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If you are looking for a birth doula near Oakland California, here are a few to consider:
Birth Fee: $2000 to $2300
Postpartum Rate: $50
Here is what a client named Anna Maier Rogers has to say about working with Alla:
I came to the doula search process quite late in my pregnancy, and Alla saved the day! My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with her. After attending a birthing class while I was approximately 8 months pregnant, we realized that we would benefit from the support of a doula since we don't have many family members nearby. We found Alla's profile on this website and were able to get in touch with her right away. She was very responsive and non-judgmental. I gave birth at UCSF Mission Bay. I appreciate that Alla is open to supporting a range of birth plans and scenarios. She helped to prepare me for the process of labor and delivery in a hospital setting. She put me in touch with an excellent acupuncturist when I went past my due date. She also introduced me to Natural Resources which has provided invaluable breast feeding support.
While in the hospital Alla's presence was soothing and empowering. She provided me with a tens unit which really helped with pain management and suggested different positions and methods for natural pain relief. She also reminded me of my personal agency while in labor and made it clear that her role was to support my decisions rather than making any decisions on my behalf. This included advocating on my behalf if any issues arose with the hospital staff.
Alla is a talented photographer and took pictures during the birth which I will treasure. We've kept in touch during the post-partum period as well. I whole heartedly recommend her as a doula and am so glad she was by my side during this special time in my life.
Birth Fee: $2200 to $2600
Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50
Here is what a client named Nic James has to say about working with Julia:
Julia was amazing during the whole experience. The prenatal education really helped us decide what we wanted our plan to be. Then when that plan went out the window she was amazingly supportive as I was rushed in for a C-section. She even came by to spell my husband the next day so he could go run errands while I was in the hospital so I wasn’t alone. After our daughter was born she came and checked in with us and the resources she shared helped me get through the first few baths and nursing. Thank you Julia!
Birth Fee: $2850 to $3250
Postpartum Rate: $70 to $75
Here is what a client named Hanna Kelman has to say about working with Jennifer:
I cannot recommend Jennifer enough as a birth doula. From our first meeting, she made my partner and I feel comfortable and supported in our birthing choices. During labor, she was a constant source of encouragement and reassurance. Her knowledge and experience were invaluable in helping us navigate a successful and empowering birth experience. She truly went above and beyond for us and we are forever grateful. 5 stars!