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Elizabeth Burns

Complete Doula Services

Website: http://www.completedoula.com

Phone: 785.221.9009

Birth Fee: $700 to $800

Postpartum Rate: $25

Fee Details: Payment plans available. Discounts for repeat birth clients. Please message me for details.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 55 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 2 families served

Doula Training

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), October 2014
Type of Practice: Group practice with shared call schedule

Clients per Month: 0 to 4 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Passenger Safety Technician

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Elizabeth Burns

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Laurel Miller

My husband and I met with Elizabeth and knew she was the right Doula for us. The classes that she offers were so helpful, especially the breastfeeding class. Elizabeth was so supportive throughout my pregnancy and that meant so much to me. She gave me exavtly he amount and type of support I needed and wanted based on my personality. This was my first child and the knowledge that Elizabeth has helped me make the best decisions for my baby’s entry into the world and was completely supportive of my decision. Elizabeth was in communication with me from the time we went to the hospital and arrived when I needed her to. She helped me try different techniques and positions and I was able to dialate completly after a long plateau at 6 cm. We had music playing and the atomosphere was just what I needed in order to maintain my energy for pushing.  I ended up having a c-section, but have no regrets because she helped empower me to try everything to have a natural birth. After our sweet baby arrived, Elizabeth helped me during the first hours and helped me during the first feedings. The birth story that she prepared captured all the moments of our son‘s birth. She was available for aftercare and contacted me during the first two weeks to check on me and gave me the support that I had needed. 

 I am so happy with our choice in choosing Elizabeth as our Doula. I recommend her to anyone that is looking for an amazing presence during their birth experience. Her knowlege and experience are an amazing addition to the labor room and will help you advocate to have the birth experience you desire. 

Posted 8/2/2018

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Ashley Meador

I am so thankful my husband and I chose to use a doula for our labor experience. Elizabeth was absolutely amazing. She made sure that I understood what was going on throughout the entire labor process. She explained things in detail and it was very beneficial. She also provided a lot of breathing and massaging techniques that were extremely helpful. Even when I changed my birthing plan she was super supportive and helpful. I really don’t think things would have gone so well had Elizabeth not been there with us. She has also continued to be a big help since delivery. I have been able to ask her questions and receive continual support from her. Using a doula is definitely worth it. 

Posted 1/22/2018

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Tia Welch

Elizabeth is amazing. I knew right away we wanted to hire a doula. This was my fourth pregnancy and none had turned out like I had hoped. So the purpose of us having a doula was so that we could have someone that knew what we wanted and would help us achieve our expectations. Elizabeth did just that  we had keep in contact throughout my pregnancy. My labor and delivery was tough. Elizabeth stood by me and helped me keep sight of what I wanted. I'm not sure what I would have done without her. I would without hesitation recommend Elizabeth. She is the best and helped make our last babies birth so special. I'm happy she shared in our blessed experience. 

 

Posted 11/10/2017

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Eileen Horn

Elizabeth was a fantastic support during the birth of our son!  She was calm, efficient, and always thinking ahead to the next comfort measure, position change, etc. to keep thing moving and to keep me comfortable.  Elizabeth also did a great job of partnering with my husband so that they could take turns providing comfort, coordinating with medical staff, etc.  He felt very involved and integral to the process thanks to her!  In short, Elizabeth is great, and I would have no hesitation recommending her!

Posted 10/25/2017

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Caressa Osborn

My husband was skeptical, at first, about hiring a doula. I interviewed a couple of people and then he agreed to meet Elizabeth. After hearing about how she was supportive of our birth choices and what kind of support she could offer he agreed! Elizabeth was very sensitive and thorough and even helped us with our car seat installation. In the end we laugh about the fact that he thought having a doula would make things crowded; when the actual time came to give birth he and Elizabeth were the only two present! I don't know what we would have done without her support! She helped me through transition as my husband finally got the birth pool set up and filled just in time for me to push and my son was born in a half-filled pool of lukewarm water before the midwife arrived at our home! I will never forget the frantic feeling of the moment I realized that birth was imminent and we were not ready. I said, "I just don't know what to do!" And she replied, "Yes, you do! You're already doing it!" The whole mood changed and we got it done! Elizabeth's doula services were money and time well spent!!

Posted 3/26/2017

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Julia Vogt

My husband and I decided to hire Elizabeth because of how kind and flexible she was with us. We were searching for a doula late into my pregnancy and were recommended to Elizabeth. We didn’t have a reason not to hire her. Our biggest concern was with getting the larger payments in such short notice but she was very understanding and allowed us to set up a payment plan. The most helpful part of hiring her as our doula was all the information she provided us prior, during, and after the birth of our little girl. It was very beneficial to have someone to suggest different ideas to help manage pain and also calm any fears I had about labor. I would recommend Elizabeth because she is wonderful at her job not only in a professional manner but also as a friend. She was always there for my husband and me. She truly cared about our feelings, thoughts, and concerns. You can tell she is passionate about her career and it shines through with everything she does. Elizabeth is a beautiful person and is great at her job!

Posted 3/24/2017

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Esther Erickson

?My husband and I hired Elizabeth very last minute due to the fact we didn't really know what a doula was. After we found out we decided to give it a shot because we (mostly me) were very nervous about the labor and delivery. I unfortunately was so busy with school while pregnant that my husband and I did not have time to take any classes.
It was so nice to have Elizabeth as our doula, she was VERY supportive and I wouldn't ask for a better birth experience. My ideal experience was just my husband and I, but it was so nice to have her there to coach both of us through everything, and to encourage me to not be so afraid to tell your doctors what your wishes were! She was constantly reminding me that I was in control.
I would also have to say that because of her I have had an amazing breastfeeding experience. She shared general tips and tricks for breastfeeding, encouraging us to bond. It was definitely nice to have a more personal experience learning it from her than the nurses.
I loved having her as our doula, and I would highly recommend her because she is so educated and full of information about labor, birth, babies, and breastfeeding. She is very kind, and it was just so awesome having her there for the postpartum as well. My favorite part of having her as a doula was how much more I felt prepared for the birth, and most importantly those hip squeezes saved my life!
Because of her, I felt so confident with breastfeeding as well.
If you are looking for a doula, Elizabeth is a great one and I highly recommend her for whatever kind of experience you are looking forward to having whether it may be in a hospital, home birth, natural, epidural, c-section, etc.

Posted 3/20/2017

Birth Availability for Elizabeth Burns

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Postpartum Availability for Elizabeth Burns

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