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Karyn Whittemore

Blooming Lily Doula Services

Phone: 623-556-3310

Birth Fee: $500

Fee Details: I include a free consultation to ask me any questions you might have and to learn more about me and my offered services. Included in my services are two prenatal appointments where we will go over comfort measures for birth, discuss your birth plan, or I can help you write one if you don't have one. I am on call for you two weeks before your E.D.D and I am available 24/7 for phone support/text support. When you decide you want me to come when you are in labor, I will be there within the hour. I stay for two hours after birth to help initialize breastfeeding and help in any way I can. I also include a postpartum visit about 1-2 weeks after baby is born to see how you all are doing and answer any questions you might have. I am willing to do payment plans and discounts on a case by case basis. I believe every women deserves to have a doula!

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 7 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2014
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I will attend your birth at any hospital and will help you in the birth plan of your choice, whether that be medicated or non medicated. I can be of great help during a medicated birth, suggesting different positions while laboring in bed. I can also help give your partner breaks so one of us will always be with you. I will encourage you and give you any information you may need to help you and your partner make informed decisions. I can explain things that may be happening during a more medical birth. I will work with you and your partner to help answer any questions and calm any concerns or fears to the best of my ability. I will work hard to help you achieve the birth you had hoped for.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I will attend your birth at any birth center you choose and can be of great help alongside your midwife and the other members of your birth team such as your partner. I will use comfort measures such as massage, light touch, suggest different positions, heat for your lower back, cold washcloths for your face and neck, and use of a rebozo. I will encourage you onward and help you in any way I can to have the birth you so desire.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I can help with comfort measures such as massage, light touch, suggest different positions, heat for your lower back, cold washcloths for your face and neck, and use of a rebozo. I am very comfortable with home births as I have had one myself and loved it. I will be of great encouragement, I am one of your biggest cheerleaders, besides your partner of course. :) I want you to be satisfied with your birth outcome and will go to great lengths to help you achieve it!

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • I have successfully breastfed all four of my children, including tandem nursing my twins. I am a huge supporter of breast feeding and can help you initialize breast feeding after the birth of your baby.

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Karyn Whittemore

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Tory Smith

Karyn was fantastic for our family! We wanted a natural childbirth for our second daughter, after having an epidural with the first. Karyn met with us several times leading up to our due date and was continuously in contact with me for support and encouragement.

She helped teach my husband different ways to comfort me through contractions, which came in handy when I was in labor. It was great that she was support for both me and my husband, asking him about his comfort level with various aspects of labor and delivery.

Karyn is a kind, warm and compassionate person. She listened to our desires for labor and delivery and gave us tools to support our birth plan.We had a natural childbirth without an epidural. Karyn was comforting and helped me to relax through the pain. While the birth happened quickly (praise God) and we didn't have the opportunity to use all of the tools we had planned, it was very comforting to feel confident and prepared with Karyn by my side.

Posted 11/27/2015

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Roxanne Smith

This was my second time giving birth but for my husband, this was his first child. I felt completely comfortable with this not being my first time but I knew my husband could use the extra support so I wouldn't be stuck laboring and keeping him sane all at the same time. That was the reason why we decided to go with a doula. But as my pregnancy progressed we encountered complications. My husband was handling it better than I was. Karyn was compassionate and understanding. She was there to just let me vent or talk things out. This was a benefit I was not expecting nor perceived of needing. So long before my daughter ever was born I was understanding the value of having Karyn as my doula.

When the time actually came for labor and delivery she was just as amazing as she was during the pregnancy. She provided support for my husband and when he needed a break she stepped up to take his place. 24 hours of labor and experiencing every emotion possible in that time, she was our rock and cheerleader. She even stayed after delivery to help me start breast feeding. She is an amazing woman with a bright spirit that is infectious. I couldn't imagine not having her there.

Posted 8/27/2015

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Anne Tanner

Karyn was an incredible blessing and an asset at my birth.  She was calm, relaxing,  energetic,  hard working,  easy to work with,  comforting,  nurturing and so much more.  She was exactly what we were wanting in a doula.  She was quick to jump in and help when needed and catered to my requests during contractions.  She was extremely helpful for my husband because she brought a steady and encouraging presence to our birth at home.  She encouraged and helped him to help me better. I used a much more "experienced" doula at my last birth and thought Karyn did a better job filing the role at our birth this time. She is an awesome doula! Highly recommend! 

Posted 2/10/2015

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