Phone: (660) 415-1629
Birth Fee: $450 to $900
Fee Details: I'm willing to work with you regarding payment. I offer a sliding scale and payment plans. I will even barter services.
Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 6 births attended
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 0 to 1Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Callao, MO
Teresa was our Bradley Method teacher and she was wonderfu! She is extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We had no problem opening up to her and asking all kinds of crazy and personal questions. The information we learned during our 12 week course could not be matched by any other pregnancy class. We would highly, highly recommend Teresa to any and all expecting parents. The decision to take Bradley Method classes with Teresa was one of, if not the best decision we made during our pregnancy. Teresa is the best and the Bradley Method is highly comprehensive.
Teresa was one of the smartest choices we made for the birth of our first child. She asked us questions to get a feel for the type of pregnancy and delivery we wanted, and supported us in achieving that. Teresa is an expert on natural childbirth (she delivered all of hers at home), which was important to my husband and I, but she also didn't pass judgment when we occasionally chose conventional medicine. When Teresa didn't have an answer, she found it, and got back with us quickly. She was available for me to ask her questions and I was never uncomfortable asking her anything. Teresa was a tremendous presence at the birth of our baby. She was attentive and helped me stay calm and made sure I had what I needed (a fan, a wet washcloth, a gentle touch, a firm touch) so my husband could be present with me. She always had a terrific attitude and was just incredibly supportive. After the birth, Teresa followed up to make sure breastfeeding was going well. I feel like she is a good friend, and I will definitely call on her if we conceive again.
We're first time parents who met Teresa through Bradley method birthing classes she was teaching. Taking the classes with my husband, combined with Teresa's presence as doula during labor and the birth, made our daughter's natural birth possible. Teresa was a sounding board for me as I made decisions about what I wanted my birth experience to be and helped me gain the confidence to go all natural when I chose to birth in a hospital setting. It was reassuring to be able to recognize the classic signs of each stage and not make the hour drive to the hospital too early or late. She coached us through 20 hours of labor and less than an hour of pushing after a nearly 6 hour transition period. She was our champion in the hospital, taking a huge burden off my husband's shoulders without being pushy or intrusive in any way. Teresa was a comforting presence for me when the nurses were being difficult and stayed until we were settling in as a family. Our experience went so smoothly that we went home the next day.
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