Cat Ries, C-FSD
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Full Spectrum Doula
My care focus is mostly on postpartum and grief/loss support, but I have attended over a dozen births and am always astounded and honored to be present and supportive for births. I include herbal remedies, nourishing ancestral meals, ceremonies and ritual, spiritual counseling, Reiki and sound healing (gong and Tibetan singing bowl sound baths), postpartum closing ceremonies and bodywork, ritual baths for nourishment and processing emotions and experiences, yoga postures and meditation techniques, deep and active listening, nonjudgmental support, and access to a network of other caregivers and resources. As a mixed-poc, queer mama of an 11 month old and a 11 year old stepkid, my goal is to make this work accessible to all who need it but especially BIPOC and LQBTQIA+ communities. I am also trauma-informed and open to serving non-nuclear family shapes.
I work as a Certified Full Spectrum Doula, certified with Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, a certified Grief and Death Doula with The Dying Year, have completed continued education on postpartum care rituals with The Postpartum Healing Lodge (Anishinaabe and Mexican traditions given with permission by elders, and a course for BIPOC only) and The Nafsa School Project (on Moroccan postpartum traditions). I’ve been present for over a dozen births from hospital to homebirth, and have offered postpartum support for several families. I’ve been serving my community as a spiritual consultant and energyworker for a decade, and have over a decade of extensive personal spiritual training in the lineages is my ancestors and those I’m initiated into.
Fee: 500-2000 depending on the package.
Sliding scale, payment plans, and scholarships available if needed.
Certifying Organization(s): Birth Advocacy Doula Trainings
Other certifications, diplomas, trainings, etc.:
Postpartum Healing Lodge Training
End of Life / Grief Doula Training with The Dying Year
Moroccan Postpartum Rituals with The Nafsa Project
SWANA - Baltic - Latinx birth and postpartum ritual knowledge from personal family wisdom
Adult and Infant CPR certified
Other types of birthwork: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Belly Binding, Reiki, Sound Healing, Herbal Support, Spiritual Counseling
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