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Anne Croudace, CLD, CLDT, CPD, CPDT, CBE, CLSE

Tranquil Seasons Doula Care

Website: www.tranquilseasons.com

Phone: (210) 548-8800

Birth Fee: $750 to $1350

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

Fee Details: I can also assist you with billing your insurance for reimbursement of our services. Please see my website and contact me for a breakdown of the packages and fees I offer. http://www.tranquilseasons.com

Birth Doula Experience: 19 years and 270 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 21 years and 190 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • MaternityWise Certified Labor Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • MaternityWise
Type of Practice: Group practice with shared call schedule

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I mother the mother and love babies. Because families come in all shapes, sizes and lifestyle dynamics, I have no limits on who I will serve.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have a keen sense of how to be diplomatic in a hospital setting to get you the best care possible, and also to ensure your desires are followed as closely as is safely possible. I've given birth to 3 of my 5 children in a hospital setting. All 3 were learning experiences in different ways.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Birth centers are like a home away from home. Comfortable, safe feeling, and all the wonderful benefits of having loving midwives attend your needs... What a beautiful setting to give birth.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Having 2 babies at home myself, and being a student of homebirth midwifery, I am so proud of every mother who takes this journey. I support mothers in all settings, but homebirth is closest to my heart.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • MaternityWise Certified Childbirth Educator
  • Birthing Families Course (MaternityWise International)

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Lactation Support and Education (MaternityWise International)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Certified Labor Doula Trainer (MaternityWise), Doula Certification Curriculum Writer (MaternityWise), Certified Postpartum Doula Trainer (MaternityWise), Placenta Encapsulation Certification (MaternityWise)

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Teens
  • Over 40
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • VBAC
  • Home Birth
  • Multiples
  • Clients on bed rest
  • LGBTQ Families
  • Adoption
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Prematurity
  • Twins
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • High risk
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Single parents
  • Cesarean birth
  • Waterbirth
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • Addiction Recovery

Special Services Offered

  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Infant massage education
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Acupressure and/or acupuncture in labor
  • Monitrice services
  • Belly casting
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Parenting consulting
  • Babywearing education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Reduced rates for military members/spouses
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Antepartum doula
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Works with Operation Doula Care (Volunteer Doulas for Military Families)... Parent Coach for newborns, sleep issues, and also for parents preparing for their birth... Director of Training, MaternityWise International, Labor and Postpartum Doula Certification Program... Tranquil Seasons Doula Agency in San Antonio... Mama & Baby Expo, Event Director... SA Birth Collective Co-Founder... Member of Barefoot Doulas Co-op in Hawaii...

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: San Antonio, TX
Travel range: 50 miles
Travel comments/restrictions: Minimum Postpartum hours: 6, for travel over 35 miles

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Client Testimonials for Anne Croudace, CLD, CLDT, CPD, CPDT, CBE, CLSE

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Emily Urban

Anne and Milena were a HUGE help to our family after we welcomed twin boys. We were a bit nervous about inviting someone into our home at night to help us care for our new babies; however, they were fantastic and made us feel very comfortable. We found their help invaluable because it allowed us to relax and rest a bit more so my husband could work and I could care for the boys and their older sister during the days. Anne was also extremely helpful with filling for reimbursement from our insurance company! We feel very blessed to know them and greatly appreciate how they took care of our family!

Posted 2/17/2014

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Lauren Duarte

Anne was a complete Godsend for us in our 6th pregnancy (4th child).  I ended up needing to be induced 3 weeks prior to my due date, due to a liver condition, and while Anne ended up being ill, she very quickly had a back-up available for us.  Milena met us at the hospital, and we immediately clicked.

I initially thought I "didn't need" a doula. I was a seasoned mom, and had had both in and out-of-hospital births. I was quickly turned from that position, as we had a rather headstrong care provider, who had me in tears because of how I was being spoken to.  Both our doula and my husband had to pull the midwife into the hallway (while I was locked in the bathroom in tears) and talk her down. I almost left the hospital that day, but due to the experience and training that Tranquil Seasons provided, I stayed, and we have our 4th child. Our family is complete.  Thank you so much, Anne and Milena!

Posted 1/22/2014

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Erika Pfluke

I had the most wonderful experience with Anne and am so very thankful for her.   I asked her to join me at the hospital and she was by my side the entire time, completely focused on me every moment.    She has such a calming personality and presence and her being there was soothing to me.   She used different techniques to help me through the contractions that made a tremendous difference in how I managed the pain.   This was my 3rd birth but first natural and I had never experienced transition or birth with no medication and she was very comforting to me during that time, encouraging me emotionally and helping me through the physical part.   She was very professional and and tactful in being my advocate with the doctors, carefully and skillfully walking the line and respectfully integrating all roles - physician's, nurses', mine, and her own.

 

When my baby had to go to the NICU, my husband was able to accompany him while Anne stayed with me.   I experienced some bleeding and clotting complications and Anne was with me during the painful procedures, helping me to manage the pain and reassuring me.   She truly has a such a sweet and calming presence, while at the same time being confident and strong in what she does.  She has the perfect balance.

 

I walked away from that birth with just what I had hoped for - sweet memories a natural birth.   Anne begs to differ, but I know I couldn't have done it without her there.   I would have either given in to the pain or the fear but she kept me grounded and encouraged my heart. 

 

She is also so very knowledgeable about infant care and has given me much advice on many things from nursing, to colic, to baby sleep.  She is always gracious with my calls and questions.  She loves what she does and is so good at it.   I would recomend her wholeheartedly!

Posted 1/21/2014

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Johanna Sawalha

Anne has been an angel.

She got us through the first very challenging month with twin babies and she was a extra "mom" in the house at night, not just for them - but for me too!

Johanna, mom of Satya and Nicolas

Posted 1/20/2014

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Christina Coronado

I cannot express how absolutely wonderful Anne was during my delivery of my second daughter.  I had a very precipitous labor and Anne was just the calming comfort that I needed to have the natural delivery that I've always dreamed of having. Finding the words to really explain how Anne has helped me grow during this past pregnancy, is very difficult to find.  She will forever be a part of my heart and my family!!  

Posted 11/30/2013

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Jill Sundie

Anne has been a lifesaver for us on several occasions. She and her associates were there for us when I went into labor unexpectedly and early, and had to rush to the hospital with my 12-year-old daughter in tow for a c-section, while my husband was out of town. Later on, when my husband and I were completely out of commission with a horrible stomach flu, unable to take care of our little one properly, Anne rushed over to our house to help with the baby for the day. I literally don't know what we would have done without her--we were new in town, and had no family to help us. Anne is so calm and compassionate, and has really been there for us. We give her our strongest recommendation!

Posted 7/29/2013

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Kim Standley

Stop looking for a doula cause you have found the one you want in Anne! She is one of the most caring and trust worthly people I have ever met. You can feel confidant in leaving the care of your little one in your home with Miss Anne. So is so knowledgeable about baby care and you will learn so much and such a precious time in your life for you and you baby. So goodbye to being sleep deprived!

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