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Blueprint Birth

About Me

Mission Statement:

Founded by DONA certified birth doula, Maggie Decker and Blueprint Birth provide exceptional emotional support for parents as they experience the beauty of birth. We offer start to finish birthing services; from your first weeks of pregnancy up to the very first time you meet your baby. We offer knowledgeable guidance in all aspects of your pregnancy. We have the flexibility to customize our services based on the needs of you and your partner.

About Maggie Decker:

I believe things happen for a reason and people come into your life at certain times to guide you to the path you are supposed to be on. For some reason or another I was lucky enough to have met someone that introduced me to a world I never knew. She has been my mentor and I have the up most respect for her. Since then I have been on an on-going path to what has become "Blueprint Birth." Something that started so small has organically evolved into something I did not even know I had in me. Blueprint Birth and I will continue growing and evolving as time goes on.

Certifications:

  • Certified Doula CD(DONA). Ana Paula Markel
  • Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. Full Circle
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Basic Life Support Certified (BLS)
  • BloodBorne Pathogens Certified
  • California Food and Safety Certified

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Services

Blueprint Birth provides a number of different services. Whether you need start-to-finish guidance, or only a birth doula, we offer the flexibility to customize your ideal birth package.

All services can be chosen individually, or can be grouped together for a comprehensive package that best suits the client's needs.

My services as your doula include:

  • Unlimited phone and email support
  • 2 prenatal visits and 1 postpartum visit
  • Your prenatal visits are scheduled for us to get to know each other better, and create your birth plan that best suits you and your partner. We will also discuss your options and procedures to include in your birth plan. I will also give you an example birth plan to help create your own.
  • Your postpartum visit will usually be the day after your baby is born at your home or the hospital to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Also to make sure you have the support and help you need in your crucial postpartum period.
  • 24 hour on-call 2 weeks prior and post your due date
  • Once your labor/active labor has begun I will be with you every minute to support you physically and emotionally and up to 2 hours after your delivery. (no time limit on labor)
  • Breastfeeding support with your first breastfeeding experiences
  • Share all and any referrals for any of your specific needs

Additional Services

Prenatal Visits may also include the below additional services:

  • Nutritional counseling, supplements, herbal support and exercise plan
  • Go over birth plan and childbirth education resources
  • Finalize birth plan and organize support strategies

Postpartum visits may also include the below additional services:

  • Breastfeeding and support for parents
  • Trouble shooting and recommendations

Nutritional Counseling:

The importance of a healthy diet, adequate in calories and nutrients, cannot be overstated. Your health, your baby's health, and a pregnancy free of complications depend in great measure on the quality of your diet. While a prenatal vitamin provides some degree of insurance, it can never replace the nutritional value of food. Whole food is a carefully balanced nutritive complex which provides everything the food has to offer, whether we are aware of its value or not.

We will address your eating habits and exercise habits to make sure that you are getting the best nutrition and exercise for you and your baby. We will also talk about Herbal tonics in pregnancy, and ways to boost your immune system during pregnancy.

Placenta Encapsulation:

The placenta is taken for preparation within the first 72 hours after birth. If you deliver at home the midwife usually will place the placenta in an enclosed container, and if you delivery at a hospital they will do the same. Just make sure once you get home to store it in the refrigerator. The placenta is picked up and taken to my house for preparation. The placenta is prepared in a sterile environment with sterile equipment. The placenta is prepared, dehydrated, and then encapsulated into as many vegan capsules as your placenta provides. Directions for taking the pills will be given to you once they are dropped off.

Placenta Tincture:

Tincture is an added bonus in that it can be used in addition to and long after your placenta pills are gone. A small piece of the placenta is fermented in a high grade alcohol, and can be used in any time of truma, emotional distress and transition for both mother and child. Placenta tincture can be used to extend placenta therapy. Using placenta tincture the same as you would any other tincture, by adding drops into water, tea, juice etc. The mother will get the benefits of decresed anxiety/ sleep disorders, balance hormones and much more.

Packages offered:

A. "THE PLAN"

Includes:
  • Guide to create a personalized birth plan to meet your specific needs
  • 2 prenatal visits
  • BIRTH Doula
  • 1 postpartum visits

B. "The Foundation"

Includes:
  • Enrolls parents in highly recommended childbirth education courses
  • Guide to create a personalized birth plan to meet your specific needs
  • 3 prenatal visits
  • BIRTH Doula
  • 2 postpartum visits

C. The Framework:

Includes:
  • Start to finish personal baby registry
  • Enrolls parents in highly recommended childbirth education courses
  • Comprehensive guide to Hospitals, midwives, doctors and Birth Centers
  • Guide to create a personalized birth plan to meet your specific needs
  • Prenatal Care (Nutritional counseling , Herbal recommendations, and prenatal exercise suggestions)
  • 4 prenatal visits
  • BIRTH Doula
  • 2 postpartum visits
  • Placenta Tincture
  • Placenta Encapsulation

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What is Doula?

A doula is professionally trained to support and encourage you physically and emotionally from early labor up until your first hours with your baby. The Doula provides continual support offering advice on comfort measures; such as relaxing, breathing, positioning, massage, and movement. Doula's can create a support system that helps connect everyone to play their own role in supporting mom, including acting as an ally for the partner.

Doulas can attend hospital births, home births, or a birthing center. Doulas provide non-medical support, and do not perform clinical tasks or diagnose medical conditions.

Studies have shown that having a doula present at your birth can do the following:

  • Lower the Risk of serious complications
  • Lower cesarean rates
  • Shorten length of labor
  • Minimize forceps deliveries
  • Minimize epidural anesthesia
  • Reduce infant hospitalization
  • Reduce maternal fever
  • Reduce oxytocin use

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What are the Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation?

After childbirth many moms experience loss of blood, fatigue and lower pregnancy hormones. These are factors that can cause post-partum depression (PPD). Your placenta houses your pregnancy hormones and when you deliver you have a major hormonal shift. The placenta can help mom with her healing process by replenishing iron and proteins.

Benefits of placenta encapsulation:

  • Decrease in postpartum depression (Baby Blues)
  • Decrease in iron deficiency
  • Decrease in postpartum bleeding
  • Decrease in sleep disorders
  • Increase in energy
  • Increase in enriched milk
  • Balance Hormones
  • Helps mom recover more quickly

Placenta Tincture:

Tincture is an added bonus in that it can be used in addition to and long after your placenta pills are gone. A small piece of the placenta is fermented in a high grade alcohol, and can be used in any time of truma, emotional distress and transition for both mother and child. Placenta tincture can be used to extend placenta therapy. Using placenta tincture the same as you would any other tincture, by adding drops into water, tea, juice etc. The mother will get the benefits of decresed anxiety/ sleep disorders, balance hormones and much more.

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Maggie Decker CD(DONA)

blueprintbirth@gmail.com

626.616.1103

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