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Colleen Santos

Phone: 5202718406

Birth Fee: $600 to $900

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $30

Fee Details: I offer payment payment plan options. Payment methods: Cash, check and credit cards - including PayPal. Gift certificates available. Package options available for combined birth/postpartum services. A personally written birth story is included with my birth doula services. *I can help you submit to insurance for (potential) reimbursement; but I cannot guarantee approval.

Birth Doula Experience: 20 years and 102 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 20 years and 17 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, January 1998
  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), March 2010
  • ProDoula, August 2015
Type of Practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 2 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
With 20 years experience at all of the local hospitals in Tucson, I have enjoyed a good working relationship with many of the physicians who have referred their patients to me for over a decade, for doula services. For those who have had to transfer from a Birth Center-planned birth, to a hospital birth....I am especially attuned to helping make that transition easier on the family.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
With 20 years experience at all of the local hospitals in Tucson, I have enjoyed a good working relationship with the midwives who have referred their patients to me for over a decade, for doula services. For those who have to transfer from a Birth Center-planned birth, to a hospital birth....I am especially attuned to helping make that transition easier on the family.
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I will attend fully-assisted home births with a certified nurse midwife in Tucson.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Prior State Rep (NM) for Operation Special Delivery Prior Board Member for Heartsounds Mother & Infant Care Prior Board Member/Birth & Postpartum Doula for Desert Doulas Have completed all trainings with DONA, CAPPA and ProDoula for various roles as a birth doula, postpartum doula, lactation educator, and childbirth educator

Languages spoken: English

Birth Availability for Colleen Santos

= Available. Calendar last updated: 9/7/2018 2:20:45 PM

Postpartum Availability for Colleen Santos

= Available. Calendar last updated: 9/7/2018 2:20:45 PM