Emily  Steadman Photo

Emily Steadman

Salt City Doula

Website: http://www.slcdoula.com

Phone: 801-783-0993

Birth Fee: $750 to $900

Postpartum Rate: $30

Fee Details: Please visit my website for more information on my services and fees.

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 120 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years and 25 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, December 2011
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: None
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Hospital birth can be beautiful and empowering. For many women with a higher risk or complicated pregnancy the hospital is the safest place to deliver their baby and for some women even with a low risk pregnancy the hospital is where they feel most safe. I love and support any family to give birth where they choose. I have more clinical training and knowledge they most doula's and I can help you navigate the medical system, and advocate for you in this or any birth setting.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I have attended many birth's at local birthing centers or well as worked as a midwives assistant for more than 3 years with a local Certified Nurse Midwife. I have an insiders prospective on the local midwifery and birth center community and can pass that knowledge and prospective on to you.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I love home birth and choose to deliver my own baby at home. For women with a low risk pregnancy a home birth with a trained midwife can be a safe and empowering option. I have worked for more than 3 years as a midwives assistant with a local home birth midwife and am uniquely qualified to provide support in this setting.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Completed one year of Midwifery school in 2013

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Utah Doula's Association board of directors 2012-2013 Student at the Community School of Midwifery 2013

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Emily Steadman

get a Gravatar

Lindsay Bowton

I highly recommend Emily!  I appreciated that she was very available during my pregnancy--we met several times for mutliple hours for her to answer our questions and educate us.  Emily is very willing to help with whatever it is that you need, from recommending movies and books to even helping us install the car seat before the birth.  Just as Emily warned, the birth I had in mind that I wanted was not at all what we got.  I ended up with an emergency C-section and I honestly don't know what we would have done if Emily wasn't there waiting for us when we returned from the operating room.  She immediately got my daughter breastfeeding, fed me ice and packed up our belongings to move into our maternity room.  Emily continued to make herself available to us after we got home from the hopsital and her post-partum visits were a relief.  Anyone looking for additional support during pregnancy, birth and post-partum can't go wrong with Emily.

Posted 5/25/2018

get a Gravatar

Janessa Bright

Emily was wonderful as a doula. She made me feel empowered and supported throughout my pregnancy and delivery. I struggled with my doctor and appreciated being able to talk to Emily after each appointment and have her exlain to me what was going on and what more of my options would be. She never judged any of my decisions but educated me on what was available. Best decision ever to hire a doula and so glad I chose Emily!

Posted 9/21/2015

get a Gravatar

Amanda Hunt

Emily was absolutely AMAZING. She traveled quite the distance, and worked with me financially because she knew otherwise I would be birthing without support. Her presence made all the difference. I had my ideal birth experience in a far from ideal situation. I recommend doulas to all my friends--especially Emily.

Posted 9/11/2015

get a Gravatar

Terra Maynes

Emily is the most educated doula I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Her experience and knowledge of birth is vast. She spends so much time learning about her clients and their needs and expectations of birth that she is able to provide beautiful and empowered births no matter what the situations surrounding birth may be. 

Posted 9/8/2015

get a Gravatar

Thayne Dickey

Emily was a very caring and competent Doula. My wife and I chose to have a home birth, and that requires a whole new level of preparation in order to be ready. I was terrified that I would not know what to do or when to do it, However Emily met with us several times leading up to the birth and discussed what could happen, and what role all of the people present would need to play. Even when the labor began, Emily provided gentle suggestions to help me and my wife, without being intrusive or bossy.
My wife ended up transferring to the nearby hospital due to complications. Emily stayed with us for near 24 hours at the hospital. She was very good at making us aware of how the decisions we were being asked to make would affect my wife and son. When the nurses wanted to use internal monitoring, due to difficulty of the ultrasound paddles staying in place, Emily sat near my wife for many hours and held the ultrasound paddles to my wife’s belly so they would not have to be so invasive.

When she was not directly needed by my wife or I she was quietly taking photos of the birth, or getting food and drinks for myself, my wife, the midwife and her assistants.

Emily visited us several times after the birth to help situate us in our home with the new baby, including bringing several meals to us, and helping with some light cleaning and laundry.

Emily went above and beyond in every way possible, she was an absolute life saver and I would suggest anyone whether at home or in the hospital hire her.

- T

 

Posted 9/8/2015

get a Gravatar

Sarah Dickey

I can't imagine having to go through labor and delivery without Emily by my side. She was calm, and helped me to understand all of my options after an unexpected transfer to the hospital. She helped me achieve a successful birth even though things didn't go according to plan. She was supportive, patient, knowledgeable, and stayed by my side through a long hard labor. Without a doubt, she will attend any future deliveries I have, her services were invaluable and I know that without her I would have ended up with a C-section, which I will never be able to thank her enough for helping me avoid. Doulas are worth their weight in gold, and Emily is an unparalleled professional in this area.

Posted 9/8/2015

Birth Availability for Emily Steadman

= Available. Calendar last updated: 6/5/2019 8:31:48 PM

Postpartum Availability for Emily Steadman

= Available. Calendar last updated: 6/5/2019 8:31:48 PM