Birth Fee: $300 to $800
Fee Details: I have 2 apprentices who work with me (both as on call for my clients and take their own clients through Behold). Should you choose to hire an apprentice, their fees range from $300-$500. Should you choose to hire me, my fees are $800.
Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 30 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
Lindsey attended the birth of my second child in December of 2016 and it was the perfect birthing experience. She is present and interactive when she needs to be, but she also knows when to take a step back and encourage a spouse or partner to take the primary support role. She provided great education, support and relief to my husband, and her calming presence was just what I needed in the birthing room. Lindsay is a natural encourager, and her constant affirmation and just her positive presence are something every mama deserves to have during her birthing experience! If we decide to have a third child, Lindsey will be there.
Lindsey was an amazing fit for the labor and delivery of my second baby. Her gentle and encouraging spirit, attention to detail, and positive spirit was exactly what I needed to get through a long, hard labor. I believe my labor and delivery would have turned out much differently if I had not had her there to help me through it. She helped me achieve my goal of birthing naturally and provided both physical support (suggesting different positions, holding my hand, applying counter-pressure during back labor) and emotional support (talking me through contractions, positive affirmations, being a constant presence and advocate in the hospital room) and stayed with my husband and I through the entire labor. My husband loved having her there and felt very supported through the birthing process as well. She even brought us food after things calmed down and was great to follow up with a postpartum visit. I highly recommend her doula services and care!
Lindsey Hughes is amazing. A strong woman who has given birth (multiple times!) herself, she comes at being a Doula from experience. She is very good at reading the situation and being positive, upbeat and encouraging when the situation calls for it. Other times she is quiet, calm and fades into the background. Her presence at the birth of my son was both peaceful and strong. She evaluates the situation with experienced eyes and offers suggestions at moments of tension or confusion. She is a great communicator and answers emails and texts quickly and thoroughly. It was such a relief for me and my husband to have her by our sides as we welcomed our little baby. Her presence allowed my husband a few breaks and when he was by my side Lindsey either quietly offered us both suggestions or unobtrusively held space while we worked together. From offering massage and touch to reminding me of affirmations to being a sounding board for discussing medical options to reassuring us throughout the whole birth process, Lindsey was an indispensable help in us getting to have the birth experience we wanted.
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