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Michele Marquez, CD (DTI)

Calendoula Care

Website: www.houstoncalendoula.com

Phone: 8324343353

Birth Fee: $300 to $1000

Postpartum Rate: $15 to $25

Fee Details: 4-hour block minimum $200 for overnight 10p-6a $350 for 16 hours to be used as needed in minimum 4hr blocks

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 18 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 6 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Birth Doula
  • Madriella Doula Network - Certified Labor Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage
  • Rebozo Training
  • Spinning Babies Certified

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • 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
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Henna belly designs
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

founder of DAHLS (Doulas Awakening Houston through Labor Support), a program that provides doula services to low income people; Doula Trainings International (DTI) Ambassador for Houston, TX

Languages spoken: Some Spanish

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Client Testimonials for Michele Marquez, CD (DTI)

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Husnainullah Sheikh

Where do I even start? Michele is the most AMAZING DOULA EVER!!! No doubt about it, she can help anyone achieve their birthing goals. Michele helped me achieve a VBAC when I felt all the odds were stacked against me. She was patient, compassionate, and caring throughout my entire birth. She even supported me kindly and patiently on nights I thought I was in labor and would wake the poor soul from her sleep only to find contractions die down. I could have never achieved my VBAC without get help and support.I can honestly say Michele isn't a doula who sees Her client as only a dollar sign. She really cares about her client as of they were her own family member. She is an angel and I will always reach out to her for future pregnancies. #teammichelealltheway 

Posted 4/13/2016

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Husnainullah Sheikh

Where do I even start? Michele is the most AMAZING DOULA EVER!!! No doubt about it, she can help anyone achieve their birthing goals. Michele helped me achieve a VBAC when I felt all the odds were stacked against me. She was patient, compassionate, and caring throughout my entire birth. She even supported me kindly and patiently on nights I thought I was in labor and would wake the poor soul from her sleep only to find contractions die down. I could have never achieved my VBAC without get help and support.I can honestly say Michele isn't a doula who sees Her client as only a dollar sign. She really cares about her client as of they were her own family member. She is an angel and I will always reach out to her for future pregnancies. #teammichelealltheway 

Posted 4/13/2016

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Husnainullah Sheikh

Where do I even start? Michele is the most AMAZING DOULA EVER!!! No doubt about it, she can help anyone achieve their birthing goals. Michele helped me achieve a VBAC when I felt all the odds were stacked against me. She was patient, compassionate, and caring throughout my entire birth. She even supported me kindly and patiently on nights I thought I was in labor and would wake the poor soul from her sleep only to find contractions die down. I could have never achieved my VBAC without get help and support.I can honestly say Michele isn't a doula who sees Her client as only a dollar sign. She really cares about her client as of they were her own family member. She is an angel and I will always reach out to her for future pregnancies. #teammichelealltheway 

Posted 4/13/2016

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Crystalynn Sosa

From day one she was amazing. This is the best doula You will ever meet; she will do whatever it takes to help you acconplish whatever birthing goal you have set. She encouraged me when I doubted myself. Mothers, the best part of it all is she will help your husband to understand your needs and thoughts. There was a point where I wanted to give up and he didn't know what to do or say to me but she taught him how to encourage me, she let me know I was okay. I never noticed how many times you will attempt to hold your breath during labor, you will be reminded to breath through them. It helps a lot more than one might think. Thank you for helping us bring our wonderful daughter into this world with our all natural water birth. ? Our goal was accomplished

-Crystal S

Posted 1/10/2016

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Jeremy Leal

As a first time parent being with my girlfriend as she gave birth was nerve wrecking. It wasn't done in a hospital it was at a birthing center with a midwife. They treated the situation without care or emotion as if it was any other day or birth. I didnt feel any comfort at all. But luckily we had a doula her name is michele marquez. As soon as she arrived she took control of the situation and eased me and my girlfriend into the birth step by step like a true professional. She lifted a big weight off my shoulders when she arrived. She has a great personality and smile and I would recommend her to anyone wanting a doula or wanting to try it out. I know me and my gf were glad to have her!  And im sure anyone else would love to have her helping every step of the way. She is heartfelt about her job and it isn't just a job to her its a career she loves. So if anyone is curious about a doula I think michele would be the best choice you could make.

Posted 12/7/2015

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Megan Hosman

Michele was an amazing Doula, who not only helped during my pregnancy but before and  after as well. If it hadnt been for Michele I wouldnt have been as confident to speak up about my wants for my pregnancy.  She was the sole reason I did not have a c-section and i am thankful for that everyday. Ahe has become a great friend along with being an amazing person. I would hire her again. Michele the Doula all the way!

Posted 11/4/2015

Birth Availability for Michele Marquez, CD (DTI)

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Postpartum Availability for Michele Marquez, CD (DTI)

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