Username
peggyglattes@gmail.com
First Name
Peggy
Last Name
Glattes
Level
Member
Country
United States of America
Member Since
2021-03-05
Mailing Address
peggyglattes@gmail.com
Phone Number
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Website URL
Bio
As a birth doula, I see birth as a key experience in life and for the transforming, lasting influence it may have on you and your family. I educate and support women wanting an unmedicated birth experience and women who choose medical interventions to have the best experience possible at a birthplace of their preference (birthing center, hospital, home). My mission is to make you see and trust in the range of choices you have during pregnancy, birth, and immediate postpartum. I continuously support you during the various informed decision-making moments you will experience - with the best of my “knowledge, heart, and physical energy”. Clients have described me as a compassionate facilitator, enabling my clients to advocate for themselves and their unique birth and postpartum journey. I am aware of the physiology and the various emotional needs of women in labor. Therefore, I treat you and your partner with dignity and respect before, during, and after your birth. It is a very humbling passage to share, prepare, and support mothers and families in their most intimate and transforming moments. Each parenting journey is unique and therefore, I align my services to your specific needs and wishes. My Prenatal & Birth Services can include: Ø A complimentary introductory meeting Ø 2 customized prenatal meetings adjusted to your birth preferences, needs, and objectives Ø Various positioning and relaxation techniques to make your birth experience go more smoothly Ø Phone and email support throughout pregnancy Ø On-call support 4 weeks surrounding your Expected Due Date Ø Continuous birth support during labor and early postpartum along with initial breastfeeding assistance Ø A few first photos of you and baby (optional) Ø A postpartum visit reflecting on your birth experience and postpartum adjustment Ø Relevant resources and references covering birth and postpartum tailored to your interests Ø Referrals from my network of birth professionals Ø Guaranteed back-up doulas Added Services Ø Tailored Childbirth Preparation Consults Ø Individual Pregnancy Consults Ø High-Risk Pregnancy, Special Needs & NICU Support Consults Ø Birth & Newborn Photography Ø Lactation Consults and assistance beyond immediate postpartum Ø Placenta Encapsulation Services Ø Tailored Postpartum Consult – “Baby/Babies coming home” Ø Infant Care & Parenting Consult Ø Expecting Twins/Multiples Consults Postpartum Care As a postpartum doula, I focus on enabling and nurturing new mothers and their families in their transition to a new family dynamic by giving them informational, emotional, and physical support in the greater Los Angeles area. Clients have described me as a compassionate facilitator, supporting and enabling my clients to advocate for themselves and their unique birth/ postpartum journey. I support women, their partners, and families in a compassionate, unbiased way with the relevant evidence-based information to make informed decisions. Each parent's journey is unique and therefore, I align my services to the specific needs and wishes of the mother and her partner. My Postpartum Services can include Ø Caring for mother as she recovers from birth and in her postpartum adjustment Ø Processing the birth experience Ø Support for partner and children adjusting to new family dynamics Ø Breastfeeding counseling and assistance/ nursing twins and multiples Ø Newborn feedings (paced bottle feeding/ pumping) Ø Newborn care Ø Infant development Ø Soothing baby/babies Ø Babywearing assistance and demonstrations Ø Establishing healthy sleep habits Ø Nursery organization Ø Siblings support Ø Relevant resources & referrals (massage, acupuncture, support groups, pediatric chiropractors, etc.) Ø A network of birth professionals, medical providers, and childbirth organizations to connect you with Ø Guaranteed backup doulas Ø Assist by organizing offers of help from friends & family to create a structured flow of help Ø Other My mission is to make you see and trust in the range of choices you have during pregnancy, birth, and immediate postpartum. I continuously support you during the various informed decision-making moments you will experience - with the best of my “knowledge, heart, and physical energy”. Added Services Ø Tailored Pregnancy and Childbirth Preparation Consults Ø Expecting Twins/Multiples Consults Ø High-Risk Pregnancy, Special Needs & NICU Support Ø Birth & Newborn Photography Ø Lactation Consults and assistance beyond immediate postpartum Ø Placenta Encapsulation Services Ø Tailored Postpartum Consult Ø Infant Care & Parenting Consult My Expertise Ø I'm a trained Professional Birth and Postpartum Doula (DONA) since 2015 Ø With a passion & experience for supporting expecting and new parents of multiples during pregnancy, birth, and on their postpartum journey Ø A Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) by Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding, MA Ø A Trained Childbirth Educator CBE (ICEA) Ø A Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) Ø Trained in Hypnobabies – Hypnosis in Pregnancy and Childbirth Ø Experience with special needs children, NICU support, and high-risk pregnancies Ø Active Doulas of Southern California (DASC) Member Ø Active Doulas of North America (DONA) Member Ø Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Master Trainer/Coach Ø Lived and worked in Japan, the US, and Europe Ø European bachelor and graduate degree in Economics & Business equivalent to an MBA and 10+ years of corporate experience in an international setting Ø I enjoy hosting and spending time with family and friends Ø Active in various sports (skiing, diving, hiking, former marathon runner) Continuous Education Ø Spinning Babies - Fetal Positioning Skills taught; Nicole Morales Ø Rebozo Seminar; Gina Kirby Ø Rebozo Techniques & The Poetry of Birth; Naoli Vinaver Lopez Ø Advanced Peanut Ball Techniques Workshop; Amy Bookwalter and Amy Emerson Ø Mind Mastery: Self-hypnosis for mothers and the doulas who support them; Phyllis Klaus Ø Preemie & NICU Support Workshop; Johanna Macaulay, RN and Carrie Murphy, CD (DONA) Ø Workshop: Helping Clients Successfully Navigate Choice – Informed/ Shared Decision Making; Ali Lewis, MD, FACOG and Sharon Muza, CD/BDT (DONA)
Services Offered
Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Sibling Doula, Photography, Lactation Education/Support, Newborn Care Specialist, Childbirth Education, Babywearing Education, Cloth Diapering, Sleep Conditioning, Early Childhood Education, CPR/First Aid Certified, Vaccinated
Experience with
Multiples, High Risk, Cesarean/Surgical Birth, Single Parents, LGBTQIA+, Adoption, Surrogacy, NICU, Premies, Epidurals, Induction, Siblings, Birth Center, VBAC, Fertility, Echo Parenting, Attachment Parenting, PP Mood Disorders
Service Area
Ventura County, Los Angeles County, Greater Los Angeles Area, West LA, South Bay
Member Agreement
I agree to abide by DASC Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics