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Amber Deen

Birth Doula, Intentional Movement Experience practitioner, Dance Teacher

About Me

I am Amber Marie, I am a wanderer, a lover of life, and teller of stories. I am most myself when I am sharing in the joy and accomplishment of others, and encouraging them to be their most authentic selves.

I received my B.A. in International Community Development and Minor in Dance in 2014. While studying ICD I became very focused on the impact that women made on their societies, communities, and countries. Mothers were the driving force of knowledge and skill that will become future generations! This fact was so amazing to me, which is why I was devastated by the reality that birth complications accounted for so many deaths globally. In 2015 I made the decision to become a doula through DONA International to better understand birth and its impact on women's lives and their path to motherhood, so that I could educate and support women wherever in the world I traveled. My mission as a doula is to support and empower mothers to feel that they can accomplish anything and have the birth they desire, by harnessing the power of their own unique strengths. I believe that empowered women make empowered mothers.

My Why

I am passionately committed to empowering women in whatever way I can. Whether that be teaching little girls the joy of dancing, standing as a positive role model for young women, helping women reclaim their bodies after trauma, or being the encouragement and support for women giving birth. Making empowerment my work feels like such an incredible gift.

What makes me unique

I am incredibly driven and put my entire self into anything I pursue. I completely immerse myself in learning all that I can in order to be excellent at everything I set my mind to do. I have an incredible memory, I won’t just remember how we met but what day it was and exactly what you were wearing! I am very into natural living, which has earned me being everyone’s token “hippie” friend my entire life. In my free time you can find me making kombucha, painting with oils, or dancing with my husband cat to Tom Petty.

Qualifications

I am trained through DONA International.

Confidence

I pride myself on being very knowledgeable about all aspects of birth and stay up to date on new technology and procedure. It's important to me that my clients are well informed so that they can make the best decisions about their birth experience. I am currently researching the effects of trauma and abuse in relation to birth so that I may serve healing women more fully.

What working with me looks like

We will explore different types of support and comforting measures that will best suit your needs. I offer two prenatal visits, in which we will create a birth plan and discuss your desires and feelings and a plan to create a birthing space that fits your unique personality and preferences. If a partner will be actively involved in the birthing process we will discuss our roles and how we can work together in support. I am very devoted to natural methods of soothing so I can offer advice herbal teas, essential oils, and body stretches and alignment. My goal is that you go into labor confident of your strengths and that I will have the knowledge to assist and support you fully, physically and emotionally.

Prenatal
I offer two prenatal visits, in which we will create a birth plan and discuss your desires and feelings and a plan to create a birthing space that fits your unique personality and preferences.We will explore different types of support and comforting measures that will best suit your needs.If a partner will be actively involved in the birthing process we will discuss our roles and how we can work together in support.

I am very devoted to natural methods of soothing so I can offer advice herbal teas, essential oils, and body stretches and alignment.
Intentional Movement Experience
Amber offers group classes and private sessions, each experience is unique to its environment. All classes begin with listening and a time of free writing about the class theme. After writing we transition into four guided meditations, one seated, one lying down, and two standing. These meditations incorporate movement directly influenced by imagery to clear the mind, connect to breath, heart beat, and personal rhythm. Once inner calm has been established we explore arising feeling through the use of voice, brief movement phrases and finally free movement. Group classes include interaction amongst participants that involves discussion, affirmation, and limited contact. Private sessions are made to fit the needs of the individual with meditations and movement created specifically for that session. Intentional Movement for expectant mamas will focus on addressing and calming current and past stresses, and establishing an intuitive connection to mama and baby.
Labor & Birth
I will be on call 24/7 and will be by your side as soon as you call upon me. I will assist you in pain management using massage, tools, and body positioning, and words of encouragement. I will explain procedure and advocate for the birth you most desire.

My goal is that you go into labor confident of your strengths and that I will have the knowledge to assist and support you fully, physically, mentally, emotionally.
Postpartum
After baby arrives, if you are breast feeding I will assist with first latch and remain until baby has finished nursing. I will visit you at home within the first 4 days, and be on call to answer any questions 2 weeks post partum. I want to make sure you feel confident and comfortable in these new stages and am honored to be a part of every families transitions with a newborn.
Pricing
Birth Doula Fee-$425

Amber is willing to offer support by donation to mother's without birth support or birth mother's to babies being adopted. This support is accepted on a case by case basis.