Childbearing Year Resources

Childbearing Year Resources
Serving the Quad Cities and surrounding area with
nearly 3 decades
of professional support services for your childbearing year.

The word "doula" originates as an ancient Greek term meaning "a woman who serves". In our modern world the term refers to an expereince professional who provides continuous physical and emotional support to a woman before, during and after birth.

As Your Doula I Will 
- recognize birth as a journey the mother will remember all of her life
- provide continuous support throughout labor and birth
- provide physical and emotional confort
- assist a mother in preparing for and carrying out her plans for labor, birth and postpartum
- does not take the place of a mothers partner, midwife, or medical staff
- encourage an environment in which human rights, spiritual beliefs, birthing customs and values of the mother, baby, and family are
  respected at all times
- provide comfort while keeping in mind the best interest of the mother, baby, partner and family
- be completely focused in her role as your emotional and physical support
- offer services without prejudice

About Linda
- specialized pregnancy massage therapist
- infant massage instructor
- eclectic style childbirth education classes (private and group settings)
- birth and postpartum doula support
- volunteering with teen parent organizations
- specialized support for women with traumatic histories
- ICAN of the Quad Cities Chapter Leader
- Mothers Matter QC, Founder
- resourcing non-profit organizations and businesses supporting women during the childbearing year

I will encourage you to recognize the importance of option's, choices, right's and responsibilities during your childbearing year. My intention is to serve as a childbearing year advocate/activist providing information and support for the best possible outcome. I believe there is a great power presiding within every woman. I have found myself in a constant state of amazement for the journey we all take to arrive earth side. 

My Training
- DONA International
- DONA Birth Doula Teacher Training
- Birthing From Within® Childbirth Ed. Facilitator Training Level 1/2/3
- Bodywork for the Childbearing Year
- Advanced Pre-Perinatal Massage Therapy
- International Infant Massage Association
- Leadership Training Postpartum Support International
- Consistent Continuing Education (1991 - Present)

Birth Doula Service Includes
- a complimentary interview
- 2 prenatal visit or more if needed
- assistance in gathering information for informed options in childbirth
- on call for you 24/7 during your birthing month
- continuous support for you during labor, birth and immediately postpartum
- 1 postpartum follow-up or more if needed
- 1 complimentary infant massage session
- 1 series of private childbirth classes
Contact Linda for charging schedule.

Childbirth Options Consultation
During a session we will discuss your desires for your childbearing year, options for choosing a place to birth, how to interview a primary care provider and how to proceed with informed decision making. Just one visit will provide life changing information for your childbearing year. Each session includes a concise folder with evidence based handouts during a 2-3 hour visit. Contact Linda for charging schedule.

Eclectic Style Childbirth Prep Classes
Sessions go above and beyond traditional childbirth classes with a creative approach to informed birthing options. Sessions will promote active particpation in your birth journey and enhance connecting with your body. You will discover courses of old resistant patterns,  find pathway's to resolve previous birth issues and connect with your innate intuition to birth. Classes include the importance of recognizing childbearing rights, physiology of labor and birth, medicated and non-medicated labor options, breasting feeding information and the importance of postpartum planning and support. Private sessions available. Contact Linda for charging schedule.

Touch and Labor Session
During this 2 hour private session you will receive a relaxing massage while I guide your labor partner through a hands on approach to the importance of sensitive touch during pregnancy, labor and postpartum,. The simple interaction of gentle and skilled touch will bring a sense of trust and calm to your birth journey. Contact Linda for charging schedule.

Infant Massage
During this private and family friendly session you will learn how infant massage:
- promotes bonding with your baby
- validates parenting skills
- encourages newborn midline orientation
- enhances infant neurological development
- relieves problematic gasses for a gut
- facilitates relief from infant stress
- establishes childhood societal boundaries

Want CYR At Your Event?
Contact Linda TODAY to schedule a public speaking engagement or group teaching event. 

Childbearing Year Resources
Linda Crownover-Inch 
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