$900 to $1800
8 years and 20 births attended
Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Hi and congratulations to you and your family on your upcoming birth and new little blessing. I am a birth and bereavement doula as well as a childbirth educator for BirthWorks International. I love my passion for birth and helping families save the space for your new little blessing's journey into the world. It is such a joy to see families bond and grow with each new family member added. It is my privilege and honor to be a part of such an intimate moment in your life and I truly appreciate you bringing me along in that journey. I don't want cost to be a reason why you wouldn't hire a doula, Every woman should have the support they desire for their birth, so feel free to contact me to discuss discounts or payment plans.
Laguna Niguel, CA Service range 30 miles
Janell was amazing! She was incredibly loving and supportive and did everthing she could to create a warm environment of love for our baby to be born into! We met with her a couple more times and kept in contact through text--she was always available or prompt in her responses. When the long-awaited day came, Janell stayed on standby for hours until we were ready for her to join us.
My wife Jessie and I were staying at a hotel close to the birth center so that the drive wouldn't be long from our home to the center. Janell met us there and immediately got to work helping me perfect the environment. She brought massage tools and aroma therapy, checked the lighting and music, then went straight to work comforting Jessie by massaging her and using her rebozo. Janell's knowledge and experience of the labor process made Jessie and I immediately more comfortable.
Jessie's labor went much quicker than the midwife thought it would and her transition from first- to second-stage labor was almost non-existent. The midwife came to the hotel to check on Jessie and realized that she should have had us leave for the center earlier (when Janell insisted it was time!). The midwife called her assistant who met us in the hotel room and everyone prepared for our baby to be born there. After an hour or two the midwife realized that we had time to get to the center and that we should get back to the center. Janell immediately supported our decision, got her car, and drove us to the center where Jessie gave birth to our baby girl. As Jessie and I lied in bed holding our new baby, Janell new that we had not eaten in hours and ran out to get us food.
At every point during Jessie's labor and birth Janell new how to best support us and did so without ever getting in the way--her help was perfectly seamless. I could not have supported Jessie nearly as well without Janell's help. We will definitely be asking Janell to be our doula again!
My wife Jessica and I gave birth to our second child in May 2015 with the loving help and support from Janell. We thought we educated ourselves properly and prepared ourselves for our first child in 2012 but after that birth experience we both agreed that we were not prepared as much as we would have liked to have been. We decided to partner with Janell Bartzatt around January 2015 for our second child. From the start we connected and bonded with Janell's warm heartedness, attention to detail and attentive ear to our every concern and question. We set up a birth plan unlike with our first child with her help and covered countless number of scenarios that brought my wife and me a peace and comfort that we would not have had without her help. To make a long story short our experience with Janell was exceptional in every way. Her professionalism and knowledge helped us relax and actually enjoy the beautiful process of birth. She went above and beyond what I could have ever hoped or asked for. For example Janell labored with us the entire time (12+ hrs.) in the hospital, not to forget the 5 hrs. at our home. Janell massaged my wife helping easing her pain for easily half the entire time! We both are forever grateful to Janell. She will always hold a special place in our hearts.
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