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Miranda Fischer-Stevenson

The Milkshop Doula

Phone: 706-525-8517

Birth Fee: $1000 to $1500

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

Fee Details: Local hourly rate: $25 Non local hourly rate: $35 (minimum 3 hours)

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years

Doula Training

  • ProDoula, December 2015
  • DONA International, March 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Will only attend home births with a licensed medical professional present.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Counselor (The Center for Breastfeeding)
  • WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
  • State Representative for Appalachian Breastfeeding Network

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Clients on bed rest
  • High risk
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents

Special Services Offered

  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Miranda is a wife and mother of four with a passion for supporting families! She is a Birth & Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. With Miranda you can be sure you’re getting Doula who will provide you with professional and unbiased support. She has served families from all walks of life and many different parenting styles. She herself has had everything from an epidural to a fully unmedicated birth which allows her to better connect and relate to moms no matter what their birthing choices are. After the birth of her two oldest children she was astounded at the lack of resources and support available to her. That is what sparked her passion for wanting to become a doula. She is dedicated to providing families with the tools they need to make informed choices. She believes if you don’t know your choices, then you don’t have any. What makes Miranda different from other doulas?When she is brought on to support a mom she isn’t there to advocate or empower you. She firmly believes that mothers are powerful and strong beings to begin with! She wants to support you and provide you with the knowledge, tools and resources so you can empower yourself. In her free time she serves as Outreach Coordinator for the Northeast Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition and State Representative for Appalachian Breastfeeding Network. As a former military spouse she understands the struggles and joys that come with that lifestyle. In 2010 she moved to Camp Lejeune, NC with her husband who was in the Marine Corp, and it is there they began their family and she starting supporting families in the Eastern, NC area. Her husband medically separated in 2017 and they decided to move back home to Northeast, Georgia Mountains.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Miranda Fischer-Stevenson

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Marsha Dickerson

Miranda was exactly the support I needed during the birth of my second daughter. Her familiarity with birthing plans and ability to navigate stressful decisions was invaluable. She always went above and beyond to answer my questions and make me comfortable with every detail leading up to labor and delivery.
Once my second daughter arrived, Miranda gave me the confidence and knowledge to breastfeed despite barriers I was faced with. She’s amazing!!

Posted 4/6/2018

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Shannon Bennett

Miranda was exactly what we had hoped for in a doula. I was anxious that being a military couple away from family we wouldn’t have the support we needed during labor. She was present and supporting me quietly in the room with and would jump in when my husband needed a break. I could feel her quiet support and I knew I was surrounded by people rooting for me. We bonded over similarities in our daughters and when my baby ended up in the NICU like my first daughter she made sure that I had a safe, unbiased place to express my concerns, my guilt, my life. She was such an important part in reminding me of my strengths and abilities. Her breastfeeding peer counseling abilities helped so much when we struggled to get my daughter latched and then she supported me while I had to pump for my sick baby. Having her as part of my support group made the birth of my daughter more memorable and enjoyable!

Posted 10/28/2015

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Tom Messing

One of my main concerns when my wife told me she wanted to hire a doula was that I would be pushed aside and left out of the birth process but Miranda never tried to take my place. Whenever I, or my wife, needed anything she got it for us so I was able to stay with her during her labor and when I did need to step away it was comforting knowing she was there with her. Miranda coached my wife through labor and was able to help us focus on keeping calm making it an overall peaceful experience.

 

Posted 10/22/2015

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Kelly Messing


This was my first experience with having a doula and I will say that I loved having Miranda! She did a wonderful job and was a perfect coach. She helped me feel comfortable, very encouraging, helped me have the birth experience my family wanted, included my husband in the birth process without over stepping him while still being right there with me. She also assisted me at the hospital with tandem nursing, my daughters were born only 11 months apart and she knew how important it was to me and supported me every step of the way. I would give her five out of five stars!

Posted 10/22/2015

Birth Availability for Miranda Fischer-Stevenson

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Postpartum Availability for Miranda Fischer-Stevenson

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