ABOUT ME

As a DONA certified Birth Doula, I am honored to be able to support families in the Phoenix, AZ area during their pregnancies and births. I also offer professional birth photography and placenta services. Postpartum Doula services are also offered to extend support of families into the 4th Trimester.

Happily married for the last 20 years, I have been blessed with 4 wonderful sons, a beautiful daughter in law and two wonderful grandsons. Attending the birth of my first grandson is what inspired me to become certified, having supported a number of friends prior to his birth, I decide to make it “official.”

Over the years, I have had the pleasure of living internationally and am now delighted to call Phoenix my home. With the unique privilege of being a doula in more than 1 country, I believe in all kinds of birthing expressions and love working with people of all backgrounds and religious beliefs. Always adding to my professional Doula skill set, I am a former Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Spinning Babies’, ‘Rebozo’ and ‘Acupressure’ trained and have Advanced DONA Doula Training in ‘Touch for Birth’ techniques. I am also certified to use a ‘TENS’ machine unit in early labor with the permission of your provider. All of this advanced training is for your comfort during labor, with the added assurance that you are getting the most excellent care available.

My goal as your birth doula, is to help you have the best birth possible regardless of the circumstances, and for you and your husband/partner to feel supported and cared for. 

I look forward to connecting with you!

Warmly,

Rebecca Turrigiano

WHY HIRE A DOULA?

Women supported by a birth doula during labor have been shown to have:

  • 50% reduction in cesarean rate
  • 25% shorter labor
  • 60% reduction in epidural requests
  • 40% reduction in pitocin use
  • 30% reduction in analgesic use
  • 30% reduction in forceps delivery

Women supported by a postpartum doula have been shown to :

  • help reduce postpartum mood disorders
  • improve breastfeeding success

 

HOW IS A PARTNERS ROLE AFFECTED BY HIRING A BIRTH DOULA?

Partners supported by a doula should expect:

  • a good birth doula to never try to take over your desired role but rather compliment and support you too
  • a doula to enhance your birth team so that you are freed up to be as involved as you want to be
  • doulas to encourage you to use comfort measures that she has shown you or that you have learned in birth classes and can also step in when you need a break or simply some insight and encouragement
  • that rather than take away from your very special and important role, the right doula will allow you to be able to support your wife/partner emotionally and physically during labor and birth but also be able to relax and feel supported yourself

SERVICES

With many professional packages to provide for all of our clients wants and needs, Loving Touch Doulas serve the entire Phoenix, AZ area.

It is our desire, when you hire one or both of us, to provide you and your partner/husband with the support necessary to make your pregnancy, birth and or postpartum period a positive and rewarding experience. We recognize that no two births and no 2 babies are alike and it is our privilege to assist you in your journey.

DESCRIPTION OF BIRTH DOULA SERVICES

Basic Doula Package for $900.00 Includes:

Prenatal (1.5 to 2 hrs)

  • A free consultation
  • 1 or 2 Prenatal Appointments
  • Telephone and/or email support any time to discuss your questions or concerns
  • Guaranteed back up support from a qualified doula  with the same training and values

During Labor and Delivery

  • Labor and Delivery support starting in active labor (5-1-1 guideline) in your home, hospital or birth center and up to 2 hours after delivery to help establish breastfeeding
  • A birth timeline and a printed birth photo of my choosing (which you receive at your postpartum visit) 

Postpartum (1 hr)

  • 1 postpartum visit to make sure you and baby are doing well and to process your birth together
  • Assist in any breastfeeding questions or concerns
  • Newborn questions or concerns
  • Postpartum physical changes, etc
  • Unlimited professional resources before and after birth

Encapsulation Package for $1100.00 Includes:

  • Basic Services +
  • Placenta Encapsulation & Tincture 

Professional  Photography Package A for $1200.00 Includes:

  • Basic Services +
  • Labor and Birth Photography ( fully edited, high resolution with 20-25 black +white & color, digital and printed photos) 

Professional Photography Package B for $1400.00 Includes:

  • Basic Services +
  • Labor and Birth Photography ( fully edited, high resolution black + white & color, with 50 digital and printed photos) 

Deluxe Package for $1400.00 Includes:

  • Basic Services +
  • Placenta Encapsulation & Tincture 
  • Professional Photography Package A 

 Premier Package for $1600.00 Includes:

  • Basic Services +
  • Placenta Encapsulation & Tincture
  • Professional Photography Package B

 Add an IBCLC Consultation to any package for $175.00

 Add Postpartum Doula services for additional discounts

PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION AND TINCTURE

What is Placenta Encapsulation?

Placenta Encapsulation is the process of preparing the mother’s placenta after the birth of her baby and dehydrating it to then be ground and placed into capsules for the mother to ingest as she sees fit. Many women have experienced placenta encapsulation as a great way to help with the postpartum transition and hormone changes in a way that’s healthy and palatable. Women who have tried it report these benefits:

  • Reintroduce the beneficial vitamins, minerals, hormones, proteins, and other nutrients to her body after birth to help restore a more balanced body function
  • Prevent “baby blues” and the more serious postpartum depression
  • Increase breast-milk production and shorten healing time
  • Increase maternal energy levels, and provide an over-all feeling of wellness to aid in the transition between pregnancy and the early postpartum period in the woman who has just given birth.

