Arrives: 

 

  • 1-2 hours immediate postpartum support.

 

  • One postpartum visit within the first week after birth which will include:
    • A feelings assessment covering:
      • Emotional well being & mood
      • Physical well being, healing, & recovering process 
    • Breastfeeding Support, if desired
    • Further resources and referrals, if needed

 

  • Phone, text, and email support for the first few weeks.

 

Once Labor Begins:

 

  • Phone, video chat, and/or text support during early labor
  • Hands-on support (or video chat) throughout active labor until your baby arrives
  • Partner encouragement and assistance 
  • Immediate postpartum support to help with bonding* and breastfeeding

*I am here to provide emotional and physical support to you and your partner and will follow your Birth Vision wishes (developed during our prenatal visits) regarding the labor process and bonding period.

Investment $1000, Flexible Payment Plans Are Available

Doula clients receive a special discounted rate on Massage Therapy appointments, and Placenta Encapsulation services.

Placenta Encapsulation

Some people eat it, some people make pills from it, some bury it and plant a tree over the to, while others throw it in the bin. What many don’t know is that you can also make a homeopathic remedy out of the placenta and have it as a little constitutional back up for the rest of you and your baby’s life.

Having a homeopathic dose of placenta is like getting to the essence of it. While substances can be useful nutritionally (i.e. placenta encapsulation), having a homeopathic dose of placenta will go deeper, treating not only the physical realm, but also the emotional, spiritual  and soul levels of a being.

You can use this as a constitutional remedy, giving a dose to your child whenever they become a bit run down and start to get sick. When they need a bit of help to come back to wholeness and health, to come back to source- that complete place of wholeness and nutrition that is our ultimate blueprint. Health is not just the absence of disease, it is wholeness-having all parts of us working together in harmony-not just the body, but the spirit and soul.

A dose of their own placenta can help boost the immune system, help them feel stage and protected once again and give them the strength to grow through whatever challenge or transition is occurring.

As a mother, you can take a dose of your placenta for the above reasons.  It can also be used when there is exhaustion from over caring for others. It can help with the increase of your milk supply, contracting your uterus, and postpartum depression.

 

Placenta Capsules Investment $250

Add ons:

Placenta Tincture Investment $40
Placenta Prints Investment: Three prints $25 

Flexible Payment Plans are available 

Ask about The Happy Mama Place Doula Client discount

Prenatal Massage

As your baby is growing it is common for your body to move out of alignment causing backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, and edema. Massage therapy is a great resource to help reduce these stressors. During your massage you will be placed in the sideline position with tons of pillows to take pressure off your lower back, pelvic area, and increase blood flow this will help relieve stress, ease sore muscles and body aches, and get you back to a more balanced state. 

60 mins $80

Induction Massage

At 37 weeks you are considered full-term. At this point it is safe for you and baby to receive an induction massage. This massage combines specialized essential oils that work to contract your uterus with acupressure applied to specific pressure points to elevate your natural levels of oxytocin. The stimulation of acupressure points during the massage assists in supporting the natural body processes; such as, encouraging the descent of the baby, helping the cervix to dilate, and facilitating uterine contractions.

60 mins $100

Labor Massage

Ease your fears with a pair of guiding hands to help provide physical comfort and prepare your body for the empowering experience of giving birth. Labor massage focuses on increasing flexibility to the hips, pelvis and legs, allowing mom to labor comfortably in various positions without the restriction of joint stiffness or muscle soreness. During this massage, your massage therapist will apply manual lymphatic drainage on the legs to reducing swelling caused by the engaging fetus as well as utilize trigger point therapy and myofascial stretching to release tension in the hips, pelvis, abdomen, muscles in the lower back, lumbodorsal fascia, hip rotators, and pectoral girdle. Ease pain, tension, and worries during one of your most life-changing, challenging, yet beautiful experiences. 

Pricing starts $85 on site | Mobile Location $120

Postpartum Massage

The stress from childbirth and the time you spend caring for your newborn is hard on your body. Postpartum massage not only gives you the nurturing and emotional support you need to gain back your lost energy, but helps you return to your pre-body state. Relieve muscle pain, tension, and stress and reduce the need for medication. Postpartum massage helps with: 

toning the belly, assisting in weight loss, aiding in complete placenta release, shrinking of the uterus, moving fluid and flushing toxins out of the body. Most importantly, postpartum massage supports healthy lactation, as well as, healing of cesarean scar, episiotomy soreness, and provides relief from anxiety and postpartum depression.

 60 mins $80

 

Our Family Support

massage therapy

Jessica Ann

Licensed Massage Therapist
Professional Certification in Prenatal, Labor & Postpartum massage
International Infant Massage Certified Instructor
Certified  DONA Doula
Spinning Babies Certified
IPPA Certified Placenta Encapsulator
CPR Certified
Neonatal Recusitation Certified 

massage therapy

Leslie

Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in crystals and energy work
Reiki Master

massage therapy

Vanessa

Certified Zumbini Instuctor

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education in person registration is now open until October 10th 2021.

 

Come join us for 5 classes over a 5 week period. Each class is about 2.5 hours. Learn More, How HypnoBirthing can guide you to a calm empowering educated birthing experience.

The series begins on October 17th thru November 14th 2021. Classes will be held on Sundays from 2:00pm until 4:30pm.

Seats are limited to allow for social distancing

Register Here 

 

 

 

Our Hours

Sun.

10 am - 6 pm

Mon.

Closed 

Tues.

Closed

Wed.

9 am - 7 pm

Thurs.

9 am - 5 pm

Fri.

Closed

Sat.

10 am - 6 pm

The Happy Mama Place at Tuft Tex Complex
1325 North River Street
Plains, PA 18704
570-212-9520
[email protected]

Offering Doula Support and Placenta Encapsulation
Service Areas but not limited to Hazelton, Wilkes-barre, Scranton, Clark Summit, Honsedale, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Danville, Lewisburg, Stroudsburg, Allentown, Bethlehem and their surrounding counties.