Birth Fee: $750 to $1150
Fee Details: My flat fee is $750 with an additional travel fee of $150 - $300 outside of Lafayette county, Mississippi.
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 15 births attended
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 0 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
My company, Oxford Birth Services, also hosts the annual Oxford Babymoon prenatal retreat in Oxford, MS at the beginning of July.
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Having never had any surgery or spent any time in hospitals, I wanted to have an experienced, calm presence with me during my birthing time, guiding me through medical jargon and procedures at the hospital. My ultimate goals were to avoid a c-section unless it was a medical emergency and have a positive experience in labor and delivery.
Stacey was the perfect fit. She was knowledgable and a calm, comforting voice when I had a million questions days, even weeks before it was time to actually deliver. My labor was about 48 hours, and Stacey walked me through each step, from being at home wondering what was happening to me, all the way to the very end, introducing my baby and me to breastfeeding and skin to skin for the first time.
The hospitals are quick to suggest medical interventions - breaking water, offering pitocin, c-sections. Anything to speed up the process. Stacey helped me get an enormous amount of progress in labor by trying natural methods - using pain management techniques and motivating me continually by reminding me that I could do this.
I would highly recommend having a doula, specifically Stacey, if you want someone who will listen to your needs and provide comfort and support not only to you during birthing but also to your loved ones who are with you. It allowed me to look back with utmost positivity on my entire experience, and left my husband and me feeling grateful and in awe of the entire process instead of afraid and unsure of our choices.
Last week, I delivered my second child. Both of my boys births were attended by Stacey. She is WONDERFUL and was able to keep all of us calm and relaxed throughout my labor and provided much needed assistance before, during, and after each arrival. If you are looking for a doula who is passionate about what she does and acts as a calming force during your pregnancy and delivery, you can trust Stacey! I will definitely use her again!
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