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Kelly Collins

Best of Both Worlds Doula Services

Raleigh, NC Service range 50 miles I serve families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex and the entire Triangle area

https://www.bestofbothworldsnc.com

Birth Fee

$1400 to $2000

Postpartum Rate

$50

Black Doula

Availability Remarks: Virtual doula services are available upon request.

Birth Fee

$1400 to $2000

Postpartum Rate

$50


Birth Doula Experience

6 years and 55 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

9 years and 60 families served


Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • ProDoula - Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, March 2015
  • Durham Volunteer Doulas, March 2019

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 2 to 3 births and 0 to 1 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No in-home smokers please. I have allergies.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Some Home Births
Must have midwife on birth team


Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula support
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of life doula services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Infant massage education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Newborn care and parenting classes
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Perinatal wellness coach
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

The BlueDot Project Ambassador, Postpartum Support International Babywearing International of the Triangle Chapter-Volunteer and Former Board Member; Recruiter and Mentor-Durham Volunteer Doulas; Marbles Kids Museum BKC-Volunteer; Church Childrens Ministry-Volunteer; NC Diaper Bank-Volunteer; Note in the Pocket-Volunteer; City of Raleigh-Volunteer

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

I have assisted dozens of families and cared for children as a babysitter, nanny, teacher, consultant and now as a doula. Parents should be given the space and education to decide what is right for them and their children. I respectfully and proudly support families no matter what their family preferences and practices are or will be. Best of Both Worlds Doula Services offers a variety of pregnancy, birth and postpartum services for the entire family including, but not limited to maternity concierge, bed rest doula support, baby wearing and cloth diaper education, meal prep/cooking, customized fitness and nutrition plans, virtual doula services and companion care. Because I offer a variety of both prenatal, birth and postpartum services as well as companion care, my hourly fee varies depending on the services I provide for each individual family. Please visit my website for a full list of my services.

Service Area

Raleigh, NC Service range 50 miles I serve families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex and the entire Triangle area

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Kecia Edwards

10/13/2022

I met Kelly while looking for a doula and she was referred to me bt several people! I secured Kelly before being pregnant and it was intentional because of the  pandemic and being a single mom by choice (SMBC). My story is different because my route to motherhood was through IVF. The IVF process has a great deal of twists and turns but through it all Kelly was right there to guide and assist me. Her services are unique which is great especially for me. She helped with my diet and recommended several exercises to help. On the morning of my c-section Kelly came to the hospital and prayed with me. She communicates well via text and phone calls. As a new mom Kelly is still responsive pre and post birth to questions I have from breastfeeding, constipation, sleep training, etc. I highly recommend Kelly and should I add to my family, she will be used again. 

Patrice Bethea

7/27/2016

Working with Kelly Collins was one was the best decisions I made for my post-partum plan particularly when it came to maintaining some normaicy for my husband and 6-year-old.

I cannot say enough good things about working with Kelly Collins and Best of Both Worlds Doula Services! Kelly was a great resource for me leading up to delivery and then during maternity leave. She helped family smoothly transition to a family of four and for that I am beyond thankful and wasn't at my wits end. We discussed my goals prior to and following maternity leave and then set an action plan. Really, she did all the acting, and I well, I could focus on being with my newborn. And for the projects I wanted to do myself, she was right there looking after my little one. Any thing and every thing I needed for my family, she was there. She helped me get active with spin classes (she's also a fitness instructor), made sure I ate, ran errands with me, and above all sent me to take a nap while she watched our newborn and took care of the house! She is a fantastic resource that provides the best advice for your lifestyle and your family. It's great that I can still keep up with her during her fitness classes or even text her for encouragement about breastfeeding, advice for introducing solid foods, or not feeling guilty for getting some "me time".

What I love most about the owner is her ability to listen and advise mothers not based on her preference, but your lifestyle. Her expertise and career with child care and early education are evident through her patient and calm demeanor. You could

Birth Availability for Kelly Collins

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-22-2024

Postpartum Availability for Kelly Collins

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