Full Reproductive Health Counsulting
Scroll down to learn more about these consultation services including : Gynecological Health Counseling for well person and issues around dis-ease, Pregnancy Consultations, Postpartum Preparation, Sleep Consultations, and Contract Writing Consultations and Workshops for doulas.
Rosewood is here to Guide you.
The following are just some of the services offered through Rosewood Consulting. We are open to a la carte services, one-time hourly consultations, last minute remote support through phone or email, and combined packages. No one should be left in the dark and we aim to be a guiding light in your path to better care.
Well Person Reproductive Health Consulting
Tired of painful periods or seemingly out of control PMS? Noticing hormonal changes as you're getting older and feel lost as to what to do? Not sure your birth control is the best one for you? Seeking more emotional support around your reproductive health experiences and options? Seeking high quality gynecological care? Want to have your yearly visit be inclusive of your whole health? Want doula-style compassionate and non- judgemental consulting on your options? Do you want to figure out the best type of provider for these services — Naturopathic Doctor, OBGYN at a clinic or in private practice, Midwife, etc.? Curious about what insurance covers “alternative” providers? Don’t have insurance and still want high-quality and compassionate care offered on a sliding scale or want options outside of your network and don't know where to turn?
You don't have to wait till an emergency arises to seek out well person care. Too many folks receive no care out of fear, past bad experiences, or restricted access to providers. Having an objective and non-clinical support person help present you with more options, advice, and resources catered to your individual situation instead of a public health statistic can go a long way in keeping you coming back for your yearly visits and potentially avoid many of the common traumas and insecurities around your overall reproductive health.
This is a fantastic service to provide for your child who is needing to transition from their pediatrician to a well person provider who does gynecological / reproductive testing and care.
There are two ways to engage with this service:
The Yearly Package includes: Two visits of 2-3 hours throughout the year (can be spaced out however best suits you), personalized informational packet and workbook, unlimited email support throughout the year, and emerging issue phone support*. Additional in-person visits can be added on when needed with a $5 per hour discount. $450 per year
Hourly visits: Need a little extra support or just curious about this service? Book an hour session with Rosewood which will include a personalized information packet and workbook catered to your needs and guidance on resources available in our community that can best suit you. Rates are always sliding scale / pay what you can $25-45 an hour within the Oakland / San Francisco / Berkeley area or when done virtually. Some travel surcharges may apply if outside this geographic area.
*Emerging issues might be things like: suspected cyst rupture or miscarriage, new diagnosis of a chronic issue, issues around your body's acceptance of a new form of birth control, and other non-emergency reproductive situations. This service DOES NOT replace the need to contact your primary provider and will not offer clinical assesment, only emotional and educational support.
Dis-ease Reproductive Counselling
This service is ideal for folks who might have recently been struggling with issues like POCS, hormonal imbalances, painful periods, chronic vaginal infections, fibroids, and other on-going reproductive health issues.
Curious what modality of care is right to include in your management of these concerns? Want help finding high-quality research in the areas of treatment? Unsure how to find providers outside of your network? Don't have insurance and would like support on finding providers who are within your budget? Afraid of diving deep into care plans that waste your time and money? Frustrated with the lack of time, empathy, and resources your providers are offering and longing for more?
Similar to the way a doula can provide education, resources, and support in the childbearing year, having a reproductive health doula by your side after diagnosis can go a long way in saving you time, money, and stress while connecting you with the type of care that most suits your needs and health preferences.
Rosewood consultants DO NOT make clinical assessments or offer treatment plans, instead, they help focus on the gaps our traditional reproductive health care system leaves in emotional and educational guidance.
A typical package would include:
An initial 2 hour consultation and intake assessment
Email and phone support through your follow up visits with your primary care provider
The option of one-time accompaniment to a clinical visit with your primary care provider as a support person*
Up to three follow up visits lasting 2-3 hours within the first 6 months of your diagnosis
Package rate $650**
*Subject to approval by your care provider
**Sliding scale and payment plans always available.
Congratulations! You're Pregnant! …okay, now what?
