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Bethany Boggan

Beautiful Branches Birth Services

Phone: 859-940-1137

Birth Fee: $1200

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $50

Fee Details: Please inquire about packages and pricing. I offer a range of support options and customize them to each client based on needs. I also offer several discounts so please contact me to see what options are available to you.

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 27 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 0 years and 2 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, October 2013
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 5 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No pets, No smoking
Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Please make inquires.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I love homebirths!

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Trained with Lamaze International working towards certification.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Counselor (The Center for Breastfeeding)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Henna belly designs
  • Infant massage education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer with Birthwell Partners of Birmingham

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Bethany Boggan

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Kimberly Castleberry

Bethany was an absolutely amazing doula who was paramount in my achieving a successful vbac. I can't imagine my birth without her. She is incredibly dedicated and made me feel comfortable. She was very encouraging and I never felt judged. I had a fairly long labor (69 hours) and she was amazing the whole time. Her knowledge and dedication make her stand out. I couldn't recommend her enough.  

Posted 4/14/2017

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Jamie Revis

Bethany Boggan was amazing to work with. She was my doula for the birth of my now 6 month old son. I was bound and determined to have a natural birth but was also terrified that I wouldn't be able to handle the pain. Bethany met with my husband and I and told us what we could expect from her as a doula. She was very upfron at that initial meeting and we felt like she would be a great match for us. She was available to answer any questions that I had throughout my pregnancy, all the way down to what foods were okay to eat and techniques to handle pain. She spent a lot of time helping me prepare for everything. When the day (2 A.M. morning) arrived she promptly answered the phone and was at my house very quickly. My labor came on quickly so I really couldn't think about what to do once it started because it was so intense. She helped my husband get things in the car and stayed with me (sometimes it seemed like she was in two places at once). Once at the hospital she had a basket of all of the things that I wanted and had packed but that were left in the car and I didn't hav time to get to them because my labor was progressing so quickly, such as a speaker to play my birthing play list on. She prayed with my husband and me and was there reminding me that I could do this every step of the way. She also provided great lactation support after my son was born. I really don't know what we would have done with out her. I had a successful, all natural birth, and she played a huge role in helping me get through it, stay calm, stay encouraged and I never felt alone in it all because of her help. I highly recommend her as a doula. She is dependable, helpful, kind, knowledgeable and I really felt comfortable with her.

Posted 1/24/2016

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HeatherandRyan Rush

My pregnancy and delivery was one of the BEST and most rewarding experiemces of mine and my husbands life, largely due to Bethany our doula! My plan was to have a completely all natural birth. We faced a lot of obstacles throughout my pregnancy and delivery. Bethany put mine and my husbands mind to ease many times with the "what's going on with my body" crying episodes and also was there to just pray with me if there wasn't really anything she could "do".

Bethany gave me so much useful information when I struggled with severe nausea and vomitting throughout most of my pregnancy and all the other very unpleasant "pregnancy symptoms". Bethany also helped us sort through and explain all the medical procedures that go on through pregnancy and delivery. Any test that I had questions about she helped me find the information I needed to make the best decision for mine and the baby's heallth. I will say that my doctor was on board with most all of my wishes, but I did have to stand my ground on some things and I had to compromise on some things for the sake of the baby's health and I am glad I did it all. It was nice to know I had Bethany in my corner knowing what I wanted.

The delivery was the best experience by far! It was long and got hard there at the end but Bethany and my wonderful husband coached me through it, even when I wanted to give up. Bethany was there with me throughout the labor and was absolutely great at helping me manage the pain. After the awesome delivery she was there to help me with breastfeeding right away. I have had a hard time with breastfeeding but Bethany has provided me with continual support, guidance and information to help me.

I can't thank her enough for helping us with her services and her genuine love of childbirth and the mother is unmeasurable! She is a true blessing to my family. I will never have a baby without a doula! She changed our whole view of child birth and how beautiful it truely is.  

Posted 9/29/2015

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Holly Ellen McClain

Bethany was thoughtful, caring and put me first. I was so lucky to have her with me throughout my labor. She stuck through 18 hours of me doubting myself, but she never gave up on me once. I loved that she took the time out to answer any questions I had and always made me feel comfortable contacting her at any time with questions or concerns. My family was so comfortable with her (and they didn't believe in having a doula! now they tell everyone about my birth story!) that we honestly consider her like family. I will never forget the wonderful care, time and effort Bethany went through to make sure I had the birth I wanted over anything else. I cannot thank her enough. Oh, and she's even inspired me to persue becoming a doula! To think I never even knew what one was before pregnancy...it speaks so much to her ability to connect with people! 

Posted 11/14/2014

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