Birth Fee: $600 to $1100
Postpartum Rate: $25 to $30
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 30 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 7 families served
Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 5 postpartum familiesAttends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
there aren’t enough words to express how grateful i am that i had lena as my doula. from our meetings before birth to her post partum check ins, she was nothing short of wonderful. a woman’s birth is something she will never forget and having lena to guide you through the whole process just elevates the experience to a whole other level. she has the most gentle, loving energy; exactly what you need during some of the most intense moments of your life. thank you lena for making my birth dreams become a reality!
We cannot imagine what the experience of having our baby would have been like without Lena. She gave us guidance, emotional support and physical support. There were so many times in the hospital room when it was just myself, my husband and Lena. Looking back, my husband and I can't imagine what we would have done without her there in those moments. I loved how she was able to involve my husband in the process. He said that without her guidance he wouldn’t have known how to be helpful, even though it’s something he desperately wanted. It sounds weird, but her being there with us made experience more special and intimate for the two of us.
She helped with pain management and time management, but most of all she helped us navigate the emotional roller coaster that birth brings. We interviewed a few doulas and what sold us from the start was that Lena asked us about us and our story. She cared about who we were as people and the experience we wanted to have bringing our baby into the world. She's full of knowledge but also full of love.
We didn’t really know what a doula was before we got pregnant, but looking back I know our labor and delivery was a positive experience because of Lena.
As I sit here nursing my first, precious newborn baby, my heart is so full of gratitude and love for Lena. I simply could not have done it without her. She always radiates joy and her positive energy is absolutely contagious! I literally had no idea what I was doing. While she answered every one of my questions with her extensive knowledge, wisdom and guidance and kept me informed of my options, I love how she continuously encouraged me to empower myself by allowing me to make decisions that I felt were best for me and the baby for the birth plan and labor. She made herself available for me in the middle of the night and coached me through every contraction during active labor. There was not a single moment during the entire labor process that I felt anxious or stressed thanks to her calm demeaner. As long as she was there, I knew everything was going to be alright. The nurse who assisted with the entire labor actually stayed past her shift to help us deliver and said that in her 15 years of nursing, this was by far the most amazing experience she has ever had with a delivery. This was ALL Lena-inspired! I've heard that nurses tend to not be fans of doulas but all the nurses we had ADORED her (which totally made my experience that much better too)! It was so comforting to have everyone getting along in the delivery room! She has a motherly, protective vibe without being controlling or overbearing in any way. It's truly awe-inspiring. There is a photo of her pressing a cold towel to my forehead that I will forever cherish. In the last moments of pushing, when I thought I simply could not do it anymore, she told me that we were almost there and that I was doing great and helped welcome our beautiful boy into this world. She is a priceless gem and I am 100% recommending her to every pregnant lady I meet!! I could not imagine ever having a baby without her by my side and definitely recruiting her to be with me again for my next baby!
Lena was so nurturing, encouraging and kind. She was fully attentive to my needs and
brought in some great ideas of how to get me through labor. She gave space when it was needed and directed my husband in how he could help. I would absolutely use her again and would highly recommend her to anyone! She is awesome!
Lena was a life savior when I got home from the hospital. She made the transition of bringing a newborn so much easier. I felt comforted to have her help me with the nighttime feedings and answering questions a first time mom would have which allowed me to get some shut eye knowing my baby was safe and being watched. She also ensured that I was well taken care of - washed and folded baby's clothes, ensured I was drinking enough fluids, etc. I highly recommend Lena for any Doula services she offers! I couldn't have survived the first couple of days without her.
Lena Moses was an above and beyond doula when I went into labor away from home after evacuating So. FL for Hurricane Irma. We met the day I went into labor when my doula from home reached out to the community and connected us last minute. She showed up providing comfort, compassion, and her wisdom at the perfect time and had it not been for her added presence, support, and encouragement I don't know how I would have made it through my birth experience. I wanted to give up on myself when my labor pains became unbearable with couplet contractions and a sunny side up baby. I felt mentally broken down and started to feel desperate. But she encouraged me and told me what I needed to hear, though she was always ready to listen and help in anyway I needed. Her love for what she offers is undeniable. If you decide to hire her, you'll find a women there to facilitate your own self-empowerment. Something anyone birthing a human could use! :) So blessed to have had her as a doula for my first birth. Thank you, Lena!!!
Lena was so nurturing. And hands on. She provided me with the most amazing doula care a mom could ask for. She was always there for me before birth when I just needed to talk or had labor questions or concerns. She has such a great heart and amazing energy. I really couldn't of had the birth I wanted without her presence. Such a great piece to my birth team ??
I am so happy that my husband and I decided to have Lena attend our birth. I had just been diagnosed with pre eclampsia (my 2nd time I had it with my first pregnancy) again except this time earlier and had to be on a modified bed rest. Lena was so amazingly supportive, she really listened to what my husband and I were wanting out of this birth but obviously knew we would be limited to certain things because of the pre eclampsia. So we were not quite sure what to expect.
Several weeks before I gave birth and even an unexpected triage visit Lena was checking in with me asking me how I was doing and if I needed her help with anything or even if I just needed to talk about some of my fears. Which I did quite frequently because I had a lot of anxiety from my first birth.
During the birth she has this calming aura that made me feel so relaxed even when my contractions were coming 30 seconds apart. She helped lessen my back pain and kept me focused on my breathing while my husband was able to stay in position so I could lean on him. When I gave birth she offered to take pictures which I wasn't expecting and didn't even know that I wanted. I cannot describe in words how beautiful those photos are to look back on, now.
She truly was there to help support me and my baby anyway that I needed. Lena helped me have a healing second birth that I'd didn't know was possible.
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