Most families only discover that the current model of obstetric care in the U.S. is sorely lacking in many key areas late in their pregnancy care. It’s only then that they start scrambling to find support, make new arrangements, and rush to try and stave off many of the normal (but stressful) potential complications that can arise only weeks before their little ones are due. When faced with lackluster care, they still feel overwhelmed, scared, alone and don’t know where to turn. They don’t know what things are options and which things are based in sound evidence. They may feel trapped in their current choices because of finances and insurance and can’t see a way out.
Doulas are often the ones who see families at this late stage and see all too often folks pressured into sticking with sub-standard care. We seek to change that by meeting families earlier on in their pregnancies, taking in-depth and highly personalized care to show parents that there’s a better way. Or better yet, get them into appropriate care right from the get-go.
This care can start at any point in someone’s childbearing year, from early conception on to just weeks before birth. The ideal time to start is sometime in the first trimester to make this a 10-12 month relationship that continues into early parenting.
These 2 hour visits will include:
An in-depth intake assessment (non-clinical) to get a picture of the type of care you are seeking and how we might best direct our support.
Individualized check-ins catered to your experience of the pregnancy process and what more you wish you knew.
Open and non-judgemental support through your options in pregnancy care and beyond.
Access to tailored articles, literature, and community resources that might best support your desires for pregnancy, birth, and parenting.
Helping you find the care provider, doulas, and complimentary care providers right for you and your growing family.
Support with writing a birth preferences plan.
Emotional support for you and your partner.
Education and preparation for postpartum.
There are two ways to access this support:
The Childbearing Year Package includes 10 monthly (or bi-weekly, depending on the starting point of care) appointments for a flat rate of $1300**.
Month-to-Month or One-Time visits can be scheduled and billed a la carte whenever you feel you want access to this kind of specialized care. Each two hour visit is billed at $150** and includes 2 virtual follow-ups (email, phone, face time, text).
**These services are always offered on a sliding scale as well. Please note in your contact form if you are interested in filling out a self-reporting income form or to make an offer. Rosewood strives to support folks typically excluded from this sort of care and support and will find a way to provide support for you and/or offer a more appropriate referral where needed.
Being a first-time parent is tough stuff. There is so much information out there and it's hard to figure out who to trust, what style of parenting might fit your needs, and there's such a culture of anxiety and fear surrounding this process. It doesn't have to be that way.
This service is designed to help build confident, independent, strong parents of healthy and loving children. This starts at the process of conception, through pregnancy, and is deeply manifested in the first 12 weeks of your child's life. It's never too early to start thinking about how you can bring this new life into your family with ease and love while maintaining the core values of your life up to this point.
This isn’t a newborn care class, but rather a true inventory of the knowledge and resources you have already, plus some guidance on what to expect in the first four months and how to set up your home, community, and budget for a smoother transition once your babe is earthbound.
Ideally, this service is provided in the late second trimester, but it’s possible to meet anytime in pregnancy into the first four months postpartum.
There are two ways to access this support:
Preparation in Pregnancy Package: Two visits, each lasting two hours and will come with an in-depth resource packet. You will also have email access to me at anytime from our first visit through the first 12 weeks postpartum for additional questions, concerns, and resources. Additional visits can be added at the hourly rate of a returning client as listed above.
Consultations in the Fourth Trimester: Baby is here! And now...you're lost/overwhelmed/oh crap! You're maybe not sure if you need or want more long term support and let's face it, help is expensive. This is where I can come in. This package will include two 2-hour visits within two weeks and can be started at any point within the first four months of your baby's life. You'll get the same resource packet and will have email access to me for the two weeks of our contract coverage. Additional visits can be tacked on at the hourly rate of a returning client as listed above.
Have a new parenting group and want to bring me in as a speaker to bond and save some bucks? Let's do it! I can meet with your group for up to 2 hours for a flat fee of $200. The group will get a PDF version of the resource packet that they can share within their group.
Learn more about how this service can actually save you a ton of time, stress, and money here.
SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP! Every expectant parent is dreading the lack of sleep that occurs as your little one joins you after birth. Your friends, family, care providers, the dark hole of the internet…they all have opinions on how to get more of it, but here’s the thing, it’s mostly just opinions.
