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Michelle Neraasen

Michelle the Doula

Phone: 587-920-1015

Birth Fee: $700 to $950

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $30

Fee Details: No extra charge for twins. I am an independent contractor working with Edmonton Area Family Doulas, if you retain my services through the agency, their fees apply.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 10 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 5 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, January 2016
  • Bebo Mia, December 2018
Type of Practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 2 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No shifts longer than 8 hours Limited overnight shifts
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I will work with you and your birthing team, regardless of care provider, to create a safe and respectful birthing space.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
As with any birth I attend, I will work with you and your birthing team to create a safe birthing space.
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I do have a 2hr drive limit from St Albert. I will attend births where a midwife is present; however, I am ill equiped to attend free birth (no health care provider). I will attend births at hotels. Just like all birth I attend I will work as a member of your birthing team to create a safe and respectful environment.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • I breast fed 5 children for 2 years each, the last being twins

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - St. John Ambulance
  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner
  • Level C CPR and First Aid through St Johns Ambulance

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer with Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth (ASAC). Member of the Doula Association of Edmonton (DAE).

Languages spoken: English

Birth Availability for Michelle Neraasen

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Postpartum Availability for Michelle Neraasen

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