Birth with Liv

I am so grateful to have you here! I am currently offering services in San Jose, CA and surrounding areas.

Doula services

Birth Doula

• One cost-free, no obligation initial interview by phone or FaceTime
• 2 prenatal visits done in your home
• Ongoing holistic pregnancy counseling and resources
• Text/phone/email support throughout our time together
• On-call 24/7 for you at the beginning of 38 weeks until birth
• Access to book lending library & TENS unit rental
• Full labor support and up to 2 hours after your baby has been born
• One postpartum visit within the first two weeks of baby’s arrival

*sliding scale services available

Postpartum Doula

• Focus on restorative and compassionate support for the family
• Book lending library
• Chestfeeding or bottle feeding support
• Offer evidence-based information on emotional and physical recovery from pregnancy and birth, infant soothing techniques, and coping skills for new parents
• Assist with newborn care, errand running, meal preparation, and light household tasks to facilitate rest

Additional offerings:

• Belly binding to support uterus, organs, and muscles
• Herbal infusions containing vitamins and minerals to increase milk flow, improve digestion & enhance the immune system
• Vaginal steam to help the uterus return to normal size
• Sitz bath to promote healing of pelvic floor

Overnight Doula

• 6-8 hour shifts
• Book lending library
• Chest/breastfeeding and bottle feeding support
• Offer evidence-based information on breastfeeding, newborn soothing techniques, and typical newborn behaviors
• Meet all of your little one’s needs during those night wakings, including burping, diaper changes, and soothing back to sleep

Placenta Encapsulation

• Pick up of your placenta within 24 hours postpartum
• Raw or Traditional Method Placenta Encapsulation
• Umbilical Cord Keepsake
• Placenta print
• Glass storage container
• Written instructions for storage and handling
• Guidelines for taking your capsules
• Delivery of your completed capsules within 72 hours postpartum

Additional offerings:

• Placenta Tincture
• Placenta Salve


Bachelor of Arts: Child Development
IPPA Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Herbal Academy Introductory Herbal Course
Bloodborne Pathogens Certification
Food Handlers Certification
Child and Infant CPR certification


Evidence Based Birth
Childbirth Connection
Spinning Babies
Hypnobirthing by Marie Mongan