Ayurvedic Birth Services
Divine Journey empowers moms to give birth more confidently, happily and naturally by preparing them for birth and blending traditional Ayurvedic medicine techniques with childbirth education.
Hesitant about hiring a birth coach or not sure what to expect? Read the birth stories of moms we’ve worked with to learn about their experience with Divine Journey.
Divine Journey Has Helped Mothers
- Who had no idea what to expect, were afraid of pain, and/or had medical complications, to have short, successful vaginal births
- With painful and unwanted interventions during their first birth go on to achieve their goal of a natural, unmedicated birth, with few or no complications
- Stuck in labor for days troubleshoot what is going on and deliver within hours
- Heal themselves from conditions that were not addressed successfully by Western medicine
Here’s some food for thought:
Digestion is more than the food that we eat!
Working with pregnant women, this fact rings true even more than with the general population.
Your breath is the single most important thing in your life. Why? It keeps you alive! Our breath is the movement of air in and out of us – inhalation and exhalation.
Ok...the truth is….birth is normal!!! Yes, it hurts or can hurt like hell...but, can you do it? Absolutely! Is it safe? Yes, it's absolutely normal and women have been doing it since the beginning of time. What’s the point of this post? It’s to urge you, to support you, and to champion you to trust your gut.
What Past Clients Are Saying
During my labor Viji was our rock. She brought an overwhelming sense of peace and calmness even when difficult decisions had to be made. I was in labor at the hospital for almost 24 hours, and Viji was there the entire time! The support she provided for us over exceeded my expectations!
Beyond her caring and nurturing nature, Viji has a gift for Ayurvedic massage and treatment, as well as a strong intuition to provide support exactly where you need it most. She gave the most amazing massage, which not only helped induce labor, but more importantly helped me relax and let go of many of my concerns regarding the birth.
San Mateo, CA
She is an Ayurvedic practitioner and is able to complement the scientific aspect of her birth doula practice with time & culturally tested herbs, oils and & tinctures. Her oils were great for relaxation, pain relief and for speeding labor along.
Palo Alto, CA
My biggest hurdle was in the pushing phase, where Viji was greatly responsible for me going all the way through to get the baby out vaginally. She guided us to try various pushing positions to find out which will work best. She worked together very well with the very supportive l&d staff … I was completely exhausted and gave up but for Viji, who never stopped and kept saying you can do it. The journey with Viji is truly divine, and we highly recommend her.
San Jose, CA
Her knowledge on Ayurveda, essential oil, Reiki is incredible. She is a pain management queen. There cannot be a better experience and would hire Viji a zillion times over again. She is a gifted person and I consider myself very lucky to have met her.
San Jose, CA
Viji’s gifts are two fold. Not only does she have a divine gift of understanding the mother’s body and its needs during pregnancy but she also understands the baby’s needs. She can provide the safe space so you can experience what you need to, eliminate blockages and have a successful delivery. Her intuition is exceptional, her ability to understand your and the baby’s needs is remarkable and the results speak for themselves! I definitely refer to her as the baby whisperer.
A Creation of The Heart
Welcome to my greatest passion – helping and supporting mothers during their birth journey. After 15 years of working as a Research Scientist in Drug Discovery (Medicinal Chemistry) at Pfizer, Inc, I decided to embrace my deepest calling. I draw on my extensive knowledge and familiarity in health and medical sciences to bring human compassion to modern care.
As a Certified Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Certified Yoga Teacher and Certified Massage Therapist, I am committed to helping my clients understand themselves on a deeper level by using these ancient, time honored traditions that help us to live healthier, happier and more balanced lives.
When I help moms, I try to connect the dots that go unnoticed. The ones that tell a story of what could happen if not recognized and corrected.
My job is to help prevent anything negative from happening and to increase the chances of a positive and healthy pregnancy. By keeping an eagle eye on and staying on track with, simple and important practices during pregnancy, you can avoid many of the big problems that come your way. The best part is that you will never know whether you would have suffered from any of the serious ailments.
My work focuses on supporting you and your child through your pregnancy by helping you to create a very specific and supportive environment in your body. This environment helps your baby grow healthy, thrive and flourish. My aim is to give you and your baby the best possible foundation for life and health.
Viji Natarajan, Ayurvedic Doctor (NAMA)