Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40
Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years and 50 families served
Clients per Month: 1 to 3
I have ten years previous experience working with newborn-6 year old children and families as a nanny and a child care provider. I have also trained through Open Arms Perinatal Services as a birth doula and Perinatal Support Washington in perinatal mood disorders. I am currently working towards certification with PALS.
Languages spoken: Some Spanish
I'd definitely recommend a doula!.
Gabby was such a great help in those days that I thought my life was falling apart. The help around the house and with the baby was very, very much needed and it was greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much and if I was to do this again I wouldn't hesitate to contact Blue Cascade Doulas!!
Working with Gabby was the best decision I made during my pregnancy. I had no idea how much I needed her until she was here! I trusted her immediately in my home and with my daughter. She had a fantastic way with my daughter who was a little colicky and taught me so much.
Gabby provided our family with post-partum doula care and was lovely! She helped with laundry, dishes, changed diapers, and cuddled my newborn so I could get some much needed self-care in. She's a lovely spirit to have around the home and I couldn't recommend her enough!
Gabby came to us as a back-up doula as we were nine days late and I went into labor on Christmas Eve! Given that it was a holiday, we were relieved that Gabby was so flexible. We went to the hospital for a quick check-in since we were past our due date. We decided to stay since labor had started on its own that morning. Gabby arrived in less than an hour of us notifying her we were checking into the hospital. As the day progressed, our labor turned into a full fledged marathon. I labored naturally for 25 hours followed by five hours with an epidural, ultimately ending in a C-section. Gabby was by my side the entire time. She held my hand through every tough contraction, made sure I tried to drink water and provided encouragement when we were faced with difficult decisions. Her kind and gentle demeanor helped me keep going and provided relief and assistance to my husband. I would definitely recommend Gabby as a doula!
Gabby provided excellent care before, during, and after the birth of my daughter. She provided information to help me make informed decisions about where I wanted to give birth and what kind of pain management I would use. She also helped me with picking out items that I would need for caring for my baby such as carriers, bottles, and pumps. During labor, she helped me with my breathing and pain management techniques, and making sure that I ate. After the birth she has checked in with my husband and me and provided me with useful advice as well as recommendations for lactation consultants and post partum counseling services.
Gabby has been a huge help to my family and me during and after my pregnancy. I highly recommend her for support during your pregnancy.
-Beth, Frank, and Evelyn Tenace
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