LESLIE'S DOULA WORK
Leslie Lekos is a birth and post partum doula and has training in breast feeding support and newborn care. She has been supporting women during birth since 2004 and has attended over 100 births in various settings like home, birth center and hospital births. She has two young sons that were both born at home.
She is also a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and specializes in pregnancy and post partum yoga. She is the co-author of the book, Yoga for Pregnancy which was released in January 2015. She is also a herbalist and owner of Wildroot Botanicals. Her herbal knowledge specializes in the pregnancy and post partum periods.
Her goal is to help the laboring family have the kind of birth that they are looking for, however that may be for them. She provides education during prenatal visits so that you may feel empowered during your birth to know your choices. During labor she provides breathing techniques, positioning suggestions for efficiency and comfort, visualizations, other comfort measures, massage and suggestions for traditional herbs as desired and needed.
In her prenatal visits she also offers a brief childbirth educational class if desired, help with developing a birth plan and is available for any questions that you may have during your pregnancy. The visits are tailored to your individual needs.
Her services include 2 prenatal visits, on call availability during your labor and 1 post partum visit.
If you'd like to meet with Leslie you can schedule a free consultation to see if she is a good match for your birth. You can also check out her prenatal yoga class that she teaches at Yoga Northwest in Fairhaven Monday nights from 7:15 to 8:45 pm. There is a link below to studio information.