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Kelly Collins

Best of Both Worlds Doula Services


Phone: 919-576-9046

Birth Fee: $750

Postpartum Rate: $50

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.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 4 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 18 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 2 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No 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

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Licensed Zumba & Zumba Kids Instructor

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Babywearing International of the Triangle Chapter-Volunteer and Former Board Member 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

Client Testimonials for Kelly Collins

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Patrice Bethea

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

Posted 7/27/2016

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