What is a Placenta/Mothers Tincture?

Placenta or Mothers Tincture is made from a piece of the mother’s own raw placenta after birth, steeping in alcohol making a strong remedy over 6- 8 weeks (which can be made into a Homeopathic Remedy by your certified Homeopath) as well as used for the following:

  • Balance postpartum/hormonal fluctuations both for Mom and also Daughters
  • Soothe indigestion for mom and baby
  • Decrease insomnia and sleep disorders
  • Ease anxiety and emotional distress
  • Reduce symptoms of PMS and later in life for menopause
  • Reduce colic and teething in baby
  • Aids in trauma, transition, or emotional distress
  • Stabilize moods

 Basic Encapsulation Services for $200.00 Includes:

  • Pick Up of Placenta by a LTD representative within 24 hours after delivery unless you are a Loving Touch Doulas birth client
  • Full placenta preparation and encapsulation process using the Raw Method and either Vegetarian gel capsules or Gelatin capsules
  • Proper storage container of the completed placenta pills
  • Written instructions for proper storage and handling/suggestions for ingestion amounts of the finished placenta pills
  • Placenta/Mother Tincture preparation and written instructions for proper storage and handling/suggestions for ingestion amounts for both Mother and Child
  • Delivery of the finished product to the client at the agreed upon location by both parties within 72 hours
  • Placenta prints and Cord keepsakes for additional fees

SUMMER SPECIAL!!! ENJOY A 10% DISCOUNT OFF ANY ENCAPSULATION PACKAGE!!!! 

*NOT APPLICABLE FOR BIRTH DOULA PACKAGES

Loving Touch Doulas (LTD) is not a pharmacy, pharmaceutical representative, holistic practitioner, herbalist, or medical doctor. Benefits of placentophagy are supported by ongoing research but have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Placentophagy, ( it is intended solely for ingestion by the mother who has birthed the placenta and not for her family members, friends, or other individuals) is a natural nutritional supplement and as such cannot be guaranteed to produce specific results.

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES INVESTMENT

 

Birth Photography in Home/Hospital or Birth Center for $950.00 

  • On-call 24/7 starting at 38-42 weeks
  • Unlimited coverage from active labor (6 cm dilated ) until 2 hours post partum
  • 100-200 professionally edited, digital and printed images in color + black & white 
  • High Resolution
  • Print Release
  • For scheduled C-sections a Fresh 48 session is also included

 

 

 Fresh 48/Newborn/ Family Meet & Greet Sessions for $350.00 includes:

  • 60 minutes shoot time
  • Home/Hospital/Birth Center
  • 25-50 professionally edited, digital images in color + black & white
  • High Resolution
  • Print Release

SUMMER SPECIAL!!! ENJOY A 10% DISCOUNT OFF ANY PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE!!!! 

 

POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES

HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE 4th TRIMESTER?

It’s that tender, incredible time after a baby is born, when families benefit from extra care and support. The postpartum doula is there to support families as they move into their new roles.

 

Why Hire a Postpartum Doula?

 

Emotional Support

The transition into new parenthood can be vulnerable, and postpartum doulas are experts in emotional support, active listening and encouraging new moms and dads to follow their own hearts. Empathy, a hug or even a good laugh together can do so much for a new parent!

 

Evidence-Based Information and Support

Postpartum doulas are trained to understand what new babies – and new mothers – truly need. The doula helps with soothing techniques, offers breastfeeding or bottle feeding support, and explains normal newborn behavior

 

Practical Support

It’s all hands on deck with a new baby, and postpartum doulas can help the days go by more smoothly by helping with the baby’s laundry, doing the dishes or preparing simple, nourishing meals

 

Partner and Sibling Support

A new baby means transition for everyone, including parents, grandparents and little brothers and sisters. Postpartum doulas understand what everyone needs, and part of their role is to help the entire family adjust and settle in

POSTPARTUM PACKAGES

Baby Care Basics Package (typically through the 1st week):

  • 2 Hour Prenatal Visit & 16 Hours Postpartum (18 hours total) – $450
  • Including Placenta Encapsulation & Tincture – $650 $600

The Good Start Package (typically through the 2nd week):

  • 2 Hour Prenatal Visit & 28 Hours Postpartum (30 hours total) – $750
  • Including Placenta Encapsulation & Tincture – $950 $900

Welcome Home Package (typically through the 3rd week):

  • 2 Hour Prenatal Visit & 40 Hours Postpartum (42 hours total) – $1,050
  • Including Placenta Encapsulation & Tincture – $1,250 1,200

Pampered Parents Package (typically through the 4th week):

  • 2 Hour Prenatal Visit & 52 Hours Postpartum Care (54 hours total) – $1,350
  • Including Placenta Encapsulation & Tincture – $1,550 1,500

