"I would like to encourage anyone considering having a doula to, not only do so, but to have Valerie.
Her birthing classes are not just informative but also help you connect as partners and with yourself. The classes make you realize how powerful you are as a woman but also that you can really be a team with your partner.
I planned to do a water birth at home and my labor was a long labor. Valerie knew exactly what to do the entire time. I was throwing up and she gave me essential oils, and then I was able to keep food down. When my labor wasn't progressing she knew all the positions to help bring on labor. She also knew exactly when to step in, but even more, she really knew when to just let my husband and my mother connect with me through the labor and birthing. She brings so much peace and calmness and a sense of family to the whole process and that is so important. It's the type of setting you want when laboring.
And I would definitely recommend her postpartum care! Before I took the birthing classes, I didn't know very much about what happens to our bodies after the birth. I recommend the placenta capsules which help balance your hormones so you're much less likely to suffer postpartum depression. And the belly binding helps so much to bring support and healing to your body.
I would recommend Valerie a hundred times over. I can't imagine birthing any children with out her. I knew she was knowledgeable but I had no idea just how invaluable she really was! I wish I could pay her triple and write a book about how incredible she is." Emily C.
"...at the hospital Valerie was such a rock and comfort for both my husband and I. She was my voice when I couldn't speak up; she made sure my wishes were met.. I would most definitely use Valerie again and highly recommend her to any expectant mother. She is a huge blessing." Brooke C
"I had such a positive experience attending the retreat. I was able to connect with other women and process through issues and birth topics using creativity and a safe space. I felt very supported and glad to have someone put such great energy into my experience." April T.
Valerie was our doula. There are no words to express how valuable Valerie's expertise was to myself and my husband. She was a vital asset to our birth story! She brought a calm and soothing spirit to the house as soon as she walked in on the night of laboring. She helped us prepare before hand so that when the labor came we were fully prepared for the process! We also used her belly wrapping services and we're very impressed at how well the belly binding helps to support mommy's back and also helps to reduce swelling quickly. 3 weeks postpardum and my stomach is almost back to normal in size. Stephanie Ann
"I was blessed to find MountainMama Sacred Birth Services late in my pregnancy! Valerie encapsulated my placenta quickly. She picked it up the day I had given birth and dropped it off the very next day! She also made some beautiful placenta prints and cord keepsakes! Her energy and encouragement were wonderful bonuses! A true blessing to the Prescott community!" Stephanie M.
Guiding Your Sacred Journey with Knowledge, Love and Passion
Through the miracle process of pregnancy and birth, Valerie helped me with the most beautiful and significantly life-altering events that I have ever experienced, I had her individual support to whom I could turn for advice, as well as Emotions, fears and questions, and she had answers for practically everything, that I can't imagine the time would have been without her services, she has made not only my pregnancy but also my birth a beautiful journey helping and serving me with the tools to take on motherhood as it approached and as my little one arrived and to not fear the unknown and to embrace the miracle of creating and bringing life. Her doula services and pregnancy retreats helped not only just me, but other beautiful pregnant mothers come together and to become warriors for whatever situation or fears we have had, and to bond within yourself and your little one that's due to arrive.I am very lucky and thankful to have had her with my first pregnancy and birth and her services because she made it blissful and rewarding, there was nothing but pure joy and happiness and love in the room, she attended my every want and need, and helped me accomplish my dream birth, There is no one like her and what she does for woman out there, she is truly a blessing. Erica P.
"I loved the Sacred Pregnancy retreat! It gave me the time and space out of my busy life to focus on the magic and wonder of my pregnancy. I came away from it feeling more connected to my baby, more excited for the birth and full of peace and calm. Thank you, Valerie for offering such a unique and special service to our community!" Kate C.
Valerie was incredibly helpful and knowledgable with every part of our birthing experience. Upon first meeting her I felt comfortable and she helped me prepare for labor by answering my questions and supporting the birth plan we made. She came to the hospital in the middle of the night when I was admitted and stayed with us until I was holding my son in my arms! She took beautiful pictures of his first moments of life and helped keep me calm and comfortable while I experienced a natural child birth. She provided my fiancé and I with breathing techniques and so much support. The rebozo was also helpful to pull on when I was contracting. Valerie was amazing when I was having really heavy contractions towards the end I was in an incredible amount of pain and she was consistantly supportive and helpful to both of us. We could not have had a better experience and we owe that to Valerie. I also decided to get placenta encapsulation and it has helped me tremendously! Just yesterday I got my first belly binding and I absolutely love it, I am already starting to see and feel my tummy getting tighter! In the future we will be calling her again when we are ready to have another baby! Emily P.
"...not only did she have capsules for me, but also a tincture and a salve. I have used the capsules and the salve with my son and have honestly felt GREAT! I am almost 5 months postpartum and there are days when I have lower energy that I reach for the capsules. Her knowledge and experience is super invaluable and I will recommend her to new moms for sure!" Rachael P.
Sacred Birth Services
"I recently had the honor of attending a birth in which Valerie served as the Doula. Her presence was calm and supportive. She offered appropriate help and support as needed but had the wisdom to step back and give the parents space when appropriate. This is a quality that I find rare in the doulas I have worked with. I believe Valerie's intuitive knowingness will prove to benefit any birthing couple who choose her services, and I recommend her highly" Paula M. Licensed Midwife CPM
"You made my pregnancy, delivery and postpartum an amazing and special experience...you have forever touched not only my life but that of my family as well." Promise D.