$1200 to $1800
4 years and 35 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Only with a Midwife present
Birth Ways Doula, Aseracare Hospice
Free consultation, 2 prenatal visits, birth plan education, customized birth preparation for hospital or home which includes optimal positions for comfort and shorter labors. Natural comfort measures for those seeking an unmedicated birth, how to actively involve partner,what to expect before, during, and after labor; Continuous phone, text and email support; On call availability starting at 38 wks including help determining true or false labor. Meeting you in home for all appts. and labor, Continuous emotional and physical support throughout labor, securing a safe and caring space. Immediate postpartum support for breastfeeding, 3rd stage. 2 postpartum visits, birth story, newborn care, help with bonding and adjustment, breastfeeding support, and specialized referrals. Phone, text and email support up to 1 year after baby is born. *sliding scale for verified low-income moms
San Leandro, CA Service range 70 miles
Monique was very patient and helpful. She did a few visits before my due date and gave a lot of tips for exercise. She discussed my preferences for pain medication, skin to skin and other things related to labor and created a birth plan to give to the hospital staff on the day.
On the day, my labor was very quick so by the time she arrived I was almost fully dilated. When my husband communicated my symptoms on the day, she was not very willing to come over until I was in active labour. I wish she had arrived as soon as my contractions began. We felt a little disappointed with this. She definitely needs to works on this in the future.
She helped me during the last phase and during the push. She was very caring and worked in an amicable way with the hospital staff.
She did a postpartum visit to check how the baby and I were doing.
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