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Sufi Ertur

Joynavigator LLC


Phone: 310 386 5290

Birth Fee: $2100 to $3500

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

Fee Details: My price comes down after a month of service and with contracts of 40 hours or more, because the intensity lessens and essentially I am mothers helper after the first month.

Birth Doula Experience: 17 years and 506 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 15 years and 803 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I only do two nights a week, but am available for any arrangement of hours between 9am- midnight Mon-Friday.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I work as a team player. I am well loved at St. Johns and Cedars. I am a non combative force for support. Always my clients agenda never mine, and I work with the team to facilitate and support my clients wish list. I am pro all birth. I have no chip on my shoulder or expectation of birth. I am pro what works for you.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I will add that my fee for homebirth or birthcenter is $3500. I find that most midwives are arriving late in the labor as would a doctor, and the labor is double at a homebirth compared to a hospital where we have a nurse as well. Often a doula is not needed at a homebirth if the midwifes' assistant can labor sit. Be sure to ask your midwife.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I have worked with some of the best midwives in LA. I also attended 40 home water births as an assistant midwife in three months. Midwives appreciate my work because I make their lives easier. I read labor well. I don't need to check a mom. I track labor without checking my clients I have been quite accurate in my sense of a clients dilation and station.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association)

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeeding Counselor (Breastfeeding Support Consultants -- Center for Lactation Education)
  • Infant Care Specialist, The Chapman Family Center

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birthing From Within Birth Art Services
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Infant massage education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Sleep Educator
  • Therapist or counselor

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Assistant midwife,( Assisted 40 home water births in three months with the Hollywood BirthCenter) Supporter of One Heart Worldwide (Delivers birthing kits worldwide to remote areas.) Save The Children Women For Women International UNHCR SUPPORTER DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Sufi Ertur

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Rebecca Diamantopoulos

Sufi was a godsend to our family When our second child was born. She is confident without ever being pushy. She is calm and cool and the kind of person you want around while navigating the first few months of new motherhood. I still miss the oatmeal she would have waiting for me in the morning. I really respected her as an authoriTy on babies and as a person. I would beg her to come back if i had another child. We are incredibly picky and private and she is just a really great presence to have around. If you need advice, she has it to give. If you don't, she's happy to be there in whatever way you need her. She's a truly remarkable woman. 

Posted 8/22/2015

Birth Availability for Sufi Ertur

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Postpartum Availability for Sufi Ertur

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