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Deidre Medina L.M.T.

Ebb & Flow Birth and Wellness

Website: http://www.ebbandflowbirth.com

Phone: (716) 292-6113

Birth Fee: $1000 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

Fee Details: Please contact me for details.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birth Arts International - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Newborn Mothers Collective - Postpartum Professional

Doula Training

  • Birth Arts International, November 2014
  • Newborn Mothers Collective (Postpartum), June 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I cannot work with families who smoke in the home.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I do not attend unassisted births.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Birth Arts International

Other Relevant Certifications

  • LMT/LMP (Licensed Massage Therapist/Practitioner)
  • Certified pre and perinatal massage - Nurturing the Mother

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Home Birth
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Teens
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Belly binding
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Infant massage education
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reflexology

Languages spoken: English

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Area of practice: Buffalo, NY
Travel Range: 25 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Deidre Medina L.M.T.

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Dana

Dee was an wesome postpartum doula for me. She came to my home for six weeks postpartum and helped me through one of the most vulnerable times in my life. She listened to me, gave baby advice, gave me excellent massage with hands and warm shells (way better than stones IMHO), prepared ayurvedic vegetarian meals, helped with light cleaning, and brought me belly wraps and herbal bath mixes. 

I can't recommend her services, and her style/approach, enough. Hire her, it is worth every penny. 

Posted 4/3/2019

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Brandy Zimmerman

When I found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted a doula. A friend and I started to research local doulas as she was a month ahead of my pregnancy with her own little one. We came across Dee and I knew from just reading about her she was special. I myself am a LMT, I was amazed and excited from the beginning finding out she incorporated massage, pressure points, and essential oils into her doula package. My husband and I went to meet her and as we walked out of the office we both agreed she was the one and singed the contract that day.

Whenever I was nervous about something throughout my pregnancy I was never nervous about talking to Dee, and every time she calmed me down. As I got closer to the end she was there for me many times with comfort and knowledge.

When it was time for me to have my baby Dee was along for everything including every single part of my birth plan that eventually fell apart. She still made me feel in control and gave much comfort to my husband. When he needed a break after being in the hospital in day three she stepped in and he knew he didn’t need to worry. 

While in recovery and and during my postpartum I still felt comfortable and knew I could count on Dee and even now at almost five months postpartum I still reach out to her for comfort and support and she is always there! 

I feel like I found a life friend in Dee and always look forward to seeing her and sharing my beautiful little girl with her as she was there for her as well! 

Posted 2/19/2019

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Erin Reber

Deidre Medina was a wonderful asset to my husband and I. Helped figure out what we wanted and then gave us advice on how to get it done. My husband and I both agree we could not have had such a wonderful birth experience if we didn't have her as part of our team. I had many questions about VBAC and she did a great job at explaining any obstacles we might face. Gave me much encouragement during my pregnancy even when I was super emotional! She is such a loving,caring,and understanding person. If we ever have another child I will definitely call on her again. 

Posted 5/14/2017

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Tiffany Fairfield

Deidre was wonderful.  My inducement took 30 hours and her patience, dedication, and attentiveness was beyond excellent.  My husband was hesitant, but after our second labor, first with using a doula service, and he was very grateful she was around.  No one could be more supportive through our experience than Deidre was during the entire process before, during, and after labor. 

Posted 5/10/2017

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Jeshu & Kurtis P

Deidre Medina helped our family during our labor and delivery of our littel girl in October of 2016. She was able to step in when our doula was not able to be with us. We are grateful that Deidre was able to assist and accompany us through this time. She has the most calming effect when she enters the room. Her soft voice and gentle touch relieved me of my stress and supported us as we made important decisions during our Labor. 

Deidre used her massage skills, oils, candles, and reboza to relieve the pressure during contractions and to maintain a lovely atmosphere for us. While I pushed she was able to give me counter pressure and assisted me and other support members to help me transition and deliver our daughter. My husband and our other support member were able to rest and help Deidre give me support and encouragement. 

We are truly grateful for Deidre and her skills and support in our time of need. We highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a gentle doula with incredible patience and caring. 

Posted 2/17/2017

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