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Ellen Barnard(Yates)

Inspirations-Doula services

Website: http://www.gypsyinspirations.com

Phone: 8084890794

Birth Fee: $600 to $1000

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $35

Fee Details: I offer a military discount and am willing to work with you on payment plans or low income options.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 20 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 6 years and 15 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

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

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Multiples
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC

Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Infant massage education
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I volunteered at a birthing hospital in Chidamoyo, Zimbabwe as a Doula. I have volunteered with a family with tripplets and another with twins. I am currently volunteering at St. Joes Hospital as a Doula.

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Port Orchard, WA
Travel Range: 30 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Ellen Barnard(Yates)

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kristen Villopoto

Ellen was a fantstic edition to our new family. We had a set of twin boys and it may have to near impossible for us but Ellen came to the rescue. She not only worked herself. she also found an additional doula to parter with to make 6 nights a week possible. She was get to make sure that we had consistancy and made  we were always happy. She was great with our boys and gave us a lot of tips throughout the process. Sad to see her go but highly recommend her to any family looking!!

Kristen Villopoto 

Posted 2/14/2017

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Danny jr Narvaza

Ellen was our rock. She guided me during the labor with different techniques that helped my wife. She did massaging and used essential oils. Whenever I was tired, she stepped in. I couldn’t have done it without her. She was always looking out for our well being. She made sure that I was able to take a quick power nap to recharge and would be fully alert during the pushing process. She made sure I ate and was comfortable. The essential oils were really good, it was not only helpful for my wife, but for me as well. Throughout the whole time we were really calm. With her there my wife and I never fought. She was able to capture precious moments including the crowning of our son.

Posted 9/29/2015

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Jenna Gallanosa

When I met Ellen, I instantly knew that she was meant to be our doula, but I could not have imagined how profoundly she would change our lives. She was the ideal birthing companion. Her combination of expertise, essential oils and calming nature made our birth “easy."  Our birthing journey lasted 26 hours, 19 were in the hospital. My husband and I didn't sleep the night before so we were both up for at least 2 days. We were able to implement the homework that Ellen assigned during pregnancy (exercises, birthing positions, and mantras) which helped tremendously during this time.

21 hours into labor I was ready to give up. We’ve tried all the birthing positions, different techniques and with Pitocin in my body for a few hours the pain was getting unbearable. I was hungry, I hadn't had a meal in 24 hours. I was tired. My strength was waning. Ellen calmly looked into my eyes and said, "Danny's going to come out either way, even if you get an epidural, you're going to have to do the work. Remember, you're giving baby Danny the greatest gift by doing this natural." Something inside of me changed and I was ready to move forward. A few hours later, we tried to push. I didn't understand how to "push" and Ellen explained it. Four contractions later, I heard my baby cry for the first time. It was unbelievable. It felt amazing.

My midwife gave me a birthing necklace that has the ancient Hawaiian symbol for birth, which she has always given to her midwife students and never to a mother. It was a real honor. She also said having a doula was the best investment we could have made and I strongly agree with her. She was stunned at how well I pushed the baby out (in 30 minutes) and WITHOUT an epidural but that can be attributed to Ellen's guidance.

If you want to feel empowered and proud of your birthing experience, hire Ellen. You won’t be sorry.

Posted 9/29/2015

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Elizabeth Thiel

We met Ellen a month after our twins were born and she has been helping me hold it together ever since! (Twins are now five months old).

Having a two year old and all of our family on the mainland things can feel a bit overwhelming, but Ellen steps right in and in just a couple hours at our house she can make me feel better! She has a knack for knowing what needs to be done and getting right to it. From advice on baby care, hands on baby care, toddler care and tidying our house and scattered belongings, she allows me to keep my head above water in this crazy and wonderful time in our lives. We are so grateful to have Ellen!

Posted 5/20/2015

Birth Availability for Ellen Barnard(Yates)

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