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Emily Pulsfus

Doula Emily Marie

Website: http://www.birthwitnessemilymarie.com

Phone: 6086973502

Birth Fee: $1400 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $55

Fee Details: My fee ranges depends on time of day that I am needed. My fee changes with multiples.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 60 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 50 families served

Doula Training

  • Cornerstone Doula Trainings, May 2013
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 0 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Apprenticed with a midwife in rural Iowa for a year, where I attended over 30 home births.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Assisted birth clients with breastfeeding needs and able to identify further assistance.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • 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
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Infant massage education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Birth Justice Project- serving incarcerated women, providing doula care. Community Doula Project Apprentice Midwife in rural Iowa, 1 year of experience

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese, ASL

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Long Beach, CA
Travel Range: 30 Miles

Client Testimonials for Emily Pulsfus

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Kathryn Strangstalien

Emily helped us with the birth of our daughter, Claire.  She was a part of the prenatal care, the birth, and postpartum care.  Emily was very empowering with her advice.  She is an excellent listener and has an wonderful, peaceful and calming presence.  She has a genuine care and love for what she does and it shines through in all of her work.  I felt very comfortable around her and felt like I could express myself with her.  She was especially helpful with breastfeeding support, which was challenging at first.  She recognizes pregnancy and birth as a natural, normal life events. This philosophy was very important to us.   She recognizes the power of a woman's body and helps to enable it.  This was so important to us, we really wanted a natural home birth and we were able to achieve that.  It was a dream come true and Emily was a huge part of helping us realize that dream. 

Posted 1/7/2018

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Tina Huang

I am so grateful and lucky to have Emily as my doula to be by my side during my delivery for my second daughter, Piper. I didn't know what a doula was before because I delivered my first daughter in Taiwan where there are no doulas. My previous birth was quite traumatic experience, I had high levels of stress, pain and had a lot of fear during my delivery. This time, with Emily's support the birth experience was much better. Giving birth itself is still painful, but having a knowledgeable, kind, loving and supportive doula by my side made all the difference. Emily was able to provide the comfort I needed by telling me what's going on in my body in each stage of labor, and gave me the right massage to ease the pain from contractions. Most importantly, Emily was even quicker than the nurses to find out I was close to delivery while no one expected Piper to come so quickly. Thank god Emily was there so that when Piper came out, the nurses were ready for her. I can't thank her enough. I don't think I could've made it without her presence. After I delivered Piper, Emily was always there for me as well. She helped soothing Piper after I fed her so that I could get some rest. She was also very helpful preparing simple meals for the family during the first week after we got home. She was good at playing with my older daugter so that she won't feel left out. In all ways, she helped us transition from having just one kid to one kid plus a baby very well. Now Emily has become a very special person to me and my family. Both my kids love her so much. I sincerely recommend her for any moms having a baby. She's simply the best!

Posted 12/11/2017

Birth Availability for Emily Pulsfus

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Postpartum Availability for Emily Pulsfus

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