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Itzel Rosales & Hanna Malm

mighty mothers

Website: http://mightymothers.com

Birth Fee: $1400

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

Fee Details: Payment plans available. We offer discounted and work-trade for low-income and no-income teen parents of color, undocumented families of color and LGBTQI families of color, whenever possible.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 50 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 15 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, October 2015
Type of Practice: Group practice with shared call schedule

Clients per Month: 2 to 6 births and 2 to 6 postpartum families

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

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Hanna is an E-RYT 500 - Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher specializing in prenatal and postnatal classes and workshops

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Plus size mothers
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Teens
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Infant massage education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Itzel is a mentor doula for HATCH, an organization that trains young low income people to support young families through birth. She is also a member of Roots of Labor birth collective which is composed of POC as well as LGBT doulas to support those communities.

Languages spoken: Spanish, English, French & Swedish

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Berkeley, CA
Travel Range: 20 Miles

Client Testimonials for Itzel Rosales & Hanna Malm

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Halley Blythe

Itzel treated me with respect and empathy through every step of my care. Her package emphasizes birth education. Itzel was with us for 30-some hours for our birth and never wavered in her energy and support. I would highly recommend her services for any first time mother.

Posted 10/14/2017

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Jordan Decker

My husband and I were expecting our first child and were a little bit on the fence about whether we needed a doula: we had heard great things about our hospital (I planned to deliver at Kaiser Oakland) and were doing plenty of research on our own. But after hiring Mighty Mothers and having Itzel support us during my labor and delivery, we were blown away by how much our birth experience was enriched - and how having their support helped take away major fears and let me feel more confident. Itzel was an amazing listener that absorbed and reflected our desires for the birth - desires that I think we didn't even know we had. She was a peaceful and wise presence, a respectful advocate to hospital staff, and incredibly proactive and creative in helping us through the labor. Itzel joined us to labor at our home in the middle of the night, and then went with us to the hospital when I was moving into active labor. She helped suavely navigate a difficult L&D nurse to make sure I had access to what I needed (something I was in no state to do myself), and surprised me with massages and exercises that took away a significant amount of the pain that I was in. She knew how to be very present when needed, as well as how to make space for my husband and I to lead the experience. Itzel kept me (and my husband!) hydrated, informed, and feeling confident. I ended up passing on the epidural and staying very active through the labor with her support. Once the baby was out, Itzel helped with the lactation consultant to guide early nursing - and took lots of pictures, which we are so grateful for.

The first moments my husband and I were left alone after the birth, the first thing we could say to each other (no joke) was how thankful we were that we had Itzel there to support us! When friends ask for words of wisdom on their first labors, my husband says "hire Itzel". Needless to say, we are so happy we found Mighty Mothers and heartily recommend them!

Posted 4/24/2017

Birth Availability for Itzel Rosales & Hanna Malm

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Postpartum Availability for Itzel Rosales & Hanna Malm

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