Birth Fee: $950 to $1000
Postpartum Rate: $30 to $45
Fee Details: Fees vary depending on packages selected. Please visit abetterbirth.net for more information.
Years in Operation: 2Type of Practice: Agency
Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum familiesAttends hospital births? All Hospitals
There are 2 agency doulas.
A couple weeks after bringing our colic-fueled son home from the hospital, my husband and I realized that we needed postpartum support. Lacey provided us with comfort and reassurance during our initial phone call. Promptly after our request for help, Jalecia showed up on our doorstep like a fairy godmother. Jalecia’s sweet nature, calming demeanor, and patience are just a few qualities that helped our son immediately feel comfortable when in her care. After every visit, the house was tidied, meals and snacks prepared, and my husband and I felt refreshed. Jalecia’s support allowed us to take some time for us to hit our own reset buttons in the never-ending task that is newborn care. The entire family (even the dog) was sad when we outgrew the need for postpartum support, but she is one of the reasons we were ready to fly solo.
Lacey did placenta encapsulation for me after my third son was born. She was amazing, and did a great job! She was so caring and kind, and even occupied my two older boys while she was at our home. She continually asked what she could do for us and even offered to run errands for us on her way to our home. She is definitly someone that I will never forget. She is one of the sweetest and kindest people that I have known! I would definitly use her again in the future!
Lacey from King of Prussia Doulas came to us highly recommended by our Midwives at Rising Moon Midwifery. Our Doula from our first born was on vacation at the time so we didn’t meet Lacey until the end of our pregnancy. Lacey was very professional, accommodating of our schedule, and had lots of questions for us and lots of pre-natal advice. After she left our first appointmeant my Husband and I both agreed we felt comfortable that she would be the best Doula to guide us through labor. Our homebirth with the aide of Lacey and her partner Jackie was the experience we were hoping for. They were reassuring, calm, gentle, and proactive. They listened to our needs and took a step back when they weren’t needed. My daughter is now 4 months old and Lacey continues to reach out to check in on us. And that’s because she truly cares about her clients.
I would highly recommend Lacey as a doula. She has a warm, soothing demeanor that is very helpful in labor. Her prenatal visit provided insightful information and her postnatal visits were helpful and enjoyable.
My labor progressed very quickly for my child's home birth and Lacey calmed me down by talking to me on the phone while she was racing to my house at 4:00 in the morning. When she arrived, her presence and skills immediately helped me through the the rest of my labor. She was also excellent with my 6 year old during the birth and helped her in the moment as well.
I am very pleased to have chosen Lacey as my doula and if I were to have another child, I would definitely want her there again.
Lacey was a fantastic doula in every way. During both the initial interview and our prenatal visit, she spent ample time with us, not only answering questions about doula/birth stuff, but just getting to know us and doing the important work of relationship-building. By the time I went into labor and called her, it felt like I was calling a friend to come over and support me, not someone I had just met a few weeks prior. And wow, support me she did!
She was with me for every step of the way, anticipating my needs before I knew I needed something. When I needed to go out for a walk and felt more social, she was great to walk, chat, and laugh with, often physically supporting me through contractions along the way. Later, when my toddler son woke up just as I was needing to turn inward and be alone, Lacey helped me through the decision to have him picked up by a family member. She was very ninja-like; I remember I had escaped to the bathroom to be alone and was trying to figure out what to do about my son. At one point I must have said something to myself out loud and Lacey responded. I had no idea she was in the bathroom with me! It was perfect, because I absolutely needed her, but I didn't realize she had come with me. So stealth!
As labor progressed, she was my constant, always near me and always supporting me in just the right way. Even when I couldn't see or feel her, I knew she was right there with me and that made all the difference. I don't know how I would have made it through labor without her support. She will forever be a very special person to me for walking with me through a very difficult time, supporting me, encouraging me, believing in me. That alone makes her a fantastic doula, but the icing on the cake is that she took well over 100 photos and captured so many precious memories for us. What a gift! Thank you, Lacey, for all you did to support us before, during, and after the birth of our son, Jesse.
