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Brenda Meyers-Montoya, RN, BSN, PHN

Birthaddict Doula Services

Website: www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=AAMAAAHINCYBw_ck40R8E2JprWkBtc25AT6494I&trk=hp-identity-name

Phone: 805 234-3340

Birth Fee: $100 to $800

Postpartum Rate: $10 to $25

Fee Details: My services are all inclusive, for example, $800 includes prenatal postpartum visits and birth attendance. If you are on a budget, I will consider sliding scale/donation. No one will be denied assistance because of an inability to pay. Every mom shall have access to the incredible support doulas have to offer! --With gratitude.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 11 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 4 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, January 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I prefer non-smoking.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
As a registered nurse, I am familiar with several hospitals in the SLO and Lompoc areas, would love the opportunity to work with you and the hospital staff to create a positive experience. Need a guiding light through the vast sea birth decisions? I can also help empower you and your family with the knowledge and support you'll need to create your ideal birth plan.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I would love to attend your birth at a birth center! A birth center is a great alternative to conventional hospital wards. A home-like setting combined with specialized staff offers laboring women more options during labor, such as birthing tubs, showers, food/drink, and music. Birth centers trend towards an increase in spontaneous vaginal births, continued breast feeding at six to eight weeks, as well as a positive view of care and shorter stays.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I would love to attend your home birth with your midwife! I believe, if you and baby are healthy, a home birth is an ideal setting. You are surrounded by comforts and familiarity of your home. You are free to move about and settle into labor at your own pace.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • DONA International Birth Doula - Student

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeeding mother. Completed Breastfeeding Basics course. Attended breastfeeding class at French Hospital. Lactation consultant shadowed: 8 hours

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • RN (Registered Nurse)
  • American Heart Association PALS and ACLS certified. Certified Public Health Nurse.

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Babywearing education
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Military families
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Public Health education and clinical experience, working with mothers and babies in the community setting 100 hours Obstetrics preceptorship French Hospital labor and delivery 50 hours including natural, assisted birth, epidural, pitocin, cesarian section births. NICU clinical rotation: 8 hours. Noor Clinic volunteer nurse. Childcare provider and parenting coach. Mother of one.

Languages spoken: English

Birth Availability for Brenda Meyers-Montoya, RN, BSN, PHN

= Available. Calendar last updated: 4/14/2016 11:50:13 AM

Postpartum Availability for Brenda Meyers-Montoya, RN, BSN, PHN

= Available. Calendar last updated: 4/14/2016 11:50:13 AM