Meet the Doula
Tress’s practice is inspired by the powerful connection between the body and the mind. Over the years, she has been a positive impact on over one hundred and fifty births across several communities by nurturing the spirit of those that come to her for support. She first entered the field as a direct entry midwife before finding her passion as a doula. Tress feels called to support and empower her clients through this role during the intimate process that is birth. Genuine compassion and empathy for all people is a driving force in her work.
Tress holds degrees in biology, sociology and anthropology from Oregon State University. She trained through DONA and is certified through Still Birth Day as a birth and bereavement doula with additional certifications from Heart of Herbs in aromatherapy and herbalism. As a past Evidence Based Birth ins, she has the tools to empower her clients through pregnancy, labor, and post-partum. As an instructor, Tress nurtures their bodies through movement classes like Dancing For Birth.
A mother of three adult children, she strives to enjoy the simple things in life. When she is not working, you can find her listening to live music, dancing, singing, or getting her hands dirty in her garden. She is an avid reader, and her life motto is, “Learn something new every day”.
Birth Doula Packages
Find your fit
As a Birth doula, I pride myself in providing you and your partner with care, understanding, information and support throughout, during, and after the birthing process. Our initial meeting will help us to tailor a package to fit your needs, as every pregnancy is different. To schedule an initial consultation, or to learn more about my practice, contact us today.
Classic Doula Package
Packages can be personalized to your needs and desires
Birth Doula Package $750 investment
This basic doula package includes labor and delivery along with birth and postpartum preparation.
• Birth talk and preparation including childbirth education (extra investment for classes)
• Create a personal authentic birth plan that is right for you with personalized birth affirmations
• Comfort measures, labor positions, tricks and tools including breath work, rebozo and spinning baby techniques and meditations for birth
• Available via text or email with any questions and will return messages within 24 hours (except on weekends)
• Emails with interesting articles to help educate
Tress will be by your side at whatever point you feel you need her when you are in labor. During your labor, Tress holds a space for you and your family, bringing in breath work, visualization, movement, labor positions, meditations, aromatherapy, life coaching and intuitive guidance. Tress will be your best advocate, cheerleader and bring the healing magic into your birth. She will always come from a place compassion, non-judgement and empathy and will 100% support you in whatever way you choose to authentically birth your baby.
*A back-up doula will always be provided (in case of emergency)
From our initial meeting all the way through your pregnancy and delivery, I take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs. I’m always available to contact by phone/email throughout and will provide everything you require to make sure your experience is as calm and positive as possible.
Informative and Compassionate
I offer consultations and birth planning sessions for those not desiring a doula to be present at their birth. I offer private birth preparation classes tailored to your needs.