Birth Fee: $600 to $700
Fee Details: Supporting mothers and partners before, during and after their childbirth journey. Empowering women trust their bodies to do what it was designed to do, and support them with any birth plan they may envision. 1-2 prenatal visits, continuous support during labor and 1-2 hrs after (including breastfeeding assistance), continuous email and phone support, and 1 postpartum home visit.
Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 42 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
I met Kindle when I was 37 weeks pregnant with my first child, and she was readily available to be my doula! If it were not for her, I would not have known that having a natural birth was even possible. She was calm, patient, extremely encouraging and knowledgeable throughout my entire labor. And the gold star: she is incredibly hands-on, which for me was huge! Also, after delivery, she made sure baby was nursing well before parting ways. She was a crucial part to the success of my first labor and that is why I used her as my doula for my second AND third baby. She makes labor enjoyable, believe it or not, because I can trust that she knows her stuff and that she’ll be right there to assist me in finding comfort and strength. I highly recommend her to every mom I know!
This experience was more than just physical. Birthing a child takes you into a mental space that is so amazing yet hard to explain. Kindle supported me physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. She was patient and listened to my body or something that made her capable of tapping into all those spaces and speaking life into them when I felt like I was losing focus or strength. I got to the hospital during shift change and the commotion was distracting. There were so many people coming in and out of the room and so many voices. I was losing my mind, but Kindle could read my expressions and she was a calm advocate for me and what I needed to get through those moments. She kept me relaxed, in control and focused on my breathing, and by some beautiful revelation or something she played my favorite "reassurance song" which took me over that hump into a wonderful Irie birth experience. I haven't been able to stop talking about how awesome she was in there to my family and friends. Much love and respect Kindle!!!
My husband and I knew Kindle was a perfect match for us from our initial phone conversation with her. Kindle is not only knowledgable and always remained professional; but she was very patient and supportive throughout our prenatal journey, labor, and delivery. I would recommend having a doula to anyone and can promise that you won't go wrong with Kindle!
I am SO thankful to have had Kindle by my side while I was in labor. I had no idea what to expect because it was my first baby, and I was fortunate enough to have found her a month before my daughter arrived. The meetings with her were very informative. She takes time with you and answers all of your questions thoroughly. My daughter was overdue by a week and I was so nervous during that wait time. I would leave my doctor's office with a million questions flooding my mind and Kindle was a warm presence for me as she assured me that everything would be okay by answering my many questions and addressing my doubts with patience and grace. During labor, Kindle knows her stuff. She stays extremely calm and encourages your husband to be an active participant. My husband and I became a team with Kindle's expertise and guidance. I was induced (without pitocin) so my labor was "techinically" 11 hours, but from the time I had my first painful contractions to when my baby girl arrived was only 7 hours thanks to Kindle! I never fully believed that I would be able to go through a natural labor with NO pain medication but thanks to Kindle's AMAZING support we did it!!! It was the best experience of my life! I highly recommend her.
My husband and I hired Kindle as our doula for the birth of our first child. We loved how professional, passionate and knowledgeable she was as we met with her several times in preparation for labor and delivery. She was such a huge help, she has a special place in our hearts and our family's story t. We would recommend her (and we have already done so) to anyone we know who is pregnant. She really helped me have a smoother delivery than I expected. I would definitely have her as my doula during our next birthing experience.
I should start by saying that I was pretty skeptical about having a doula for my natural childbirth. My husband and I took childbirth classes and I decided I needed a doula to feel totally prepared. I called Kindle toward the very end of my pregnancy and chatted with her and really liked her personality. She was really laid back and not overbearing, yet extremely knowledgeable. My husband and I met up with her and discussed our birth plan. He liked her a lot too so we decided to habe her be our doula.
During my labor I didn't want anyone to really talk to me and she was patient and attentive the entire time. She tried all different types of positions to help me through my contractions. I had absolutely no idea how much I needed a doula until I went into labor. I know for a fact I couldn't have done it without her. She also helped my husband to be involved as well which was really important to me. She never left my side and encouraged me so much the whole time which helped me to stick with my birth plan.
After delivery, she helped me to breastfeed for the first time. She showed me how to make sure the baby had a good latch and what to look for. I ended up having no trouble breasffeeding which helped me a lot.
I can't say enough great things about Kindle and I highly recommend her!
