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Deb Bruin

Queen City Birth Collective


Phone: 9312019113

Birth Fee: $750 to $925

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $30

Fee Details: Payment plans available.

Birth Doula Experience: 7 years and 224 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 26 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Madriella Doula Network - Certified Labor Doula
  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Group practice with shared call schedule

Clients per Month: 1 to 6 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • I have created my own childbirth education curriculum.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training
  • Midwife's Assistant

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Surrogacy
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Henna belly designs
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Languages spoken: English, some ASL

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Client Testimonials for Deb Bruin

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Nicole Holt

Deb attended my unmedicated hospital VBAC and was there to support me through pregnancy and childbirth. She came to my home while we waited to go to the hospital, helped me process getting sent home when I felt I was ready to be admitted and supported me through the fairly fast labor that came when I was admitted a few hours later. I didn't labor the way I thought I would but she helped me find comfortable positions that would work with what my body wanted to do.
She even took some pictures with my camera that I can't wait to check out!
I was already recommending her to others before my baby was born but now I can say without a doubt that she's an asset to have by your side on your birth journey.

Posted 8/30/2016

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Andrea Fowler

I was on a local mom board online and mentioned I was attempting a VBAC with my second baby due in just a few short months. Then, Debra came into my life. She highly encouraged me to hire a doula and explained to me all the ways one could help me achieve the birth that I wanted. I was hesitant, not only because I couldn't really afford one because we had just moved across the country and bought a house,. And while I lean toward the "crunchy" side of things, I was by no means having a home birth or anything of the sort. I was afraid to have a doula that would judge or push me into a birth that was different than what I wanted in the name of being "natural". I was okay with leaving it open ended and just pushing it as far as I could go.
Debra and I worked out a birth plan that was a perfect balance between natural and what I was willing to consider. While she encouraged me to have a natural, unmedicated birth because of the higher success rate for a VBAC, she constantly reminded me that it was MY experience. Her interventions helped me with not only pain but some birth trauma I had from my first birth experienced. She was even able to lower my baby's heart rate after several nurses had tried and failed! With just a few simple tools she was able to make me more comfortable. It seemed as though there were times that she new exactly what I needed without me even asking. And when it came time for me to make big decisions she was an amazing sounding board for my husband and I. She was well educated and had all of the information we needed right when we needed them. She was so prepared.
I ended with another Csection after a couple of hours of pushing but my main goals of going into labor naturally this time and attempting the VBAC were reached. I have no regrets and I couldn't have done some of the things without the love, support and respect I received from Debra. Hiring her was the best decision we made for this birth.

Posted 3/17/2015

Birth Availability for Deb Bruin

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