Support for New Moms

Becoming a mother for the first, second, or eighth time is an initiation. It's an invitation into a new phase of life, an invitation to grow in ways you may not have thought capable. It asks so much of you and requires an inner grounding, capable of supporting new life while simultaneously keeping a pulse on your own energy, intuition, and inner knowing. 

This transition time can be honored and held in sacred space, to assist with your inner soul journey. It is a time to invite your soul sisters, soul family, and support team close to you. Imagine new motherhood in a new way, outside of today's societies norm. Give yourself space to feel all of your feelings and embrace your motherhood with the knowledge that you are sacred.

The birth process may have went the way you imagined, or it may have thrown you challenges you weren't expecting. Remember that no matter how it unfolded, you are a strong warrior women. Your soul, your body, your path hold so much wisdom.

Sending you love and deep reverence on your journey.

Why I've Chosen doTERRA

As a birth doula, herbalist, and environmental, health and safety professional; I live a full life. I travel quite a bit and am dedicated to my work. One of the key ways I bring balance and energy into my life is through essential oils. I love introducing people to the oils, building my team, mixing blends for my friends, and creating a residual income for my family. 

dōTERRA, The Company. Founded in 2008 by experts in the Essential Oils business, there are no outside investors with dōTERRA – the owners personally funded the start-up and own 100% of the company. They changed their lifestyles, took second mortgages, and worked without pay to make their own choices early on. dōTERRA is now the largest oil company in the world, debt-free.

dōTERRA is family-focused and pro-woman. One of the owners is a woman; Mamas and babies and families are welcomed, encouraged and supported through dōTERRA, from classes to conferences.

dōTERRA gives back. Healing Hands is dōTERRA’s non-profit, and it’s funded by members, employees and the executives. Our option is to donate each month on our monthly orders, and the company raises funds via events as well. Healing Hands has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and has changed many lives in several countries. In 2016, doTERRA Wellness Advocates and Wholesale Customers donated over $500K to Operation Underground Railroad through donations to the Healing Hands Foundation. Operation Underground Railroad, also known as OUR, is a non-profit organization with whom doTERRA has partnered to extricate as many children as possible out of sex trafficking. Our donations have also helped fund the construction of a facility in Thailand, with state-of-the-art technology to intercept trafficking before it happens.

We’re also supporting the victims’ aftercare. Some receive care through Days for Girls, another organization with whom doTERRA is partnered, educating girls and women on women’s health and sustainable feminine hygiene. Having helped over 640K girls and women to date, Days for Girls affords them the dignity and supplies to function in society during their cycle so they aren’t missing chances to learn and grow out of poverty. Without sustainable solutions to manage their monthly cycle, women are abolished from society for the duration of their menstrual time every single month. 1 in 10 girls in Sub-Saharan Africa, 113 million adolescent girls in India, and 30% of girls from rural areas of Brazil will miss school this year without the help of Days for Girls.

dōTERRA’s Oils are high quality. Pure, high quality, optimally-sourced Oils are at the heart of dōTERRA’s success. Sourcing the Oils where they flourish, making sure the soil is primed, harvested at the perfect time, distilled for the ideal amount of time at the perfect temperature – this leads to a high quality Essential Oil. dōTERRA also has many exclusives with their growers, so their Oils are exceptional. Visit Source to You for extensive information on the sourcing and quality testing of doTERRA Oils.

dōTERRA’s testing practices are stringent. For transparent accountability, they’ve created an internal standard called Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® (CPTG), verified by third party labs. The name is a trademark; the standard is real and concrete. Stringent testing happens throughout the whole process (even monitoring soil quality) on EVERY liter. All of the basics are checked first: sight, smell, taste and touch. Then they test to rule out any presence of fungus, mold, pesticides, extenders and any other contaminants. Learn more about the science of their practices of testing here. Each location has its own specific laws and rules governing agriculture and collecting wild-crafted botanicals. If an oil fails the test, specifically pesticides, there is no secondary process for removing the pesticides or foreign matter. The oils failing the test would simply be rejected. Other than the careful distillation of the oils from the plant material, no other processing takes place. They are aromatic extracts, nothing added, and nothing removed; they either meet that standard or they don’t.

dōTERRA focuses on education. On the site, you’ll find hundreds of hours of free education, guidance, recipes and other support for both oil users and those building businesses. Company-wide resources are supplemented by our team’s resources, from forums to weekly calls, and those who have businesses with dōTERRA are amply supported. Product support of any kind is one email or knowledgable phone call away, detailed PDFs for each oil can be found at doterratools.com.

dōTERRA is helping us detoxify our households. No need for harsh, toxic chemicals to clean your home. No risk of spreading toxins throughout your air – or your cells. Our home smells and feels incredible with dōTERRA’s On Guard Home Cleaner Concentrate, Detergent, Hand Soap, Toothpaste, and bar soap. With Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary CPTG® Essential Oils, the Cleaner concentrate provides natural protection – this powerful blend is combined with plant-based derivatives for a non-toxic and biodegradable way to clean and eliminate odors, safe for loved ones as well as the environment. We use it all over the house.

dōTERRA is committed to Co-Impact Sourcing worldwide. dõTERRA searches the globe to find the best locations to grow the plants for each oil; they team up with local farmers whose families have been growing and harvesting that plant for generations. The company then forms cooperatives, teaching the farmers improved growing techniques, harvesting and distilling methods, and elevates their quality of life. Paying them above fair wages, dōTERRA often brings in the Healing Hands foundation to improve the community as a whole as well. Visit dōTERRA.com and click “Our Caring” to explore projects in Bulgaria, Kenya, Madagascar, Nepal, Guatemala, Haiti and Somaliland.

This video describes why and how dōTERRA uses the Co-Impact sourcing model.