Having Kindle as our doula was the best decision that my husband and I made. As first-time parents it was important to have someone with confidence to coach us throughout the labor/delivery process and even afterwards and Kindle was that and even more.- She was more than amazing! She was by our side from the moment that my water broke until I gave birth. She helped me stay focused and coached my husband in how to guide me throughout the contractions. She was in-tune with how my labor was progressing at a fast rate and kept calm and collected all while keeping me relaxed and reminding me that "I can do this". Kindle's knowledge and professionalism was key for us in achieving a happy and healthy delivery. Her genuine care and sincere compassion in assisting us through the process was very clear. She helped us stay on track to our birth plan and also did an excellent job in giving my husband and me our space and time to enjoy the experience of birth. Moreover, her communication throughout our pregnancy helped me stay at ease with giving a natural water birth. She followed up with me throughout my pregnancy for any questions or concerns. Furthermore, she has stayed in contact with us after giving birth to check on my recovery and our transition into parenthood. Without Kindle we wouldn't have had such a great experience; we are beyond grateful that we had her our at our side and look forward to having her as our doula for our future pregnancies.
This was my second baby but my first time using a doula. Kindle did an amazing job and worked professionally with the nurses and my physician while supporting me and helping me throughout my labor/delivery better than I could have imagined. I went through the entire labor process naturally and Kindle helped me with techniques throughout my long labor to decrease pain during the contractions, decrease nausea, provide ideas on positions to help progress the labor and much more. Kindle also provided me with advice at the end which I believe really helped the process along, which was much needed because I was running out steam. Also, Kindle really helped my husband and I through the most difficult part of the labor, transition and pushing. She helped me stay focused and gave me the mental support I needed to get through it. I also have had an amazing post partum recovery compared to my first and I believe it was the combination of Kindle and my doctor facilitating the labor process the way God intended us to labor and deliver babies. She is very knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her to anyone. We will be forever grateful for your services Kindle!! I just wish you were there for my first born ;-)
Whatever amazing is measured as, Kindle-Simone is far beyond that!
Prior to her talking to us about her doula services, I had only heard about it once in passing and didn't really know what it was about or how valuable it is to the birth process.
I can genuinely say that this is not just a job to her. With the level of care that she showed my wife, myself and our daughter, you would have thought it was her daughter being born.
During the initial consultation with her where she sold us on the benefits of the service, she brought us up to speed on what the entire birth process would entail, what things to listen out for that should cause concern, what questions to ask the doctors/midwives/nurses and how to go about making it clear to them that we want to stick as closly to to our birthplan as safety permits.
While at the hospital, as much as she was there to help, she made sure not to overshadow any one, and brought me along on the journey. I was there assisting with pain relieving/distracting massages, working on pressure points under her guidance, and providing overall emotional support.
My wife had a long labor process but I can confidently say that Kindle-Simone made that process much more bearable for my wife, and for that I will forever be grateful. She has premanently carved herself into our family's history, and we are all grateful to her for all she has done. At this point I can't think of any reason why anyone would not go with a doula to help ease the birth process, and I would even going as far as saying anyone interested should go with Kindle-Simone. I know I might be biased, but this is my story, so thats that! Kindle-Simone for president!!!
Kindle-Simone is an amazing doula.
My experience with Kindle-Simone was great and an amazing experience!!!!!!!
Without her help as well as my husbands help, I would have taken steps and made decisions that were not part of my original birth plan.
Working with my husband, mom, and family in general, Kindle-Simone provided support beyond my expectations.
Her professionalism mixed with a genuine kind and caring heart is just what I needed.
I can proudly say that I went into labor with the goal to have my baby naturally with no help from drugs/epidural and was able to make that goal a reality after being in labor for 34 hours.
Kindle understood what I wanted and not once made me feel like I couldn't change my mind/update my birth plan. She knew my goals and encouraged me to reach that goal. She helped with all massages and different technics that provided ease through my painful contractions and went above and beyond in all areas of my birthing journey.
Kindle made my birthing experience a comfortable experience.
My entire family is so grateful for her services and the nurses at the hospital were in Awe of how amazing and selfless she is.
Kindle-Simone Friedlander, I thank you and can't stop thanking you for all that you have done for my family.
I am so happy that you were a part of our journey and grateful for all that you did.
It's hard to put into words my experience with Kindle, simply because words cannot begin to describe the gratitude and appreciation I have for her. To begin this was my second child. My frst I labored for 36 hours and was able to have a vaginal delivery. Unfortunaltely with my second I labored for 38 hours and it ended in a C-section due to numerous complications. Kindle was with me via text messaging, several middle of the night phone calls and at the hospital from the moment contractions began until they wheeled me away to the ER. She has an incredible gift for empowering women to stay strong and focus on the end result (holding that precious baby). In my moments of weakness and desparation she was holding my hands telling me I can do this. What I appreciate about her is she will not put her agenda of having a natural (meaning no medical intervention) labor and delivery above the health and well being of the mother and baby. She helped me during the decision process of having a c-section and never once did she make me feel defeated or that I failed. She continues to help me today when I have moments of regret or sadness. She reminds me that I did an incredible job during 38 hours of labor and that there was nothing I could have done differently. I will definitely use her again when I have more children and I would highly recommend her!!
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