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Stephanie Salem (CLC, CD, CCE, CLE)

Childbirth Concierge

Website: http://www.childbirthconcierge.com

Phone: 407-493-6286

Birth Fee: $175 to $1200

Fee Details: Childbirth Concierge offers a variety of birthing packages, ranging from Doula Interns to Certified Doulas. We offer financing options (6 months 0% interest) as well as customizable payment plans. Call me today at 407-493-6286 to set up a complimentary consultation!

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 20 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery - Certified Doula

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Happy to attend home births once I confirm the midwifery team in place. Will not attend planned unassisted home births.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Commonsense Certified Childbirth Educator

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Counselor (The Center for Breastfeeding)
  • Commonsense Certified Lactation Educator

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification; Certified Childbirth Consultant, certified through the Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Home Birth
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Military families
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I work with Childbirth Concierge, owned and founded by Kathy Bradley, CD, IBCLC, ICCE, servicing the Central Florida area for 25+ years. Childbirth Concierge provides the wrap-around services for The Birth Place in Winter Garden. I work at The Birth Place as part of the Concierge Team every Thursday, working to educate, empower, and provide concierge services to their clientele.

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Stephanie Salem (CLC, CD, CCE, CLE)

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Amanda Bonilla

Being pregnant with your first child is both terribly exciting and terrifying! The only thing I knew I wanted to do was have a natural birth without any medication. Stephanie and I met years ago through mutual friend's and became Facebook friends...fast forward a few years later, I'm pregnant and freaking out over a parenting plan. That's when she reached out to me, informed me in what a doula was and does, and because she is just so naturally nurturing and calming, I knew I needed her. She kept in touch with me for weeks leading up to my due date, answering any questions I had. The day I went into labor, I called her, and she was by my side at the hospital with a quickness! (She even brought treats! ?) Labor went so good for the first 6 hours...but the last 4 were painful!! She calmed me down, helped me focus and relax. Which is so hard to do while in active labor, but she knows just how to help you get there. At one point, while sitting in the bathtub, the contractions were so intense, that I almost wanted to give in, give up, and take the pain meds. She helped distract me and catered to what I needed. Without her there, I would have NEVER given birth naturally or made it through as calm as I did. Because even though it was intense, she was always able to get me to center myself and relax. I know no one else in my life who would have or could have done what she did for me (and my parents were in the room...actually I forgot they were there for a while, she's that good!). I highly recommend her as a doula and as a friend. She is AMAZING!! I am so thankful she was with me and helped me make it through. Thanks again Stephanie!! YOU ARE THE BEST!! 

A note to Stephanie- If I ever have another child, wherever you are,  I'm going to need you there with me. Just giving you a heads up.?

 

Posted 3/15/2017

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Andrew Fazzolare

I didn't know what a Doula was when my wife first mentioned that we should look into one after we found out she was pregnant. I later found out that the Hospital's don't offer much support and advice during the labor process. I was so glad that we got Stephanie as our Doula. She has a real love for her work and was always there for us. She had us as prepared as we could be before the Birthing process and spent well over 30 something hours with us during the labor and birthing process. We were blessed to have Stephanine as our Doula and I would highly reccomend her to anyone.

Posted 3/1/2017

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Red Hart

Stephanie Salem was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very personable, knowledgeable and exceeded our expectations of what a Doula is. She made the entire experience enjoyable when myself, who was terrified about delivery and labor, made me feel calm and I enjoyed the whole process and everything went better than expected. We had a BLAST in the delivery room, something I would never imagine since T.V. shows/movies don’t portray the best images of labor and delivery. Stephanie had my back and implemented what I wanted at the hospital and knew what was best for me, when I didn’t even know. She is a wonderful Doula and if you're a first time mom, I would HIGHLY recommend Stephanie to support and ease your worries as she did for me.

Posted 1/9/2017

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Eric McAra

If you are considering a doula, do not hesitate to allow Stephanie to be there for you and your family. As the father, asking her to be part of our experience was the best decision we made. Stephanie was professional, knowledgeable, loving and most importantly she truly cares in making the experience as easy and memorable as possible. This is not just a job for her, it is her passion, and it shows. She made our experience better than it could ever have been. She was there to answer any questions or concerns we had prior to the birth, came right over to assist with early laboring and didn't leave our side until momma and baby we given the clean bill of health. She provided assistance with nursing during follow up appointments and she always made herself available anytime. Our experience would never have been this wonderful without her.  She is great to have by your side not only for mom but for dad too.  Whether you are planning a homebirth, a birth at a birthing center, or at the hospital you need Stephanie by your side. She is amazing and we will never forget and always appreciate everthing she did. 

