"I love being a doula, deep down in my soul."
My name is Emerald Ortiz, I am the owner and operator of Sacred Wombanhood Birth Support Services. I am a full spectrum doula who is certified as a Community Outreach Perinatal Educator (COPE) through Commonsense Childbirth Institute which encompasses child birth education, birth doula and lactation support. I am also trained by Shafia Monroe Consulting (SMC), as a culturally competent full circle doula. I have numerous skills and resources to offer my clients including knowledge of pregnancy and postpartum herbs, belly binding, mother blessing, baby wearing, infant care and more.
As the mother of 2 sons and a daughter, I know the importance of both the presence and lack of informed support and resources for new parents. Though I have been a "trained" doula since 2018, my birth work journey began in 1997 when supporting a friend through her birth and realized how beautifully sacred supporting a birth can be. I then went on to support numerous family and friends' births before taking doula training. Being a birth worker is not just what I do, but a part of who I am.
Services I provide include childbirth education, prenatal support, partner support, pregnancy and birth comfort measures, birth planning, physical/emotional birth support, breastfeeding, infant care, and postpartum support. Also, as a graduate of Woman's Choice Perinatal Service Placenta Encapsulation training I provide placenta capsule preparation.
Because pregnancies can end in a number of ways I am prepared to support families through any outcome. I am also a certified Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) advocate.
Placenta Encapsulation Testimonials
I received a recommendation for placental encapsulation from my doula Jesse Rosene De Brito, and I'm glad she sent me to Emerald. Emerald was super professional, answered my texts/inquiries in a timely manner, explained everything via a phone consult and was thorough with her contract. Her actual services were even better. She came to my home and worked quietly and efficiently and cleaned up afterwards. Everything was handled safely and very hygienic. Would recommend her to anyone I know who wants to encapsulate their placenta. ~ Ana Sofia D.
Emerald was wonderful to work with. She gave clear instructions on how to handle the placenta prior to her coming to my home. I worked with Emerald during the pandemic and she had significant precautions in place to keep both herself and my family safe while she was working in my home. I can't recommend her services enough. ~ Anne Q
"My experience with Emerald was great. She was very informative of what my options were for my birth. She was supportive in my decisions in how I wanted my birth to go. Emerald provided a wealth of resources and information. She was present for my entire birth and actually arrived at the hospital before I did. Upon me arriving to the hospital she never left my side. Emerald followed up with me twice at home after I gave birth. During those visits she helped with dishes and demonstrated how to baby wear and belly bind. I am pleased with her services and would use her again in the future" ~ Tiffany C.
Emerald is a very gifted Doula! She is warm, empathetic, knowledgeable and nurturing and of course has a great love and joy for babies, and it shows! She was there to guide my twins into this world and i would choose her again! You wont be disappointed with her services. ~ Bre S.
"Having Emerald as my doula was such a big help. Giving birth to my first child was such a crazy experience and because of her i was able to remain calm the entire time. Even the times i went into preterm labor she was right beside me and spoke for me when i felt i wasn’t being listened too. She taught me techniques for not letting fear take over me, and instead to embrace the little bit of pain i would feel in order to have the greatest blessing life has to offer. I’m so thankful to have had her during the most important event in my life." ~ Nikki R.