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Jesse Andrews-Ruiz

Whole Woman Doula

Phone: 336-473-3746

Birth Fee: $600 to $800

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

Fee Details: I have a fairly flexible schedule for post-partum services (including termination, miscarriage, bereavement, and NICU support). My calendar reflects my general availability, but I'm happy to discuss scheduling needs outside of what is listed. I am currently available by appointment only for births. Due to my training schedule and other commitments to clients, I am only able to attend planned births (including fetal demise) and scheduled C-sections as a birth doula. My listed fees are standard, however I can discuss a payment plan if necessary. It is also possible that my fees may exceed what is listed if agreed services become complex. I would like to stress my willingness to work with your family to come to an agreement that works for everyone.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 1 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 2 families served

Doula Training

  • ProDoula, June 2015
  • DONA International, July 2016
  • Stillbirthday, April 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 1 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I am open to assisting with all types of hospital deliveries. I don't judge your birth plan, and support natural or medicated birth. I have personal experience helping women and their partners deal with complicated births, stillbirths, miscarriage, premature births, and babies who are going to need to stay in the NICU. I also provide abortion support.
Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers
I am open to attending any birth center that is accredited and has adequate medical professionals on staff.
Attends home births? No Home Births

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certificates in Infant CPR, Safe Sleep, SIDS Prevention, and Neonatal Baby Care

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Hearthside perinatal bereavement care training
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Special needs babies

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer working with families during infant and/or pregnancy loss, as well as families with babies in the NICU.

Languages spoken: English with possible Spanish interpreter

Client Testimonials for Jesse Andrews-Ruiz

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Ana Bridge

My son was born in the hospital in Asheville, unfortunately, just 12 hours after, was on a helicopter to the NICU in Charlotte. I had a normal pregnancy and as a first time Mom, I was not prepared for the experience. Only someone who has spent time in a NICU can understand the overwhelming confusion of being there. Jesse helped me find my way around the hospital and explore my options for medical emergency hotels and hospital sleeping facilities. She showed me how to check out a breast pump from the hospital, and got me started with the basics of pumping, she put a pen and notebook in my hand and made sure I was mentally prepared for all of the medical information that I was about to take in. Jesse's time in in the NICU with her own son gave her invaluable experience that really helped me in my time of need. Not only is she experienced but she has a soothing and sympathetic presence when you need it most. 

Posted 5/12/2017

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Amber Hedrick

Jesse was one of my birth doulas and my post partum doula. She was invaluable in helping me have the unelmedicated natural birth I dreamed about. I couldn't have made it through 30 hours of labor without medication if she hadn't been there! She was so supportive! I wouldn't have survived new motherhood without her help and advice after birth either! She's wonderful!

Posted 1/20/2016

Birth Availability for Jesse Andrews-Ruiz

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Postpartum Availability for Jesse Andrews-Ruiz

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