Posted 10/23/2016

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Syeda Oraiba

I found Stephanie on doulamatch.net! I sent her the email to support me and my family with our labor and birth.From the very first day,she was always available via email,text and call! We decided to meet her and found her super friendly ,supportive and non-judgmental! As we have known each other for ages!. She helped us creating our birthplan! She was always a text away whenever i needed to ask her something regarding pregnancy! It was so relaxing that there is someone there just for you when you need someone the most, and especially her being the pro at her field makes the experience super awesome! FINALLY the day came my water broke 3 weeks earlier,i was confused if it's the the time or not! I texted her at 5am and within few minutes ,she replied me with her experienced suggestion,that i should head to the hospital now!!

I went and checked into triage and she joined me there at the hospital.She kept calming me snd explained me everything that i was going through! I was alone at the time of my labor. Her presence was the most calming presence,she helped me through contractions and motivated me the whole time! I knew when she s here ,i can get through it! Moreover she kept consoling my husband and updating him with the situation!!..Right after when i delivered my baby,she took some awesome pictures . ! She captured the great memories for us! She made sure everything that happens goes according to my wish! Now when i think of my labor nd delivery,i just thank her being there with me because without her i woudnt have done it that smoothly! And yes,she s still super available for me ,if i have questions regarding postpartum issues and breastfeeding!

I highly recommend Stephanie .....She helped me have a great birth exactly what I wanted; an unmedicated birth!
Thank you Stephanie!

Posted 10/12/2016

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Jennifer Vickers

Our experience with Stephanie was absolutely wonderful! She went above and beyond to make sure my husband and I were comfortable and prepared for a successful VBAC! With a prior planned cesarean, vaginal birth was completely new to both of us but she was able to comfort our nerves and provide exceptional guidance throughout the entire birth process. Meetings before and after the birth ensured that mom, baby and husband were all taken care of and doing well. I would highly recommend Stephanie to any mom, whether it is your first or third child. I cannot say enough about the continuity of care and support that a doula provides, something every momma should have for this amazing journey! 

Posted 10/9/2016

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Erwin Cutts

I met Stephanie through a referral from my midwife at Tree Of Life Birth And Gynocology. 

I loved Stephanie from the moment I met her at our first meeting. She made me feel good about what I already knew about childbirth and she was super positive about everything. Stephanie seemed like someone I would be friends with. I was completely comfortable with her.

We met a few times to discuss labor, our birth plan, exercises, teas and herbs to help prepare for labor, and pretty much anything else we wanted to talk about. Stephanie called and texted me all through out my pregnancy just to check-in, make sure I was doing my exercises, and give me encouraging words.

Stephanie was so awesome during my labor. Even though it didn’t turn out exactly as I wanted. I attribute her with helping me get through so much of my labor without drugs and helping me to feel so comfortable at home.

She encouraged me throughout the whole labor process. It made me feel good that there was someone there with a lot of experience that was an advocate for me and my baby.

She helped me get through one of the hardest things I’ve ever done and helped me to be okay when things didn’t quite go as planned. Stephanie also followed up with me via texts and came over a few days after Cristian's birth to meet him outside of the hospital.

I can't say enough good things about Stephanie, I couldn't have done it without her help and support. I highly recommend her to anyone who's looking for a doula.

Posted 9/3/2016

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Kimberly Green

Thank you Stephanie for a great experience!  Stephanie is very aware of the needs of the parents.  She helped with both the emotional and physical needs.  She was able to step in and focus on getting things I needed so that my husband could stay with me.  Even though it was our fourth birth it was wonderful knowing that we had a calm and comforting doula to help whenever needed.  She was a great addition to our birth center experience.  I would highly recommend her. Professional, calm, intuitive and very positive.  

Posted 8/16/2016

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Jessica Lois

 I could have never dreamed of a more caring and attentive Doula. Stephaine goes above and beyond just being a Doula, she truly cares and appropriates everyone she meets. Anyone lucky enough to have Stephaine as a Doula will feel like she's family. She knows how to help and comfort you before you even know you need it. I was blessed to have Stephaine assist me in having my son, i wouldnt have gome so great without her!

Posted 8/16/2016

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