Birth Fee: $800
Postpartum Rate: $25 to $30
Fee Details: 2 Prenatal visits to make a solid birth plan, go over initial fears, and discuss birth goals. We also will practice comfort measures using massage, acupressure, and counterpressure with a rebozo. A birth/yoga ball will be provided at the prenatal if you do not have one. 24/7 Phone, text, & email support. On-call 2/7 two weeks before and after your due date. Continuous support and unconditional love throughout your labor and birth. 1.5-2 hours after birth ( depending on your needs and your comfort). 1 Postpartum visit - In-person, phone, or Skype/facetime to discuss your birth and debrief. Talk about breastfeeding, sleeping, and to see if I can connect you to resources that will make this journey smoother.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 16 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum familiesAttends hospital births? All Hospitals
Currently in the process of starting a teen mom support group in Las Vegas.
Languages spoken: English
Caroline was an amazing addition to my team and was probably one of the best choices I made when it came to my labor and delivery plan. I hired her late in the game since I was on the fence about hiring a doula in general (if you are on the fence, just do it! I promise you won't regret it). Even though we had just a few weeks till my due date she made sure to fit in several meetings to help create my birth plan and make sure I was completely comfortable. She checked in often and made it clear that I could reach out to her at a time with questions to concerns. Just having someone with knowledge and expertise just a text away put this first-time mom at ease.
My water broke a week early and Caroline was the first call I made. She helped me stay calm as my husband and I made our way to the hospital. She joined us at the hospital just a few short hours later and her presence was an instant reassurance. My husband was a great source of strength but having a third party there just to help and comfort you put both myself and him at ease.
She massaged me through my contractions and helped suggest different positions that might help me. When I thought I couldn't do it, she gently reminded me that I was. She helped me to stay as close to my birth plan as possible by softly reminding me of what we discussed and helping me hold off on an epidural until my labor was well under way and established (which was important to me).
She helped advocate for me with the hospital staff and worked seamlessly with my nurse practitioner to make sure she knew my status and helped to rush things along when I needed something, and it was taking a bit too long.
I would highly recommend Caroline to anyone looking for some additional support through the labor and delivery process. I really believe my great labor experience would not have gone so smoothly if she wasn't there.
Caroline was a wonderful addition to my birth team for my third babies birth. I hired a doula very late in my pregnancy because I wanted a little extra support for myself and my family. Photos were also very important to me, as none of my previous births had much for photo documentation. My birth ended up being only about 1.5 hours, but Caroline was there most of that time, plus long after. She took plenty of photos and videos, as well as offered me the perfect amount of support during and after the birth. I’m very hands off during birth and she read my cues very well. I felt at ease and calm with her presence and she was very helpful, kind and respected all of my wishes. I’m extremely happy I ended up hiring a doula and even happier I ended up with Caroline.
Caroline helped alleviate so many stresses I had about birth. Her support and expertise gave me the tools to cope with hours of labor and make the right decisions for my birth experience. Throughout my pregnancy, Caroline checked in with me to make sure I had everything I needed. When it came time to give birth, she guided me contractions by using massage and rebozo for pain management. My husband and I are thankful for Caroline's support; she helped make our birth a truly positive experience. We highly recommend Caroline's services.
Oh I dont know where to being she was so amazing.?? I had a great experience with her and without any pain meds. If I ever get the chance I will for sure choose her no doubt. She was very welcoming and made me comfortable. She Had a few things to soothe me and help me cope with the pain. I even remembered to breath while pushing . She was very patient with me. I will reffer everyone who needs a great dula to her ????
Caroline was such a pleasure to work with and I would definitely recommend her to others looking for a supportive doula who is compassionate and attentive. We worked with Caroline for our most recent birth (our third baby) and were so pleased with her level of professionalism, responsiveness, compassion, and care she provided me and my family during the final weeks leading up to the birth of our daughter. She was amazing about checking in with me to see how I was feeling and answer any quesitons I had about symptoms I was experiencing. We went through several rounds of false labor contractions (the first time that had happened in the three pregnancies I'd had) and she was great about being encouraging and providing some understanding about what was going on. She was so communicative and responsive anytime I reached out. Our prenatal visit was great as well and she always made sure that my husband and I felt super comfortable with her and in the process moving forward. She even brought along her back up doula to the prenatal so that we would know her too and would feel comfortable with her just in case. On the day of our daughter's birth, Caroline met us and labored with us for about 8 hours and was so encouraging and supportive. She walked with us through contractions, utilzed massage and rebozo for pain management, and provided support to my husband as he supported me throughout the birth. She was prepared and approached our birthing day with calm and confidence. We would certainly recommend her to others and would use her again ourselves as well. Thanks so much Caroline!
Caroline answered all my questions about childbirth. I was worried about how to deal with contractions and she sent me the image video and breathing method for a successful childbirth. Those were pretty helpful.
Also, she brought her balancing ball to my hospital and that reduced some pain more than just lying on the bed. I appreciated her collaborative attitude.
I hired Caroline for my second birth. I had a scheduled Csection with my first and wanted desparately to have a natural VBAC with my second. She was great and helped me to achieve the natural birth that I desired. She was always an email or text message away and was willing to come to my house while I labored at home if I so desired. After getting to the hospital at 8cm dilated, my contractions slowed. Caroline was there to encourage me to walk the halls and keep moving in order to keep things progressing. She suggested positions that ultimately encouraged things to progress and I had a baby after being at the hispital less than 3 hours. I was so thankful to have her guidance. My husband said that he wouldn't have known what to do if it wasn't for Caroline. She suggested that he help in various ways. My husband and I are thankful for Caroline's support and I can't say that I would have had the natural delivery that I had hoped for if it wasn't for her. She's great!
Well what can I say!!!!! We did it Caroline! I was connected to Caroline through a FB group! Yes, FB I was in labor 1-9-18 and my support wasn’t being supportive so Caroline reached out to me to see if she could be of any assistanc! I told he yes! I was afraid that I Couldn’t give birth naturally. So convinced that I was going to feel Caroline reminded me that I was strong my body was made to do this.Caroline was willing to go above and beyond to assist me. I was 45 minutes away from her location and she said just give the word I’m there! She wasn’t with me in person but she was definitely with me in spirit! I will never ever the kindnesses and gentle approach she used to get me to over come my feelar of pain while helping me build my confidence. I would recommend her to any First time or even 4th time mom. I’m 100% sure you won’t regret it I promise you that!!
I had a wonderful experience with Caroline Hurst. She was very knowledgeable of all my questions. She was extremely helpful with all my needs through the delivery. She was incredibly suportive with my decisions. She guided my partner and I through a long and diffucult labor. Everthing turned out just fine thanks to her presence. We deliver a beautiful healthy baby girl. I highly recommend Caroline as a doula, she was the best!
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