Makawee Birth Assistance

Lebanon, OR

About this pro

Makawee is Sioux for mothering, generous, and earth-maiden. Mother, grandma, older sis, and dear friend — these are the inspirations and care I want to bring and share with you on your birth journey.

For the past 10 years, this has been my goal — helping mothers expand their birthing heaven. Helping you enjoy the pleasures of motherhood is my sincere wish. There is so much to learn, to experience, and to enjoy from conception and birthing to baby-caring and baby-wearing. In all these magical times, your enjoyment is my priority.

As a Makawee, I will help you with birth coaching, from conception to postpartum and breastfeeding. You will learn good nutrition, and we’ll find a care provider or midwife that works with your desires, philosophy, and finances. You will learn all the ways your baby will depend on you for their needs and how it will affect their health for the rest of their lives.

When you call, we can begin to discuss this wonderful time for you and how we can best work together. Of course, after a free meeting or two, when we begin truly planning the details and sign an agreement, I have some basic fees.

Normally, you may want one or two pre-birth sessions in your home, and this is included in the fee for attending your birth for $450. This prenatal and postpartum support normally lasts a few hours. If you need more time, there is a $15/hour fee.

Postpartum work is available at a day rate as well if you need ongoing care and support after your baby arrives. I will work with your family’s needs to ensure you are well taken care of.

When you choose me as your doula, you’ll have free phone consultations, and of course, there will be a backup doula in case of emergency.

Location

Lebanon, OR 97355

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am currently a full time student at LBCC and attending Ancient Arts Midwifery Institute. I will be transferring to OSU in a year to complete a bachelors in Women's Studies. I try to focus on anthropology and psychology because I love to study how people think, how brains develop and history of different cultures and how our current culture differs so I can provide an open minded perspective. I study herbology and make my own teas and tinctures for myself and my friends and family. I am always learnign more about natural medicine and how to use it for mommas and children. One other thing I am working on is how to best support women who have been through trauma, be it abuse or envrionmental disaster, anxiety and fear and distrust are some of the biggest culprits of insecurity that leads to complications in birthing. Birthing can further the mental anguish of victims of abuse our it can aid in their healing and give them the empowerment they need to be better mothers and feel better about themselves and their bodies.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Always interview more than one birth support person. Your choice on who should be with you while you birth should not be about the cost or if insurance covers it, but how it can help your situation and how well you connect with that person and feel safe with them. Just because someone has a certification or lots of letters behind their name, doesnt mean they are going to serve you well. You should feel like you have known this person forever when you meet them. The doula or birth support person should be concerned about meeting YOUR needs, not just theirs. You should ask questions and she should be asking you questions in return, not just talking about herself. The primary subject of conversation is understanding your needs to keep you safe and happy.