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Lori Felten

Lori Felten, Doula and Postpartum Services

Website: https://www.doulasofcolumbus.com/

Phone: 706.718.9609

Birth Fee: $675

Postpartum Rate: $35

Fee Details: A doula is a wise voice speaking to the laboring mom and partner who gives encouragement, emotional/physical support and whose purpose is to help women have a safe, memorable birth experience. The essential ingredient of the doula is an open heart and desire to serve. Services: a free prenatal interview, two one-hour prenatal sessions to discuss birth plans and wishes. I am on call after agreement is signed until 2 weeks after your birth experience to answer questions. We will labor together until your baby safely arrives. I will stay approximately 1-2 hours after birth to see that you are settled into family bonding. The third session is a postpartum visit up to 1 week after birth. Postpartum Doula services upon request, paid hourly minimum 15 hours. Arbor Vitae PostpARTum Print, (tree of life placenta print) available upon request at additional 50$. I offer flexible payment plans. Gift certificates available.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 5 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 3 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2016
Type of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per Month: 2 to 4 births and 2 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: • A total of 15 hours minimum is required for postnatal care. • Standard rate of $35.00 per hour, minimum booking of 3 hours per session. • If your residence is 45 minutes from my residence a $10 travel fee each way is assessed. • I will notify you 24 hours in advance if I need to reschedule service for that day. In the case of unforeseen circumstances/Acts of God we will reschedule at a mutually agreeable date.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I attend births at MACH, St Francis Hospital, Midtown Medical Center, and EAMC.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Although there are no birth centers in this area, I am willing to travel to Atlanta to serve you.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I attend home births with a Certified/Licensed Professional Midwife.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • MS in Speech Pathology Early Language Development emphasis

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma

Special Services Offered

  • Baby sign language education
  • Military families
  • Parenting consulting
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Member of Doulas of North America(DONA)

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Lori Felten

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Lori Felten

Lori Felten is amazing. She is kind, patient, wise, and funny. She has gone above and beyond what the traditional sense of a doula would be. She was there for me during my pregnancy to attend doctors appointments that I didn’t want to go to alone. She was always a text or phone call away to answer any questions I had about pregnancy and what to expect during labor. She was an irreplaceable component the night I went into labor giving me and my husband a sense of comfort and strength. I wouldn’t have wanted to do it without her. One thing I was extremely grateful for was the priceless gift she provided of a journal she kept of our time in the hospital. Since my son has been born she has been a wealth of knowledge in the postpartum care of myself and my son. I would highly recommend Lori as your doula!

BW

Dec 2016

Posted 7/25/2017

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Christy Young

We had a great experience with Lori!  Having been through four births of her own, she was a wealth of knowledge for us.  She really listened to what we hoped for in our birth experience, and then she offerred her thoughts, ideas and wisdom for making it happen.  She was well informed about my rights as a patient and knew that I didn't have to stay in the hospital bed once the nurses started pitcoin (even though that's what they told me in my previous births).  So, we respectfully asked our nurses if I could bounce on a birthing ball and walk around even while on pitocin.  And we did it!  Unlike my previous four births, I didn't spend this labor in the hospital bed and it made such a big difference.  We walked around, did squats and bounced on a birthing ball (while jamming to Christian music).  She also had great ideas for helping the baby into the birth canal, pressure points (in your hips) to relieve pain and ideas for pushing using a bar on the bed to use gravity as my aid. 

Finally, I'd like to mention that I had a unique problem that Lori accommodated well.  During this pregnancy, I'd been plagued with pelvic congestion and venous stasis which manifested itself in a swollen right leg and foot, varicose veins throughout my right leg (with superficial blood clots) and nerve compression in my foot.  I labored in my compression hose!  But Lori was a great coach and helped me to rest my leg/foot as much as possible in between sessions of walking, bouncing and squatting!! 

After having been through this birth experience together, we consider her part of the family!!

Posted 3/2/2017

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