Birth Fee: $300 to $600
Fee Details: I believe every woman who desires a doula deserves a doula. Please ask about payment options. I offer the following discounts: $50 off for a planned home birth assisted by a midwife. 50% off for women of color, single parents, and partners of deployed soldiers planning a hospital birth.
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 30 births attended
Clients per Month: 0 to 4Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Carren is amazing! I am a single parent raising my first child, and even though I have a support system, I felt adding the services of a doula would be in my best interest. From the start Carren was available for any questions that I had, and would check in with me to see how things were going. When delivery day arrived, she was ready and available right when I needed her. She instantly provided support, recommendations and/or pain relief via massage, position changes or pressure point techniques. Throughout my labor process she was a constant source of support, and acted as my sounding board for medical procedures. I truly appreciated her experience and advice, as this was all new to me. She was there as my advocate, and to act in my best interest. Following the birth of my baby, Carren not only visited me in the hospital, but at my home as well. She has remained not only a source of support and guidance for me, but I consider her a true friend. I am so grateful to her for having a definitively, positive influence on my entire birthing experience and highly recommend her! She is truly a wonderful person!!
I had such a great experience with Carren! My husband and I had talked about hiring a doula but we're both a tad worried I would be uncomfortable not knowing the person but the very first meeting we had with Carren I knew she was going to be a great fit! She made both of us very comfortable and was so easy to talk to! She kept in touch the whole pregnancy and even came and stayed in the hospital over night while I was induced, and was such a big help during labor! I was pretty nervous for labor since with my first baby I had a c sectio. Carren made me feel very calm and relaxed. we will definitely be using Carren again in the future if we have more kids! I would highly reccomend her for everyone!
Carren stepped in as my daughter's doula in the last few days of her pregnancy. Her being in the delivery room was very calming and supportive, especially during the active labor. She stepped in to guide us when we did not know what we should be doing. I was always hesitant of doulas but seeing Carren in the room with my daughter exhibited how helpful they are throughout the whole process of delivery. I can't thank Carren enough for being there and would highly recommend her to anyone as their doula. I would like to thank her for all of her support and guidance during the birth of my granddaughter.
Carren was literally a game changer in our most recent delivery! I would have never been able to have the natural delivery I desired without her there!!! My husband wasn't sure about having a doula but after this experience he agrees she was more than incredible! Her support, knowledge and care was priceless in this experience!
Carren was AMAZING during my birth, and the weeks leading up to it! When I arrived to the Birth Center, Carren immediately went into Doula mode and helped me navigate the parking lot while contracting, and helped me to my birthing suite. By the time I made it to the birth center, I was 9 cm dilated, so the contractions were STRONG and very frequent. She started applying sacral counter-pressure like my Hypnobirthing book suggests and it feelt AMAZING and helps to take the edge off. Right before I birthed my son, Carren could sense a transition in me, and started giving me the most uplifting words to let me know that I CAN do this, and she let me know how strong and amazing I was. She got me through the "ring of fire", and was just incredible.
I can honestly say that I had exactly the birth I wanted. Carren was instrumental in me achieving my "perfect birth", and I am so so SO glad I had the birthing team that I did! Carren providing me with the support I needed, when I needed it, and her knowledge of Hypnobirthing techniques was invaluable. Knowing that my body is capable of birthing (a very large baby) on its own has made me feel strong, capable, and to be honest, I was pretty in awe of how well I was able to handle everything as it happened - from the intensifying contractions, to the "ring of fire", to pushing him out, I was just amazed at what I could do. Regardless of how our next birth experience is, I will always be so grateful for this birth and the knowledge and power it has given me.
The first thing my husband said as we were driving away with our new addition: "I am SO glad Carren was there - she was awesome, just totally awesome. She knew what she was doing, and I could tell you felt so safe and supported".
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