Rosewood offers sleep support and consultations that are based in evidence and the physiology of infant sleep, not on opinions or focused on selling things to desperate parents. This is a gentle, no-cry it out educational resource that prepares expectant and new parents by giving them the tools to recognize normal sleep patterns, trouble shoot during those tricky days, keep couples sleeping in the same bed, maintain breastfeeding, lower stress, and hopefully cut out the need to ever have to “train” your baby.
These consultations and classes are taught with the understanding that though there are “normal” sleep rhythms inherent in most newborns, the needs of all babies and families are different. Like all other Rosewood services, this is not a one-size-fits-all approach. In that vein, there are three different ways to access the sleep consultation services we offer:
Private consultations in pregnancy (ideal) or in the first four months of your baby’s life. These are 2 hour sessions to go over the ins and outs of normal infant sleep patterns and what to expect from the first four months. Start off your postpartum period with one less stressful and confusing parenting component. This service is also great if you are on the fence about hiring daytime vs overnight doula support, since we’ll go over what each service looks like, how to find the right doula for you, and more. This package is $250 online or in person.
Bring me to your pregnancy or new parent group. If you are hanging out with expectant and new parents, it’s very likely the issue of sleep and sleep training has emerged. You’ll get a condensed version of my course with ample time for Q&A for $100 an hour (up to 10 participants, after that the minimum booking is 2 hours). Getting a few friends together and bringing this course to your home or wherever you gather is a great way to access this knowledge, learn from other parents, get a sense of the bigger consultation options, and save a ton of money. These can be done virtually, as well, with a $20 per participant buy-in for Zoom conferences.
Traditional sleep consultation service : So little bub is just not sleeping and you’re at the end of your rope. This package is for you, tired parents. I’ll come join you in the daytime hours for 2 two-hour sessions — once at the beginning and another about a week later — to go over sleep basics and get a sense of your concerns and needs. Additionally, I’ll spend a total of one 4 hour daytime nap visit and three nights with your family, divided between 2 weeks to help further assess parent and baby needs and to help implement any agreed upon sleep skills. THIS IS NOT A CRY IT OUT SLEEP TRAINING PROGRAM. This is a way to access informed and evidence-based knowledge and to get some much needed hands-on support in transitioning everyone toward healthier sleep habits. This is for families with babies up to 6 months of age. The total for this package is $2,000. Additional overnight support might be added at the normal overnight doula rate with the standard 5% discount for continuing clients based on availability.
Doula Contract Editing and Writing
Private Consultations and Workshops
Just finished up a training and feeling lost as to how to begin your practice? Want a doula with nearly a decade of experience with a background in legal research to help you figure out your next steps? Are you an experienced doula who has been faced with a few too many frustrating hurdles? Wanting to shift your practice a bit? Want some guidance and overview of all of your business materials -- contracts, website, handouts -- to try and attract clients who better suit your practice style?
One-on-one contract and basic business development consultations with Em include :
2 hours private consultation on fundamentals of drafting a contract and starting or improving your business, including: SEO tips, finding clients, costs of advertising, finding back up or partnering, forming a "brand," basic marketing skills, and staying true to your message.
Pre-review and edit of any existing documents
Email and phone follow ups after a newly drafted or edited contract has been made so you feel secure in whatever changes you've made
Small groups (2-4 doulas) receive a discount of $10 per person to meet collectively with Em for this service.
If you're interested in starting a collective and/or agency, Em can help you with your materials from top to bottom with :
Independent Contractor Contracts
Doula-to-Doula Contracts (for back up agreements, etc.)
Sliding Scale and Volunteer Forms
Client Educational Resources Form Editing
Editing of Mission Statements and other existing materials
Do you run a doula group or training program and want to host me for a virtual or in-person workshop? So many amazing organizations and professional doula networks do a great deal to ready doulas for their roles as educators and support persons in birth and early parenting, but often have to rush through some business guidance and especially contract writing information. Em can come to your group, training, or do a virtual lecture on the basics of contract writing and solid business practices that keep both the doula and the client protected and in good communication from the start.