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Melinda Toumi

Sunflower Birth and Lactation

Website: https://www.sunflowerbirthandlactation.webs.com/

Phone: 7859792477

Birth Fee: $0 to $600

Postpartum Rate: $25

Fee Details: I barter, offer deep discounts to families that are homeless or receive WIC or KanCare, I take credit cards, and payment plans.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 60 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 10 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 5 births and 0 to 1 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No violence.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have experience in Labor and Delivery nursing care, was a cesarean scrub nurse as my first job out of nursing school, and will stay calm, helpful, and positive even in the toughest situations.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I've not yet attended a Birth Center birth - be my first!
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Home birth is my favorite.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Nurturing Childbirth Education

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • IBCLC Lactation Consultant
  • La Leche League Leader

Other Relevant Certifications

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

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • PhD

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • 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
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Monitrice services
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Breastfeeding Coalition of Douglas County Kansas La Leche League Leader Lawrence Area Coordinator of Leaders LLL KS / OK Area Kansas Midwives Alliance Board of Directors, Advocate position Science Instructor at Uzazi Academie division of Midwifery and Lactation

Birth Availability for Melinda Toumi

= Available. Calendar last updated: 6/19/2017 11:29:47 AM

Postpartum Availability for Melinda Toumi

= Available. Calendar last updated: 6/19/2017 11:29:47 AM