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Babymoon inn birth doula certification

Doula Experience

Hi my name is Sydney I have been a Certified Birth Doula for about 5 years and have supported over 800 moms in my 5 years, in 2018 i went to Kenya Africa for 10 years to volunteer at a birth center and government hospital supporting mons there, if your due soon and looking for a doula message me. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you in welcoming your new bundle of joy.

Fees

My doula pacakge is 1200 you can go on my website to se all about my package, I’m also a certified breastfeeding counselor and my hourly price for breastfeeding support is 45.00 an hr. My website is www.peacelovebirthservices.com

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1° Shift Birth Works

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I am a certified birth doula through Warm Welcome Birth and have taken workshops with Spinning Babies and Ann Gilligan, RN, creator of Gilligan's Guide. I can provide support to promote optimal fetal positioning both in pregnancy and in labor.

Doula Experience

I am changing careers to become a nurse midwife, and am currently in my last semester of nursing school. As a certified birth doula, I have worked with several clients over the last two years. I bring decades of experience in the social service, education, and social justice fields, and am passionate about birther-centered care, and reproductive and birthing justice and equity. I am open-minded and am a sensitive listener and communicator. I also have two young children of my own.

I am fully vaccinated for COVID-19 plus a booster.

I aim to be a conscientious support person for birthing people of all backgrounds in a way that feels trusting and respectful. This includes birthers of size, Black and Brown individuals/families, LGBTQIA individuals/families, and birthing people/families with disabilities.

I know that each birthing person (and partner/family) has individual needs that are particular to them, and I strive to build a trusting relationship so I can understand those needs and know how to best meet them. I prioritize listening to and trusting the client.

I look forward to connecting with you!

Client testimonials:

"[We] are just beyond words at how deeply grateful we are for you and your strength, support and encouragement during my birth. As [my partner] put it, "Ali was epic, just completely epic". I can't even think about all your support without crying. There is so much with the birthing experience to still process through for me yet I can say I felt supported by everyone, but especially you. It felt like amidst all the chaotic emotions and things going on during labor I had one person that shared a secret language with me even though I wasn't able to verbalize back most of the time. With the breathing, the affirmations and encouragement and hip squeezes and the hydration, Whoa...it all felt like such an internal process that was happening and you were tapping into that. Really you are such a champion!

I am also very grateful for the notes you wrote and was surprised to see some of the play by play. I can't say I was aware of all of that!

I will cherish these pictures and videos for a lifetime and it is amazing and really wild to see a different perspective of what was going on. I am so thankful to have pictures of my girl as she is welcomed to the world." - Stephanie

Ali is an amazing doula. She made a long and difficult birth manageable with her constant care and dependability. She was supportive, checking in frequently with both of us individually, making us feel at ease with her experience and optimism. She was hands-on, tirelessly providing physical relief with positioning and hip squeezes for hours. She was attentive, asking key questions of us and the birthing staff to help give us direction when our sleep-deprived brains were struggling. She was thoughtful, documenting the process with notes and pictures, preserving lots of memories we may have forgotten otherwise. We truly cannot imagine how we could have done this birth without her. - Simone and Josiah

“During my third trimester of pregnancy with my first child, I chose Ali to join our birth team as our doula. Ali provided such important support and I can’t imagine the birth of my son without her. She possesses a unique, calming presence while simultaneously being able to educate my husband and I on important resources that helped support us through my pregnancy and labor. She was an amazing listener and always went above and beyond to ease all of our anxieties by providing us with all the information, research and options to help make decisions about our birth plan. I ended up having quite a prolonged labor that resulted in a C-section. The labor did not play out as I had envisioned, but with Ali by our side, we felt completely supported. She took extensive notes during the process and took the time to distill and communicate my options to me. She acted as an important point of communication between myself and the hospital team, asking all the right questions and supporting my wishes at every turn. She would suggest new positions and coping strategies when I needed them, while also providing vital emotional support for my husband as things got more intense. She was extremely well prepared, well researched, and calm under pressure and I truly trusted her throughout my birth journey. I can’t sing her praises highly enough!” - Jessie

Fees

I offer a sliding-scale rate between $775-$1200, based on the client's financial situation.

A Serene Birth

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Doula Experience

I am a DONA trained doula working towards DONA certification. I have been working as a doula for less than a year and have attended a few births. I am also working towards becoming a Hypnobirthing educator.

Fees

While I work on my DONA certification, I am charging $400 to attend births.

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Johnson & Associates Doula of Women's Health

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Doula (National Black Doula Association)

Doula Experience

Baltimore

Fees

Labor & Birth + Postpartum $1075
Postpartum Care $600

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English

Chanel McCoy, Doula

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Birth Doula Diploma, Centre of Excellence

Doula Experience

I have attended one birth and have had three children of my own.

Fees

I am currently charging $600 to attend a birth.

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Natural Instincts Family Care

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Working towards my DONA Certification.

Doula Experience

I have been in business for 11 months. I have worked with 5 families in that time.

Fees

Postpartum Doula services are $25-30.hour

Languages Spoken

English

First Gifts Doula Services

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Doula Experience

Dona Trained Birth Doula 1 year

Fees

Birth Doula Services $800 (some flexibility)

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Childbirth Educator Bio:

Stephanie enters the birth world with more than 7 years’ experience teaching children. She is excited to now teach expectant parents and is in the process of becoming a BACE-Certified Childbirth Educator.

Stephanie will be teaching a series of FREE basic childbirth education classes on March 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 24th from 9 am - 12 pm and is looking for 2-3 pairs of expectant mothers and partners who are due in May/June 2019. The following topics will be covered: anatomy and physiology, wellness, informed decision-making, birth team, stages of labor, prenatal testing, pain relief, comfort measures, interventions, cesarean birth, newborn, and postpartum adjustment. If you’re interested, please contact her for more information!

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None

Languages Spoken

English

The Village Doula Of Boston


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I am working towards my Postpartum Doula certification (CAPPA)

Doula Experience

I am new to Postpartum Doula work. However, I have worked in a daycare (in the infant room) for over 6 years and have been a nanny for many years. I am presently looking to do my training hours in order to receive my certification (from CAPPA) and my fees will reflect that - but I will work extremely hard and with passion for you! I have completed the training course through CAPPA. I hold a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education as well as in Sociology. I am also certified to work as an Infant/Toddler/Preschool Teacher through E.E.C. I have also worked with school aged children at a Montessori school and have two children of my own. I love babies and supporting moms is my newest passion! I would love to support you during this amazing time in your life!

Fees

I’ve completed the CAPPA training course. I will charge $20 to $25 per hour depending on the location and amount of hours needed.

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Monumental Beginnings Doula Services

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Trained with Michelle L'Esperence CPM, certified through Warm Welcome Birth Services

Doula Experience

Krista has experience working with First-time Parents, Single Mothers, Military Families, IVF pregnancies, High-risk Deliveries, Infertility Complications, Immigrant Families, Mothers of Advanced Maternal Age.

Krista regularly screens all new parents for postpartum mood disorders, including Postpartum Depression and Anxiety and maintains a reputable and responsive list of referral partners throughout New England including birth photographers, midwives, childbirth educators, chiropractors, acupuncturists, nannying services, new parent groups and more.

Fees

Birth Packages: 950-2950
Postpartum (Hourly): 33
Overnight Postpartum Care: 250