Ana Paula Watkins
Lullabies and Lilies
Phone: (240) 672-3401
Birth Fee: $250 to $500
Fee Details: I work with on a sliding scale since I am still training to be a doula. I will happily serve mothers who are giving their babies up for adoption or mothers whose husbands are in the military for a reduced fee.
Birth Doula Experience: 0 years and 3 births attended
Currently working towards Doula certification(s)
Specific certifications for the above: I am currently working on my Birth Doula Certification through Birth Arts.Type of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 0 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Montessori teacher worked and trained in Ireland and China. Taught in Brazil and in the US before I had my two babies (home/water births) and decided I wanted to help women to feel as empowered and as emotionally and physically prepared as I did for the arrival of their little ones.
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese, some Spanish
Service Area MapArea of practice: Damascus, MD
Ana Paula was simply AMAZING! She was a very welcomed calming presence in our room as we labored. She was never anxious or overly excited, but kept us calm and focused on our goal of a completely drug free birth. Ana was with us for 24 hours! She came to our home during the early stages of labor and sat up with me through the night trying not to let me get too excited and giving my husband a chance to rest before the big day. She was with us all day at the hospital, walking the halls with me, giving guidance, support, and care as we utilized several relaxation techniques throughout the birthing process. I am convinced that without her support my labor would not have progressed quick enough for the doctors and I would have ended up with a C-section. Words cannot express how thankful we are that Ana Paula was there with us to help welcome our little one into the world without the use of any drugs; her care and support was genuine and amazing! Thank you again Ana Paula!
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