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janhavi madabushi

Phone: 860 575 1771

Birth Fee: $300 to $800

Fee Details: I will ask a basic fee of $800 for clients for 2 prenatal appointments, the labor and birth and one postpartum appointment. If you require antepartum care and would like more prenatal visits, I would be more than willing to do so for an affordable additional charge. I do provide sliding scale for those who are in need. In my practice, I am committed to serving people of color, queer, trans, nonbinary and agender people, young people and immigrants and/or refugees. I work under an evolving anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework and am happy to work with specific requests from my clients. If you would like doula support but cannot afford doula fees, please get in contact with me and we will work something out! I am highly receptive to bartering!

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 8 births attended

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

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

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Trained in the Spinning Babies method 3/5/16

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Domestic Violence
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

From 2014, I have been enrolled in the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance Home Birth Midwifery Course and will be graduating from the program in the spring of 2017, making me ready for an apprenticeship. I will be pursuing a grad degree afterwards. I am currently going through a trauma informed yoga teacher training, preparing me to incorporate somatic and embodied yoga teaching as a part of my healing work. I am participating in a reproductive justice fellowship through Corealign called Speaking Race to Power, addressing racial inequity and power dynamics through a project/inquiry. I am a doula and organizer with the Boston Doula Project, providing free support to those experiencing abortions. Within my service year with a federal program in 2016, I helped the health center I work with, along with their clinicians, establish and run a Baby Cafe (a drop in breastfeeding support group).

Languages spoken: Tamil, some Hindi, conversational Spanish

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Somerville, MA
Travel Range: 10 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: I do not have access to a car, rely on public transportation and taxi within the Boston metro area

Birth Availability for janhavi madabushi

= Available. Calendar last updated: 1/18/2017 3:31:52 PM