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Connie Merritt

Connie Merritt

Website: BirthServicesSanDiego.com

Phone: (858) 213-1127

Birth Fee: $1200 to $1400

Fee Details: Rentals, and travel expenses may be added. Private infant massage or childbirth preparation classes fees can be separate from my doula service if you only want classes.

Birth Doula Experience: 18 years and 350 births attended

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
When I have attended births in hospitals, I have found that Pre-natal preparation is key. With my training back ground in Childbirth Education, HypnoBirthing, Lamaze, Low Risk Specialist, TENS for Labor, Self Hypnosis for labor, Advanced Perinatal Issues, I can provide a customized planning and preparation with focus on your wishes for birth, and specifics to your birthing place.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
When I have attended births birth centers, I have found that Pre-natal preparation is key. With my training back ground in Childbirth Education, HypnoBirthing, Lamaze, Low Risk Specialist, TENS for Labor, Self Hypnosis for labor, Advanced Perinatal Issues, I can provide a customized planning and preparation with focus on your wishes for birth, and specifics to your birthing place.
Attends home births? Some Home Births
When I have attended births in homes, I have found that Pre-natal preparation is key. With my training back ground in Childbirth Education, HypnoBirthing, Lamaze, Low Risk Specialist, TENS for Labor, Self Hypnosis for labor, Advanced Perinatal Issues, I can provide a customized planning and preparation with focus on your wishes for birth, and specifics to your birthing place.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Lamaze International
  • UCSD Childbirth Educator and Labor Support Specialist

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeeding Support Specialist (Lamaze)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage
  • Certified Infant Massage Educator (Prepared Childbirth Educators Inc.)
  • CPM (Certified Professional Midwife)
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • CPR Certified - St. John Ambulance
  • LM (Licensed Midwife)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Certified Infant Massage Educator CEIM(IAIM)

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Monitrice services
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Hearts and Hands UCSD Volunteer Doula Program 10 years.

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: San Diego, CA
Travel Range: 60 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: none

Birth Availability for Connie Merritt

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