As we enjoy and share dōTERRA, we are providing thousands of jobs globally, changing families and blessing communities.

 

The people, the social aspect, and the connection. I feel grateful to be part of this movement, to support my team's development and goals, and to continue my own learning of plant medicine. 

 

3-Month Surprise Box FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect in my box?
Each month will be unique and filled with herbal products to support you during the month. An example of an herbal tea may be Heart Center featuring nettles, hibiscus flowers, and lemon balm. A homemade rose oil may be added to continue the theme. Each box will be focused on a specific topic and will include 3-5 products.

What is a tincture?
It is a concentrated herbal extract with an alcohol base. The properties of the plant are extracted by the alcohol and the herbs are strained out leaving a strong liquid. For many of the tinctures, I recommend one dropper-full in a 4-oz glass of water. 

What if I have zero experience with herbs?
No problem! and Welcome :) Each box will come with a detailed note explaining what each product is and how to use it. 

Why herbs?
Our bodies attune with herbs very quickly on a physical and energetic level. Plants work with our bodies to help find balance in a way that pharmaceuticals cannot. Herbs are complex and have a variety of constituents that our bodies are familiar with from years of evolution with plants. 

Why 3-months?
Herbs find their way into our hearts over time.  The opportunity to bring a variety of herbal products into your home over a 3-month timeframe gives ample opportunity for you to use them in times of emotional or physical upset, as well as, in every day ways to soothe and balance your system. 

When does the 3-months begin?
The first surprise boxes will be mailed during the 1st week in April. This offer will run April, May and June. A perfect way to transition through the spring :)

Where can I sign up for the 3-month Herbal Surprise Box?
So glad you asked! You can sign up here - be sure to get yours soon, the last day to purchase is April 1 <3

Insurance Reimbursement

How To Obtain Reimbursement for Doula Services

Insurance coverage of doula services is becoming a more common occurrence in the birthing world. Soul Path Doula encourages you to take the following steps to attempt reimbursement of your doula services through our programs. We are happy to provide you with the necessary documentation to move forward with an insurance reimbursement.

Over twenty insurance companies have begun paying for doula services and, now that there is a CPT code covering doula services, this is more of a possibility than ever before. (CPT stands for Current Procedural Terminology, and is a copyright of the American Medical Association.) The CPT code used to claim birth doula services is 99499 for Labor Support and to claim postpartum doula services, it is 99501 and/or 99502 for Postpartum Care.

The following is a partial list of insurance companies who have reimbursed in whole or in part for doula services:

  • Aetna Healthcare
  • AltPro
  • Baylor Health Care System/WEB TPA
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
  • Degussa, a German Chemical Company
  • Elmcare, LLC, C/O North American Medical Management
  • Foundation for Medical Care
  • Fortis Insurance
  • Glencare Managed Health, Inc.
  • Great-West Life & Annunity Ins. Co.
  • HNTB (Peoria, IL)
  • Houston New England Financial, Employee Benefits (Fort Scott, KS)
  • Humana Employers Health
  • Lutheran General Physician’s Organization
  • Maritime Life
  • Medical Mutual
  • Oschner HMO, Louisiana
  • Professional Benefits Administrators
  • Prudential Healthcare
  • Qualchoice
  • Summit Management Services, Inc.
  • Travelers
  • United HealthCare of Georgia (San Antonio, TX)
  • United Health POS
  • Wausau Benefits, Inc.

Insurance and Flexible Spending Account Coverage:

Some insurance companies will pay for doula services by reimbursing you. You may also submit to your medical flexible spending account (cafeteria plan) to help reduce your costs.

How to Request Insurance Reimbursement for Doula Services:

  1. Pay your doula in full.
  2. Get a receipt from Soul Path Doula which includes the following information:
    • The doula’s name & address
    • The doula’s social security number/taxpayer ID number and/or NPI number
    • Diagnosis Code (V22.2, intrauterine pregnancy/ V24.2, routine postpartum follow up)
    • The CPT code for the services provided ( 99499, labor support/ 99501 and/or 99502, postpartum care)
    • Taxonomy Code (374J00000X)
    • The date and location services were provided
    • The doula’s signature
    • The mother’s name
    • Total charge for services
    • Dates & amounts of payments
    • Payment method
  3. Submit the invoice with a claim form to your insurance company or flexible spending account company’s claim department.
  4. Within a month, you should receive a response telling you either that:
    • They need more information before they can process your claim.
    • This is not a covered expense.
  5. Do not be discouraged. Prepare a new packet to resubmit to your insurance company for a secondary review, and copy everything in the packet to the insurance company’s CEO explaining why you feel services should be covered. In this resubmission packet, you should include the following:
    • Another copy of the receipt
    • A letter from you to the CEO explaining why you think you should be covered as well as why you felt the need for a doula and how you believe the doula was beneficial to your health
    • DONA’s position paper
    • Ask your doula to send you the following and include in your packet:
      1. A copy of her certification (if she is certified)
      2. Other credentials or relevant training
      3. A letter detailing her training and experience and what she did for you
  1. If they refuse it, write a letter to Health Services requesting that they review the claim, as you feel it was a cost-cutting measure and they should cover the most.
  2. Be persistent. Make phone calls if necessary. If your claim is ultimately denied, call and ask for a specific reason why. If they refer to your policy, ask them exactly what clause and what wording in your policy excludes doula services. They may not pay your claim, but they will consider it for the future

(Kelli Way, ICCE, CD (DONA) 1998. Reprinted with permission.)

 

Whether you are reimbursed or not, please let Soul Path Doula know what kind of response you get from the insurance company. Each time someone requests reimbursement, it tells the insurance companies that this is an important service. They may consider it more carefully next time. If you are reimbursed, this is great news for doulas and we always want to know!