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Danielle Phillips-Skiba CD(DONA)

Danielle's Doula Services

Website: https://www.thechesterdoula.com/

Phone: 716-801-0461

Birth Fee: $400 to $650

Postpartum Rate: $15 to $25

Fee Details: *military discount*

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 5 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 4 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Doula Caribe Internacional - Certified Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, August 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 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

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • CPR American Heart Association

College Education

  • AA/AS

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages spoken: English, some ASL

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Client Testimonials for Danielle Phillips-Skiba CD(DONA)

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Gloria Miles

I contacted Danielle for postpartum services. She was so great to have when my husband went back to work. She held the baby so I could shower, played with my toddler when I needed to nurse, helped with laundry and dinner. She was a godsend. I looked forward to her visits, not just because she helped with housework, but she was genuinely lovely to have around. I think another part that was just as important was the ability to talk about the birth and process it. I'd highly recommend her to anyone who is having a baby. 

Posted 9/20/2018

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Delaina Bonnet

When I became pregnant for the first time I only knew one thing: I wanted to educate myself to be as prepared as possible! The more research I did, the stronger I felt about having a natural birth. Since my husband and I didn't have any family in town and were experiencing all of this for the first time, I felt like maybe we should look into a doula for the extra support. We found Danielle and met with her to see if it would be a good fit. I instantly knew she would be perfect for me! She has such a sweet, calming voice and positive attitude that I knew she would be the right balance for my stressed-out personality!

We met with Danielle before the "big day" to discuss our likes, dislikes, and create a birth plan. She was very flexible when I changed my mind about things and had a million and one questions about what things meant or how different techniques worked. She was always calm and explained everything beautifully. 

When my water broke and I went into labor, Danielle met us at the hospital right away. She walked laps and stairs with me through the hospital while my husband got some much-needed rest. When the on-call doctor wanted to give me Pitocin, she came up with a great natural alternative and bought us a couple more hours before re-assessing the situation. It made ALL the difference! I firmly believe the day continued to flow smoothly because of Danielle's voice of reason! When my contractions became very strong and I experienced a lot of back labor, Danielle was able to help my husband apply counter pressure or take turns with him so that neither one of them was totally exhausted. She also encouraged me to change positions periodically. She was absolutely wonderful!

With Danielle's constant love, encouragement, and experience, we were able to have a successful natural birth and beautiful 7lb 9oz baby boy! Seeing the excitement and relief in Danielle's eyes at the end of the day truly made her part of the family!

Posted 4/24/2016

Birth Availability for Danielle Phillips-Skiba CD(DONA)

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Postpartum Availability for Danielle Phillips-Skiba CD(DONA)

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