Congratulations, You're Having a Baby!
With each new birth comes new experiences and new beginnings. I recognize that each birth is different and whether it this is your first or your tenth the occasion of birth deserves to be celebrated and nurtured.
I feel honoroed that you are are here, so let me intrdouce myself.
My name is Aracely Rodriguez. I am honored to serve the Inland Empire birthing community. My three amazing children; Carlos 17, Oscar 14, and my beautiful little girl Emmery, who would be 10, gave me the gift of Motherhood. Emmery only lived 34 short but beautiful hours and taught me so much. Because of my journey through her pregnancy, her birth and short time with us on earth, I learned to advocate for myself, speak up and just how strong as women we really are. I am passionate about birth because of her.
I am a professional doula and have been serving families for over 10 years.
I am also a certified Infant message Instructor (CIMI) and received my training through International Association of Infant Message (IAIM) a well recognized worldwide organization.
I have been trained in perinatal loss, stillbirth, and as a bereavement coordinator by RTS (Resolve Through Sharing) bereavement services. RTS is a nationally accredited and recognized organization used by most hospitals as a standard of care for bereavement, as well as to train and certify medical professionals working with families coping with the loss of a baby.
I have also received extensive training along with my own experience in pregnancy after loss. My various certifications allow me to support families with subsequent pregnancies their "Rainbow baby". I understand the fear and uncertainty that families experience in this new journey. I am here to provide encouragement and the very much needed emotional support.
I have attended many workshops, classes and training to better help me assist and prepare you during pregnancy, labor and postpartum such as:
Rebozo use during labor
Postpartum Mother support
Belly Binding (postpartum)
Placenta Print Art
Pregnancy after Loss Support
"There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation"
- PAMELA NADAV
I feel passionate about what I do, and I am very honored with every birth I get to be a part of.
When you choose me as part of your birth plan I strive to give you the very best of me and assist you by teaching you useful tools so that you can achieve the birth you are envisioning.
What you will get as part of my services as your Doula:
Labor support during all stages of labor and delivery.
1-3 prenatal visits (depending on time frame) in your home. I like us to meet often and as much as possible so that you will be very comfortable with me by the time your special day arrives.
I am available by phone, Email, or even a short notice visit if you have any questions or concerns from the time you include me as part of your pregnancy.
I will be on call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week from 38 weeks to 41 weeks of your pregnancy.
I will show you techniques such as acupressure points, healthy and safe exercise, and other helpful hints that will aide with labor and
assist you with writing your birth plan.
1-2 postpartum visits.
Bengkung Postpartem Belly Binding:
I am trained in the traditional style of Bengkung belly binding by Sacred Pregnancy and offer postpartum belly binging as a standalone service, an add on, or as part of my “Beyond Nurtured package”.
What is Bengkung ?
Bengkung is a traditional Malaysian belly binding method. Essentially it is a practice of tying a long strip of cloth normally muslin which often comes in beautiful colors achieved by a process referred to as batik fabric dyeing, which is what I use. The long fabric is tied and noted around the abdomen during the postpartum recovery period to ensure a strong support to our womb after childbirth. It has been practiced for hundreds of years and has been found to have great benefits.
Why belly-binding ?
It helps to slim the ribcage, belly and hips.
Pulls in the separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) back together.
Prevents back pain. While wearing it, you are reminded to sit and walk straight, a good antidote to the “nursing-slouch”.
Decreases postpartum bleeding time by speeding up the process of getting rid of waste blood in a natural way.
It’s an ancient traditional natural way of healing after birth.
It feels good!
The Belly bind is most effective and best used during the first 8 weeks postpartum starting on the 5th day after a vaginal delivery and at the 6th week after a cesarean or once your incision is healed, but can be useful for support during anytime of the postpartum period.
What will you get with this service?
Upon delivery I will visit you postpartum to bind you with the batik wrap I provide for you and teach you how to bind and wrap yourself. I am available if you forget or need a little reminder. I offer this service by itself; you can add it on, or as part of my "Beyound Nurtured Package".
Placenta Encapsulation or Placenta Prints:
Placent encapsulation is said to have many bnefits for both Mom and Baby. Consuming your placenta is thought to help with milk production,postpartum depression, hormone balance and so much more.
Placenta prints are an impression of your placenta, with your baby's stats "Name, DOB, Weight, Lenght, Time" on either your choice of either a wood or canves frame with acrylic pa
What will you get with this service?
Your Placenta encapsulated and bottled for your consumption or an acrylic colored art keepsake print 3 to 7 days after delivery.
I am a certified Infant massage Instructor (CIMI) and received my training through International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). IAIM is recognized worldwide for its comprehensive 15 point core curriculum on infant massage and the qualified instructors who teach this tender art around the world.
What are the benefits for my baby?
Infant Massage offers many benefits to both your baby and you such as:
Helps baby feel loved
Promotes better sleep
Facilitates body awareness
Boosts immune system
Improves skin condition
Improves blood circulation
Relief for teething pains
Help waste elimination
Helps build parents’ and baby’s self-esteem
Helps you learn about your baby (their needs and desires)
Infant massage draws on all the elements of bonding and attachment; Eye-to-eye contact, skin-to-skin, body scent, vocalization, taste, responsiveness
Hormones stimulated by infant massage promote bonding and attachment between parent and baby.
What will you get with this service?
Once you and baby are home we will arrange for two 30 minute massage visits where I will message and teach you how to massage your baby so that in the future you can continue to provide your baby with the benefits of infant massage. I offer this service by itself; you can add it on, or as part of my “Beyond Nurtured package”.
Thank you for visiting
I'm happy to help in your birth journey with any of the following services:
*Birth Doula services
*Postpartum Belly Binding
With my Beyond Nurtured Package, along with birth doula services. You also get to chose 1 of my other services listed above.
You are always welcome to interview me first and request a quote... please don’t hesitate to contact me so we can set up a meeting.
Phone: 951-923-BORN or (951-923-2676)
Angel Beginnings -
A Perinatal Hospice Program
If you are here because you are facing the loss of your much loved baby, I am so sorry.
Please believe me when I say I understand.
I understand the magnitude of the pain and confusion you are experiencing and would be honored to help.
As a program of Forever Footprints a nonprofit organization we offer a perinatal hospice program tailored to help you parent your baby and help you recognize the wonderful gift of this amazing journey.
It is my privilege to assist you, your family and your very awaited little angel.
Below you will find the link to the Forever Footprints nonprofit organization. On the homepage, click on “programs,” then choose “Journey to Remember” from the drop down box to learn more. Please take a look and feel free to contact me if you have any questions, need help, would like to participate, or just want to talk……….I am always available. I would be honored to help in anyway.
Our complete program will always be at no cost.
Aracely; Mommy to a baby gone to soon.
Get In Touch
I would love to hear from you!
If you have any questions please do no hesitate to contact me.