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
No amount of words can describe how important Viji was during my pregnancy and postpartum. She is highly intuitive! Her main focus was to ensure that I was happy, physically and emotionally, and healthy throughout my pregnancy. If I didn't check in with her regularly, she was sure to reach out. She was more like a life coach for us during my pregnancy. It not only made me emotionally stronger for my labor but also helped me to rediscover myself. She taught me how to process & express my suppressed emotions. She went above and beyond for me by sacrificing a lot of her own personal time to help me to realize my strength. She just wanted us to have the best childbirth experience possible which we did.
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
She stayed all night, massaging me, helping with various positions to keep the labor going and shielding me from nurses who thought my pain tolerance was too low to go without an epidural. She also had many nice-smelling essential oils in the room, which everyone appreciated. I had an epidural-free birth with minimal tears and I am absolutely certain I could not have done this without Viji.
San Jose, CA
Viji's support was so much more than just what a doula was--I think the world doula doesn't fully explain the level of holistic work that Viji does. She's not just someone there to educate you on the birth process and be there for it, she is someone who holds space for you as your friend and confidante on the journey of pregnancy and birth. The results were self-evident. I had SUCH a smooth pregnancy and my birth process was absolutely phenomenal. Despite being a first-time mom, I only pushed for 35 minutes before my precious baby was born. Viji was there as a positive coach through the entire experience.
Getting Viji as a doula was one of the best decisions we made regarding the birth of our child. Her dedication is incredible and she goes well beyond the call of duty to take care of my wife. Viji doesn't treat her work as a business contract and behaves like a friend and guide. My wife was able to go through her labor without any epidural or painkillers mainly because of Viji's coaching and massaging.
It was important that our doula not be dogmatic about any childbirth approach and Viji always provided insight into why doctors do what they do, clearly described alternatives, but always left the choice to us and supported us in those choices.
Palo Alto, CA
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)