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Helen Korczak

Celestial Roots Doula Care

Website: https://www.celestialrootsdoulacare.com

Phone: 413.777.8753

Birth Fee: $1000

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $40

Fee Details: Payment plans available upon request. For postpartum care: $30 per hr $35 per hr for multiples $320 for overnights

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 16 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 8 families served

Doula Training

  • Warm Welcome Birth Services, February 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

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

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Counselor (The Center for Breastfeeding)
  • Lactation Counselor Training (Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • 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
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother Roasting
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I trained with Warm Welcome Birth Services for both Birth and Postpartum Doula care. I'm an active member and board member of the Green River Doula Network I offer services on a sliding scale and payment plans for those in need. It is also important to me to make doula care accessible to those within the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities.

Languages spoken: English, minimal/learning Spanish

Client Testimonials for Helen Korczak

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Adam Ortiz

When my partner and I met Helen, we both spoke of an intuitive feeling that she was the person we wanted to help with the birth of our first child. From the fnight we met through the end of our delivery, Helen was professional, warm, and refreshingly knowledgable. A few things that stand out for me in the experience are: 1. As a male partner, I was glad to feel so included in the process, with my occasional ignorance forgiven. Helen approached our conversations with an emphasis on partnership decision-making, which I think helped set the stage for a more communication-filled delivery experience. 2. Helen was flexible with her time and extremely present when we needed to reach out and either meet with her or ask her questions. Though we tried to respectfully maintain boundaries and respect her space, at no time did I feel like she was completely out of touch. This was a relief! 3. It was VERY clear to me that Helen cared greatly for my partner and our child. The energy that she brought to all of our shared spaces felt reassuring and I perpetually felt like Helen's knowledge and presence made clear that she is committed to doing this work extremely well. 4. Throughout the birthing process, Helen was intentional about helping me find a place where I could support my partner while not getting in the way. Helen created spaces throughout in which I was invited to participate and, where appropriate, take over. I think that, for my partner and me, this made the birthing experience feel that much more meaningful. I HIGHLY recommend hiring Helen as a doula and have already suggested to a number of friends that they do so. Working with her was awesome.

Posted 7/19/2016

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Valarie Bowman

My son, Joseph, and I were Helen's 'inaugural' clients.  My pregnancy had been going very well, so when I was diagnosed with preeclampsia somewhere around week 30, I was understandably very nervous.  Helen was constantly supportive, offering me everything from information sources to quiet my restless, science-driven mind to offering her ear and shoulder to steady my heart and soul.  

In my 31st week, I was hospitalized with severe preeclampsia, and Helen never let me forget that she was there for me.  When I was informed in the early morning hours of July 8th (at 32 weeks, 1 day) that - for the safety of myself and my son - they would need to deliver by C-section within the hour, one phone call to Helen had her on her way.  Helen was with me in the OR as they prepped me.  She took pictures of his delivery so I could later see what I was unable to view during the procedure.  Helen beamed with tears in her eyes, sharing in my joy as we heard Joseph cry for the first time - meaning that he was breathing on his own!  

Helen stayed with me post-OP, helping me through the not-so-pretty parts that can come with a Caesarean delivery.  Helen was checking in daily following Joseph's delivery, always offering whatever she could do to help.  After we were home, Helen visited and she brought baby carriers of her own for me to try using with Joseph before I decided to purchase one.

I feel that I cannot say enough about how compassionate, caring, thoughtful and supportive Helen is as a doula, as well as a friend.  I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for doula care.

 

Posted 7/14/2016

Birth Availability for Helen Korczak

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Postpartum Availability for Helen Korczak

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