Hello! Welcome!I'm Alex an internationally active birth diplomat, childbirth educator, doula, group facilitator and artist based in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Thank you for visiting my site/blog, it´s an honor and joy to have you here. I hope you will contact me to schedule a free initial session, my gift to you.
I was born in Brazil and raised in the United States, mainly in Florida. I first received training in Dallas as a doula with CAPPA/DONA nad Birthworks and as a childbirth educator with Birthworks in 2001. Since then I´ve also trained as a breastfeeding educator, midwifery assistant, pre and postnatal yoga, mother and baby massage, floral essences, aromatherapy, rebozo technique and other complementary modalities. In 2001, I gave birth in water to my daughter, Ananda at the Lover´s Lane Birth Center in Dallas, Texas. In 2002, I moved back to Belo Horizonte to be close to family and in 2004, I gave birth at home to Nathan.
I gladly offer on-line support for moms and couples throughout Brazil.
How can I help you?
Free Initial Session
I offer an initial free consultation via phone, skype or messenger free of charge (up to 30 minutes). The goal of out first talk is so we can get to know each other, how we can work together and answer some of your major questions. I love doing these sessions, sharing in the baby excitement and doing my part to help you have a more positive birth experience, however you have no obligation to hire me. This is my gift to you.
Private Childbirth Education
Learn the basics of having a baby - in Brazil, the choices available to you and tips on how to have a more positive and pleasurable experience. Support for Dads and other family members in English and/or Portuguese, Spanish also. My classes are holistic and woman-centered inspired by my experience of supporting hundreds of moms throughout the years.
Complete Doula SupportI am available to provide labor support/postpartum care in Belo Horizonte. This includes pre-natal visits, support during all of labor/birth, post-partum care, breastfeeding and newborn care.
Pre and Post-natal Massage
Holistic bodywork for wellness at the physical, mental and energy levels. Gentle, relaxing strokes to relieave stress and promote healing. All natural vegetable oils are used with optional aromatherapy blends made specially for your needs.
Floral EssencesFloral Essences is created by imprinting the energy of a specific flower into pure high quality water. I offer support for the use of several Floral Essence systems readily available in Brazil.