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Stephanie Ramirez-Hudnall

La Doula Oblongata

Website: http://www.ladoulaoblongata.com

Phone: 714-906-4170

Birth Fee: $850 to $1200

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

Fee Details: Base package includes two antenatal visits, continuous labor and birth support, a post partum visit and unlimited phone and email support. Additional antenatal visits can be arranged for an additional fee. I can also provide basic cloth diapering and babywearing support and consultation, maternity and/or newborn photos. Postpartum services are negotiable.

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 20 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years

Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2015
  • Doula Trainings International , January 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 3 to 5 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
No unattended homebirths.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Reiki Practitioner

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am involved in advocacy and anti-bigotry activism. I am on my local doula associations Diversity Board.

Languages spoken: English, some Spanish

Client Testimonials for Stephanie Ramirez-Hudnall

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Anastasia McBride

with the birth of our second child, we knew we wanted to have a doula but didn't want one that was a motherly sort. We looked long and hard to find someone we would not offend with our music playlist choices or just by being, well, us.  We knew Stephanie was for us instantly, and it wasn't just the pink hair and tattoos. ;) it was like we had known each other for years And we had so much in common it was simply uncanny. 

During the birth She knew exactly what I needed when I needed it and I simply couldn't imagine that time without her. 

Posted 10/26/2015

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David Palacios

My wife and I were expecting her to be able to get an epidural. Unfortunately after 30 minutes of trying, due to her scoliosis, she was unable to get it. We were unprepared for a completely natural birth. Thank goodness for Stephanie, She was not only there for my wife but also for me. I did not know what to expect and was unprepared for emotinal side of it. She helped us keep it together. She was able to keep her on track with breathing and focusing on pushing when it was time. She was able to keep her going strong through the entire birth and explained to us what was happening though the hard parts. Even before the actual time of birth she helped us with getting the contractions going by going for walks, using the yoga ball and several other activities. After our son was born she also helped us with usefull advice on several thing such as breastfeeding, carriers, and several other things. I would recommender her to everyone, She was not only a great Doula but she made us feel like Family. You need someone who is strong and knows their stuff. Someone who will be there to explain all the facts and is going to be there when it counts. We are definitely going to use her again for our next child. 

Posted 5/9/2015

Birth Availability for Stephanie Ramirez-Hudnall

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Postpartum Availability for Stephanie Ramirez-Hudnall

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