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Janice Brubaker, CD(DONA)

Compassionate Heart Doula

Phone: 269-228-0853

Birth Fee: $800 to $900

Fee Details: This fee is for my normal services which include at least two prenatal appointments to get acquainted and discuss preferences, write a birth plan, explore options and questions. Some birth books and an informational binder for my clients is available for loan. I am on call 24/7 for the 2 weeks prior to the due date until the birth. When mom is in active labor, or earlier if needed, I am with her constantly to provide physical and emotional comfort and care during labor, and I remain with her until after baby has nursed and things are settled down. I also do a postpartum visit, and am available by phone and/or email for questions and nursing support.

Birth Doula Experience: 12 years and 42 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, January 2012
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
…with midwife in attendance

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
  • Over 40
  • Special needs babies
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Janice Brubaker, CD(DONA)

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Rebecca Moxon

Is there a better combination with experience than grandma, mama, good cook, baby lover and a wealth of wisdom? I think not, which is why we had Janice as our birth doula and for post partum care for all three of our children. I have known Janice for over 20 years and can testify to her reliabilty and integrity. She is the best of the best.

During my labors she never left my side, meeting needs that were not expressed, and showing as much joy as the family when the baby made it's arrival. During post partum care she tirelessly and selflessly cared for both mama and baby. We always parted with tears when the time came.

I cannot recommend her highly enough, you will not regret this choice!

Posted 5/31/2017

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Steve Hostetler

The moment I met Janice I knew I wanted her to be my dula. She is prompt, organized, informative, and has a heart of gold! During birth she made sure all my needs were met and was so compassionate! She went above and beyond her job, I was so grateful for her! My husband was so happy to have her as well. You want her to be your dula! Trust me, you won't regret it!

Posted 1/2/2017

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Rachel Geigley

I was very grateful to Janice for all the helpful information on VBAC and helping me succeed in reaching my goals. I had twin boys 5 years ago and wanted to experience a Vaginal Birth this time. She was a great encouragement to me during my birth experience and it went very well with NO medication. I was Blessed to have Janice with me as my husband was 18 hours away trucking and missed it. I highly recomend Janice to anyone who wants a healthy & natural delivery and someone who understands what you are going through with practical advice....she also was available to answer questions after my birth and visited us the following week.

Posted 12/26/2016

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Erin Azar

Janice was my doula for the birth of our son on 12/8/16. I knew I wanted her as my doula at our first meeting. She was so kind, attentive, organized and comforting. She knew I was using the hypnobabies program and took it upon herself to learn the correct terms and cues to use so she could help me with it during labor. As soon as I started getting contractions, Janice came to our home even though I wasn't sure if it was real labor. She quickly made me feel comfortable and confident and helped me with techniques to keep things moving. When it was time to head to the birth center, things were getting more intense and she knew exactly what to do to keep me comfortable when we arrived (counter pressure,  warm water poured over belly in tub, fanning me, etc) and focused (verbally guiding me through each contraction when I couldn't focus on my hypnosis program). My son got stuck coming out which turned into an emergency situation. Janice moved out of the tiny bathroom to respect what the midwives and nurses were doing and then quickly moved in to comfort my husband and I when they took the baby. We had to be transported to the hospital via ambulance and Janice was at the hospital waiting for us when we arrived. it was such a comfort to have her there with us until we knew the baby was ok and things calmed down. I cannot say enough nice things about Janice!  She has so much experience attending all types of births and has been through many herself.  She makes you feel like the most important person in the world and is so supportive in all decisions and offers advice when asked. My husband and I are forever grateful to Janice and will never forget the important role she played in our son's birth! 

Posted 12/23/2016

Birth Availability for Janice Brubaker, CD(DONA)

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