Motivating Force

We are based in beautiful Siskiyou County

in Northern California.

 

First and foremost, this work is sacred and  must always be honored as such. We thank the ancestors, abuelitas y abuelitos who have maintained these traditions despite hundreds of years of colonization. It is in their steps that we follow.

  Sol y Luna Birth Work provides physical, mental and emotional support to people in in their postpartum period. This includes people who have given birth at full term, as well as folks who experience miscarriage and stillbirth. You all have the right to heal. 

 

You have the right to choose whether or not you are ready to conceive. Sol y Luna can provide you with necessary information to make these decisions, without bias and without judgement.

 

 

 

 

 

In the United States, Western medical practices do not create the capacity to properly care for expecting individuals and families in their postpartum period. This is most evident in particular for poor, working class people of color. Sol y Luna thus provides tools for families to heal themselves, to recognize their strength, honor their power and to bring with them the knowledge they already carry into their postpartum period.

We are more than aware of the inequities evident in our communities. Therefore Sol y Luna Birth Work provides free support for single and teen parents, undocumented folks and formerly incarcerated people. In order to sustain this work, we offer sliding scale exchanges that are meant to be accessible. 

The presence of a birth worker postpartum may reduce symptoms of postpartum depression by not only providing companionship, but by helping to aid your body and spirit back to its optimal health. 

 

I do this work because I believe empowerment of birthing people is foundational for the empowerment of the next generation. When our babies are born into an environment filled with love, that is the first emotion they feel upon arrival earth side. I do not doubt then that it is love that they carry deep within their spirit for the rest of their waking lives.


 

 

Postpartum Healing in Community

Your journey into parenthood is sacred and requires the support of an entire community. Too often we are left alone in the vulnerable weeks after birth. During this time, your body and spirit require immense care and support in order for you to thrive. We can work together to create community and/or remind the communities we come from their responsibility in ensuring your wellness. 

Traditional postpartum support is:

​Herbal Remedies for Healing // Breast Feeding Support // Newborn care

Food delivery// Support with Household Obligations // Honoring Cuarentena

Support During Birth

We are currently supporting births on a case by case basis. Please reach out for more information.

Support during birth is:

 

Communication During Early Labor// Support

While Laboring at Home // A Ride to the Hospital//

By Your Side During Labor and Immediate Postpartum

Additional Offerings

We are open to supporting you in additional ways outside of the standard full-spectrum doula exchange.

Birth Story Listening and Keepsaking 

// Music Playlists for Birth

We hold knowledge in holding space for group gatherings and in leading workshops on the following topics:

 

Learning About Your Moon Cycle //

Girl Power! a Series of Classes that Provide a Safe,
Empowering Space for Young Girls