Central Valley and Bay Area, CA
Navigating Postpartum offers an online postpartum preparedness program as well as a range of in-person services from home prep and postpartum planning to postpartum doula services, Mother Roasting, family photos, and parent & infant massage classes. Shari is CPR, AED and First Aid Certified for adults and infants through the American Red Cross and volunteers as a local coordinator for Postpartum Support International.
I believe in supporting the whole family, and that skin-to-skin and loving care are essential. I provide families with evidence-based information and resources so they can make their own informed choices, and also offer tools such as books, cloth diapers, and baby carriers/wraps for parents to check out or practice with upon request.
- Postpartum Doula
Qualifications, Certifications & Licenses
- American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
- Babywearing education
- Belly binding
- Belly casting
- Cloth diapering education
- Infant massage education
- Military families
- Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
- Mother blessing celebrations
- Mother Roasting
- TENS units rental
Special Training & Experience
- Postpartum mood disorders
- Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
Birth Prices Starting At
My fees depend on the range of services you're interested in, but cap at $35/hr. Please contact me so we can discuss your needs (postpartum doula, postpartum classes, infant massage classes, Mother Roasting services, Mother Blessing creation, home prep, registry assistance, etc.)
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Infant Massage Class
I highly recommend the baby/infant massage class! It is a wonderful way to connect with your baby while learning comforting techniques and helpful ways to treat gas and colic. I love how the class is baby led, so if your baby fusses, or doesn’t like a certain massage, you can skip it and hold your baby. Or if your baby is like mine and sleeps 90% of the class, you can sit back and watch the class and practice the moves at home.
Shari is a FANTASTIC teacher, I really like how easily she presents the information. She provides a calm, clean, and nurturing environment; beginning the class with a very sweet lullaby to set the mood. I also like that she reviews massages learned in previous classes and how she sends home a step-by-step guide so we don’t have to worry about our mommy brains forgetting anything ?.
If you are thinking about taking this class but are unsure, don’t hesitate, just do it!!! You will love every moment of the time spent with your baby.