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Tracy Peterson

Balanced Birth


Phone: 314-669-1951

Birth Fee: $750 to $950

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

Fee Details: If interested in Tracy's services as a doula and yoga support, please visit

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 7 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 3 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, June 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • GentleBirth - Certified Childbirth Educator

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 100 hour Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Training

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Member of Doulas of Greater St Louis, Yoga Instructor (200 hour RYT and 100 hour Prenatal/Postnatal)

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Tracy Peterson

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Ann Wainscott

Tracy Peterson assisted in the birth of my son in December of 2016. I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for someone with a calm presence and knowledge of pre-natal yoga.

I interviewed 4 doulas before choosing Tracy because she has a very unobtrusive presence. I did not want anyone who would be loud or an aggressive personality present at the birth. My initial instincts proved accurate. She remained even-keeled throughout my lengthy labor. Another reviewer has described Tracy as having a high degree of emotional intelligence. I wholeheartedly agree with that assessment.

My labor was long, about 45 hours. Tracy was careful to get rest when she could and was able to assist during the entire process. She came to the house and stayed up with me overnight. Once at the birthing center, she was very skilled at knowing when to jump in to give my partner a break and when to give us privacy. She gave me suggestions to help vary positions, and was helpful in applying pressure to my low back during contractions. She communicated well with my other caregivers.

After the delivery, when the birth team was attending to the baby, Tracy was definitely focused on me. She sat with me and held my hands while I was stitched up. She also managed to take some beautiful photos of my son’s first few minutes, even though I have no memory of her leaving my side.

I also hired Tracy as a postpartum doula. She was flexible and willing to do whatever we needed, from stuffing birth announcements to watching the baby. After one outing we came home and Tracy had folded all of the clothes in the dryer. She has also given very helpful and personalized suggestions about how to get our son to sleep faster. But she was not just helping with household duties, she was also proactive in following up with me about my emotional health without coming across as judgmental.

In sum, I would recommend her as either a prenatal or a postpartum doula.

Posted 1/18/2017

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Ben Burke

Tracy Peterson was a caretaker for our daughter for about one year while she was between the ages of 6 months and 18 months old. To say she was a blessing and a godsend for us is not doing her work justice. Our family will forever be profoundly and positively affected by Tracy's presence in our lives.

Tracy has an extremely high emotional intelligence. She's oozing with love and compassion, but also really knows what she is doing. Her sincere patience and authentically caring personality makes her a perfect person to lead women and men in their pursuits in pregnancy, parenthood, yoga, and other personal development.

We are so, so happy with everything that Tracy brought into our lives, would strongly recommend her, and would love to be contacted to talk more about our experience.

Posted 8/29/2016

Birth Availability for Tracy Peterson

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