Birth Fee: $400
Fee Details: I offer a free consultation to meet one another so you can decide if I would be a good fit for your family.
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 7 births attended
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I was trained through a 2 year apprenticeship with a local doula who has over 17 years of experience. I am working on completing my DONA certification as well. I am a cloth diaper advocate with Gro-Via and can provide education and support on your cloth diaper journey.
Languages spoken: English
Crystal is a kind hearted, soft spoken kind of woman! When I met her back in 2015 as I was searching for a doula she made me feel so comfortable and at ease. Birth is a scary experience and even as a second time mom I was dreading labor and delivery. It was comforting and reassuring to me that Crystal was so gentle and motherly. Crystal in the delivery room was great; my birth was intense.... really intense and even though I don't remember much of it as my eyes were closed and I was fighting the pain Crystal was great, calm and focused the entire time. I can't imagine going through birth without my doula's!
I need a to give credit where credit is due and tell you the awesome benefits to having a doula. She was doing the things my husband would normally do which allowed me to lean on him and his strength (literally sometimes). She put pressure and massage where I needed it, stopped if I didn't, got cold washcloths on me when I was hot, held a leg to support the pushing so I could really concentrate on my husband and his reassurances. She was both a silent presence when she needed to be and an encourager when I needed that. My husband even said her being there made his job easier and he could focus more on getting me through it. Her support made it possible for me to achieve my goal of a natural, drug-free birth. I am so thankful to have had her. Crystal, I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you!!
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