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Lin Cook

Mother's Helper


Phone: (843) 696-1068

Birth Fee: $1100

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

Fee Details: Includes in-home visits; for breastfeeding, newborn questions and care, overnights ($40 = overnight).

Birth Doula Experience: 30 years and 250 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 33 years and 750 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: no smokers, overnights only
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
with midwife present

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Bradley
  • REAL Doula - Certified Childbirth Educator

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • IBCLC Lactation Consultant
  • WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
  • Breastfeeding peer counselor

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Healing Touch Practitioner

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • 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
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Surrogacy
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Infant massage education
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reflexology
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

First doula in South Carolina in 1988, and started Mother’s Helper. Over the next several years, business became accredited through the NAPCS, National Association of Postpartum Care Services. Became certified through the AAHCC, American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth, to teach Bradley Natural Childbirth classes and as a labor doula. Past Co-Chair SC Breastfeeding Coalition, former advocacy chair and current historian; founder SC Breastfeeding Action Committee; Vice-President of the Professional Doula’s of Charleston; Level 2 student of Healing Touch

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Lin Cook

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Lin was beyond helpful throughout my pregnancy and after. I originally hired her as my doula, then took the Bradley birth course with her, newborn care class and currently still use her as my lactation consultant. I had the most perfect natural, unmedicated birth thanks to her support and guidance. I highly recommend her for all your pregnancy and lactation needs. She really is a mother’s helper!

Posted 3/5/2019

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