Lacey attended the homebirth of my second son and I can't think of a more perfect person to have with me during labor. As soon as she arrived I felt her calm presence change the energy of the whole house! She was amazingly supportive during my pregnancy and labor. At the most intense part of labor her words assured me everything was ok. It centered me, she knew exactly what I needed.
My main reason for hiring her was to make sure my toddler son would have someone other than my husband to care for him if my labor was long. I was confident she would be able to keep the experience positive for him and could effortlessly change roles with my husband, so my toddler and I would both be in good hands no matter what happened.
Lacey was truly a blessing to our family and I recommend her to everyone looking for a doula!
We chose Lacey for our second homebirth, and my birth was certainly different (as im sure most are!) from my first. I was so pleased to have her empathic ear and intuitive advice at my disposal as I hurdled anxieties about my pending birth. you know just what is coming the second time, and honestly I really needed to adjust my mindset on many occasions, and lacey had such simple and helpful advice! I really enjoyed getting to know her, and also because I was entitled to a massage with the package we chose, I was able to also be pampered and become even more at ease (as a result of knowing someone more) as a result. She was able to read my labor well and knew when to "let me do my thing", when to offer encouragement or suggestions, and took beautiful pictures and video without my even knowing (this was my stipulation, i didnt want to feel watched or have my experience affected by cameras, but am so glad we have pictures of my labor and birth this time!) the birth story highlights we recieved from her perspective were also priceless for us and i had many laughs and heartbursting feelings recounting what afterwards was a little foggy how things all happened. doulas are really worth every penny, and everyone ive managed to coax into trying one for their birth has agreed with me after, and thanked me for suggesting it to them. Lacey is a top knotch choice for any woman who wants to have support for herself, husband, and even siblings. she helps things run smoothly, offers just what you need when you need it without your having to think about it, such an amazing facet of a pleasant birth experience. thanks lacey!
My husband and I were unsure at first if we were going to hire a doula. He took a little more convincing, but when we met Lacey we knew it was the right decision and who we wanted to have for support. We were completely right! Lacey helped us every step of the way from answering my questions about pregnancy and birth to coming over our house to demonstrate some baby spinning techniques to being a complete lifesaver in delivery. I know I would not have been able to have the unmedicated and natural birth I wanted without Lacey. I arrived at The Birth Center with high blood pressure and intense back labor, with Lacey's help my blood pressure went down and she helped me make each contraction at least more bearable. We are so grateful for all of Lacey's knowledge and support, we would recommend her to anyone looking for a doula.
Lacey was fantastic during my pregnancy and home birth of my fourth baby.
As a massage therapist, she helped me cope with the aches and pains of growing a rather large baby. I was lucky enough to be able to see her for prenatal massages on a regular and frequent basis, which also enabled us to build a great and trusting relationship well in advance of my labor.
When I summoned her for labor, she came first to help with my older three boys...as doula translates roughly into "mothers helper," we had established early on that this is one thing I'd need...to have them taken care of so I didn't have to wonder or worry about them as I focused on working to meet my baby. She was great with them.
Once everyone was asleep, she came to help me finish out my rather fast labor. She jumped right in where I needed her without skipping a beat.
We couldn't have managed without Lacey. She was an integral part of my amazing birth team.
Lacey is a long time friend of mine so when I became pregnant, it was no question that I would choose her to be my doula. She was just starting out in this profession, but her passion, knowledge and calm sense of demeanor was all I needed to know it would be a great birth experiene. Lacey was available during my entire pregnancy for emotional support and even physical at times. During my labor, she was everything I needed. She carefully wove her role among the nurses, my family, and the midwife. She gave me tremendous support in suggesting various positions, reminding me what my plan was, talking me through each contraction calmly and sincerely. After intense contractions, my baby turned posterior and Lacey performed the rebozo technique on me for nearly an hour and successfully turned my baby so I could have a vaginal birth. She held my hand for three hours after that as I pushed. When it was all said and done, I told her that she was born to do this. Lacey will most definitely be there for my second baby.
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