5 years and 95 births attended
3 years and 6 families served
Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula
Clients per month: 0 to 4 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families
Postpartum limits/restrictions: I serve postpartum clients within the immediate Sioux Falls area only.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I do not attend homebirths where a midwife is not present.
I’m the the Owner of Belly Luna Birth Services. I am passionate about supporting women in childbirth and pregnancy. I am an ICEA Certified Birth Doula and ICEA Certified Postpartum Doula. I have been providing doula services since 2013. Besides running my own doula business, I am also a Board Member of South Dakota Birth Matters, and a co-administrator of South Dakota Doulas. I also recently completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and hope to offer prenatal/postpartum yoga in the future. I hold a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Women's Studies from the University of Montana and previously worked for nearly 7 years as a Community Organizer for a non-profit focused on sustainable agriculture and local foods issues.
I am a birth and postpartum doula providing services in Sioux Falls, SD and the surrounding region. I am certified through ICEA. I am happy to support clients birthing at hospitals or at home (with a licenses care provider). I have experience with births at both hospitals in Sioux Falls, and the hospitals in Brookings, Vermillion, Mitchell, and Worthington, and Luverne. I currently work with a doula partner to share on-call time. My services include a free initial interview; 2 prenatal meetings; on-call for 4 weeks; back-up doula support; continuous labor support for the duration of the labor; immediate postpartum support for 1-2 hrs. after birth, and 1 postpartum meeting.
Brandon, SD Service range 75 miles
Heidi is an amazing doula! She has a calming effect on everyone involved. Just her presence set my mind at ease. She reminded me throughout my labor that I could do it, even when I wasn't sure of it myself.
I was a surrogate for a male couple. She supported me, my husband, and the two dads. The nursing staff also appreciated her. I know that she will be welcomed back by the nurses if she ever makes her way to my small town hospital again.
Heidi was my doula for the birth of our 4th child. I can't say enough good about her. She helped me navigate some tough times in the delivery room to ultimately help me get the intervention-free VBAC I wanted. Her calming presence and knowledge of childbirth put both me and my husband at ease (especially valuable after having a couple of previous traumatic births) and paved the way for a very undramatic labor and delivery. My only regret is that I didn't use a doula - Heidi, specifically - for my previous three births. If another child is in God's plan for us, I will definitely be calling Heidi to assist us!
Heidi was a warrior for our long, relentless birth. She stuck by us until the very end (despite being with us for nearly 2 days), and provided great support for me and my husband. She was a source for natural pain management techniques, gave thoughtful position suggestions, and provided us with a kind, listening ear as we weighed our choices in our labor and birth. Thank you for everything, Heidi!
Our choice to hire Heidi as our doula was the best decision we made during pregnancy. No matter how much we prepared ourselves, I don't think it compares to having her there during labor. She answered all of our questions during pregnancy to help us get ready for labor. She was a great calming presence during labor. When I was nauseas, she had me smell peppermint oil which helped immediately. She helped me achieve my natural labor by helping me remain calm and relaxed. She helped me with guided breathing and relaxation. My husband felt supported and confident in helping me relax because she was there supporting him too. We highly recommend Heidi for anyone looking into hiring a doula.
The moment I met Heidi I knew I wanted her to be our doula! Being a first time mom, I had so many questions, concerns, and fears. Heidi was there for me throughout the entire process answering all my questions and providing many helpful resources. She also provided emotional support - helping me work through my fears about labor and birth. She was such a huge help during the labor process! I can't imagine going through it without her!
We had the blessing of working with Heidi for the birth of our first child. When I found out I was pregnant I was so excited and yet I was completely terrified of giving birth. I would cry almot every time I started talking about my fears and anxieties. Heidi soothed my concerns and helped me feel supported and confident going into the labor process. We discussed my concerns and various ways and methods of coping through the labor process and Heidi provided great suggestions and ideas. She was always a phone call or email away and truly helped me to feel secure. Heidi was a calm and steady presence during the labor process and also brought a lot of comfort to my husband. I look back on the birth of my daughter with so much joy and pride and I know that Heidi was an integral part of that process. We are so thankful to have had her care and expertise!
Everyone should have a doula! As first time parents to be there were so many unknowns. Heidi provided comfort, reassurance, guidance, peace and helpful resources before, during and after our delivery. From helping craft our birth plan, standing behind our requests and offering love, support and comfort on our son's birthday. We were so grateful to have Heidi as our doula, and we won't even question having her by our sides again if the opportunity presents itself someday!
I hired Heidi as my doula with my 5th pregnancy. She was the best doula that I ever hired, and I would hire her again in a heartbeat. I'm not a very outgoing person, so it can be hard for me to say what I want during labor, but with Heidi, I found it really easy to work with her, and loved it that she would suggest things to me. Her technique in knowing where to apply pressure during contractions was priceless. This was by far one of my best birth experiences I have had, and I credit that to Heidi. I felt her love and dedication through my pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. Any birth team would be lucky to have her.
I can’t imagine my birth experience without the assistance of Heidi. She was an amazing doula that went above and beyond to be helpful in preparing us as much as possible and was prompt with responding to all the questions that my husband and I had with this being our first child. Everyone needs a doula I’m so so thankful that we had Heidi!
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