I am a prenatal and neonatal chiropractor, crainosacral therapist and doula. I serve a geographic region extending from Carmel to Silicon Valley, with a primary office at Full Moon Birth Center in Santa Cruz and satellite offices at the South Bay Homebirth Collective in San Jose, and in the heart of the historic district of Pacific Grove. 

My Services & Fee

As a concierge care provider, my fee may include:

  • At least one hour-long prenatal visit per week

  • Blissborn™ birth hypnosis training for you and your partner

  • Serving as your birth doula

  • At least one hour-long postnatal visit 

  • Chiropractic care and Craniosacral Therapy for baby

 

Prenatal visits typically include:

  • Birth preparation doula support

  • Birth Passage Dynamics™

  • Gentle chiropractic adjustments

  • Craniosacral Therapy

  • Advanced Webster Technique

  • Restorative Yoga Therapy

  • Birth Point Massage™ Therapy

  • Guided meditation

  • Birth hypnosis training

 

How much do you charge?

 

I take a limited number of clients and offer comprehensive, concierge care. My fees reflect that. And so do my statistics of clients having the births they planned. I offer a wide array of payment plans, and a select number of partial scholarships. If you are in true financial need, or are paying for your out-of-hospital birth out-of pocket, please do not hesitate to ask about these options. I do not take insurance. 

Complete Chiro & Doula           $3500

Doula Services                             $3000

Prenatal Chiro Third Tri            $2500

Prenatal Chiro One Month        $1000

Breech 7-session package           $1000

Breech 2-hour session                   $350

VBAC Consultation                        $250

Webster Evaluation                       $100

Complete Care Session                  $175

Doula Consultation                        Free

I also happily provide free consultations. If we decide to work together after this meeting, many affordable payment options are available

 

Birth Passage Dynamics™

 

My great professional passion and the focus of much of my advanced training is the emerging field of Birth Passage Dynamics™.

 

Birth Passage Dynamics™ considers the influences on baby's transition out of womb, and how to make this process as blissful as possible for both mama and baby. Birth Passage Dyanamics™ draws from several Eastern and traditional approaches to natural labor, perinatal psychology, chiropractic, yoga therapy and biodynamics.

 

Birth Passage Dynamics™ celebrates birthing people's innate wisdom and clears veils by considering emotional, physical, energetic and cultural factors. We focus on addressing these factors during preconception and pregnancy so that blissful birth may naturally unfold. Clients are also empowered with an array of techniques to use during labor.

While mindfulness practices and nervous system facilitation are the cornerstones of Birth Passage Dynamics™, biomechanical factors are also addressed. These include craniosacral dynamics, alignment of the spine and hips, tension in pelvic and uterine ligaments, and functioning of the pelvic floor muscles, the psoas, the piriformis, and other structures.

Customized Care

 

Because each client, baby and family are unique, our process is highly customized. This is possible because we have the luxury of meeting over multiple prenatal sessions.

 

There is no "one size fits all" approach when it comes to birth preparation, just is there is no "one size fits all" approach to parenthood. I listen to you. I support you.

 

Your unique plan may include traditional strategies such as designing a written birth plan and discussing medical research on topics of concern to you. It may encompass incorporating mindfulness practices into your daily routine.

 

In addition to prenatal care and birth support, I offer postpartum care. I also provide chiropractic care for baby, including craniosacral therapy.

 

My approach is truly holistic. Together we work to optimize physical, emotional,  energetic and cultural preparation for birth.

The effort to separate the physical experience of childbirth from the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of this event has served to disempower and violate women.

 

-- Mary Rucklos Hampton