As a professional caregiver with 18 years of experience caring for women and families during and after they have their babies, I am offering my services to families also needing in-home elder and special needs care in the Montpelier and surrounding area.
I have experience caring for elderly loved ones and those with memory and daily physical challenges. I have organized teams of care givers and run households for elderly and terminally ill loved ones.
I take care with total mindfulness and respect. I cook healthy nutritious meals, do light cleaning, and can provide respite care for you and your loved one in their home as well as drive them to appointments, and assist with daily living tasks.
Presently, I have hours available to serve families with needs from birth and immediate postpartum, to special need and elderly care giving.
Please contact me directly for more information!
Outstanding references upon request.
• Reduce cesarean rates by 50%
• Reduce the length of labor by 25%
• Reduce the use of Pitocin by 40%
• Reduce the need for pain medication by 30%
• Reduce the requests for epidural pain management by 60 %
• Increase mom’s self image
• Increase satisfaction in the overall birth experience
• Improve the relationship between mom and partner.
(Information provided by Mothering the Mother, Klaus, Klaus, and Kennel)
~Providing Birth and Postpartum care~
Nourishing meals, calm baby, tidy home = Happy Mama!
Makes a Great Baby Shower Gift!
Ame Solomon, Doula and Midwife:
18 years experience caring for women in Labor and Postpartum.
Some insurance plans cover my services!
~Serving Central Vermont~
Phone (802) 461-7857
What do you get when you hire me as your doula?
A skilled and experienced childbirth attendant whose primary function is to serve YOU. As your doula, I will firmly advocate for your birth plan and comfort you with massage, aromatherapy, guided visualization, and positive feedback and affirmations. Before birth, I will offer you prenatal counseling, referrals, support, and can even facilitate a beautiful Blessingway ceremony.
Postpartum, I make house calls! My top priority is to help mom and baby physically heal, making sure they are both getting enough nutrition and rest. I encourage breastfeeding, and will offer assistance with your particular lactation needs and concerns. I inspire trust, confidence, and safety in my clients.
I began attending births in 1994, and received doula training in 1995. I then trained as a midwife and became a Certified Professional Midwife in 1998. I offer a wealth of information and skill in my role as a doula. I am well versed in both medical procedures and alternative healing modalities, making me an effective, nonjudgmental counselor to women seeking to make maternal health decisions tailored to their personal understanding of wellness. Herbs, homeopathy, aromatherapy, and drug-free methods of pain relief are all part of my doula tool box. And I can refer you to professional massage therapists, acupuncturists, lactation consultants, and clinical herbalists and homeopaths, should you need more assistance than I can provide.
Are you trying for a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) or do you have other special needs? I’ve attended numerous VBACs and wholeheartedly support women with this objective.
I believe that a woman’s body has the inherent organic ability to birth without augmentation (though I am not opposed to medicinal pain relief on principal). In the process of assisting over a hundred birthing women, I’ve been able to help mothers through hard long labors, short intense labors, successful VBAC’s, water births, and through challenging emotional transitions. I feel that a well informed choice is the best choice. I will help educate you about your choices when creating a birth plan to fit your optimal birth vision.
In addition to my professional expertise, my experience birthing and mothering two children has made me exquisitely aware of the needs of prenatal and postpartum women. My work is my passion: I truly love to bear witness to the birthing process and a woman’s journey into motherhood. Serving families is profoundly fulfilling; I would be honored to help yours embark on the sacred path of bringing new life into the world.
Regarding hiring me for Postpartum Services Only:
My duties can change from day to day, as the needs of the family change. A large part of my role is to educate the family by sharing information about the baby’s care, breastfeeding coaching, and making sure the mother is fed, well hydrated, and comfortable. This will make your life easier, less complicated and more peaceful. I can help to coordinate your household to adjust to the babies’ schedules so you can rest, heal faster, and just be one on one with yourself, your partner and your babies. As your postpartum Doula, I will work to help you obtain your goals. I consider myself your professional assistant, and I am unbiased and able to assist you in “your“ choices for your infants care.