ADDITIONAL POSTPARTUM SERVICES:

  • MOM & BABY CARE PACKAGES
  • ADD AN IBCLC CONSULTATION TO ANY PACKAGE FOR $175.00 ( ASK FOR MORE DETAILS ) 

Contact Amy McLean for current availability 

 

GALLERY

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY

Rebecca Turrigiano Photography©2018

TESTIMONIALS

After two difficult deliveries, my husband and I decided to seek out a Doula for our third and final child. After meeting with several candidates we selected Rebecca. What a great decision we made! From the prenatal visits, to the delivery room, and post natal contact she was phenomenal. Despite it being Christmas Eve, she was available at the hospital for us when we needed her.  Though my perfect delivery didn’t turn out to be the way I had initially hoped, she was very supportive. Rebecca was the voice of calm during the storm. Her cool collected attitude was exactly what we needed to get through the stressful anxious delivery.  She allowed me to be in control of my labor, while supporting every decision I made. I was grateful to have someone with so much compassion and understanding in my corner. We were thankful that she didn’t try to take control or dictate how I would deliver, even after my initial birth plan changed and labor slowed.  After the delivery she remain in close contact and was extremely supportive and helpful when some complications arrived.

In addition, we also took advantage of her encapsulation and birth photography services. Both were remarkable, and indescribable. Her work is simply amazing! If you were looking for someone to remain calm and support you every step of the way, Rebecca is the perfect match.

Rachel Stryker 1/13/2018

 

We decided to hire Rebecca as our doula for our third baby. Both of our last births did not go as planned so we were praying that things would be different this time around. During my pregnancy there were some complications & every time I reached out to Rebecca with a new update she was so helpful. She also helped us put together our birth plan and was very knowledgeable about all of our options. On my daughter’s birth day I was sure to give Rebecca updates throughout the day but our contractions intensified rather quickly. Rebecca was the first one we called & she helped us determine when to head to the hospital. She met us there just a few minutes after we arrived & helped us navigate through ER to triage & into our delivery room in a matter of minutes! Our labor progressed so quickly and our daughter was born less than 30 minutes after we arrived at the hospital. Rebecca was sure to remind us & our team of everything that we had decided for our birth plan & she helped us stick to it as best we could. She was able to snap some special pictures even though our labor was so quick. After Lillian was born Rebecca stayed with us to make sure we were all settled in & she helped us process everything that had just occurred. I am so thankful that she was with us that day and was able to help us achieve the birthing experience that we desired!

Heather Torrez 1/11/2018

 

I’ll never forget my birth experience with Rebecca. Pregnancy can be such a time of mixed emotions, inner turmoil along with joy and excitement. Rebecca saw through my fear and emotional battles, she saw through them and guided me along never forsaking her role as a doula even before my child was born. Every step of the way she guided us with wisdom and educated us both with facts to prepare us while always making sure we knew what our rights were as expecting parents. Rebecca is so dedicated in ensuring you have the best possible birth, the best possible outcome. I truly don’t know what I would have done without her by my side. She gave me strength when I felt like I didn’t have any left. Her presence and the images she captured will stay with me always. It’s exactly how I want to remember this special moment in my life. Thank you so much Rebecca, Carl and I are so glad to have found you. We are so grateful you were a part of this journey.

Adrianna Savillo 12/13/2017

 

After a lot of research about VBAC, I quickly realized that I was going to need the support of a doula to help guide me through the process.  Rebecca came highly recommended by a friend, and after our initial meeting, my husband and I both knew that she would be a good fit.  She has such a peaceful and calming energy about her that instantly put our fears at ease.  We learned so much from the education that she provided, which helped me come to the realization that in order to have the best chances at the type of birth that I desired, I would need to switch providers.  The idea of finding a new provider so late in the game was overwhelming to me and was not an easy choice to make by any means, but Rebecca made the process less scary and helped me find a group of providers that were more open to some of my birth preferences.  I made the switch at 34 weeks and had Rebecca’s support every step of the way.  Her frequent communication through text was invaluable and helped me to feel encouraged whenever I felt unsure, especially after my due date came and went.  Once I was in active labor, Rebecca met us at the hospital and never left our side.  What happened in the next 5 hours was a bit of a blur, but I remember thinking how calm and professional Rebecca remained, even during moments where I would have been stressed or not able to communicate clearly.  She was so graceful in the way that she worked with the nurses to help us labor in positions that I would have never imagined myself in.  There were many moments where I doubted myself, but in the end, it was Rebecca’s encouragement that helped me to find an inner strength that I didn’t even know I had and I was ultimately able to achieve a fully unmedicated VBAC.  I will never forget how empowered and supported she made me feel during one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and for that I will be forever grateful.

Cory Poetzl 12/5/2017

 

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FOR CURRENT PRICING AND AVAILABILITY 

BIRTH DOULA and PHOTOGRAPHY CLIENTS CONTACT:

LovingTouchDoulas@gmail.com

POSTPARTUM and ENCAPSULATION CLIENTS CONTACT:

Amy.LovingTouchDoulas@gmail.com