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Rochelle James

Rochelle's Doula Services

Phone: 3477603839

Birth Fee: $1500 to $2050

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $45

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 31 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 5 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 5 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: no smokers
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
After you have delivered your baby. I will stay with you and your family 2 hours postpartum to ensure breastfeeding has been established as well as you are comfortable with your baby.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I will be staying with you throughout your labor as well as staying with you 2 hours after you delivered your baby.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Surrogacy
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

-Provides volunteer doula services for low income clients at Ancient Song Doula Services -Child Birth Educator

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Rochelle James

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Catrease Miller

This was my first pregnancy and I always knew that I wanted to have a natural birth, well a water birth to be exact. I learned about doula's and the support that they offer the mom before I became pregnant so I knew that once it happened I would want a doula involved.  I was very lucky to know someone as amazing as Rochelle who happened to be a doula ! She was very informative and checked on me throughout the pregnancy which I appreciated. I asked her to come to my house while I was in labor and when she showed up I instantly started to feel more relaxed and was able to get through each contraction better. Her presence alone was very comforting and I felt like if it wasn't for her I may have seriously lost my mind. At the time when we were at the birthing center and I felt as though I couldn't do it anymore, Rochelle kept reminding me how far I came and that I can do it! During the time at Brooklyn Birthing Center my boyfriend, our mothers and Rochelle was there to support me. My boyfriend also appreciated Rochelle being there and helping us get through the labor and delivery because he couldn't handle just watching me go through pain without knowing exactly what to do to help. Although my goal was to have a water birth that didnt happen and I ended up delivering on the bed because when it came time for me to push I just wanted to get my baby out! I did not have the ideal experience of going home with my baby boy the same day because I had to be rushed to the hospital due to me passing out twice after giving birth. Not once did Rochelle leave me, she stayed with us even in the hospital for the day to make sure I was okay and till this very day we talk to each other and she still checks up on me and the baby. I must say even with me being rushed to the hospital I loved my experience and I always say I could not have done it without Rochelle. Thank you Rochelle for being involved during the whole process, I appreciate you!

Posted 3/8/2017

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kaylie ogweno

From the very beginning Rochelle went out of her way to make sure that my husband and I were as prepared as possible for our first born son. Rochelle flexibly met with us several times before the birth and each time she shared a lot of insight and information, so that we were able to come up with an informed birth plan and strategies on how we would like things to go leading up to and during the birth. Rochelle worked with us to identify what we wanted and helped us form concrete strategies on how to make these wishes possible. Rochelle continually made herself avaiable by inviting text messaging and phone conversations whenever I had a concern. The day our son came we were still at home and Rochelle gave me a lot of peace-of-mind by offering guidance and reminders (from previous sessions we'd had with her) on how my husband and I should cope with the pain of contractions. Having someone with a lot of expertise to bounce all of my questions off of in an intense moment was really priceless! Once we decided to head to the hospital, Rochelle met us there. 

During the birth, which progressed abnormally fast, it was VERY comforting for my husband especially to know that Rochelle would advocate for us. She stayed by our side until the baby came, rubbing my back and verbally encouraging me through each contraction. When the baby was crowning, she reminded me of my desire to touch his head, which encouraged me to persevere through the pain. After my son was born, Rochelle stayed by my side for the next 2 hours, encouraging me to eat and drink, and helping me with whatever I needed. Once we were home with our son, Rochelle came to visit and once she saw that I was struggling with breastfeeding- she took it on herself to arrange for a lactation consultatnt to come to my home to help me! Rochelle went out of her way continually to make sure that both my husband and I were prepared for birth- I would HIGHLY recommend her!!! 

Posted 11/6/2016

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Jamelia Lewis

Rochelle was just EXCELLENT! The techniques she used to help me with pain managerment was top class! By having her as my dula, she was able to give me great support and information that I needed to go through my birthing process. She did this through her excellent knoledge of pain managenemt, breathing techniques and connecting with yourself to allow you to relax and allowing yourself to go through the amazing journey of child birth is exactly what I needed and what you would need. 

I have and will recomenned her to anyone that is going to give birth. Having a Doula that knows what they are doing and having a great birth plan is and will be helpful to anyone. She is really great! Thanks !

Posted 11/4/2016

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