Full Spectrum Doula

A Full-Spectrum Doula (FSD) offers physical, emotional, and informational support to people throughout their lives, whether or not they are pregnant.

A FSD can meet up with anyone who has a cervix, no matter how they self-identify.

Full-Spectrum Doulas are also trained to support individuals and families through all pregnancy outcomes, including abortion, miscarriage, and adoption.

Maritday is trained as a Full-Spectrum Doula.

Full-Spectrum Doulas help people who are…

  • Trying to get pregnant.
  • Avoiding pregnancy.
  • Wanting to see their cervix/vulva/vagina.
  • Concerned about STDs.
  • Newly pregnant and overwhelmed.
  • Having trouble reaching orgasm.
  • Curious about anatomy.
  • Dissatisfied or confused with current birth control choices.
  • Want to learn more “natural/holistic” approaches to self-care.
  • Looking for ways to cope with menstruation.
  • Thinking their genitals might be abnormal.
  • Rethinking their sexual orientation or gender.
  • Confused about payment/insurance options for pelvic health.
Consultations with a full-spectrum doula can include any of the following topics:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Anatomy of Pleasure and Orgasm
  • Self-Care
  • Internal and External Self-Examination
  • Menstruation and Ovulation
  • Preconception Health and Planning
  • Fertility Awareness Methods
  • Pregnancy Prevention
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Miscarriage Support
  • Abortion Doula Services
  • Aphrodisiacs
  • Adoption Support
  • Herbal Remedies
  • LGBTQI-Specific Care
  • Advocacy

Thank you Welcome Home Doula Service for explaining so eloquently what a Full Spectrum Doula is and does!

“Childbirth education empowers one to make informed choices in health care, to assume responsibility for their health, and to trust their inner wisdom”. – Lamaze International

What Do You Learn?
• Skills, tools and tips for coping with labor pain
• How the birth environment can enhance or detract from your ability to cope
• The factors that can make pain seem less intense and more manageable
• How to manage fear, stress and anxiety for childbirth and parenting challenges
• How to talk to your health care providers to get the answers you need to make great decisions
• When medical tools and procedures enhances health and when they do not
• How to effectively use pain medications for maximum satisfaction and effectiveness
• The role your baby plays during labor
• Facilitating your baby’s rotations into the optimal position for labor and birth
• Healthy pregnancy exercises and nutrition decisions
• Skills for postpartum communication and harmony with your partner
• Skills for breastfeeding
• Skills for newborn care

and that is only the beginning!

MY Marvelous “MOON” Day Musings

Ama’ritday Ama’ritday Ama’ritday! This is my song and reminder to my self that all the magic that I am and need – Is inside me already! All I have to do is let it out!
Good Morning DIVINE People of this planet we call Earth! I am blessed as always to have this piece of cyber space to sing my song to you!

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So lately in my field of reference is the longing to shine so brightly and be this Healer, World Changer, Ripple Maker, Sacred Space Holder, All the while maintaining a life that may or may not be lighting you up! Being scared to hang that shingle out that says “Master, Expert Awesomesaucer” at work here! Stepping into our power is something that scares the ever loving daylights out of most of us all except for that 7% or so that just naturally kicks ass from they moment that are birthed

I encourage you all to tell the universe your deepest darkest desire without limitation or lack. Only ABUNDANT THOUGHT SHALL ESCAPE YOUR LIPS! The universe hears you, REMEMBER your words are prayers, every last one! She absolutely conspires to give you greatness on almost every level but when we get what we want, we choke because the next step is to scary or real like whoa this actually for really happening!

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For me this is how it went down…
In late November, I took my intermediate and advanced level of Integrated Energy Therapy. At that time, the instructor, whom I had met when I took my IET basic level (we had partnered together to learn during the workshop) made mention that she needed a Personal Assistant. I thought about the PA job but never offered up my services. I was like what can I do for her? She has got it going on… She is where I want to be!!! I did ask though about her work space. Why yes, I do have some days available she says and that was that until the first of June/July 2014. Life goes on and we make contact. I wanted to receive a treatment from her but life has a way of giving you what you need when you need it…. I actually am being on worked by another amazing practitioner, for now,  as is the way.. It did however give us the opportunity to get reconnected.

All of a sudden the noise in my head was deafening – Call her, Ask about the space, What do you have to lose(CAW-My Raven Power Totem))… So I did!
and the rest you can find here and I am also doing VA work for her as well….

That space waited for me from November 2013 until now and at a price that is unheard of…. With all the specs that would make a budding health coach DROOL!

So what I am trying to say is- If it is for you, it will be there for you but you must have to FAITH, that you are in your perfection even if it doesn’t feel perfect!
SHINE SO BRIGHT THAT GOD/GODDESS NEEDS SHADES BECAUSE SHE MADE YOU THAT MAGNIFICENT! 🙂

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Love & Light

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Ama’ritday

Bringing Home & Health Together: Sacred

According to Zelnik Panero, author of Environmental Psychology, “Most applications of human engineering have, in fact, been in the industrial and military sectors.  Unfortunately, the more mundane applications, such as those found in the design of the interior spaces within our homes, offices, health facilities, schools, etc., have been relatively ignored.  This is particularly ironic since much of the underlying philosophy of human engineering is based on the premise that everything is designed for people.  Where else can the concept of “designing from the man, out” make more sense than in the field of architecture and interior design?”

Frank Lloyd Wright knew that the way to a perfect interior design was to bring the outside in.  I think maybe with our bodies it is just the opposite; we should bring the inside out.  God made the water, trees, sky, and hills all the beauty that surrounds us.  God made us fully from our souls to our bodies and if we treat that well and bring it out into the world; we are fulfilling our ultimate purpose.

By designing for the physical, psychological and spiritual needs; increased health, productivity, happiness and general quality of life will be the end result.   When designing a home or lifestyle such as this, maintenance, sustainability, comfort and simplicity are the keys.  Spirituality, intellectual growth, fitness and socialization are keys to our health and because they are so important, should be built into our environment.

How do we build these things into our environment?  There are a few simple things we can do with little cost or extravagant expense depending on how we want to do it.

Sacred space – Someplace to retreat to for prayer and reflection.  This can be a corner with a comfortable chair that is quiet and out of the way or a room with a water feature for acoustical privacy, specialized lighting and a comfortable place to sit.  A dream space would be an interior spot that brings the exterior in through fenestration and it would include water, soothing colors and a soft place to sit.

Fitness space – We should not have to go to a gym to exercise our bodies.  We can create a full out gym with all the bells and whistles or again, all we need is enough room to move our bodies.   A dream fitness space would be similar to the sacred space listed above, only with smooth interiors lots of water for drinking and some favorite equipment.

Socialization – A real living room with no television so families are forced to interact and play together.  An ideal spot, for a family with small children, would be an area to sit down and work together on projects or schoolwork or play games.  This area should be in the middle of the house where everyone walks through to do almost anything.

In a perfect world, every home would have an entire library that encourages intellectual growth.  Beautiful books to choose from anytime you have an interest in something special, Internet access to Google anything you wonder about and a huge table and bench to spread it all out on and study.   This again could cost a fortune but could be accumulated slowly or it could be a small space with a little bookcase, table and chairs and a library card.

The kitchen is another blog entirely! Regardless of whether you cook warm meals at home or prepare raw masterpieces there are a billion ways to make a kitchen a place for joyful, healthful tasks and interaction!

May you have an amazing week filled with Light Love and Bright Blessings!

Ama’ritday