Welcome to A Natural Minded Mama!
I am Lorena, a Holistic Doula in the Charleston, SC area. I work within my community to nurture and support birthing people through fertility, pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. I provide nutritional counseling, prenatal yoga, emotional psychosocial, & perinatal support, physical pain management, informed consent in all prenatal, labor, birth, and postpartum care. Hydrotherapy via a birth pool is one of the many labor support tools I offer to my home birth families as well as birth pool rentals to local families.
Breastfeeding and formula feeding counseling to make sure my doula families are properly prepared to nourish their little one(s).
I also provide photography and videography in general, but I offer these, my birthing families, as well. I am a cloth diaper and baby-wearing educator which is part of my postpartum care if so desired by the family.
The modern hospital birthing process tends to be highly interventionist, taking away decision making from birthing people. This results in many unwanted and, in many cases, unwarranted procedures that are not evidence-based.
Studies have shown having a Doula as apart of your birth team drastically reduces the rates of unnecessary interventions, significantly shorter lengths of labor, cesarean births and increases the likelihood of a healthy, positive birth experience
I am here to help you along your birthing journey with the knowledge & support you need to make fully informed choices and have the best experience possible.