Janet Hirsch-Ettenger

Belly Blossom

Website: harmonybirthclass.com

Phone: (310) 435-6543

Birth Fee: $1500 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $35

Fee Details: Birth: 2 prenatal visits, continuous support throughout labor, 2 postpartum visits

Birth Doula Experience: 11 years and 110 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 11 years and 10 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula
  • International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) - Certified Birth Doula
  • HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method) - Professional Doula Training Certification
Type of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Provide support for birth that reflects individual needs of client. Greatly enjoy working with moms interested in creating a home-like birth in the hospital setting.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Would love to support home births; three of my children were born at home, so I'm very comfortable with this setting.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association)
  • Specialize in teaching private childbirth classes for adoptive pregnancies as well as working with Orthodox Jewish births

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (University of California San Diego)
  • completing UCSD course for lactation education

Other Relevant Certifications

  • RN (Registered Nurse)

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Teens
  • Home Birth
  • Adoption
  • Surrogacy

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure and/or acupuncture in labor
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Member Cedars-Sinai Advisory Committee of Nurses and Doulas Active volunteer with DASC (Doula Association of Southern California)

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Malibu, CA
Travel Range: 60 Miles

Birth Availability

= Available. Calendar last updated: Updated 6/12/2011

Postpartum Availability

= Available. Calendar last updated: Updated 6/12/2011