Birth Fee: $975 to $1000
Fee Details: Birth Doula Package Includes: * 2 prenatal planning meetings * Continuous support during labor and birth * 1 postpartum/ breastfeeding support visit * Unlimited phone and email support as soon as services are retained * See testimonials at www.aligndoula.com
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 70 births attended
Clients per Month: 2 to 4Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I’ve had the absolute privilege of having Angie attend both of my births as my doula. She has a wonderfully calm and supportive demeanor that instantly puts me at ease every time I see her, which is a particularly great thing during birthing time. My first birth was in the hospital, and second was a home birth. Angie was able to support me and my husband through both very different births. She served as a birth advocate and helped us make informed decisions, and was very hands on in helping me through my births (literally, I think she was providing counter-pressure for about 8 straight hours :) ). We still keep in contact a year after my last birth. In fact, she and her family joined us in celebrating my baby’s first birthday this past weekend. I’m so grateful to have found such an inspiring, delightful person to be a part of our lives. Thank you, Angie!
Angie far exceeded my expectations of a doula with her extraordinary knowledge, compassion, and professionalism. She was an integral part of my support system surrounding my first birth experience, and I can not recommend her highly enough.
Angie’s calming presence was evident from our first meetings, where she eloquently explained her role in the birth process and provided educational materials to help us prepare.
When I needed to be induced at 37wks due to elevated blood pressure, Angie helped me feel empowered to make decisions that aligned with my wishes for minimal medical interventions. Although I work as a healthy care provider, I truly valued her vast knowledge of the birthing process during my birthing time.
In the delivery room, Angie instinctively provided emotional and physical support throughout the entire process. She took an enormous amount of pressure off my husband by teaching him how to support me as well. I was amazed at her ability to remain both perfectly present and non-intrusive as my son made his entrance into the world.
Angie’s postpartum visit was an essential part of my emotional recovery. She offered me a space to express the intense emotions that had been caught in the fog that follows childbirth. The simple act of showing up at my door in the early postpartum time made this phase feel less isolating and more bearable.
Angie is tremendously talented in so many ways, and I am grateful that she chooses to share her gifts in her work as a doula.
Hands down, the best decision regarding my pregnancy - was hiring a doula, and Angie at that. As a first time mom, having the jitters when thinking about labor was an understatement. I read multiple books, talked to allllllll of my friends, watched videos and documentaries, changed midwives a couple times, practiced hypnobirthing at home, and tried to mentally prepare for the birth of our child in every way possible. I had all the love and support of my fiance and our families, but I knew adding to that support group couldn't hurt. I hired Angie and coincidentally, went into labor on that same day. When we called her, she came: an hour from her home, in the middle of the night. Labor didn't go exactly how I had planned or envisioned but Angie was there all 40 plus hours of it. She calmed not only me, but my fiance and my family, when we needed it. She was there every step of the way. She knew when to step to the side to give my fiance and I a little one-on-one and was right there, hand in mine, when we needed it. She knew what to say and do at each and every moment. Angie literally was our saving grace when we felt no one else in the hospital was on our team. She was able to shed light on different techniques to help with comfort/pain, always reminded me of my breathing, was the soft and kind voice coaching me through, a shoulder for concerned family members, a mentor when we were making decisions, and above all, respectful and loving. Our beautiful little girl is here and she's happy and healthy. We cannot thank Angie enough for her services, love and support. I'm still texting and emailing her with questions and she graciously responds and goes above and beyond! We would recommend Angie to anyone and everyone: first time mom or mom to multiple children. I and my family can't stop raving about her. "Money well spent" just doesn't do Angie, her expertise and services, or her genuine heart, justice.
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