6 years and 40 births attended
Type of practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency
Clients per month: 1 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I strive to maintain positive interactions with all hospital staff to create an environment that is peaceful for the mother. I work with the mother's birth plan to help create the birth experience she envisions.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Home births are a wonderful option for mothers and their families, however they have to be assisted by a midwife.
Lighthouse Pregnancy Center
Fees are reasonable and centered around the mother's needs. Flexible payment plans are available. As your birth doula, I am available to attend any prenatal appointments and will meet with you 2 times before birth. I am on call from 36 weeks on and can be reached 24/7. However, I am available for you at any time during your pregnancy. I attend your labor at the point in which you desire through immediate postpartum. I will assist you in breastfeeding and will have a postpartum visit with you 1-3 weeks after. I am also a partner in Premier Doulas Agency. Through this agency, mothers and their families have access to a wide variety of services and resources and guaranteed back up doula services.
Wanaque, NJ Service range 30 miles
"A friend of mine had recommended Tracee to use as my doula soon after I found out I was pregnant. I had not even thought about if I wanted a doula yet, but told her I would think about it. After several doctor's appointments, I soon realized I may feel more comfortable with a doula. So I took out her card and gave Tracee a call. We met at our house (which is not close to her at all but never minded the long drive) and felt extremely comfortable with having her as our doula. Tracee answered any questions we had and gave us tips and ideas to help us through this journey. I ended up having an emergency induction ten days early. I called Tracee and explained the situation. She immediately reassured me that everything was going to be fine and she already had a client who went through the same exact thing I did! I was very relieved. During the whole labor process she was the calm and peace that I needed. I was so disillusioned and she held my hand and literally counted and took me through each contraction. I cannot even imagine going through this without her. She held my hair while I was sick and rubbed my hands to help me fall asleep. When we decide to have a second child, we will definitely be using Tracee. The money we spent to have her does not come close to how much she is worth."
"Where do I begin! I recently gave birth to my 3rd baby after a 7yr hiatus. I was so nervous about starting over, especially since I was significantly older this time around. However, after my first interaction with Tracee, my fears began to subside. She reassured me that I was more than capable and strong enough to get through my pregnancy successfully! Throughout our 9 month journey together, Tracee never allowed me to feel alone. No matter the time of day, whenever I had a concern she was there to listen, advise and Not judge. She welcomed and encouraged my husband to be an active participant in the pregnancy and delivery as well. So much so, he wanted her to be His personal doula! (as if that exists lol). Needless to say, her presence at the delivery of our first daughter was extremely instrumental! She coached me through my first contraction at home (over the phone), gladly met us at the hospital once we were ready, and stayed until our princess arrived. Tracee is certainly more than just a doula to our family now, she Is family! Thank you for such a Wonderful experience! "
~Kimberly Stratton & Family
= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-24-2017