WHAT IS A PILATES DOULA?
While focusing on my specialization of Prenatal and Postpartum Pilates, I realized I wanted to be an even better resource to new parents and parents to be so I went through training to become and Birth + Postpartum Doula. Once going through this training, I realized Pilates and being a doula went hand in hand. My background allowed me to have a unique understanding of the human body and movement in order to provide better comfort measures for my clients during labor as well as helping the body for preparation of childbirth and recovery postpartum.
My passion is to help parents to be and new parents. So whether or not Pilates interests you or you just need a doula, I am honored to help you into your transition of parenthood.
WHY THE PILATES DOULA?
NON-JUDGMENTAL PERSONALIZED CARE + SUPPORT
No matter what type of birth or parenting you have in mind, I am here to support
UNBIASED EDUCATION + ADVOCACY
There are so many decisions to be made being a parent- I have evidence based information on all the hard topics so you can find what is best for your family
SKILLS TO COPE EMOTIONALLY + PHYSICALLY THROUGHOUT PREGNANCY, BIRTH, + RECOVERY
Through my unique experience and education, I will guide you through comfort measures, breathing techniques, and much more to make this time more enjoyable for you and your partner.
BENEFITS OF HAVING A DOULA
Doulas provide emotional, physical, and educational support in order to create a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing and parenting experience. There are countless studies proving people who have doulas have a more positive birth and/or postpartum experience. Birth Doulas are there as a support during labor while Postpartum Doulas are there to support the first few weeks after birth.
Birth Doulas can support any type of birth however, studies have showed having a doula as a member of the birth team decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, the length of labor by 25%, the use of oxytocin by 40%, and requests for an epidural by 60%. Postpartum doulas help reduce postpartum mood disorders and improve breastfeeding success.
Doulas do not replace a partner or family members but act as a support for everyone involved in the birth and parenting process, focusing on the birthing person.
BENEFITS OF PILATES
Before, During, and After Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a very special time in your life. While your body continues to change, it is important to find a safe and effective exercise routine to support these changes. Some benefits of prenatal pilates:
Strength building in legs, arms, back and deep support muscles such as your abdominals and pelvic floor to help with delivery and postpartum recovery
Improve balance and flexibility in your ever changing body
Work on stabilizing and strengthening while also loosening up the areas that need it for a successful labor!
Because your body undergoes massive changes during pregnancy, it is important to build strength back slowly and properly in order to avoid a longer recovery and prevent injury. While the recovery process may seem overwhelming and complicated, let our expertise guide you through. Some benefits of postpartum pilates:
Rebuild and strengthen abdominals (even help heal Diastasis Recti) correctly and safely
Stretch and strengthen chest and back which can become tight or weak with all those diaper changes and breastfeeding!
Faster and safer recovery
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MEET THE PILATES DOULA
Hi! I'm Coco and I'm the Pilates Doula! I am a Southern California native who loves traveling, exploring new cultures and cuisines, and just hanging with my hubby, our baby and our rescue pup!
I found Pilates after physical therapy for my lower back issues. Pilates was the only thing I found to successfully manage my pain. Because Pilates has had such an incredible impact on my life, I want to share my passion and knowledge with others.
After specializing in Prenatal and Postpartum Pilates, I found my way into this beautiful doula-ing world. I realized my true love of helping women during and after their pregnancy. Along with my experience with my Pilates clients, being a nanny, helping many friends, I saw the huge need for support of the birthing person.
For many people, bringing a new baby into your family is a very exciting time but also one that needs non-judgmental support and care. I love educating clients' with all their options and empowering them to make informed decisions. I am empathetic, patient, and compassionate and find joy in creating strong bonds to make families feel at ease.
I like to bring my knowledge of the human body through my extensive experience as a Pilates instructor to help me as a doula in providing the best care.
Pilates Training + Certifications: Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT), 3rd Generation Classical Pilates teacher, Lolita's Legacy trained, Pilates Suspension Method trained, Certified Barre Above Instructor
Doula Training: DONA Trained Birth & Postpartum Doula
Your birth should be a positive and empowering experience. You should have the care and support you deserve from a compassionate, unbiased and non-judgemental person. That's where I come in!
A postpartum doula is there to support the family into the transition of their new life as parents as smoothly as possible. I can help facilitate breastfeeding, promote rest and healing, and help with clean, postpartum nutrition.
Need help organizing the nursery? No clue on where to start on your baby registry? Need guidance on what to pack for the hospital or in the diaper bag? Want to meal prep freezer meals but don't have the time? Let me help you! 2 hour consultations are perfect for your specific need!