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Amy Michaelson-Ratcliffe

Resolve Birth Services


Phone: 7579956739

Birth Fee: $600 to $900

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $40

Fee Details: I offer a sliding scale fee for my services based on what each family feels they can invest in doula services.

Birth Doula Experience: 16 years and 500 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 9 years and 30 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators), May 2003
  • Childbirth International, July 2010
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 2 to 4 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Currently not offering overnight services
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Will attend home births with a licensed provider in attendance

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Bradley

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (Childbirth International)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • DEM - Direct Entry Midwife
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents

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Client Testimonials for Amy Michaelson-Ratcliffe

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Erin Mattingly

Amy is absolutely amazing.  I hired her for the birth of my 8th child, having never had a doula before, after my last birth had been long and difficult.  When I met her, I felt instantly at ease.  I loved our prenatal meetings.  She listened to everything I needed to get off my chest and never made me feel rushed.  To be able to blab all the stuff that was constantly going on in my brain -- that was so comforting to me, because I was worried about having another long and difficult birth.  Amy has a quiet, thoughtful, gentle spirit, and that was exactly the energy I wanted in my birthing space.  My birth was wonderful -- my favorite of all my births -- and Amy was a big part of that.  I completely trusted her to manage the atmosphere of my birth space.  I never had to ask her for anything; she anticipated all my needs without me having to articulate them.  I was put in a tiny observational room witth glass walls at the hospital because the regular labor rooms were all full, and she quickly made it dark, homey, and comfortable.  I felt like whatever I needed, she just appeared with, like a magic labor fairy!  My daughter made her appearance very quickly and unexpectedly, which seemed to surprise everyone except Amy!  I know a big part of the reason I birthed her so quickly and smoothly was that I could hand over all of the "thinking" about my space and the staff to Amy, and just let go and be in my primal brain.  I felt completely safe and supported with her there.  She knew exactly what to do at all times.  My husband, who wasn't sure we needed a doula, is now a convert.  He agrees that having her there was a blessing to us both.  Amy is sensitive, knowledgeable, kind, passionate about her work, and a gift to every woman she supports!!  She's the best there is!!

Posted 5/10/2019

Birth Availability for Amy Michaelson-Ratcliffe

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