Traditional Birth Keeper

What is a traditional birth keeper? 

A traditional birth keeper is a birth witness who honours the natural physiological experience of birth, undisturbed and completely guided by the sovereign mother. 

A Birth Keeper is often times described as a Traditional Midwife, but should not be confused with a licensed, regulated medwife. I am working towards traditional birth keeping midwifery but do not currently offer traditional midwifery services.

"A woman, as long as she lives, will remember how she was made to feel at her birth"

- Anna Verwaal 

I do not perform any clinical tasks such as but not limited to: monitoring fetal heart tones, checking blood pressure, cervical dilation, measuring baby, etc. I am currently a student midwife.

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Why Sasha Marie

I strive to witness authentic birth, with women who embrace their ancestral feminine energy in all that it encompasses. Using evidence based education with traditional and homeopathic practices to support you during your journey through pregnancy and into motherhood. 

 

What makes me different?

When you choose Sasha Marie, you are choosing to put your birth experience first.

I have a deep passion for educating soon-to-be mothers. Knowing your body and trusting the intuitive guidance during your pregnancy and birthing experience, no matter the birth outcome.
I strive to continue educating myself and keeping up with the most natural and wholistic ways of healing and birthing in harmony with Mother Earth.
Couples and New Mothers tend to choose The Grassroots Birth Keeper when they want to be fully supported in their choices for their bodies and their babies coming earth side and when they have chosen to be sovereign in their experiences and provide their own care.

Birth Keeper Packages Include:

  • Individualized prenatal visits: YOU determine the number of prenatal visits you need, however we'll do a minimum of two.

  • COMPLETE PRIVATE BIRTHING EDUCATION CLASSES - covering everything you need to know to be your own care provider and get you started on your path to freebirthing.

  • 24/7 Email, telephone or text messaging support, up until six weeks postpartum.

  • FREE access and borrowing privileges to my extensive lending library, containing a large variety of books, videos and tools.

  • Educational information via regular emails, in between our in-person prenatal visits.

  • 10% discount on classes or workshops and additional services offered through Sasha Marie - The Grassroots Birth Keeper.

  • Full access to my tools and accessories (birth pool, labour comfort tools, fetoscope, infant scale, sample homeopathies, etc).

  • Continuous, uninterrupted support during your labour and birth. I will join you as early as needed.

  • Immediate postpartum and breastfeeding support, following the arrival of your baby.

  • Up to 2 individualized postpartum visits are included, as necessary, to help establish breastfeeding or offer lactation support and ensure families are off to a good start in the first six weeks of your postpartum experience.

  • Your birth keeper is specifically on call 24/7 for you, within a two week period before and after your estimated due date, in addition to one week following your birth. Of course, if you happen to deliver prior to your due date, I will make every effort to be by your side.

Excluding transportation fees outside 20km of Rocky Mountain House.

Sasha Marie - Grassroots Birth Keeper does not attend Hospital Births. 

Investment

$1,850.00

Birthing Education includes information on everything from Wild Pregnancy through to Wild Mothering.

We do one class bi-monthly, based on your schedules, but any category can be broken into two classes.

1) Freebirth

-Is it right for you?

-P(ower) P(ermission) P(ersonal Responsibility)

-Birth & Death

-Nervous Partners

-Hospital Transfers

-The Social Arena

2) Wild Pregnancy

-Prenatal Care

-Ideal conditions

-Chosen Witnesses

-Supplies

-Natural Inductions

-Water Births

-Variations of Normal

-Affirmations

3)The Grande Entrance

-The stages of birth

-Unexpected (emergencies)

-Afterbirth

4) Breastfeeding

-Positions and latch

-Addressing Common Issues

-Lactation Support

5) Wild Mothering

-Co-sleeping

-Partner Support

-Vaccines

-Minimalist Motherhood

-Connected Authoritative Mothering

-Plant Medicines & Homeopathy

I accept Interac e-Transfer, or Cash.

I offer payment plans to suit your needs.

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My Do Not's

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Commonly Asked Question

Will you be a doula at our homebirth or midwife-assisted birth?

Yes! I offer birth doula services as a birth keeper. These services just don't offer the birthing education in such depth, just reach out to find out more details!

Starting at $1,200.00

"We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong."

- Laura Stavoe Harm